CFHS code : HT205

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE PHILIP DAWKINS d 23 Sept 1896 in his 78th year also JOHN WHYBROW d 8 Dec 1900 in his 82nd year also ANN TAYLOR CARTER d 22 Jan 1917 aged 77

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headstone is stable but the lettering has been damaged which makes some of the inscription hard to read. photo January 2016
Carter, Dawkins and Whybrow headstone January 2016


This headstone, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located to the south of the south path just before it bends to the north. The headstone is stable but the lettering has been damaged, which makes some of the inscription difficult to read.


‘In Loving Memory of GEORGE PHILIP DAWKINS died September 23 1896 in his 78th year.’

[two lines illegible]

‘Also JOHN WHYBROW died December 8th 1900 in his 82nd year.’

[one line illegible]

‘Also ANN TAYLOR CARTER died January 22nd 1917 aged 77 years.’

George Philip Dawkins (1819 – 23 September 1896)

George was born in Spalding, Lincolnshire and married Ann Thornton (1827-1858) on 21 March 1844 at Holy Trinity Church, Hull. He was a publican in Hull and they had three children: Jemima Thornton (1844-1902), Thomas Henry (1848-) and Frances (1855-1923).  George was widowed in October 1858 when Ann died in Hull. George then worked as a commercial traveller and in 1861 was lodging at Farringdon Street, London whilst the children were being cared for in Hull. He married for a second time on 10 December 1864 to Ann Cracknell in her home village of Exning, Suffolk. The couple were living at Swan Street, Exning and he was documented as being a commission agent (1871). They had moved to 25 Newmarket Road (Sun Street), Cambridge by 1880 where he died aged 77 years old.

John Whybrow (c.1819 – 8 December 1900)

John was the son of Thomas and Frances (née Hobbs)  and was born in Cambridge. His father was a glass dealer, and in 1851 he was living with his parents and sister Sarah at 1 Maid’s Causeway, working as  plumber. After the death of his parents he lived with Sarah at 244 Newmarket Road and later married Martha Whatling (1828-1873). The couple lived at Newmarket Road with Martha’s mother Sarah, and in 1871 John was employing 4 men in his plumbing/glazing business  business. He was widowed in 1873 and lodged with George and Ann Dawkins  from at least 1881 onwards. In 1891 he  was documented as a retired plumber and glazier. He died at 25 Newmarket Road and his funeral took place on 13 December 1900. The Cambridge Daily News reported that he was ‘an old and respected tradesman’ who passed away ‘after a long and painful illness, borne with great fortitude’.

Ann Taylor Carter (née Cracknell) (1839 – 22 January 1917)

Ann was the born in Exning, Suffolk and baptised there on 16 June 1839. She was the daughter of  builder Thomas Cracknell (1809-1885) and Mary (née Taylor) (1816-1851). She married widower George Dawkins when she was 25 years old and after his death lived at 25 Newmarket Road (1901). She married for a second time in 1906 to retired police constable Charles Cooper Carter (1835-1916). They lived at Newmarket Road and Ann died there a few weeks after her second husband.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Taylor Carter; George Philip Dawkins; John Whybrow