CFHS code : AS308

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of JOHN EDWARD MERRY d Jul 23 1911 age 73 also of EMENY MERRY wife of the above d Oct 5 1919 age 83

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

John Edward Merry (c.1838 – 23 July 1911)

John was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Merry. He was born in Cambridge, and his mother died in 1848 when he was 10 years old.  By the age of 13 [1851] he was working as an agricultural labourer like his father.

On 13th April 1865 her married Emeny Wallis [known as Emmy] at St Mary’s Church in Newmarket.   They had one son – Henry Edward Merry [1867-1945].  The family appear to have lived in London for some years. Henry was born there in 1867, and at that time John was living at 5 St Johns Gardens and working as a watchmaker.  In 1871 they were living in the St Pancreas area, and John was working in some kind of club.

By 1881 he had returned to Cambridge and was Head Butler at St John’s College, and living at 10 Parkside. He continued to work at St John’s and when he died in 1911 at the age of 73 years his probate records describe him as a college butler.  He died at home at 10 Parkside.

 

Emeny Merry [nee Wallis] (c.1837 – 5 October 1919)

Emeny was born in Newmarket and was the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Wallis.  Thomas Wallis was a coachman, and she grew up at 150 High Street , Newmarket.  She married John Merry when she was 28 years old.

Emmy was widowed in 1919,  and died a few years later aged 82 years old.

 

 

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Emeny Merry; John Edward Merry