CFHS code : AL125
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : [In Loving Memory of] ELIZABETH ANN the wife of WILLIAM THOMAS ————— and second daughter of WILLIAM HALL PALMER and ANN his wife d Feb ——- aged 23 ANN wife of WILLIAM HALL PALMER of Weston Colville d Jan 21 1869 aged 57 MARY ANN ———————- C[D]———– ————- WILLIAM HALL PALMER and ANN his wife ——– d ——– 1867 the family vault of WILLIAM HALL and ANN PALMER
Monument : Square column
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
The column stands to the east of the central path in the north of the cemetery, very close to the listed monument of .
The only part of the inscription that was legible in 2019 is at the bottom of the west face. We have used the parish records to establish who is buried here.
In Loving Memory of
ELIZABETH ANN the wife of WILLIAM THOMAS LINAY and second daughter of WILLIAM HALL PALMER and ANN his wife d Feb .. 1867 aged 23
ANN wife of WILLIAM HALL PALMER of Weston Colville d Jan 21 1869 aged 54
MARY ANN WALLIS C [Daughter of] WILLIAM HALL PALMER and ANN his wife ——– d 1867
The family vault of WILLIAM HALL and ANN PALMER
Relationship: Mother and two daughters
Ann Palmer (1815 – 1869)
Ann was born in Histon. Nothing is known of her family or early life.
She married William Hall Palmer a butcher. They had at least six children: Mary Ann (1842), Elizabeth Ann (1843), Thomas Hall (1845 died aged 3 months), Robert (1848), Amelia (1850) and Eleanor (1850).
All the children were baptised in the church of St Mary the Great when the family were living in Sparrows Lane, which no longer exists but was close to Petty Cury.
By 1851 the family were living in Burleigh Street but moved to Weston Colville sometime between 1861 and daughter Elizabeth’s marriage in 1866. William took up farming there.
After Ann’s death William married Ann Eliza Day and went on to have two more children before his death in 1881 at the age of 60. He is buried in Weston Colville.
Elizabeth Ann Linay (née Palmer) (1843 – 1867)
Elizabeth was the second child of William and Ann. She was born in Sparrows Lane. On June 11th 1866 she married William Thomas Linay in Weston Colville. William was a chemist and they lived in Fitzroy Street which is where Elizabeth died 9 months after her marriage. An unnamed male child was born and died in Cambridge in the first quarter of 1867.
William eventually moved to London.
Mary Ann Wallis (née Palmer) (1842-1867)
Mary Ann was the eldest daughter of William and Ann Palmer. She was born in Sparrows Lane.
She married George Adams Wallis in at St George’s Church Hanover Square, London in the first quarter of 1860 when she was only 18. They had a daughter: Fanny Elizabeth (1865).
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CFHS parish and Census transcripts
by Mary Naylor