CFHS code : MG106

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : ILM JANE ELIZABETH YORKE d July 25 1932 aged 63

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202166, 0.13802082 – click here for location

Yorke grave
Yorke kerb stones


Located roughly five rows east of the east path, in the centre of the parish. The kerb stones have broken and not all the inscription was visible.


In Loving Memory of JANE ELIZABETH YORKE died July 25 1932 aged 63

Jane Elizabeth Yorke ( 1869 – 1932)

Jane Elizabeth was the third child of Henry and Elizabeth Hancock Jane (née Manning). Henry worked at the University Library as porter and doorman. You can read about Henry HERE. Jane was born in St Andrew’s Street but the family had moved to 80 Ainsworth Street by 1875. In 1879 her mother died aged 41 when Jane was only 9. There were three younger siblings: Alfred, Emily and Arthur and it is likely that her elder sister Harriet Agnes looked after them all.

On August 12th 1889 Jane married Henry Yorke, a shoemaker from Kettering. In 1891 she was living with Henry, his mother and two sisters in Mill Road Kettering and had a baby son Garnet. A daughter, Harriet, was born in 1893. Sadly Henry died in 1894 and by 1901 Jane had returned to Cambridge where she lived with her sister at 41 Canterbury Terrace, Benson Street and then at 24 Bridge Street. While Jane was employed as a college bedmaker Harriet now seemed to be acting as housekeeper.
Jane died at 3 Canterbury Street. 

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by Mary Naylor

Jane Elizabeth Yorke