CFHS code : HT324

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JANE SPEARING b Nov 25 1831 d March 1 1895 also of ANNE SPEARING b Oct 26 1830 d Nov 1 1907

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above amended information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Plinth east face September 2017

Monument

Inscription

east face

In Loving Memory of JANE SPEARING born Nov 25 1831 died March 1 1895

” Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”

south face

Also of ANNE SPEARING born Oct. 26. 1830 died Nov. 1. 1907.

“Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”

Relationship: Sisters

Top of the cross

Jane Spearing (25 November 1831 – 1 March 1895)

Jane and Anne were the eldest daughters of William and Joanna Jane (née Osborne) Spearing. Their father was a landowner/farmer and both were born in Ramsbury, five miles east of Marlborough in Berkshire. William Spearing (1806 – 1850) moved to the Chilbolton Estate c.1840 where he farmed 1,250 acres and the family lived in the manor house which came with ‘superior trout fishery’.  After he died in 1850 the sisters remained at Chilbolton Manor (1851) and then moved with their mother to Plough Cottage, Bath Road in Marlborough (1861). Joanna Spearing died in July 1861 and the sisters then moved to live at 1 Milton Villas, Cambridge with their younger brother James who was a solicitor’s managing clerk (1871/1881). In 1881 both were documented as being Governesses and were helping to look after their nephew/niece at Milton Villas as well as housekeeping for their unmarried brother James.  They later moved to 12 Warkworth Street (1891) where they looked after another two of their nieces.  Their brother James had married Fanny Elizabeth Clayton in 1884 which is perhaps why they moved to their own house. Jane died at Warkworth Street aged 63 years old.

Anne Spearing (26 October 1830 – 1 November 1907)

Anne was baptised in Ramsbury on 15 March 1831 and died at Warkworth Street aged 77 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Anne Spearing; Jane Spearing