CFHS code : HS37

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of CHARLES PRANGNELL d April 25th 1916 age 65 also ANN PRANGNELL d Feb 14th 1929 age 76

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202308, 0.13766174 – click here for location


Pragnell kerb stones May 2018

These kerb stones are located ten rows east of the central path. At least one corner post is displaced but the flower holder is still within the grave set. The metal letters are only just legible. We were unable to check the entire monument as it is hidden in bushes.


In Loving Memory of CHARLES PRANGNELL [who passed over] April 25th 1916 aged 65

also ANN PRANGNELL d Feb 14th 1929 age 76

“At Rest”

Charles Dyer Prangnell (1851 – 25 April 1916) 

Charles was born in Newport, Isle of Wight and was the son of  baker James Prangnell and his wife Fanny.  He married Ann Bessant on the Island in the summer of 1881 when he was 30 years old.  They had three children: Clara Louisa (1884-1898), Annie Sarah )1886-1973) and another child who died as an infant. In 1891 they were living at 3 Tennyson Road, Isle of Wight and Charles was working as an engine driver.  No census records can be found for 1901, but by 1911 Charles and Ann were living in Cambridge at 33 Vinery Road.  In 1911 Charles was working in the cement works as a ‘cement tester’ and Ann was also working at the cement works.   He died in Cambridge aged 65 years old.

Ann Prangnell (nee Bessant) (1853 – 14 February 1929) 

Ann is thought to have been the daughter of Edward and Sarah Bessant.  She was born in Newbridge, Hampshire where Edward Bessant worked as an agricultural worker.  She married Charles Prangnell when she was around 28 years old. When Ann died she was living at 33 Vinery Road, Cambridge.

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

Ann Prangnell; Charles Dyer Prangnell