CFHS code : PL414

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : headstone In Affectionate Remembrance of FANNY the dearly beloved wife of CHARLES BENTON d 23rd Dec 1878 aged 73 also of the above named CHARLES BENTON d 17th Feb 1881 aged 74 also of FANNY REEVES d 20th June 1855 also of ELIZABETH REEVES d 2 [June] 1877 footstone 1 FB 1878 ER 1877 footstone 2 FDR 1854 CB 1881

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstones x 2 (double grave)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202325, 0.136935 – click here for location

Benton and Reeves grave set 2019

Monument

This double grave with headstone, kerb stones and two footstones, in the parish area of St Paul, is located eleven rows west of the central path.

Inscription

headstone

In Affectionate Remembrance of
FANNY
the dearly beloved wife of
CHARLES BENTON
who died 23rd Dec 1878 aged 73 years
also of the above named
CHARLES BENTON
who died 17th Feb 1881 aged 74 years
also of FANNY REEVES who died 20th June 1855
also of ELIZABETH REEVES who died 2[-] [June] 1877

footstone 1

FB 1878 ER 1877

footstone 2

FDR 1854 CB 1881

Relationship: Husband, wife, wife’s sister, niece

Fanny Benton (née Daunt) (19 March 1806 – 23 December 1878)

Fanny was born in London and baptised at St. Anne’s Church, Soho on 15 April 1806.  She was the daughter of William and Frances (known as Fanny) Daunt and married Charles Benton on 7 April 1840 at the Old Church, St Pancras. Charles was a plumber/glazier when they married but later worked as a brewer/maltster.  The couple had two children: Edward (1841-1884) and Herbert Daunt (1846-1916) and lived at  East Road. Fanny died at 43 East Road and her funeral took place on Boxing Day 1878.

Charles Edmund Benton (c.1806 – 17 February 1881)

Charles was the son of Robert Benton and married Fanny when he was c.33 years old. He also died at East Road.

Frances Daunt (Fanny) Reeves (c.1822 –  20 June 1855)

Fanny was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (née Daunt) Reeves, and a niece of Charles and Fanny Benton.  Her father was a bricklayer and in 1841 the family were living at Abbey Street. She died at East Road aged 33 years old.

Elizabeth Reeves (née Daunt)  (27 July 1797 – June 1877)

Elizabeth was Fanny Benton’s sister and was also born in London. She was baptised on 20 August 1797 at St. Anne’s Church, Soho. Elizabeth married bricklayer John Reeves (1791-) and they had at least two children: Fanny Daunt and John (1832-). By 1861/1871 she was a widow and was lodging with the Ingram family at 6 East Road, where she was documented as being a schoolmistress.  Elizabeth died at Bateman Street and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 28 June.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Charles Benton; Fanny Benton; Elizabeth Reeves; Fanny Reeves