CFHS code : BE131a

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JANE ODELL d 29th Dec 1903 CHARLOTTE ODELL 1836 _ 1929 also MOSES ODELL d Aug 5th 1911 aged 73

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



On some documentation the surname of this family is written O’Dell, but on the majority is is noted as Odell.

Jane Odell (1861 – 29 December 1903)

Jane was a daughter of Moses and Charlotte Odell and was born in Cambridge.  Aged 18 (1881) she was working as a housemaid for brewer/maltster William Scruby in Pampisford.  In 1891 she was living at Waxwell Farm in Pinner, and working as a housemaid for Edward and Annie Trotter.  She died at the West London Hospital in December 1903.

Charlotte Odell (née Disbury)  (1836 – 1929)

Charlotte was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Anne and was baptised on 1 January 1837 at St. Benedict’s Church, Cambridge.  She grew up on East Road and Thomas Disbury worked as a gardener.  She married Moses Odell in 1856 and the couple had eighteen children: Fanny (1857-1934), William (1858-), Sylvester (1859-1862), Amy (1860-1918), Jane (1861-1903), Louisa (1865-1945),  Walter (1867-), Moses (1869-1970), Mary Ann (1870-1958), Susan (1871-1872), Charlotte (1872-), David (1873-), Roland (1875-1938), Bertha Florence (1877-1958), Rebecca (1882-) and a further three children who died as infants.

At first they lived at 100 New Street and Moses worked as an agricultural labourer (1861).  They then lived at Gloucester Place (1871- at least 1891) and Moses worked as a coal porter.  By at least 1901 they had moved to Springfield Cottages at 69 Beche Road.  Moses was still working when the census of 1911 was taken.  After she was widowed in 1911 Charlotte continued to live at Beche Road until at least 1927 and died in 1929.

Moses Odell (23 February 1838 – 5 August 1911)

Moses was born in Shefford, Bedfordshire and was the son of Elijah and Jane Odell.  His father was an umbrella mender and he too grew up on East Road (1851). He married aged 18 years old and died aged 73 years old.



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