Rebecca Clements
1810-1875

Rebecca Clements was the second of the seven known children of John Clements, a labourer, and his wife Sarah (née Edwards), of Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.

Rebecca married Thomas Moden, an agricultural labourer of Haddenham, and the couple went on to have thirteen children, moving the family from Haddenham to Wentworth, Cambridgeshire at sometime between 1833 and 1835 (going by the parish registers in both villages).

The couple's oldest daughter, Esther Moden, gave birth to an illegitimate son in 1851, John Thomas Moden. It appears that in order to hide this "shame", Rebecca and Thomas looked after the child as if he was one of their children. Rebecca was still yet to give birth to two more children by this time and so looking after her grandson, as if he was her own child would have seemed the natural thing to do. John Thomas Moden was even baptised with his infant Aunt, Susan Moden.


Further Details

Born:
1810, Haddenham in Cambridgeshire, England.

Baptised:
28th July 1813 at Holy Trinity Church, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England.

Married:

Children

Census

Died:
January 1875 at Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England, aged 64 years.

Buried:
24th January 1875 at Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England.