CFHS code : HT356h

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JANE beloved wife of FW WEEDON fell asleep in Jesus June 27 1908 age 37 also of FREDERICK WILLIAM WEEDON d Oct 29 1939 age 67 Mother & Father of Leslie

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

The headstone in December 2017.

This headstone is located to the west of the path in the south east corner of the cemetery. This area is often inaccessible. The inscription of metal letters is in good condition.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of JANE beloved wife of F W WEEDON fell asleep in Jesus June 27 1908 age 37 years

Also of FREDERICK WILLIAM WEEDON who fell asleep  Oct. 29 .1939 age 67 years.

Mother & Father of Leslie

Jane Weedon (née Davies) (1 November 1870 – 27 June 1908)

Jane was born in Beguildy, Knighton in Radnorshire and is believed to have been the daughter of farmer James Davies and Elizabeth. She grew up at Little Ddole Farm and went into domestic service. She was baptised at St. Thomas’ Church, Golborne, Wigan on 5 April 1888 as a seventeen year old and married Frederick Weedon on 28 August 1901 at St. Thomas’ Church, Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire. They  had one son: Leslie Frederick (1902-1996) who emigrated to America in 1923. The family lived in Cambridge and in January 1902 he was working at the New Theatre. By January 1902 Frederick was landlord of the Zebra pub, Maid’s Causeway and Jane died at the pub aged 37 years old.

Frederick William Weedon (6 March 1872 – 29 October 1939)

Frederick was born in Ipswich, and is thought to have been the son of Charles Deaming Weedon (1840-) and Mary Ann (née Beeton) (1840-1895). In 1901 he was living at the Zebra pub, Maid’s Causeway with his sister Kate, who was the landlady. After Jane’s death he ran the Zebra until at least 1908 and married for a second time in 1910 to Martha Jane Davies (1889-1912). Martha was also from Radnorshire and might have been a relative of his first wife.  He and Martha had two children: Kate Maud (1911-1912) and Norman William (1913-1981). In 1911 the family were living at 42 Carlyle Road and he was working as a barman at the theatre. They later moved to live at Inglewood, 34 Granchester Street (at least 1918-1936) but by September 1939 he was noted as being incapacitated and died at 7 North Terrace aged 67  years old.

Martha Weedon died at St Luke’s Hospital, Guildford on 10 January 1967 and was buried in Cambridge on 13 January 1967.  She might have been buried in the same grave as Frederick, but there are no records to confirm this.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Frederick William Weedon; Jane Weedon