CFHS code : MC24

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM DUNN d May 4th 1924 aged 67 also his beloved wife MARY ANN DUNN d August 19th 1930 aged 72

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon :  52.202564,  0.13789358 – click here for location

Dunn kerbstones September 2017



In Loving Memory of WILLIAM DUNN
Who passed away May 4th 1924 aged 67 years

Also his beloved wife MARY ANN DUNN
who passed away August 19th 1930 aged 72

William Dunn (1857- 4 May 1924)

William was the first child of William (a waiter) and Susan (née Shedd). He was baptised on 31st May 1857 at St Andrew’s Church Cherry Hinton. Soon after the family moved to Burleigh Place. His mother died in 1870 at the age of 39 when William was 12. (She is likely to be buried in the parish of St Andrew the Less, Mill Road Cemetery, but no grave marker has been found).  By 1871 William (Snr) had moved to South Street with his six children. William (Jnr) was helping to support the family with his two brothers who were all errand boys. William’s aunt Mary Ann Dunn was also recorded on this census and she may have moved in to look after the three younger children. William (Snr) remarried in 1875 and died in 1917.

When William married Mary Ann Ivett on 2 January 1886, at the church of Andrew the Less, he was recorded as being a cabinet maker living in Perowne Street, Cambridge. The couple moved to Hope Street, Cambridge where they started their family: Elizabeth Beatrice (1887-), William James (1888-), Violet (1890-1956), Florence Marie (1892-1978), Percy Ivett (1893-) and Horace Ivett (1893-1942). The family lived at 36 Cavendish Road (at least 1891 onwards) and William continued to work as a cabinet maker.  He died aged 67 years old.

 Mary Ann Dunn (née Ivett) (1858 – 19 August 1930) 

Mary was the daughter of  labourer James Ivett and his wife Eliza. She  grew up at St. Matthew’s Court and by the age of 23 was working as a kitchen maid at Addenbrooke’s Hospital on Trumpington Road. She married William Dunn when she was c.28 years old and died at the age of 72.



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by Ian Bent with additional information by Claire Martinsen

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