CFHS code : PL81

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SUSAN ANN the beloved wife of JOSEPH WILLIAM ALLEN d July 25 1917 aged 65

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Allen headstone December 2017

Monument

This headstone is south of the south path, in the parish area of St Paul.  The floral carving is well preserved but some of the inscription is difficult to read.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of SUSAN ANN the beloved wife of JOSEPH WILLIAM ALLEN died July 25. 1917. Aged 65.

“If I ask Him to receive me.
Will He say me nay.
Not till earth and not till Heaven pass away.”

Susan Ann Allen (née Burgess) (1851 – 25 July 1917)

Susan was born in Manea, to the North of Ely and was the daughter of William and Rebecca. She grew up on the High Street in Manea, where her father ran a  grocery/draper’s shop (1861).  William later became a farmer and farmed Crane Farm, Station Road, Manea. Susan lived with her parents until her marriage to farmer Joseph William Allen (1856-) in 1885. Joseph farmed Bedlam Farm in March (1891) and Manor Farm, Marham in Norfolk (1901), and the couple had three children: Henrietta Louisa (1886-), Elsie May (1888-1948) and  Percy William Burgess (1889-1960). By 1911 Joseph had retired and the family were living in Great Yarmouth. Susan died at 94 Mawson Road and her funeral took place on 27 July 1917.

Youngest daughter Elsie had married butcher Percy William Halls in 1909, and the couple lived on Cherry Hinton Road (1911) so this is maybe what brought Joseph and Susan to Cambridge.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Susan Ann Allen