CFHS code : PL567

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of ALICE wife of JOHN HALL d August 1st 1878 aged 46 also of the said JOHN HALL d May 11th 1887 aged 64

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202445, 0.13602925 – click here for location

the monument to Alice and John Hall. 2016
Hall monument 2016


This monument is located on the west wall, in the parish area of St Paul.


In Memory of Alice wife of John Hall died August 1st 1878 aged 46

Also of the said John Hall died May 11th 1887 aged 64

Alice Hall (née Atkin) ( 1832 – 1 August 1878)

Alice was born in Ely, and was the daughter of Robert and Eleanor (known as Helen) Atkin. She was baptised on 4 November 1832 at St Mary’s Church in Ely.   Her father Robert was a bricklayer and builder. Alice married John Hall at St Matthews Church, St Pancras on 25 August 1860. John was a bookseller and publisher and they had at least one daughter: May (1865-).

The couple lived at 39 Hills Road (1871), and Alice died at their home, 2 Westbourne Villas, Station Road in 1878 aged 46 years old.

John Hall (1822 – 11 May 1887)

John was the son of John and Mary Hall, and brother of William Crabb Hall.  He was baptised at St Mary the Less on 1 June 1823. John Hall (Snr) (1799-1884) was a bookseller, publisher and printer who had a shop at 51 Trumpington Street. A newspaper advertisement from 1840 shows the business as offering publications of Hatt’s Advertising Medium (a directory), diaries, pocket books, bookbinding service, school supplies (including slates, pens, quills), bibles and prayer books, over 3,000 books including novels and romances and also music.  In 1851 John Hall (Snr) was employing 5 men, 2 apprentices and 2 errand boys.  Both of his sons went into the family business and became booksellers, and they ran the business from Trumpington Street as well as at 5 Brunswick Walk.

After he was widowed John continued to live at Westbourne Villas (1881) and died there in 1887 aged 65 years old.



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

Alice Hall; John Hall