CFHS code : BE97b

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of LOUISA the beloved wife of JOHN DOWLING d May 23 1896 aged 68 also of JOHN DOWLING husband of the above d Sept 16 1908 aged 89

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Louisa Dowling (c.1828 – 23 May 1896)

Louisa was born in Cambridge and married John Downing.  They had at least seven children: Louisa (b 1847), Martha (b 1850), Lydia Anna (1854-1943), Sarah (b 1857), Fanny (b 1860), Jane (b 1862) and Edmund John (1864-1946).

John worked as a joiner/carpenter and the family lived at 40 Hyde Park Corner, (at the junction of Hills Road and Regent Street).  Louisa also worked as a dressmaker in later life.  She died in 1896 aged 68 years old.

John Dowling (c.1819- 16 September 1908)

John was the son of Matthew and Sally Dowling. He was baptised at St Mary the Great on 27th June 1819. He married Louisa and had seven children.  In April 1856 he was imprisoned for three months for receiving stolen goods.  He continued to live at Hyde Park Corner after her death in 1896. He died aged 89 years old in 1908.


by Claire Martinsen

John Dowling; Louisa Dowling