CFHS code : AL173

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of ANN BOWD the beloved wife of ROBERT W BOWD d Sept 2 1886 aged 31 also of GEORGE JOSEPH d Aug 17 1884 aged 8 months also of ROBERT LEONARD SWANN b May 11 1882 d April 4 1887 and of CECILIA ANN b Feb 23 1881 d April 9 1887 their children

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Ann Bowd (née Swann) ( 1855 – 2 September 1886)

Annie was the daughter of John George Langhorn and Cecilia Swann,.  Her father was a brick and lime merchant and also a publican. She grew up at the Hare and Hounds, 41 Sun Street with her brothers who included Edward , Albert , Henry and Frederick Swann.  Her father died in 1866 and her mother Cecilia took over the business and was employing ten men and three boys in 1871.  At this point Annie was still living at home and working as a pupil teacher.

She married Robert William Bowd (1854-1945) at Christ Church, Cambridge on 30 March 1880.  They had at least four children: Cecilia Ann (1881-1887),Robert Leonard Swann (1882-1887), George Joseph (1884-1884) and Frederick William (1885-1971). Robert was an ironmonger and the couple were living at 111 and 112 Fitzroy Street (1881).  Annie died at 16 Pulling Terrace, Mill Road aged 31 years old.

George Joseph Bowd (1883 – 17 August 1884)

George died at Pulling Terrace aged 8 months old.

Robert Leonard Swann Bowd (11 May 1882 – 4 April 1887)

Robert died at 16 Ainsworth Street aged 4 years old.

Cecilia Ann Bowd (23 February 1881- 9 April 1887)

Cecilia died at 16 Ainsworth Street aged 6 years old.

Robert William Bowd and his son Frederick moved away from Cambridge and he married Annie Maria Egelstaff (1863-1950) on 11 April 1888 in Gloucestershire.  They then moved to Brisbane, Australia where Robert died  in  February 1945 aged 91 years old.



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Ann Bowd; Cecilia Ann Bowd; George Joseph Bowd; Robert Leonard Swann Bowd