CFHS code : AL338

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANNE FUERNI d XII May MCML also her husband BRYAN FUERNI d XXXI July MCMIX also of RONALD FUERNI their son 13.7.1909 _ 26.11.1982 also ANNE MERCY STUBBINGS their niece d XVIII March MDCCCXCVIII

Monument : Kerb stones/Stone cross (broken and fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in April 2021.


This monument in the parish of St Andrew the Less is roughly 13 rows east of the central path and 2 monuments south of the north path. Although the cross and 1 kerb have broken the carved inscription is still clear.


east face
In Loving Memory of ANNE FUERNI who entered into rest  XII May MCML

also her husband BRYAN FUERNI who died XXXI July MCMIX

south face
Also of RONALD FUERNI their son 13.7.1909 _ 26.11.1982
“Death is only an horizon
and a horizon is nothing
save the limit of our sight.”

north face

Anne Fuerni  (Annie) (née Tapping)  (17 September 1871 – 14 May 1950)

Annie was the daughter of Thomas and Maria Topping and was born in Cambridge. Her father, an agricultural labourer died in 1875 when Anne was three years old and she was  then raised by her mother at 16 Albert Street. Maria worked as a hawker and in 1891 Annie was working as a laundry assistant at the Fulbourn Asylum. This is presumably where she met her husband Bryan Fuerni who also worked as the Asylum. They married in 1893. They lived at Vinery Road (1901) and had one son: Ronald Catley (1909-1982).  Annie was widowed in 1903 and then ran a laundry business from 47 Vinery Road with her sister. In 1911 she was living at Vinery Road with sister Harriet and her son Bryan, her mother Maria and son Ronald. She was still running a laundry in 1939 from Vinery Road and died at the Evelyn Nursing Home aged 78 years old.

Bryan Fuerni (c.1868 –  31 July 1903)

Bryan was born in Sunderland, Durham and by 1891 was working as an attendant at the Fulbourn Asylum. He later worked as a musician and was a talented violinist.   He was the leader of the Conservative Club Band and led many concerts.  In November 1900 he conducted the band in a concert at the Guildhall where the band opened the evening with a rendition of ‘Le Regiment Favore’.  He died at Vinery Road aged 35 years old and is known to have been ill for the year before his death.

Ronald Catley Fuerni (13 July 1909 – 26 November 1982)

Ronald was the only son of Bryan and Annie and lived at 47 Vinery Road his entire life.  He worked as a college clerk/bursar and died at home aged 73 years old.

Anne Mercy Stubbings (1894-19 March 1898)

Anne was the daughter of Frederick and Harriett and sister of Bryan. Her father was a blacksmith who had married Harriet in 1890. Anne died aged 3 years old.



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Anne Fuerni; Bryan Fuerni; Ronald Fuerni; Anne Mercy Stubbings