CFHS code : AS198

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of my beloved parents CHARLES CROOK d Jan 20 1900 aged 68 also JANE CROOK d Jan 30 1912 aged 68

Monument : Obelisk (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Crook monument looking south December 2016
The inscription is on the east face.


Standing six rows from the centre path, the monument has been restored.


In Memory of my beloved parents
Who fell asleep Jan 20. 1900 aged 68

Who fell asleep
Jan 30 1912 aged 68

Charles Crook (c.1832 – 30 January 1900)

Charles was the son of Robert and Ann Crook.  Robert was a College Porter, and Charles was baptised at St Clements Church on 16th September 1832.  By 1851  Charles was working as an errand boy, and living at home with his widowed father and brother James.

He married Emma Rooke in 1858 when he was 26 years old. They lived at 23 Park Street, and Charles worked as a college servant.  He and Emma did not have any children, and she died on 25th February 1875 at Blue Lion Yard, St Andrew’s Street after what the newspapers reported as a ‘long and painful death’. She was 38 years old.

Charles then remarried to Jane, although the marriage certificate has not currently been located.   They had one daughter: Martha Jane (1878-1955) and lived at 24 New Cut (1881) and then 32 Park Street (1891).  Charles died aged 68 years old at home at 32 Park Street.

Jane Crook (c.1843 – 20 January 1912)

Jane was born in Redhill in Surrey.  She married the widower Charles Crook and on census records is also shown as a college servant, the same occupation as her husband.

She was widowed at the age of 57 years old, and continued to live at 32 Park Street (1901) and then 55 Park Street (1911).  By 1911 she was pensioned and her occupation is shown as ‘pensioned college servant’.  She was looking after her eight year old grand-son  Horace Victor Crook Bowman (1902-1988) in 1911.  She died in 1912 aged 68 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Charles Crook; Jane Crook