CFHS code : PL283

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN HALE d Jul 11 1876 age 42 also of JOHN HALE husband of the above d May 26 1910 age 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ellen Hale (née Mathews)(1834 – 11 July 1876)

Ellen was born in Histon, the daughter of John and Elizabeth (née Parmiter) and grew up in Impington where her father was a shepherd. In 1851 John Hale was running the Chequers pub in Impington, as well as working as a shepherd. Ellen married widower John Hale in Impington on 7 December 1865. John was a railway engine foreman and the couple lived at 1 Saxon Street with his youngest son George. She died at home aged 42 years old and her funeral took place on 15 July.

John Hale (1837 – 26 May 1910)

John was born in Meldreth and was the son of agricultural labourer John and Hannah (née Burgess).  In 1851 he was looking at Woods Lane, Melbourn with his widowed mother and older brother George, and was working as an agricultural labourer. He married Mary Ann Fairey (1830-) in 1855 and they had at least three children: John (1857-), George (1858-1933) and Eliza (1861-). The family lived at Mill Lane, Melbourn where John worked as an agricultural labourer (1861). It is not known when or where Mary Hale died, but John married for a second time in 1865.

After he was widowed for a second time he continued to live at Saxon Street with his son George and daughter Eliza and in 1881 was documented as a railway engine driver. He died at home aged 73 years old.



Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen


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Ellen Hale; John Hale