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 (c.1829 – 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 after having been ill for some time. He was being attended to by two doctors and a nurse before his death and required round the clock nursing.   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.

John and Mary’s son Marcus also trained as a cook and ran the University Arms Hotel for many years.

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