CFHS code : MC34a

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Memory of ANN MARIA DODD d April 17 1853 aged 74 also ELLEN MARGARET grand daughter of the above d June 28 1846 aged [8] months

Monument : Not recorded

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202601, 0.13786606 – click here for location

Dodd monument

Monument

Inscription

Ann Maria Dodd (née Yorke) (c.1779 – 17 April 1853)

Ann was the daughter of Edward and Elizabeth and was baptised on 26 December 1779 at St. Giles’ Church, Cambridge.  She married Francis Dodd (1789-1835) on 25 September 1810. Francis was a college servant and they had at least two children: Francis Edward (1815-1874) and Ann Maria (1817-1848).  The family lived at Park Street and Francis died there aged 45 years old.  Ann remained at Park Street until at least 1851 but then moved to live at 20 Rose Crescent with her son.  She died at Rose Crescent aged 74 years and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 23 April.

Ellen Margaret Dodd (1845 – 28 June 1846)

Ellen was the daughter of Francis and Catherine Margaret (née Feist) Dodd.  Her father worked as a bookbinder from 20 Rose Crescent. She was baptised on 26 November 1845 and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 3 July.

Francis and Catherine had two more daughters: Catherine Maria (1844-1926) and Florence Caroline (1855-1898). They left Cambridge soon after the death of his mother Ann and moved to London where Francis worked as a journalist. Catherine married racehorse trainer Edwin Martin and lived in Newmarket for most of her maried life. Florence was an actress who married fellow actor Charles Frederick Blight (1858-1898).

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Maria Dodd; Ellen Margaret Dodd