CFHS code : HT288
Parish : Holy Trinity
Inscription : In Memory of JEANETTE daughter of the late THOMAS ORTON —— of March County of Cambridge b 1809 d 31 Jan 1862 To the Memory of ELIZABETH beloved wife of Rev P C M HOSKIN (MA Cantab) Curate of [Holy Trinity] church Great Malvern and daughter of the late THOMAS ORTON d June 6 1866 aged 59
Monument : Coped stone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
In the parish area of Holy Trinity, this coped stone is located one row south of the south path where the central path turns north. There was once a Celtic cross on the plinth at the west end of the coped stone.
In Memory of JEANNETTE daughter of the late THOMAS ORTON —— of March
County of Cambridge b 1809 d 31 Jan 1862
To the Memory of ELIZABETH beloved wife of Rev P C M HOSKIN (MA Cantab) Curate of ——– church Great Malvern and daughter of the late THOMAS ORTON d June 6 1866 aged 59
There was a note with the inscription as transcribed by CFHS. It reads:
JEANETTE & ELIZABETH b 1801 & 1807 respectively were the daughters of THOMAS & REBECCA ORTON of March The Rev PETER CHARLES MELLISH HOSKIN b 1816 London was the son of PETER MELLISH Esq of Plymouth Admitted to Sidney College Cambridge 1835 BA 1840 MA 1843 ordained Deacon at Lincoln 1839 ordained priest at York 1840 curate of Moor-Monkton Yorks 183941 curate St Peters Regent Square London 1842-45 vicar of Whittlesford Cambs 1845-62 curate of Gt Malvern Worcs 1862-68 No address 1868-91 died Exeter 1892 was a witness at the wedding of a COLLIS-ORTON marriage at March 1858
Jeanette Orton (1809 – 31 January 1862)
Jeanette was the fourth daughter of Thomas and Rebecca (née Walsham) and was born in March, Cambridgeshire where her father was a magistrate and solicitor. She was baptised in March on 18 January 1825. Thomas Orton (1768-1841) was a director of the Bedford Level Corporation, which was formed to manage the draining of the Fens. By 1851 both her parents had died and Jeanette moved to live with her sister Elizabeth and brother in law Rev. Philip Hoskin at 4 Scrope Terrace, Cambridge. She died at Scrope Terrace aged 52 years old.
Elizabeth Hoskin (née Orton) (1807 – 6 June 1866)
Elizabeth was the third daughter of Thomas and Rebecca Orton and was baptised in March on 27 July 1820. She married Rev. Peter Charles Mellish Hoskin (1816 – 1895 ) on 2 January 1845 at Walcot, Bath. On the marriage certificate her address was noted as being St. James Square, Bath, and her sister Jeannette was a witness at the marriage. The couple moved to live at 4 Scrope Terrace, next door to Elizabeth’s sister Maria and her husband Rev. Thomas Gaskin. Peter Hoskin was the vicar of Whittlesford from 1845-1862 which was ‘in the patronage of Jesus college’ and came with an annual salary of £140. He resigned the post in August 1862, when he was appointed curate of Trinity Church, Great Malvern, Worcestershire. The couple moved to Malvern and in September 1863 Elizabeth was noted as running a stall at the ‘Vaudois Orphan Asylum Bazaar’ held at the Winter Promenade, Malvern. In March 1866 she joined the committee of the ‘Malvern Lying in Charity’. Elizabeth died aged 59 years old whilst on a visit to her brother Richard Orton (1806-1877) who lived at High Street, March. She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 9 June.
Rev. Peter Hoskin resigned his post at Holy Trinity Malvern in May 1868 and was presented with ‘an elaborately executed epergne and a massive salver, both of solid silver’. At the presentation he said that his six years at the church had been ‘amongst the happiest of his life’. He continued to live in Malvern for some time, before moving to Exeter. He married housekeeper Hannah Hancock (1831-1905) in 1873 – Hannah had worked for the family at Scope Terrace, and was born in Granchester. Peter Hoskin died in Exeter aged 78 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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