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  22 October 1894
  Headstone with ornate engraving on top part of stone plus 4x kerbstones
  At top of headstone with ornate engraving: In Loving Memory Of / Lower down on headstone: John HAMLEN / Who died October 22nd 1894 in his 50th year / "Thy Will be Done". / Also Mary / wife of the above / who died June 4th 1908 aged 68 years. / "Her end was peace".
  Fair: Inlaid letters
  18 August 2015
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John Hamlen
26 October 1894
Consecrated Private Grave
Reverend F A Hill



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John Hamlen
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    25 October 1894
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



The death of Mr. John Hamlen, proprietor of the "Queen's Hotel," which took place on Monday, although not expected, was the result of a long illness, mainly caused by an affection of the heart, which had rendered him more or less of an invalid during the past twelve months. Mr. Hamlen came to Newbury as a young man, being an assistant in the drapery establishment now carried on by Mr. H. S. Hanington. 
A few years after he became proprietor of the "White Hart Hotel" in the Market-place, where he established a large connection. From there he removed in the early part of 1879 to the "Three Tuns," which was completely renovated and altered, and renamed the “Queen's Hotel." Under Mr. Hamlen's management the "Queen's" has always been regarded as one of the leading hotels of the town, and particularly convenient for the frequenters at Newbury Market. 
Mr. Hamlen was a member of the local lodge of Freemasons, and formerly a member of the Newbury company of Volunteers. He leaves a widow and a family of two sons and four daughters. 
The funeral will take place tomorrow (Friday) afternoon, at the Cemetery, at half-past three. 
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John Hamlen
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    01 November 1894
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News




FUNERAL OF MR JOHN HAMLEN – Rain fell in torrents during Friday afternoon, but it did not deter a number of friends of the late Mr John Hamlen, principally Masons, attending at the Cemetery to pay a last mark of respect to their deceased brother.  Among them were Bro J N Day, Worshipful Master of the Loyal Berkshire Lodge of Hope, Bro Stephen Knight, Secretary, Bros. F J Harrold, J B Ingram, G Boyer, E C James, J Rolfe, also Messrs. T S Edward, J Goddard, F S Cosburn, J Hattatt, WHarrison and others.  Owing to the heavy rain the greater portion of the service was read by the Rev. F A Hill in the chapel, and the committal prayers only were read at the grave, around which a goodly number gathered. The mourners were Messrs. A O and H J Hamlen, sons of the deceased, Mr E P Plenty jun. son-in-law, Mr W C Lack (nephew), Mr W Hamlen (cousin), Mr G J Cosburn, and Messrs. J Harris and D Lee, two old servants of the deceased.  The coffin, which was polished, bore the inscription:

                                                         JOHN HAMLEN

                                                   Died 22nd October, 1894

                                                              Aged 49

There was alarge number of floral offerings of affection and respect, including those sent by the widow and family, the Freemasons, Mr W Hamlen, Mr W C Lack, Mr and Mrs E P Plenty jun., Mr and Mrs Cosburn ,Mr A Goddard, Mr and Mrs Freeman, Mrs Spencer (Broadmead), Mrs Edward and family, Mr and Mrs Hattatt, Mrs Robbins, Mr and Mrs Nailor, Norah Nailor, the hotel servants, “Sophie” and others.  The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr H S Harrington

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John Hamlen
Article source:    Berkshire Chronicle
Date of source:    27 October 1894
Copyright:    © Berkshire Chronicle



We regret to note, this week, the death ol Mr John Hamlen, who, for a long series of years, has been the occupant of the Queen's Hotel, Market Place. Mr Hamlen has been in a  precarious state of health for the past twelve months, suffering from heart affection. His death took place, almost suddenly, on Monday evening. 
The deceased had been in the town for period ol about thirty years, and during that time has always earned the respect of his fellow tradesmen. 
Before coming to the” Queen’s" he occupied the White Hart Hotel. Until recently he was member ol the E Company Volunteers. 
The funeral took place yesterday (Friday) afternoon, amid every token and demonstration of respect, including the attendance the members of the Masonic body. The deceased was a member tbe local lodge. 
Mr. Hamlen leaves widow and six children, all grown up. We learn that there is every probability of the hotel being still carried on by Mrs Hamlen, who has had a ripe experienoe in the details hotel management. 
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr H. S. Hanington.
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