CFHS code : BE14a

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of MARY ANN the beloved wife of JOHN JONES d Oct 19 1854 aged 54 also MARY ANN GRANGER third daughter of JOHN & MARY JONES b Aug 31 1825 d Aug 1 1884

Monument : Chest tomb with panelled sides

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Mary Ann Jones [nee Wilson]  (16 December 1799 – 19 October 1854)

Mary Ann was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Watson.  She was born in Bury St Edmunds and was baptised  at St James Church Bury St Edmunds on 25th February 1800. She married John Jones at the same church on 19th May 1818.  John was a dental surgeon in Bury St Edmunds but eventually settled at 4 Jesus Lane, Cambridge.  John was Jewish, but chose to keep his religion private, for there were very few Jews in Cambridge, and the university did not admit Jews to study until 1854.

They had at least nine children together – the sons all became dentists like their father.  John [1819-1900], Elizabeth [1820-1904], Amelia [1823-1893], Mary Ann Granger [1825-1884], Sarah Elizabeth Maria [1827-1916], Frederick Hart [1829-1906], Adelaide Felloes  [1830-1859], Alfred [1832-1905] and Augustus [1834-1910].

By 1838 John Jones had moved his practice to 63 Trumpington Road – a very fashionable address between Kings College and the Bull Hotel.  This could have been a good ploy at attract the wealthy clients of the Bull Hotel. More information on John Jones as a dentist in Cambridge can be found here.   John and Mary are recorded as living in Ely Villa, Milton Road  in 1851  which was the house that John Jones has fashioned for himself . Mary Ann died in 1854 aged 54 years old.


Mary Ann Granger (31 August 1825 – 1 August 1884)

Very little is known of Mary Ann.  She was baptised on 26th December 1827 at St Sepulchre in Cambridge – the same day as her sister Sarah Elizabeth Maria. No further records can be found of her at this time. She died in 1884 aged 58 years.


Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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