CFHS code : AG223
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : HENRICUS GULIELMUS GUNNING natus aput [batyon MDCCCXLIX College Christi alumnus submer sus[ebeo] MDCCC[—-]
Monument : Cruciform Coped stone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202859, 0.13648817 – click here for location
To the west of the west path. south of the transverse path leading to the centre circle. This is a very early monument and has sunk below ground. We were unable to check the inscription. It is next to a set of grey marble kerbs of the Stephens family.
HENRICUS GULIELMUS GUNNING natus aput [batyon MDCCCXLIX College Christi alumnus submer sus[ebeo] MDCCC[—-]
Henricus Gulielmus Gunning (1829 – 1849)
Henry was born in Bath on 2 November 1829. His parents were the Venerable William and Sarah Anne Gunning. He was the second of the Gunning’s four children, and the only son. William Gunning was the vicar of Stowey in Somerset and would later become Archdeacon of Bath. Henricus went to school locally in Bath and then to Winchester College at the age of 13. From there he went up to Christ’s College Cambridge in the Autumn of 1849 – the same college that his father had attended in the 1820s.
Tragically he drowned in the River Cam on 17 November 1849, whilst rowing on a Sunday afternoon not long after having been at Cambridge. His boat struck a chain that had been placed across the river and upturned. He was only 20 years old. Records from the time show that his funeral was attended by the Master, resident fellows and undergraduates of Christ’s College.
by Claire Martinsen