CFHS code : HT322
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Memory of HARRIET the beloved wife of THOMAS BEALE d August 29 1891 aged 50 also of THOMAS BEALE d Feb 8 1896 aged 68 In the midst of life we are in death Had he asked us well we know We should cry O spare this blow! Yes with streaming tears should pray Lord we loved him let him stay
Monument : Stone cross (fallen)
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
To the north of the south path. Restored between 2000 and 2014. Damaged in July 2019.
In Memory of HARRIET the beloved wife of THOMAS BEALE who departed this life August 29 1891 aged 50
In Loving Memory of THOMAS BEALE who departed this life Feb 8 1896 aged 68 years
“In the midst of life we are in death”
“Had he asked us well we know
We should cry O spare this blow!
Yes with streaming tears should pray
Lord we loved him let him stay.”
Thomas Beale (1827 – 8 February 1896)
Thomas was born in Cambridge and was the son of Thomas and Mary Beale. He was baptised on 2nd September 1827. Aged 24 years old he was living with his widowed mother and siblings on King Street and working as a tailor. In 1861 he was living with his brother still on King Street. He married Harriet Betson on 25th December 1862 at Christ Church Cambridge. By 1871 they were living at 5 James Street, and Thomas continued to work as a tailor. In 1881 he was back living at 28 King Street and his occupation was described as a tobacconist and clothier on the census.
In 1891 he was at 39 King Street and working as a tobacconist. He was widowed in August 1891. He died aged 68 years old.
Harriet Beale [nee Betson] (c.1841 – 29 August 1891)
Little is known of Harriet. She was born in London, and married Thomas Beale when she was about 31 years old in 1862. She and Thomas did not have any children, and she died aged 50 years old.
Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives.
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