CFHS code : MG20

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : E.O. HUNT date and age illegible G W H 1906 reverse In Memory of MARIA C HUNT d May 1 1924 aged 7[9]

Monument : Headstone (small)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202277, 0.13735296 – click here for location

The east face of the stone in March 2022.


This small stands within grey edging stones in the parish area of Mary the Great  2 rows east of the central path. 


west face
E.O. Hunt
1 line illegible
aged ..

The west face in 2017.

G .J. H. 1906

east face
In Memory of
died May 1 1924 aged 79

Relationships  – Mother, adult son & daughter-in-law. The grave of their daughter Ellen is 1 plot to the south.

Esther Olivia Hunt (c1810 – 1867)

Esther was the mother of George Jonas she was born in Marylebone, Middlesex and married watchmaker William Hunt (c1804- 1875), who was from Hilmarton, Wiltshire, before coming to Cambridge 

She died at Finch’s Buildings aged 58 and was buried on March 24th
Her husband William remarried in 1868 and  is also buried in this parish with his 2nd wife  Lucy Susanna née Dernell – both died in 1875 at Finch’s buildings but there is no record of their burial plot in the grave register.

George Jonas Hunt (1841 – 1906)

George was born in Middlesex the son of watchmaker William Hunt and his wife Esther Olivia.  By 1861 the family had moved to Sparrow Lane Cambridge and 17 year old George was working as a watchmaker.
He married Maria Cain Easton in Huntingdon, Bedfordshire in 1861 and Clara, the first of their 6 daughters was born in Roxton, Bedfordshire in 1862, after which they moved back to Cambridge, where they had Ellen Mary (1865) Louisa Olivia Lucy (1869), Olivia M (1872 ), Jessie Marian (1876), Ethel Maud Grace (1884)
The family lived at several addresses across the town and George had a few different occupations

1861 Sparrow’s Lane – watchmaker – living with his parents.
1866 Chesterton – Toll colector
1869 Portland Arms Yard – college servant 
1871 Victoria Road,Chesterton – labourer
1876 Covent Garden  – printer or painter
1884 51 Sturton St – labourer
1891 228 Newmarket Rd – painter & window cleaner
He died at 1 Norfolk St. aged 64

Maria Cain Hunt (née Easton) (18 March 1845 – 1 May 1924)

Maria was born in Cambridge to Mary Ann Easton who was living on Newmarket Rd. It is believed that Maria’s father was William Cain. She was baptised in the parish of St Andrew the Less in April 1849 and in 1851 she was  with her grandparents  Joseph Easton, a carpenter & Maria, a bedmaker. An elder sister Caroline born in 1841 was also with them.
Her parents did eventually marry in 1851 (10 years after the banns were originally read in 1841 in Mary the Great) It is not known why William & Mary Ann had to delay their wedding or if Maria & Caroline ever lived with them. Mary Ann & William  moved to Bedfordshire and had 3 more children.
By 1861, 17 year old Maria was working as a general servant for widower John Ballard on Madingley Rd.
After her marriage to George Hunt she was employed by one of the colleges. She died at 101 Norfolk St 


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Esther Olivia Hunt; George Jonas Hunt; Maria Cain Hunt