CFHS code : BE22

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : MARY ANN the beloved wife of JOHN BRADFORD d July [25] 1874 aged [43] and of their children EMILY b Sept 1 1856 d April [1-] 1861 HENRY EDWARD b Feb 11 1860 d April 11 1860 RALPH HERBERT b July 31 1861 d Sept 3 1867 also JOHN BRADFORD d Aug – [1889] aged — footstone MAB 1874 EB 1861 HEB 1860 RHB 1867

Monument : Headstone (broken)/Kerb stones/Footstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Mary Ann Bradford [nee Carter]  (c.1831 – 25 July 1874)

Mary was born in Lambeth, Surrey.  She married John Bradford on 15th November 1846 at All Saint’s Church, Fulbourn.  They had at least eight children together Emily [1856-1861], John George [1858-1920], Henry Edward [1860-1860] Antoine [1861-], Charles Frederick [1863-1947], Ralph Herbert [1864-1867], Frederick A [1865-] and Marcus Dennis [1865-1948].

John Bradford was a college cook and the family lived on Regent Street, and later at 10 Silver Street [1871].  Mary died aged 43 years old in 1874.

John Bradford (c1829 – 28 April 1889)

John was born in Cambridge. He married Mary Ann Carter when he was 17 years old.  He worked as a college cook for his whole life.

In 1881 he was a widower and was living at Garden Walk, Victoria Road, Chesterton. He died there aged 60 years in 1889.  He left an estate valued at £4,500 4s.

Emily Bradford (1 September 1856 –  April 1861)

Emily was the first born child of John and Mary Bradford.  She died aged 4 years old.

Henry Edward Bradford (11 February 1860 – 11 April 1860)

Henry Edward was the third of John and Mary Bradford’s eight children.  He died aged two months old.


Ralph Herbert Bradford (31 July 1861 – 3 September 1867)

Ralph was the sixth of John and Mary Bradford.  He died aged 3 years old.

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Emily Bradford; Henry Edward Bradford; John Bradford; Mary Ann Bradford; Ralph Herbert Bradford