CFHS code : AG465
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANN wife of JOHN WEBB b May 24th 1814 d March 26 1894 also of JOHN WEBB b September 24 1820 d June 23 1894
Monument : Ground slab
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
‘In Loving Memory of ANN wife of JOHN WEBB
born May 24. 1814 . died March 26. 1894.’
‘Also of JOHN WEBB born September 24. 1820. died June 23. 1894.’
“………. Which is far better.”
Ann Webb (née Bonnett) (24 May 1814 – 26 March 1894)
Ann was born in Hardwick and was the illegitimate daughter of Lydia. Her mother was a dressmaker and in 1851 the pair were living at 58 St. Andrews Street. Ann married printer John Webb in 1852 and they had two daughters: Ann Bonnett (1856-1920) and Harriett (1860-1920). The family lived at 27 New Square (1861/1871) and then at 15 Parkside (1881/1891). Ann died at Parkside in 1894.
John Webb (24 September 1820 – 23 June 1894)
John was born in Cambridge and ran a printing company called Messrs. Webb & Co from Alexandra Street. In 1871 he was employing 6 people in his business, and this had increased to 11 by 1881. John represented West Barnwell ward on the Council from c.1860-1889, was a Governor of the Old Schools of Cambridge and Secretary of the East Road group. He was also a magistrate from 1882 onwards and church warden at Christ Church. For the last seven years of his life he was incapacitated from active work due to ill-health and died at Parkside three months after his wife. The Cambridge Independent Press reported that John had ‘taken part in the public and municipal life of town…[and] concluded a long and useful life on Saturday morning when death ensued at his residence to the regret of the large circle of townsmen among whom he moved’. His funeral took place on 27 June at Mill Road Cemetery and the cortege consisted ‘of a glass panelled hearse and two carriages’.
Daughter Ann married hosier George Sussum and is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery although the grave has not yet been identified.
by Claire Martinsen
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