CFHS code : BE13

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : ARO THOMAS ALLEN d Oct 28 1881 aged 66 also JANE wife of the above d July 22 1897 aged 84

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in December 2020.


This headstone is located 2 rows west of the central path under a large bush of Ivy. The carved inscription is still legible.


In Affectionate Remembrance of THOMAS ALLEN. Died Oct. 28. 1881. Aged 66.
“His end was peace.”

Also JANE. Wife of the above died July 22. 1897.  Aged 84.

Thomas Allen (21.12.1816 – 28 October 1881)

Thomas was born in St Edwards Passage, Cambridge to William & Jane Allen.  William was a tailor. He married Jane Chpman in 1839 we do not know where they were living in 1841  In 1843  In 1851 aged 36 he was living at 38 Hyde Park Corner [the nick name for the junction between Hills Road and Regent Street] and working as a tailor and robemaker.  He was still working as a tailor in 1861, but by 1871 was living at 44 Regent Street and working as a wheelwrights man.  By 1881 he was living at 49 Regent Street and had returned to be a tailor.  He died aged 66 years in October 1881.

Jane Allen née Chapman (1812- 22 July 1897)

Jane was  the daughter of  Haslingfield farmer Thomas Chapman and his wife Susanna. As she was baptised on January 1st 1813 she was most likely born in 1812.  Banns were read at St Michaels Church Cambridge in 1838 for her marriage to Thomas Allen,  but for whatever reason the wedding was postponed till July 5th 1839  and took place at Cambridge Registry Office. They did not have any children.  After the death of her husband Jane continued to live at 49 Regent Street and  worked as a lodging house keeper. She died in 1897 aged 84 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source; Ancestry

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