CFHS code : MG131

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CATHARINE CARDEW DUNLOP d 1st Feb 1902 aged 79

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202092, 0.13816359 – click here for location

Dunlop grave
Dunlop plinth

Monument

Inscription

Catharine Cardew Dunlop (née Blackburn) (14 January 1823 – 1 February 1902)

Catharine was born in Futtyghur, India and was the daughter of Charles Collinson  (1798-1828) and Catharine (née Bush) Blackburn.  Her father died when she was 5 years old and her mother then married silk trader George Gordon Moir (1799-).  Catharine married merchant/trade Andrew Anderson Dunlop (1809-1879) in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta) on 24 January 1839 when she was 16 years old.  The couple had at least six children: Catherine Margaret (1840-1897), Charles Blackburn (1842-1927), Grahame Colquhoun (1845-1927), Adele Rebecca (1847-1936), Helen Mary (Nellie) (1855-1950) and Elizabeth Jane (1858-1944).  The first four children were born in Kolkata, but by at least 1855 the family were living in Dublin, which is where Nellie and Elizabeth were born.

Andrew Dunlop died in November 1879 in Dublin and was buried at Sutton Cemetery in the city. In 1881 Catharine was living in Hastings with her ladies maid Gretchen Aumuller.  She and Gretchen then moved to live at 2 Claremont in Cambridge (1891/1901).  It is thought she moved to Cambridge to be close to her daughter Adele, who had married William Cunningham (1849-1919).   William was an academic, fellow of Trinity and Hon. fellow of Caius, vicar of Great St. Mary’s (1887-1908) and lecturer in Economic science, history and theology.  He later became Archdeacon of Ely (1907) William and Adele lived at 2 St. Paul’s Road with their family, and Catharine lived just a few streets away.  She died at Claremont aged 79 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

A Cambridge Alumni Database

by Claire Martinsen

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Catharine Cardew Dunlop