CFHS code : MG144

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription: Headstone; In Loving Memory of HENRY HUNT d June 11 1942 aged 75 also his beloved wife ANNIE ISABEL HUNT d January 23 1958 aged 83; Flower holder; VERA 14th May 1953

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202117, 0.13823800 – click here for location

Hunt monument in March 2016

Monument

This headstone is located one row to the east of the east path. The inscription of metal letters and kerbstones are in good order. 

Inscription

‘In Loving memory of Henry Hunt
died June 11 1942 aged 75 years
“Peace and Rest”
Also his beloved wife Annie Isabel Hunt
died January 23 1958 aged 83 years’

[On the flower holder there is the inscription]

‘Vera 14th May 1953’

Harry & Annie Isabel

Henry Hunt (1867 – June 11th 1942)

Henry was the first child born to Henry James Hunt and Jane Hunt. His father, originally from Cambridge, had married in Devon but returned with his young family about 1876. Young Henry was brought up on Victoria Road, Cambridge

Annie Isabel Hunt (née Prior) (1878 – January 23rd 1958)

Annie Isabel was the eighth child of George Mason Prior and Mary Ann Prior of Newmarket Road, Cambridge. Her father was a butcher. She was remembered by her niece, Irene as running a slightly chaotic but loving home.

Vera Woods (nee Hunt) (1900- 1953)

Vera, their daughter, was  born in 1900. She married a soldier, Cyril Alexander Woods, in 1919. It is not known if her body lies here or if it is just a dedication in her memory.

Henry and Annie married in 1895 and lived at 84 Castle Street, Cambridge next door but one to his mother’s laundry business, before moving to Victoria St then Perowne Street.  They had seven children: Gladys (1898), Vera (1899), Harry (1903),  John (1906),  Ralph (1909), Emily Kate (1910), and Donald James (1912)

During World War 1 they lived at the Great Eastern Hotel on Mill Road, then 33 Mawson Road and in 1923 “The Huts”, off Burell Walk, these had been uses as wards for the Great Eastern General Hospital during the war. Eventually they moved into a new council house in Hawthorne Way. Henry was a bookbinder by trade but was also a verger at Great St Mary’s church, a Drum Major in the Cambridgeshire Territorial Army, an member of the New Theatre Orchestra and an enthusiastic rower. According to his niece Irene he was a “kind and lovely man”

Obituary Harry Hunt obituary

Sources:
CFHS  census & parish transcripts
Family Search
Memories of Irene Thompson niece of Henry Hunt

by Mary Naylor

Annie Isabel Hunt; Henry Hunt; Vera