CFHS code : AS121

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : To the Memory of JOHN FULLER d October 11 18[5]0 aged 64 To the Memory of CHARLOTTE FULLER the beloved wife of JOHN FULLER d August 7 1856 aged 66 CHARLES WILLIAM FULLER d June 21 1862 aged 40 also MARY ANN BUTTRESS a friend and relative d May 9 1878 aged 77 To the memory of EDWARD WARWICK FULLER died June 10 1859 aged 40 years also To the Memory of FREDERICK FULLER d June 10 1859 aged 40

Monument : Square Column

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203423, 0.13664692 – click here for location

Fuller and Buttress monument February 2017



east face

‘To the Memory of JOHN FULLER
who departed this life October 11 1850 aged 64 years’

“Dear as thou wert and justly dear
We will not weep for thee
One thought shall check the starting tear
It is that thou art free

And thus shall faith’s consoling power
The tears of love restrain
Ah who that saw thy parting hour
could wish thee here again

Gently thy passing spirit fled
Sustained by grace divine
Oh may that grace on us be shed
And make our end like thine.”

face 2

‘To the Memory of CHARLOTTE FULLER the beloved wife of JOHN FULLER who died August 7 1856 aged 66 years’
‘CHARLES WILLIAM FULLER died June 21. 1862. aged 40 years
‘Also MARY ANN BUTTRESS a friend and relative died May 9 1878 aged 77 years’

 face 3

To the memory of EDWARD WARWICK FULLER who died Nov 2 1854
Several lines illegible
‘Also To the Memory of FREDERICK FULLER died June 10 1859 aged 40 years’

John Fuller (c.1786 – 11 October 1850)

John married Charlotte Buttress on 20 February 1812 at All Saints’ Church.  He worked as a college cook and the couple had at least nine children: Edward Warwick (1813-1854), John (1814-1875), Henry (1817-1869), Frederick (1819-1859), Frederick (1819-1859), Susannah Mary (1821-1821), Charles William (1822-1862), Martha Warwick (1826-1826), Alfred (1827-1884) and Charlotte (1829-1892). In 1841 the family were living at 8 Jesus Lane and John appears to have run an early mail order service for brawn.  Newspaper adverts from December 1843 read ‘Cambridge brawn, made and sold by John whom orders from any part of the country will be punctually attended to’.  He died in October 1850.

Charlotte Fuller  (née Buttress) (c.1790 – 7 August 1856)

Charlotte was born in the Parish of All Saints’ and  in 1851 was living at Jesus Lane working as a cook, together with her sons Frederick and Alfred.  She was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 12 August 1856.

Charles William Fuller (1822 – 21 June 1862)

Charles was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 7 July 1822.  By the age of 19 he was working as a hairdresser and in 1851 was a hairdresser on the Kings Road in London.  He married Sophia Strausbaum (1822-1883) in London.  By 1861 the couple were living in Newnham, and Charles had a shop on Sussex Street. His death was announced in local newspapers as being ‘a well known hairdresser’.

His widow  Sophia married college servant Jospeh Buttress (1845-) in 1876.

Mary Ann Buttress (1800 – 12 May 1878)

The details on the grave inscription appear to be incorrect.  According to newspaper records Mary died on 12 May, not 9 May. 

Mary was born in Fulham and was the daughter of William and Mary (née Dickinson). She was baptised at All Saints’ Church, Fulham on 2 October 1800.  Mary was Charlotte’s cousin and worked for the Fuller family as a housekeeper (1841/1851).  She then went to work for their daughter Charlotte and her husband Antoine Porcheron (1861/1871) at 48 Jesus Lane as a nurse for their children.  She died at Jesus Lane aged 77 years old.

Edward Warwick Fuller (c.1813 – 2 November 1854)

Edward was the eldest son of John and Charlotte and was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 13 January 1813. He married Mary Elizabeth Luckie (1821-)on 17 October 1839 in Holborn, London.

Edward was cook at Trinity Hall and Gray’s Inn, London and appears to have split his time between London and Cambridge.  In December 1850 he cooked a banquet at Trinity Hall to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the founding of the college.  The Cambridge Independent Press reported that ‘the dinner was of the most sumptuous and recherche description and the whole management was under the control of Mr. Edward Fuller, the eminent cook of Gray’s Inn; and nothing could have been carried out with better effect’.

Edward died at his home on Parker’s Piece aged 41 years old and newspapers reported he was ‘highly esteemed by a numerous circle of friends by whom his loss will be severely felt’. He was buried on 7 November.

Frederick Fuller (1819-  10 June 1859)

Frederick was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 6 April 1819 and was the fourth son of John and Charlotte.  He also worked as a cook and married Charlotte Flower Headley (1822-1907) on 27 September 1852 in Gayton, Norfolk. The couple lived at 7 Tennis Court Road and Frederick died there in 1859.



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