CFHS code : PL562

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRI MOMMENS d Dec 3rd 1885 aged 66 also JANE wife of the above d March 19 1886 aged 74

Monument : Stone cross (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202427, 0.13601377 – click here for location

Mommens monument

Monument

Located in the parish of St Paul by the west wall, the cross lies at the base of the plinth.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of Henri Mommens who died December 3rd 1885 aged 66

Also Jane wife of the above who died March 19 1886 aged 74′

“Dearly Beloved in death deeply lamented.”

Henri Mommens (1819 – 3 December 1885)

Henry was born in Brussels, Belgium and was the son of coach builder Gilles and Elisabeth (née Ballon). He worked as a hatter, and made frequent trips from Belgium to London, sometimes with his wife Adele, who was also from Brussels. He was widowed and then married Jane Hatcarton on 17 May 1869 at St. Johns’ Church, Waterloo. Jane was from Harston  and the couple moved to live at Elm Terrace, Panton Street. He was described on census records as a retired hatter and appears to have anglised his name to Henry.  He died at Panton Street aged 66 years old.

Jane Mommens (née Westnot) (c.1812 – 19 March 1886)

Jane was born in Harston, the daughter of shoemaker Robert. She married Robert Hatcarton (1817 – 1842)  on 11 October 1836 in Barnwell. It is believed that the couple lived in London, where Robert died in November 1842.  She also died at Panton Street a few months after Henri.

Jane’s sister Mary is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Henri Mommens; Jane Mommens