CFHS code : AG558

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of MARK WHITE d 23.1.1885 in his 58th year also of JANE PRIOR WHITE d 7.2.1900 aged 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203027, 0.13667183 – click here for location

White grave
White headstone



Mark White (c.1826 – 23 January 1885)

Mark was born in Cambridge and was the son of John and Mary Ann White.  He was baptised on 7th January 1827.

Aged 25 (1851) Mark was living with his sister Elizabeth and her husband at 36 Broad Street. He was working as a livery servant.  In 1861 he was a lodger at 20 Bridge Street with the Dewberry family and working as a footman.

He married Jane Beaumont in 1862 when he was 36 years old.  They did not have any children. They lived at 6 Gothic Street (1871) and then 12 Victoria Street (1881).  After marriage Mark worked as a domestic butler.  He died aged 58 years old.

Jane Prior White (nee Beaumont) (c.1817 – 7 February 1900)

(Jane’s middle name would appear to be inscribed incorrectly on the grave monument, as it is spelt Pryor on all her official documentation. Since she had no immediate descendants, it is likely it was misspelt by those who arranged the engraving).

Jane was the daughter of carpenter Peter Beaumont and his wife Jane (nee Pryor).  She was baptised Jane Pryor Beaumont in Grantchester on 16th November 1817.  In 1861 she was working as a parlour maid at 4 Camden Place, Cambridge.  She married Mark White in early 1862 when she was c44 years old.

She lived with him at 6 Gothic Street, and then 12 Victoria Street before being widowed in January 1885.  In 1891 she was living at 14 Victoria Street and running a Lodging House. By the time of her death she had moved to 14 City Road and died there aged 82 years old.



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Jane Prior White; Mark White