CFHS code : ED38
Parish : St Edward
Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARY ANN wife of FREDERIC CF JOHNSON d 30.3.1883 aged 43 also of EMMA second wife d 25.8.1906 aged 64 also of FREDERIC CF JOHNSON d 29.1.1908 aged 66
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203113, 0.13739306 – click here for location
This tall limestone gothic-pointed headstone, with elaborate floral carving, in the parish area of St Edward, is located six rows west of the central path, 25 yards north of the centre circle.
In loving memory of
Mary Ann wife of Frederic C. F. Johnson
who died March 30. 1883 aged 43 years
Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another,
even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.
Also of Emma second wife
who died August 25. 1906 aged 64 years
Also of Frederic George Fitzjohn Johnson
who died Jan 29 1868 aged 66 years
Mary Ann and Emma were the first and second wives of Frederic Johnson.
Mary Ann Johnson (née Chapman) (c.1840‒83)
Mary Ann Chapman was born c.1840. (Although she is described in the banns registers as ‛spinster of St Edwards’, her christening is not recorded in the baptismal register of that parish.)
The banns for her marriage to Frederic George Fitzjohn Johnson are recorded in the registers of both St Edward and St Mary the Less as having been read on 18 September 1870. Mary Ann died in 30 March 1883, aged 43, and was buried on 3 April in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXIV of the St Edward parish area, in grave 10, at a depth of 10 feet. Her address at the time of death was 4 Free School Lane.
Emma Johnson (née Potter) (c.1841‒1906)
Emma Potter was born c.1841 in Great Stanmore, Middlesex. In the banns for her marriage to Frederic George Fitzjohn Johnson, read at St Edward’s on 20 April 1884, she is described as ‛spinster of St Marys Islington.’ Emma died on 25 August 1906, aged 64, and was buried on the 29th of the month in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXIV of the St Edward parish area in grave 10, at a depth of 9 feet. Her address at the time of death ‒ possibly just visiting ‒ was 7 Coronation Terrace, Ilfracombe, North Devon.
Frederic George Fitzjohn Johnson (c.1842‒1908)
Frederic was born c.1842. In the banns for the marriage to his first wife he is described as ‛bachelor of St Mary the Less’; however, the baptismal register for St Mary the Less does not record his christening.
He was married first to Mary Ann Potter in September 1870. She died at the age of 43 in 1883. Her address at that time ‒ hence possibly the address of the couple ‒ was 4 Free School Lane, in central Cambridge. A year later, 1884, Frederic was married for a second time, to Emma Potter of the parish of St Mary, Islington, in London. Their address in 1891 was High Street Ely; Frederic was a bank manager, and had two daughters, Kate Elizabeth, aged 14, and Winifred, aged 12. Emma died in August 1906 at the age of 64.
Frederic died on 29 January 1908, aged 66, and was buried on 30 January or 1 February in Mill Road Cemetery, in row XXIV of the St Edward parish area, in grave 10, at a depth of 8 feet. His address at the time of death was ‛Eversley’, 66 St Barnabas Road (Petersfield), Cambridge. He left effects worth £2181 14s 6d to ‛Samuel Johnson bank clerk and Frederick Samuel Higgins chemist’.
[If you have any information about these three persons, please contact us at Friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com]
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858‒1966 (Frederic)
St Edward’s Church, Cambridge, banns register, burial register and grave book (Mary Ann, Emma, Frederic)
Church of St Mary the Less, banns register (Mary Ann, Frederic)
By Ian Bent