CFHS code : HT239

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HARRIET wife of JOHN PRYOR d 3 Nov 1933 age 87 also JOHN PRYOR husband d 10 Mar 1937 aged 91

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Pryor monument 2017


The kerb stones are broken and the inscription difficult to read.


In Loving Memory of HARRIET wife of JOHN PRYOR
died 3 Nov 1933 age 87

Also JOHN PRYOR husband died 10 Mar 1937 aged 91

Harriet (Hattie) Pryor (née Dixon) (24 August 1846 – 3 November 1933)

Hattie was born in the village of Bocking, which is now part of Braintree, Essex and baptised there on 25 April 1848.  She was the daughter of miller/publican William Dixon and his wife Eliza and married John Pryor at St. Mary’s Church, Bocking on Boxing Day 1874. They had eight children: Gertrude Annie (1877-1952), Lady Edith Rose (1877-1965), Mary Dixon (1880-1896), Margaret Elizabeth (1882-1928), Grace Harriet (1884-1977), John William (1886-1971), Nora Esther Dene (1888-1972) and one more child who died as an infant.

John was a grocer and the family lived at 106/107 King Street where he had a shop. By 1911 they moved to live at 21 Willis Road, and John was described as a grocer, wine and spirit merchant in the census of that year. Hattie died at Willis Road at the age of 87.

John Pryor (14 March 1845 – 10 March 1937)

John was the son of fishmonger/game dealer James Pryor and Esther (née Deen). He grew up on Petty Cury where his father had a shop. In 1871 he was managing a shop in Bishopgate, London and after marrying Hattie Dixon ran his own store on King Street. In September 1901 he applied for a license to sell liquers and at the magistrate’s court said ‘he had frequently been asked for liquers by his University customers’. John died at Willis Road in March 1937.

John’s brother James Valentine Pryor ran the family fish business on Petty Cury, and his brother William was an ironmonger in the town.



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Harriet Pryor; John Pryor