CFHS code: AG292

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of / TOM HALL / who died on Friday June 14 1876 or 1878 aged 46 / In Loving Memory of / ANN HALL / wife of TOM HALL / d July 16 1902 / In Affectionate Remembrance of / HARRY THOMAS the only dearly beloved child / of TOM & ANN HALL / d Dec 11 1866 aged 7 years and [3] months

Monument : Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203094, 0.13642626 – click here for location

Hall monument


A tall stone tomb consisting of a stepped pedestal on a low plinth, with a tapering shaft topped by a garlanded urn. On the front panel is a relief of an angel carrying an infant, based on ‘Night with her Children’, by Danish neo-classical sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (1768-1844). Harry’s inscription is on the front block beneath the angel.

It is hidden near the west wall of the  cemetery in in the parish of Andrew the Great, shaded by a huge horsechestnut tree. Harry was the only child of Tom and Ann Hall, and died at the age of seven. His grieving parents erected the monument in 1866 and were later buried there too.


‘In affectionate remembrance of
Harry Thomas the only dearly beloved child
of Tom and Ann Hall
Died Dec 11 1866 aged 7 years and [3] months’

‘In affectionate remembrance of Tom Hall
who died on Friday June 14 1878 aged 46’

‘In loving memory of Ann Hall wife of Tom Hall
d July 16 1902’

Tom Hall (4 May 1832 – 14 June 1878)

Tom was the second son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hall. His father was a livery stable keeper on Bridge Street, where he grew up.  He was baptised at St Clement’s Church on 1st September 1833.  In 1851 he was still living at home and working as an apprentice tailor.

His father Thomas died in 1858 when Tom was 26 years old.  The same year he is believed to have married Ann Hall in Whaddon, Cambridge. In 1861 he was living with Ann at 27 Clarendon Street, and his occupation is described as ‘retired livery stable keeper’.  He lived at 27 Clarendon Street right through to his death in 1878, and died there aged 46 years old.

Ann Hall [nee Hall] (c.1828 – 16 July 1902)

Ann was born in Whaddon and married TonmHall when she was around 30 years old. After she was widowed in 1878 she continued to live at 27 Clarendon Street, with a niece and servant (1901).  She died aged 74 years old.

The Cambridge Independent Press reported her funeral:  ‘The funeral of an old inhabitant of Cambridge [Mrs Ann Hall, widow of the late Mr. Tom Hall] who had been a resident at 27 Clarendon Street nearly fifty years, took place on Monday July 21st.  The body was interred in the family vault, Mill Road Cemetery, many friends being present, showing their sincere love and sympathy.’

Harry Thomas Hall (1859 – 11 December 1866)

Harry was the only son of Tom and Ann Hall. He grew up at 27 Clarendon Street, and died aged 7 years old.



Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

Ann Hall; Harry Thomas Hall; Tom Hall