CFHS code : HT243

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FANNY MARY BENNETT d July 20 1919 aged 71 also FREDERICK EDWARD BENNETT d Dec 23 1924 aged 86

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bennett headstone February 2017

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is close to the south wall.  As it is behind a bush it cannot be seen from the path. The headstone is well preserved and the inscription clear.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of FANNY MARY BENNETT who died July 20. 1919.
Aged 71 years.

Also FREDERICK EDWARD BENNETT who died Dec. 23. 1924.
Aged 86 years.’

R.I.P.

Fanny Mary Bennett (née Hopkins) (c.1838 – 20 July 1919)

Fanny was born in Cheltenham and was the daughter of William and Hannah (née Warnels) Hopkins. Her father worked as a porter and after her mother died in 1845 she grew up with her father and stepmother Sarah. She married Frederick Bennett at St Phillip’s Church, Birmingham on 9 June 1861.  The couple initially lived in Cheltenham where their five children were born: Ernest Frederick (1862-1917), Ellen Louisa (1865-1960), Fanny Emily (1868-1949), Edith Gertrude (1871-1960) and Albert Edward (1873-1875).  Frederick worked as a domestic house decorator, painter and grainer (specialist painter who painted wood effect).  In 1881 the family were living at Queen Street in Woodbridge, and in 1891 at Willow Walk in Cambridge.  They then moved to 188 East Road (1901) and 72 Eden Street (1911). Fanny died aged 71 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 23 July.

Frederick Edward Bennett (1838 – 23 December 1924)

Frederick was born in Cheltenham and was the son of builder Thomas Hopkins and his wife Lucy. He was baptised at St. Mary’s Church, Cheltenham on 2 January 1839. Frederick married aged 22 years old and died aged 86 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Fanny Mary Bennett; Frederick Edward Bennett