CFHS code : AL7
Parish : St Andrew the Less
Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of ELIZABETH BULL who entered into her rest March 28th 1884 in her 50th year also of MICHAEL HUTCHESON BULL husband of the above who departed this life February 19th 1916 in his 81st year
Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This fallen and broken headstone is located against the north wall, left from the Norfolk Street gate. The inscription is quite clear.
‘In Loving Remembrance of ELIZABETH BULL
who entered into her rest
March 28th 1884 in her 50th year.
Also of MICHAEL HUTCHESON BULL
husband of the above who departed this life
February 19th 1916 in his 81st year.’
Elizabeth Bull (née Levett) (20 July 1833 – 28 March 1884)
Elizabeth was born in Bury St Edmunds, and was the daughter of William and Eliza Levett. She was baptised at St James’ Church, Bury St Edmunds on 13th February 1837 when she was 3 years old, Her father was a soap boiler and they lived at 55 West Gate Road in Bury St Edmunds. In 1851 Elizabeth was on the census as an ‘apprentice’. She married Michael Bull in 1859 in Bury St Edmunds.
They had at least eight children together: Harry (1860-), Sarah Elizabeth (1862-), Charles (1864-1931), Mary Ann (1866-), Frederick (1868-1925), Susannah (1869-1943), Eliza Martha (1872-) and Annie [1876-1938].
The eldest children were born in Drinkstone in Suffolk where Michael Bull was a carpenter and wheelwright. But by 1871 the family had moved to Cambridge and were living at 117 Sturton Street. Michael worked as a carpenter whilst in Cambridge. Elizabeth died aged 50 years old in 1884.
Michael Hutcheson Bull (c.1835 – 19 February 1916)
Michael was the son of Benjamin and Mary Ann (née Hutcheson) Bull. He was born in Bury St Edmunds and baptised at the same church as his wife on 28th February 1837 [a mere 15 days after she had been baptised there!]. His father was a builder and Michael grew up with his brother Benjamin, who is also buried in Mill Road Cemetery. When he was 16 years old his father had changed profession and was a publican and inn keeper at 10 Mustow Street in Bury St Edmunds.
After marrying Elizabeth Levett in 1859 the family lived in Drinkstone in Suffolk. Michael was a carpenter and wheelwright employing 1 man and 1 boy in 1861. He was widowed at the age of 49, and continued to live at 117 Sturton Street. He died at home on 19th February 1916 aged 81 years old. He left effects valued at £881, 9s 10d.
by Claire Martinsen
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