CFHS code : AS158

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of THOMAS GEORGE ROWE of Cambridge d 2nd Dec 1863 aged 54 also LUCY ROWE wife of the above d 13th March 1893 aged 86

Monument : Headstone/Ground slab

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Rowe grave
Rowe headstone



Thomas George Rowe (c.1809 – 2 December 1863)

Thomas was born in London and married Martha Mallet (1809-1851) on 25 December 1837 at St. Peter-upon-Cornhill Church in London.  When he married Thomas was documented as being a cordwainer, but by 1841 was running a coffee house from 11 Blackmoor Street.   He and Martha had at least four children:  Emma Martha (1840-1842), Emily Caroline (1842-1881), Thomas Cheesman (1845-1914) and Maria Amelia (1848-1919). He was widowed in March 1851 and married again on 7 July 1852 to Lucy Loving.  Both of his wives were from Peterborough so there might have been a connection between the two women.

By 1861 Thomas and Lucy had moved to  2 Green Street in Cambridge with his three surviving children.  They ran a Lodging House from the house, but when Thomas died in 1863 he was described as a College Servant.

Lucy Rowe (née Loving) (1807 – 3 March 1893)

Lucy was the daughter of Robert and Ann and was born in Peterborough.  She was baptised at St. John’s Church on 15 February 1807.  In 1851 she was working as a domestic servant at Hinchingbrooke House in Huntingdon, which was the home of John William Montague (1811-1884), Earl of Sandwich and Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire.  Lucy married Thomas Rowe when she was c.45 years old and after being widowed lived at 5 Wray’s Court, Sidney Street with her two step-daughters.  She ran a Lodging House there and was also described as a college servant.  She died at home  in 1893 aged 86 years old.



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