CFHS code : BE56

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Memory of FREDERICK RICKETT d June 17 1867 aged 49 also JANE wife of FREDERICK RICKETT died on Good Friday 1885 aged 65

Monument : Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in September 2020.


This coped stone lies in open ground roughly 12 rows east of  the west path. We were only able to check the inscription for Frederick which is on the southern edge. The inscription for Jane is now below ground level.


In Memory of FREDERICK RICKETT died June 17 1867 aged 49 years

Also JANE wife of FREDERICK RICKETT died on Good Friday 1885 aged 65 years

Frederick Rickett (1818 – 17 June 1867)

Frederick was born in Woolsthorpe, Lincolnshire and baptised there on 4 December 1818.  He was the son of John, a stonemason,  and Ann. He became a boot maker.  His family had moved to Cambridge by 1830  and were living at9 Doric St in 1841.  He married Jane Acock in in the parish of St Andrew the Less on September 22nd 1842. They had at least one child: Jane Rebecca (1843-1905).  The family lived at 3 Trumpington Street and Frederick employed 2 men in his bootmaking business.  In 1861 they also had three lodgers living with them at Trumpington Street which is where he died aged 49 years old.

Jane Rickett (née Acock)  (20 February 1820 – 3 April 1885)

Jane was the daughter of bricklayer Edward and his wife Martha and was born in Stepney.  She was baptised at St. Anne’s church, Limehouse on 10 June 1825.  At the time of her marriage she was living with her mother at 10 Cambridge Place, Cambridge and she was working as a dressmaker. Martha  lived with Jane & Frederick in Trumpington St as she died there in 1848 and is also buried in this parish. After Jane was widowed she ran a Lodging House from 3 Trumpington Street and lived there with her daughter Jane until Jane’s marriage to George Moules Bates (1836-) in 1883.  Jane died at Trumpington Street aged 65 years old.


CFHS Transcripts of parish records

by Claire Martinsen

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Frederick Rickett; Jane Rickett