CFHS code : AG300

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE TUCK d March 1st 1904 aged 69 also of JANE TUCK d Jan 25th 1932 aged 76

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203038, 0.13655528 – click here for location

The Tuck monument in 2014
Tuck monument 2014

Monument

Located two rows west of the west path just north of the east/west path. This photo was taken after the area was cleared in 2014.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of GEORGE TUCK died March 1st 1904 aged 69 years

‘Thy will be done”

Also of JANE TUCK died Jan 25th 1932 aged 76 years

George Tuck (1835 – 1904)

George was born in Harston, Cambridgeshire. He was the son of James (a publican) and Rebekah Tuck. In 1851 he was living with his family at the “Old English Gentleman”.  At some point after this the family moved to 35 City Road Cambridge and in 1861 James ran “The Flower Pot”,  but the whole family were described as poulterers.
On August 1st 1857 George married Susan Hayes at Harston Baptist Chapel. George was now working as a cook and in the 1861 census, when he and Susan were living in Orchard Street, he describes himself as a “professed [professional] college cook”. They do not appear to have had any children.
Susan died in January 1876 and may be buried in the parish of St Clement.

George married Jane Grant on 16th September 1877 at the church of St Andrew the Less. She was 20 years his junior and bore him seven children: Arthur George (b 1878), Florence (b 1880), Eleonor May (b 1881), Kate (b 1883), Hilda Grant (b 1889), Dora Alice (b 1892) and Ivitt James (b 1894).

George eventually became head cook at Emmanuel College. He & Jane  lived all their married life at 2 Prospect Road, Cambridge.

Jane Tuck (née Grant) (1855 – 1932)

Jane was born in Haslingfield in 1855, the daughter of Ivitt Grant, and Betsy Willmott Grant. In 1861 the family were living in Broad Lane, Haslingfield and Ivitt was working as an agricultural labourer. 10 yeas later they were living ‘near the church’.
After George died she seems to have been well provided for as she was living “on her own means” with 4 of her children in 1911 and the elder three all had good jobs.
Jane died at 15 Hurst Park Avenue.

Her great great nephew Ivett Grant is buried in the parish of St Paul.

By Mary Naylor

Sources

Transcripts of CFHS Parish Records.
British Newspaper Archive

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George Tuck; Jane Tuck
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