CFHS code : AG567

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : NATHAN JENNINGS June 1851 [Parish Clerk of St Andrew the Great] also SOPHIA beloved wife of the above d Jan 2 1882 aged 69

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203152,  0.13672173 – click here for location

Jennings monument January 2016

Monument

Inscription

NATHAN JENNINGS June 1851 [Parish Clerk of St Andrew the Great]

Also SOPHIA beloved wife of the above d Jan 2 1882 aged 69

Nathan Jennings (c.1818 – June 1851)

Nathan was born in Harston and was the son of George Jennings.  By 1841 he was living in Cambridge, and working as a journeyman baker. He married Sophia Stevenson on 29 March 1843 and the couple went to live at 4 Emmanuel Street.  They had three children: Frederick Nathan (1847-1932), Jane Sophia (1849-1913) and Sophia Mary (1851-1853). In 1851 Nathan was working as a baker and parish clerk.  He died in June 1851 aged 33 years and was buried on 19 June.

Sophia Bullock Baldry (née Stevenson)  (1812 – 2 January 1882)

Sophia was born in London and was the daughter of gardener Peter Stevenson and his wife Mary.  She was baptised at St. Sepulchre Church in Holborn on 22 January 1816.  In 1851 she was working as a dressmaker, and was pregnant with her daughter Sophia Mary when she was widowed.

She married for a second time on 18 September 1855 to baker James Baldry (1807-1877) at Christ Church.  James ran a bakery/grocers at 162 Newmarket Road.  In January 1857 Sophia took James to court  for ‘articles of peace’.  On 28 December ‘words arose about her children of which he is step-father and he at last knocked her down and turned her into the street – ordered to pay sureties’.

The marriage appears to have continued, and Sophia lived at Newmarket Road until James died in 1877. On 28 September 1877 Wibey & Sons auctioneers auctioned off the contents of his shop which included: household furniture, baking utensils, small stock of grocery and other effects’.  In 1881 Sophia was at Pembroke Street in Oxford with her son Frederick and his family – Frederick was a college servant in the town.  She died at Broad Street, Cambridge aged 69 years old and was buried with her first husband.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Sophia Baldry; Nathan Jennings