CFHS code : HT57

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY NIXON d 13 Jan 1915 aged 60 also MARY ANN NIXON wife 26 Nov 1921 aged 63

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey


These kerb stones are located two rows east of the path in the south east corner of the cemetery.


In Loving Memory of HENRY NIXON d 13 Jan 1915 aged 60

Also MARY ANN NIXON wife 26 Nov 1921 aged 63

Henry Nixon (1852-1915)

Henry was born in 1852 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  He was one of at least nine children born to Thomas Nixon (c.1809-1859) and Mary Ann Nixon  (c.1812-1880).  Henry’s father died when he was seven years old.  In 1861 the family was lodging at the John Bull public house, 50 Burleigh Street.  By 1871 Henry was still living at home but he was working at the public house, which was renamed the Cricketer, along with his older brother, Frank.  Henry married Mary Ann Farrant Edwards (1860-1921) in 1879 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  They had eleven children including: Harry Richard (1880-1935); Louisa Mary Ann (1881-1910); Rose Margaret (1888-1920); Thomas William (1890-1951); Archie Frederick (1891-1908); Richard (1894-1917); George James (1896-?); and James (1900-?).  By 1881 Henry had taken over the running of the public house and was working as the publican.  By 1891 Henry and his family had moved to the Rabbit Inn, Gold Street, Cambridge.  The Rabbit Inn had previously been run by his father-in-law, Richard Edwards (1837-1905).  Henry died on 13 January 1915 at 48a Eden Street, Cambridge.

Mary Ann Farrant Nixon (née Edwards) (1860-1921)

Mary was born in 1860 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  She was the third of twelve children born to Richard Edwards (1837-1905) and Louisa Farrant Edwards (née Haws) (1839-1915).  In 1871 the family lived at the Rabbit Inn, 50 Gold Street, Cambridge.  Mary married Henry Nixon (1852-1915) in 1879 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire.  Mary died on 26 November 1921 in Cambridge.

Six of Mary’s siblings died in infancy, and were also buried in this cemetery.  Four of Mary’s five siblings, who survived infancy, were also buried in this cemetery: Elizabeth Farrant Driver (née Edwards) (1857-1926); William John Farrant Edwards (1863-1915); Richard James Farrant Edwards (1866-1913); and Susanna Helena Farrant Matthews (née Edwards) (1870-1950).


Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915

By Emma Easterbrook

Henry Nixon; Mary Ann Nixon