CFHS code : BE140

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Affectionate Memory of ALICE EDWARDS late of Gt Chesterford sister to HENRY MARSHALL d 9 Jun 1890 in her 90th year In Affectionate Memory of HENRY MARSHALL who died on Good Friday 15 April 1870 aged 71 HARRIET DENNETT wife of HENRY MARSHALL d 4 Feb 1844 age 45 and was interred in St Edwards churchyard

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202551, 0.13613678 – click here for location

Dennett, Edwards and Marshall monument October 2017

Monument

The cross and part of the plinth have fallen and broken.

Inscription

north face

In Affectionate Memory of ALICE EDWARDS late of Gt Chesterford sister to HENRY MARSHALL died 9 Jun 1890 in her 90th year
east face

In Affectionate Memory of HENRY MARSHALL
who died on Good Friday 15 April 1870 aged 71
south face

HARRIET DENNETT wife of HENRY MARSHALL
died 4 Feb 1844 age 45
and was interred in St Edwards churchyard

Alice Edwards  (née Marshall) (1801 – 9 June 1890)

Alice was the daughter of Henry and Alice (née Gillam) and married Owen Hewitt Edwards (1791-1854)  on 21 June 1821 at All Saints’ Church in Great Chesterford. Owen was a farmer and they lived in Great Chesterford until he died in May 1854.

Alice then moved to live at 7 Peas Hill with her brother Henry, who was a cheesemonger.  In 1861 the pair were living with a cook, housemaid, shopman and errand boy at Peas Hill. Henry died in 1870 and Alice then lived at  2 Kings Parade with her niece Alice Burdett – both women were described as landowners on the census of 1871.

Alice  moved to live in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset  with her niece (1881) and died four days after being admitted to  Brislington House, near Bristol which was a private asylum.

Henry Marshall (1799 – 15 April  1870)

Henry was the elder brother of Alice and worked as a cheesemonger with his father before taking over the family business on Peas Hill. He married Harriet Kinder on 14 August 1821 at St, Andrew’s Church in Holborn and was widowed in 1844.

In March 1844 Susannah Juby was accused of having obtained 3lbs of butter from Henry’s shop uder false pretences.  Susannah had worked as a kitchen maid at the Lion Hotel and had frequently obtained  items from the shop in a hurry. However she had left her job and had gone to Henry’s shop asking for the butter and pretending that it was for her previous employer.  Susannah appeared at the trial with a baby in her arms, and was aquitted of the charge because the butter had been placed in her hands before she made the false representation of her circumstances. She was however found guilty of having obtained ’14lbs of plums and 1/2 lb of peel’ in similar circumstances and sentenced to six months imprisonment.

In 1851 Henry was employing 5 men in his business and then lived with his sister Alice. He died at Peas Hill aged 70 years old and left an estate valued at £45,000 (c.£5.5m at 2019 values).  His property was sold at auction in June 1870 and was advertised under the headline of ‘highly valuable estates’.  The property porfolio conisted of: 3-5 Peas Hill, five tenements and a warehouse in Marshall’s Court, 5-7 St. Edward’s Passageway, a block of warehouses on Peas Hill, 9-11 Wheeler Street, 4-7 Malcolm Street, a plot of land on Fitzwilliam Road, £100 of stock in the Cambridge Waterworks Company and 40 shares in the ‘patent nitro-phosphate or blood manure company’.

Harriet Dennett Marshall (née Kinder)  (1798 – 4 February  1844)

Harriet was the daughter of Christopher and Mary (née Newport) and her father was a painter and member of the Company of painter stainers. She was baptised at St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn on 25 April 1798 and  died at Peas Hill aged 45 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Edwards; Harriet Dennett Marshall; Henry Marshall