CFHS code : BE137

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JOHN HENRY HASLOP medical student d 9 Mar 1856 aged 22 also JOHN HASLOP father d 28 Sept 1863 aged 66 and ELIZABETH wife of JOHN HASLOP d 5 Jan 1871 aged 72

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202552, 0.13609291 – click here for location

Haslop headstone


This well preserved headstone stands against the west wall, in the parish area of St Bene’t.


Sacred to the Memory of John Henry Haslop medical student
who died  March 9th 1856 aged 22 years

Also of John Haslop father of the above
who died Sept 28 1863 aged 66 years

and of Elizabeth wife of John Haslop died 5 Jan 1871 aged 72

John Haslop (c.1797 – 28 September 1863)

John Haslop was a saddler, who had a shop at 165 Kings Parade.  It is believed that his father John had also been a saddler, and that John (Junior) took over the business.

He married Elizabeth and they had at least five children: Elizabeth (1827-), Martha (1830-1890), Catherine (1831-1907), Louisa (1831-1863) and John Henry (1834-1856).

He died in Cambridge aged 66 years old.

Elizabeth Haslop (c.1798 –  5 January 1871)

Little is known of Elizabeth.  She was born in Cambridge and lived on Kings Parade with her husband John. She was widowed aged 64 years old, and died in 1871 at Panton Street.

John Henry Haslop (c.1833 – 9 March 1856)

John Henry was the youngest child and only son of John and Elizabeth Haslop.   He was baptised on 6th June 1833 and grew up on Kings Parade.  In 1851 he was an ‘apprentice surgeon’ [sic]. He died at Kings Parade, aged 22 years old.

Louisa Haslop married George Bousfield of Liverpool in 1859. Her sister Catherine  had married his widowed father Michael in 1854.  Michael Bousfield was a wealthy cotton broker, and he and Catherine went on to have five children. Both sisters ended up living in Liverpool, however Louisa died at the young age of 32 and is buried in Sefton Cemetery.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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