CFHS code : HT496

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANN beloved wife of SAMUEL NEAL d 21 Sept 1920 aged 71 also SAMUEL d 17 Dec 1930 aged 81

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Neal kerb stones November 2014

Monument

Located midway between the central path and the east wall towards the north of the parish. Close to the small scroll of Kimmence which has a location marker on the WW1 map HT497. The north kerb has fallen.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of ANN beloved wife of SAMUEL NEAL d 21 Sept 1920 aged 71 years

also SAMUEL d 17 Dec 1930 aged 81 years

“Thy will be done”

Ann Neal (née Pink) (3 May 1849 – 21 September 1920)

Ann was born in Rampton, near Longstanton and baptised there on 7 October 1849. She grew up at Fishpond Cottages,  Longstanton with her parents James and Susan (née Wolf) and siblings. James Pink worked as an agricultural labourer. Ann married Samuel Neal in 1870 and they had ten children: Alfred (1869-1892) (born out of wedlock), John (1871-), Samuel (1874-1941), James (1876-1907), Julia (1879-1951), David (1881-), Edith Elizabeth (1885-1940), Private William (1887-1917), Eliza (1889-1955) and Walter (1892-).  Samuel worked as farm labourer (1871), brewer’s drayman (1881), bricklayer’s labourer (1891) and  general  labourer (1901 onwards).  The couple strated married life in Longstanton and  lived at 8 Sells Court  (1881/1891) and then 9 New Court, King Street (1901 onwards). Ann was documented as a charwoman in 1911 and died at home aged 71 years old.

Samuel Neal (1849 – 17 December 1930)

Samuel was baptised in Longstanton on 15 April 1849 and was the son of Samuel and Susan. His father worked on the roads, and he grew up on the High Street in Longstanton.  Samuel died at 6 Wray’s Almshouses, King Street and his funeral took place on 20 December 1930.

Three of Samuel and Ann’s sons served in the 1st World War, and another was rejected on medical grounds and ‘worked under Government’.  Their son William Neal was a baker, who served with the Bedfordshire Regiment.  He enlisted in January 1917 and died of wounds in a hospital in Boulogne in August 1917 leaving a widow and child. His wife was able to visit the hospital before he died and attended his funeral at Bologne Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Neal; Samuel Neal