CFHS code : HS78

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : JOHN STANDLEY b July 31 1841 d Dec 24 1925 also ELIZA beloved wife of JOHN STANDLEY b Nov 20 1842 d Oct 17 1919

Monument : Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202227, 0.13811157 – click here for location

Standley monument May 2018



JOHN STANDLEY born July 31 1841 died Dec 24 1925

Also ELIZA beloved wife of JOHN STANDLEY born Nov 20 1842 died Oct 17 1919

John Standley (1841-1925)

John was the son of John and Ruth (née Duffin) and grew up on Gold Street.  His father worked as a domestic groom and died in 1852 when John was 11 years old. John worked for surgeon Dennis Adams for many years as his assistant.  Dennis practiced from 30 Sidney Street and lived with John and servants Eliza, Arthur and Emma Crick. John and Eliza married in 1877 and continued to live with Dennis Adams with Eliza acting as housekeeper and John assisting with the surgery.

Dennis Adams died in 1899 and John and Eliza then went to live at Olney House, 150 Tenison Road with domestic servant Ethel Mabbutt (1911). John acted as a judge at the annual Cambridge Police Sports Athletic festival, represented St. Barnabas at bowls,  and sat on the board of the Trowbridge Water Company (1920). He died at home aged 84 years old.

Eliza Standley (née Crick)  (1842-1919)

Eliza was born in Balsham and was the daughter of agricultural labourer John and Mary (née Fuller).  By 1871 Eliza was working as cook for Dennis Adams, her sister Emma was housekeeper and at in 1871 brother Arthur was Dennis’s domestic groom/coachman. Eliza died at Olney House aged 76 years old.



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