CFHS code : BE144

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : Treasured Memories of ANN MARIA BOURNE d Nov 10 1863 age 70

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202596, 0.13612431 – click here for location

The monument marked here with a yellow star.
Photo 2017.


Close to the west wall. Very little remains of the inscription.


Treasured Memories of ANN MARIA BOURNE d Nov 10 1863 aged 70

Ann Maria Bourne [nee Swaine] (c.1793 – 10 November 1863) 

Ann was born in Southwark and was the daughter of hop merchant William Swaine.  She married widower William Bourne at St Mary Magdalene Church in Bermondsey on 22nd June 1822.  William was a gentleman farmer from Elford in Staffordshire, and had previously been married to Ann’s sister Frances Elizabeth [1781-1817].  William had at least two children from his first marriage, who would have been Ann’s nephews: Henry [c.1810-1891] and Francis John [c.1810-1823].

Ann went to live in Elford, and she and William had at least four children: John [1825-1853], Louisa [1826-1849], Annette [1829-1904] and Agnes [1831-1912].  William died in December 1842 at the age of 72, and Ann was left a widow.

In 1851 she was still living in Elford with her children John and Annette.  All were documented as annuitants.  Ann died in Cambridge aged 70 years old.  Her probate papers record her as ‘late of Elford in the county of Stafford’.  It is not know how she came to be in Cambridge, as her daughters Annette and Agnes were living in Devon and Hampshire respectively at the time.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Ann Maria Bourne