CFHS code : HT90

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of my dear husband THOMAS CHARLES REEVE d Jan 18 1929 aged 59 also of FANNY REEVE d Dec 3rd 1937 aged 66 A beautiful memory of Dear Mother who never failed to do her best

Monument : Stone cross (broken and fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Thomas Charles Reeve (1869 – 18 January 1929)

Thomas was born in Newport, near Saffron Walden and was the son of Thomas and Betsey. His father was a railway platelayer and he grew up at Sparrow’s End . He married Fanny Lilly on 20 January 1894 at St. Mary the Virgin, Wendens Ambo (near Saffron Walden) and they had two children: Hilda Fanny (1894-1936) and Alfred Thomas (1896-1973).   Thomas also worked as a railway worker for Great Eastern Railway – daughter Hilda was born at Audley End Station and son Alfred was born in King’s Lynn. In 1901 he was a shunter/pointer and the family were living at 11 Malta Road, Cambridge.  By 1911 he was a goods guard and they had moved to live at 43 Hemingford Road.  He died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 59 years old.

Fanny Reeve (née Lilley) (December 1870 – 3 December 1937)

Fanny was the daughter of  agricultural labourer Thomas and Naomi (née Page) and was born in Ickleton. She was baptised in Ickleton on 22 January 1871 and married Thomas when she was 23 years old.  After she was widowed she continued to live at Hemingford Road but died whilst visiting her son in law Edward Avery (husband of Hilda) and grandchildren in Maidstone, Kent.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Fanny Reeve; Thomas Charles Reeve