CFHS code : AL182

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Memory of JANE FLOYD formerly of Castle Acre Norfolk d at Cambridge Nov 23 1878 aged 60

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Floyd headstone

Monument

This small headstone is located about three rows east of the central path but as it is no longer near its base, it is not possible to know exactly where the grave is. Very little of the inscription is still legible.

Inscription

In Memory of JANE FLOYD formerly of Castle Acre Norfolk d at Cambridge Nov 23 1878 aged 60

Jane Floyd (c 1818- 23 November 1878)

Jane was born in Castle Acre, the eldest daughter of William and Maria (née Kirby) Floyd. and was baptised in March 1818. William was a grocer/draper who died in November 1838, and the business was then run by her mother Maria (1841).  When Maria died in 1848, Jane’s sister Harriet took over the running of the business. In 1861 Jane and Harriet, were living together at the shop in Castle Acre, and Jane was a schoolmistress. By 1871 she was no longer teaching, and was living with her widowed aunt in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk.  Harriet Floyd went to work in Cambridge for ironmonger/china dealer Samuel Young. Samuel was married to Fanny Maria, who had been born in Castle Acre and was possibly a relative of the  two sisters.  It is thought that Jane moved to Cambridge to be with her sister and died at  Kingston Street, Cambridge aged 60 years. Her funeral was held on 27 November.

Sources:

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Jane Floyd