CFHS code : AL307

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : MARY ANN STUBBINGS relict of JOHN RELPH STUBBINGS b Jan 8 1803 d Dec 18 18[71] HENRY NEWTON late of the —– b Sept 8 1795 d June 30 1879

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Stubbings headstone September 2017


Turn east of the central path onto the north path. The headstone is to the south just before the bend, but may well be covered by grass.


born Jan 8 1803 died Dec 18 1871

HENRY NEWTON late of the —– born Sept 8 1795 died June 30 1879

Relationship – brother & sister

Mary Ann Stubbings (1803-1871)

Mary was born in Cambridge but as her family were believed to be non-conformist we have not found the names of her parents.  A marriage took place between John Ra[e]lph Stubbings and Mary Ann Daniels on April 30th 1825. The marriage was by licence. It is possible she was a widow which would explain why she did not have the same surname as her brother. A Mary Ann Stubbings was listed in the 1841 census as living with her husband John, a tailor on King’s Parade, Cambridge. John Ra[e]lph Stubbings of King’s Parade died in 1842 and would have been buried in the city centre parish churchyard of St Edwards church. John Relph was the illegitimate son of Mary Stubbings and was baptised in the parish of Mary the Less in 1802. His second name was often transcribed as Ralph. We do know that in the 1851 census Mary Ann was in Brighton with her brother Henry and his daughters. She died in the home she shared with her brother in Brunswick Place at the age of 68.

Henry Newton (1795-1879)

Born in Cambridge. Nothing is known of Henry until his marriage on October 4th 1824 in Gorleston with Southtown, Suffolk, to Eliza Carr Evans (daughter of Thomas Evans of Yarmouth, gentleman).
Henry and Eliza’s  children were registered with Dr Williams Library which suggests the family were non-conformist. Eliza  (1825, in Rochford, Essex), Mary Ann (1828, at 13 Charles Street, Kensington, London). Eliza died before the 1841 census.  In 1841 Henry was living with his daughters at Upper Olland Street, Bungay, Suffolk. Henry was a supervisor of Customs. The 1851 census finds him at 73 Upper Street, Brighton living with his daughters and sister Mary Ann Stubbings. Henry was working for the Inland Revenue. It is this census that revealed that Henry had been born in Cambridge. By 1861 he had moved with his sister to Cambridge and they were living at 20 Brunswick Place. Henry was now retired. He remained in Brunswick Place until his death aged 83.

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