CFHS code : PL468

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALLEN RICH d Sep 3rd 1917 aged 68 also of his daughter ELLEN RICH d April 1st 1934 aged 58 also of his wife CAROLINE RICH d Nov 4th 1934 aged 83

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Allen Rich (c.1849 – 3 September 1917)

Allen was born in Fen Drayton and was baptised there on 27th May 1849. He was the son of Allen and Ann Rich, and his father was a baker. In 1851/1861 he was living on Honey Hill, in Fen Drayton. He married Caroline Peacock in Huntingdon on 6th August 1871.

Caroline and Allen had twelve children – many of whom died young.  William [1872-], Elizabeth [1873-], Ellen [1875-1934], Caroline [1877-], Baby girl [1881-], Florence May [1884-1970], Thomas [1885-], Mabel Maud [1887-], Ernest [1889-] plus a further three who died young.

The family lived at 15 Gloucester Street [1881] and Allen was a cab driver.  In 1891/1901/1911 they were living at 3 Portland Place, and he was working as a  domestic cab driver/groom.  He died in 1917 at Portland Place.

Ellen Rich (1875 – 1 April 1934)

Ellen was the third child of Allen and Caroline Rich.  She  grew up at 15 Gloucester Street, and then in 1891 was working as a servant to the Philbys who were running the Elm Tree Pub on Orchard Street.  In 1901 she was at Winchester House in Worthing, and working as a domestic cook to the Hall Lee family. Ellen never married and died at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford.

Caroline Rich [nee Peacock] (c.1851 – 4 November 1934)

Caroline was born in Huntingdon and was the daughter of Philip and Elizabeth Peacock.  She was baptised on 13th May 1851 at St Mary’s and St Benedict’s in Huntingdon. Philip was an agricultural labourer and Caroline grew up in Huntingdon.    In 1871 she was working as a tailoress, and living with her widowed mother and brother at 41 the High Street.  She married Allen Rich later that year.

After being widowed she continued to live at 3 Portland Place, New Square. She died there in November 1934.


by Claire Martinsen

Allen Rich; Caroline Rich; Ellen Rich