CFHS code : AG19
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : JOHN ODELL PAIN / b February 22 1829 / d August 31 1893 / and MARIA his wife b February 20 1832 d March 20 1887 also of HERBERT THOMAS ODELL / son of the above / b Oct 23 1856 d Nov 29 1877
Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones
This information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey has been amended thanks to information from a relative
Lat Lon : 52.202739 ,0.13718486 – click here for location
This stone cross with kerb stone, in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, is believed to be hidden in vegetation to the southwest of the centre circle, a few yards back from the centre path.
‛John Odell Pain
born February 22 1829 died August 31 1893’
‛and Maria his wife
born February 20 1832 died March 20 1887’
‛also of Herbert Thomas Odell son of the above
born Oct 23 1856 died Nov 29 1877’
John Odell Pain (1829-1893)
John Odell Pain was born 22 February 1829 at Felmersham Manor in Bedfordshire, the sixth child of Joseph and Mary Pain who were freehold farmers there. He moved to Cambridge and set up business as John Odell Pain, silk mercer and linen draper at 3 Sidney Street and Hobson Street, and married his cousin Maria Pain (daughter of George Allison and Sarah Pain – also buried in Mill Road Cemetery) at St Michael’s Church Cambridge on 28 August 1855.
He was extensively involved in the Church of England Young Men’s Society and became a Vice President of the Victoria and Albert Asylums in Cambridge, and worshipped at Holy Trinity Church.
The couple had eight children, of which the first was Herbert Thomas Odell Pain, who was born at 3 Sidney Street on 22 October 1856, went to the Perse School, and then in June 1875 went to Christ’s College, Cambridge where he completed six terms and died aged 21 on 29 November 1877.
John Odell Pain in 1867 paid for the planting of a row of lime trees along Parkside, on the edge of Parker’s Piece, to commemorate the safe landing of his brother Arthur Wellesley Pain in Australia, who subsequently in 1902 became the first Bishop of Gippsland in South Australia. Maria died in Cambridge on 20 March 1887 and John Odell Pain died while visiting his brother James at Mears Ashby in Northamptonshire on 31 August 1893.
Maria Pain (1832-1887)
Maria was the daughter of George Allison Pain and Sarah Pain. She married her cousin John Odell Pain at St Michael’s Church, Cambridge on 28 August 1855, and died in Cambridge on 20 March 1887.
Herbert Thomas Odell Pain (1856-1877)
Herbert Thomas Odell Pain was born at 3 Sidney Street, Cambridge on 22 October 1856. He went to the Perse School and then in June 1875 to Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he completed six terms and died aged 21 on 29 November 1877.
Information from Stewart Pain (relative)