CFHS code : PL239

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : IFRO my dearly loved husband THOMAS JAMES PEAKE d Jul 14 1943 in his 80th year also his wife ADA MARY PEAKE d April 24 1955

Monument : Headstone

Above information  amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone in October 2019.


roughly 17 rows from the central path and 11 rows from the south path on the edge of a large clump of ivy


In Fond Remembrance
Of my dearly loved husband THOMAS JAMES PEAKE.
Who fell asleep July 14th 1943. In his 80th year.

“Until the day break.
And the shadows flee away”

Also his wife ADA MARY PEAKE, died April 24th 1955

Thomas James Peake (22 September 1862 – 14 July 1943)

Thomas was born in Norwich and baptised there on 12 October 1862. He was the son of Thomas and Eliza and had moved to   Union Terrace, Cambridge by the time he was four years old. His father worked on the railway as a telegraph inspector, and aged 18 Thomas was working as a telegraph linesman. He married Ada Blackett in 1888 and they had two sons: Stanley Phipps (1889-1891) and Cyril Blackett (1891-). The family lived at 88 Mill Road (1891), 219 Mill Road (1901/1911) and 45 Hurst Park Avenue.  By 1939 Thomas had retired and he died at home aged 80 years old.

Ada Mary Peake (née Blackett) (8 June 1865 – 24 April 1955)

Ada was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 30 July 1865 and was the daughter of Edmund Phipps Blackett and Adeline. Edmund was a railway fitter’s foreman and she grew up 28 Railway Cottages, Mill Road. Ada continued to live at Hurst Park Avenue until at least 1950 and died at the Homestead Nursing Home in Meldreth aged 89 years old.



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Ada Mary Peake; Thomas James Peake