CFHS code : AS80

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES WILLIAM REDIN d Jan 20 1898 age 57 also JANE REDIN wife of the above d March 23 1898 age 55

Monument : Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Redin cross August 2018


Located on the second row north of the north path. This area was only cleared recently so the monument does not appear on the map. The ivy is supporting the cross and will not be removed.


In Loving Memory of CHARLES WILLIAM REDIN who died Jan 20 1898 age 57
also JANE REDIN wife of the above who died March 23 1898 age 55 years

Charles William Redin (26 December 1840 – 20 January 1898)

Charles was born in Lambeth and baptised at Christ Church in Southwark on 7 February 1841.  His parents were  Charles and Charlotte and Charles worked as a clerk to a coal merchant .  In 1861 Charles was lodging in St. Pancras and was working as a clerk to the London Booking Office. He married Fanny Ridlington (1835-1870) on 25 December 1863 in Market Deeping and they had three children: Charles Ridlington (1864-), Basil (1867-) and Minnie (1869-1872). He was widowed in 1870 and then lived with his sister  Charlotte and children at 485 Liverpool Road (1871).  Charles  was working as a  printers overseer at that time.

He married for a second time in 1873 to Jane Twelvetree in Rutland.  They had at least three daughters: Emily Mary (1874-1951), Ethel (1876-1970) and Elizabeth Charlotte (Lizzie) (1878-1905) and in 1881 were living at 103 Shadwell Road and Charles was still working as a printer.  Later that year they moved to 16 Trinity Street where  Charles had a stationary/book shop.

He was a church warden for All Saints’ Church and was a Poor Law guardian also. He was trustee of some parochial charities including Dame Forester’s Charity.   Charles was a Conservative and sat on the Committee of the Cambridge Conservatives for many years as well as being part of the Scientific Lodge of Freemasons.

He was paralysed in late 1896, and as a result had to retire from most of his public work. The Cambridge Chronicle and Journal reported that ‘he never fully recovered and a complication of diseases ended fatally’.   They noted that his ‘genial manner and kindly presence always rendered him a popular personage in whatever society he went’.  He was buried on 22 January after a service at All Saints’ Church.

Jane Redin (née Twelvetree)  (c.1842 – 23 March 1898)

jane was the daughter of Benjamin and Frances and was born in Werrington, Northamptonshire.  Benjamin died in 1847 and Frances in 1848 so the five Twelvetree children were separated. Jane was raised by her uncle John who was a farmer in Eye. In 1871 Jane was living in Market Deeping, Lincolnshire and was the housekeeper to George and Martha Shillaker who ran a drapery store in the town. She died a few weeks after her husband at 16 Trinity Street aged 55 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Charles William Redin; Jane Redin