CFHS code : PL147

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of THOMAS father of JOHN KNOTT b April 3 1803 d Dec 6 1862 also JANE KNOTT wife of the above d Dec 10 1888 aged 88

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Thomas Knott (3 April 1803 – 6 December 1862)

Thomas was the son of Richardson and Avis Knott. He was born in Ickleton and baptised there on 31st July 1803.  He married Jane Taylor in Orwell on 12th June 1832.  Thomas and Jane had at least three children: Susan (1834-1864), John (1836-1861) and Richardson (1839-).  At first he was a publican and had a pub on St Andrew Street (1841), by 1851 he was a publican and also milkman still residing on St Andrew Street.  By 1861 he had moved to 60 Hills Road and the census of that year described him as a ‘corn and coal merchant and cowkeeper employing one son and one man’.

Thomas died at his home at 60 Hills Road aged 59 years old.  His death notice in the Cambridge Independent Press said that he was ‘much respected by all who knew him’

Jane Knott (née Taylor) (1800 – 10 December 1888)

Jane was born in Shepreth, and married Thomas Knott when she was c.32 years old.  From 1861-1864 her husband, eldest son and daughter all died within quick succession.  In 1871 she was living at 13 Victoria Street in Alfreton and was a housekeeper for her grocer brother Charles Taylor. In 1881 she was back living in Cambridge at 50 Broad Street with her daughter in law Eleanor Knott and two lodgers.  She died in Cambridge at Fen Ditton aged 88 years old.



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