CFHS code : ML71
Parish : St Mary the Less
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANTHONY W W STEEL MA Senior Fellow and Tutor of Caius Coll formerly Vicar of Holy Sepulchre called to rest on Sunday Aug 30 1885 aged 48 also In Memory of CAROLINE the beloved wife of the Rev A W W STEEL b March 30 1835 d June 4 1903
Monument : Stone cross/Coped stone/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This imposing Celtic cross located in the southern section of the centre circle on the close to the path.
The inscription for Anthony on the east face is still legible.
In Loving Memory of ANTHONY W W STEEL MA Senior Fellow and Tutor of Caius Coll formerly Vicar of Holy Sepulchre.
Called to rest on Sunday Aug 30 1885 aged 48
Also In Memory of CAROLINE the beloved wife of the Rev A W W STEEL b March 30 1835 d June 4 1903
Anthony William Wilson Steel (1836-1885)
Anthony was born on 3 December 1836 in Mumbai, India (known as Bombay at that time). He was the son of Anthony and Elizabeth Steel and was baptised in Mumbai on 22nd January 1837. He went to school at La Martiniere College in Calcutta and then up to Cambridge in April 1885, attending Gonville and Caius college.
Anthony studied Mathematics, graduating as Second Wrangler (although newspapers later reported that he graduated as joint Senior wrangler) . He got his MA in 1862, and was a fellow of Gonville and Caius from 1859-1885, and tutor from 1880 until his death.
He was also a priest and was ordained in 1860. He was curate of Whittlesford (1860-1862), curate of St Sepulchre (1867-1873) and then Vicar of St Sepulchre from 1873-1878.
He married Caroline Hunnybun on 1st January 1861. They were lodgers with the Clements family at 77 Trumpington Street just after their marriage in April 1861, but eventually settled at 4 Scrope Terrace, where they spent the rest of their lives.
Anthony died very suddenly on 30 August 1885 aged 48 years old, whilst in Dalvrech near Crieff in Scotland. He had been in Dundee and had gone to visit at Professor Gardiner in Locherlour and whilst returning in the evening he felt unwell. He was taken into a local house in Dalvrech and medical aid was called, but he died ten minutes later. The cause of death was said to be a burst blood vessel.
Caroline Steel (nee Hunnybun) (1835-1903)
Caroline was born in Cambridge on 30 March 1835 and was the daughter of coachmaker Thomas Hunnybun and his wife Ann. She was baptised on 1st May 1835, and grew up on Sidney Street. She married Anthony Steel when she was 25 years old in 1861.
After being widowed she continued to live at 4 Scrope Terrace with her sister Emily, a cook and a domestic servant (1891 / 1901). She died at Scrope Terrace on 4 June 1903 aged 68 years old.
It is not thought that Caroline and Anthony had any children, and certainly no evidence can be found. However the Dundee Evening Telegraph reported that he was in Dundee with ‘his son and a friend’ (31 August 1885).
by Claire Martinsen