Friends of Hastings Cemetery
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This is the record of the stone ordered for Anne. > It stood on this plot. In the background are two gravestones of the same design, those of her sister and brother in Law, Elizabeth and Rev. Thomas Vores.
In Loving Memory of
widow of Samuel Lee D.D.
Late Regius Professor of Hebrew in
the University of Cambridge.
Born December 3rd, 1798
Entered into rest December 18th 1873
"Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy
laden and I will give you rest."
In 1792 Reverend Stiverd Jenkins of Locking, (a few miles east southeast of Weston-
"The Reverend Stiverd Jenkins, lived at the old manor house at Locking. His family had for some years been acquainted with that of Dr Lee, Banwell and Locking being about two miles apart."
Anne became the third wife of a remarkable man, Dr. Samuel Lee D.D. He had daughters by his second wife, and 1840, when his daughters were either married, or about to be so, he married Anne Jenkins. She was seventeen years younger than Samuel.
Norfolk Chronicle -
The Rev. Samuel Lee, D.D. Prebendary of Bristol, Rector of Barley, Herts, and Regius Professor of Hebrew in tbe University of Cambridge, to Anne, fourth daughter the Rev. Stiverd Jenkins, of Locking, Somersetshire.
The congratulations received by Anne Jenkins when it was made known to her family that she had become engaged to the learned Professor, Dr Samuel Lee, were enthusiastic. Her uncle, Mr W. Portal of Laverstoke, wrote :-
They had a daughter, who was born in Barley North Hertforshire, in 1841. Years later she wrote a brief memoir of her father, who taught himself biblical languages and became a professor at Cambridge, first of Arabic and then of Hebrew language. [See link above]
From Samuel to his Anne -
In the 1851 census they are living at The Rectoryin Barley, with their daughter Anne and 5 servants including a nursemaid and a governess. Samuel died on the 16th December 1852, and was buried in a vault in Barley Church.
It isn’t known what happened to Anne after Samuel’s death but she may have moved here to be near her sister. There is a record -