Henry RADBONE (1821–1893)
His wife Mrs Jane RADBONE, née Ibbs (1814–1890)
St Giles section: Row 7, Grave B39
[Side facing camera] IN AFFECTIONATE MEMORY OF / HENRY RADBONE,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE FEBRUARY 25TH 1893 / AGED 72 YEARS
ACTIVE IN LIFE HOPEFUL IN DEATH [On triangular end]: A LOVING BROTHER. / A VALUED FRIEND.
[Other side] IN LOVING MEMORY OF / JANE RADBONE/ FOR NEARLY FORTY YEARS THE FAITHFUL WIFE OF HENRY RADBONE,
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE MARCH 19, 1890 / AGED 75 YEARS
Henry Radbone was born in Oxford in 1821 and baptised at St Michael’s Church (with his surname recorded as Radbourn) on 28 January. He was the son of George Radbone and Tabitha Baughan Spittle, who was were married at St Michael’s Church on 3 April 1820. His father was originally an ostler, but by 1824 was the porter at the Radcliffe Infirmary. For more about his parents and siblings, see the separate grave of his parents.
In 1841 Henry (20) was an apprentice carpenter lodging in Broad Street, and in 1851 he was back with his parents at the lodge of the Radcliffe Infirmary in the Woodstock Road and working as a carpenter.
Jane Ibbs was born at Barkham near Wokingham in Berkshire in 1814 and baptised there on 2 October. She was the daughter of William Ibbs. At the time of the 1841 census she was living with her father, who was an agricultural labourer, at Goodside Farm, Wargrave, Berkshire. In 1851 she was a servant in Wokingham.
On 1 September 1851 at Stratfield Turgis, Hampshire, Henry Radbone (30) married Jane Ibbs (37). They do not appear to have had any children.
At the time of the 1861 census Henry, now a builder employing one man and two boys, was living at 1 St Giles’s Terrace in Oxford with his wife Jane.
In 1871 Henry (50), who was now a retired builder, was paying a visit with his wife to his sister Mrs Elizabeth Lewis in Ealing.
In 1881 Henry (60) was living at 15 Woodstock Road (then called St Giles’ Road West) with his wife Jane (66) and their servant.
Mrs Radbone died in 1890:
† Mrs Jane Radbone née Ibbs died at 55 Woodstock Road at the age of 72 on 19 March 1890 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
In 1891 Henry (70) was a retired builder, living at 55 Woodstock Road with his widowed sister Ann Parsons and a servant.
Henry died two years later in 1893:
† Henry Radbone died at 55 Woodstock Road at the age of 72 on 25 February 1893 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 2 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles’s Church).
His effects came to £5,671 17s. 6d., and his executors were his younger brother, Edward, who was a grocer, and Richard Bishop, gentleman.