CFHS code : PL184

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JANE JOSEPH d [13 February 1863] aged [80] line illegible also MARY VINCENT [d] July 27 1855 aged [76]

Monument : Headstone/Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Jane Joseph (1783 – 13 February 1863)

Jane was born in Manchester and was a widow named Jane Vincent when she married George Francis Joseph (1764-1846) at St Andrew the Great Church on 22 September 1835.

George was a well known portrait painter, and the couple retired to live in Cambridge. Jane was widowed for a  second time when George died in September 1846. In 1861 she was living at Regent Street with her niece Ellen. Jane died at home aged 80 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 18 February 1863.

Mary Vincent (1779 – 27 July 1855)

Mary was born in Scotland, and was possibly the sister of Jane Joseph’s first husband.  In 1851 she was living at Downing Terrace, Cambridge with two servants and was documented as being a fundholder. She died at home and her funeral took place on 31 July. Her death was announced in the Cambridge Indepenent Press and read ‘ an advanced age, Mary Vincent, greatly esteemed by a large circle of friends’.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Jane Joseph; Mary Vincent