CFHS code : PL412

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : ILM JW FULLER d June 18 1903 aged 24 also ANN FULLER d Sept 26 1913 aged 67 also JOHN FULLER d Oct 15 1917 aged 75

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones (broken)/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

The monument in February 2021.

This headstone, despite the angle, is stable and the inscription still legible. It is located roughly 11 rows west of the central path in the parish of St Paul.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of J. W.  FULLER died June 18.1903, aged 24

Also ANN FULLER died Sept. 26. 1913, aged 67

“Thy will be done.”

Also JOHN FULLER died Oct. 15. 1917,  aged 75

“His end was peace.”

Relationships – parents and 2 sons
Unmarked graves – 4 babies are buried in the plot behind this one and John’s parents William (1805 – 1855) & Mary Ann née Gray (c 1804 – 1889) and baby niece Elizabeth (1862- 1863) are buried in the plots next to this one. Elizabeth was the child of John’s brother William & his wife Charlotte, who are buried somewhere near the south wall of this parish.

Henry William Fuller (1865 – 1865) – 1 day old baby of John & Martha of Coronation St.

Although his name is not inscribed on the stone the grave register show that he is buried here.

John William Fuller (1878 – 1903)

John was the 5th child of John & Ann Fuller. He was born in Coronation St and baptised at St Paul’s Church on August 25th 1878. In 1891 he was 12 years old and working as an errand boy and in 1901 was living with his parents at 12 Princes St and working  as a Carter. He died in Addenbrokes hospital 2 years later. His death was announced in the local paper.

Ann Fuller née Reed (1846 – 1913)

St Andrew’s Church Wimpole Estate.

Ann was baptised on October 4th 1846 at St Andrew’s church on the Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire. Her parents were Joseph and Mary Ann Reed. Joseph was an agricultural  labourer and may well have worked on the Wimpole Estate, She was brought up in a house next to her paternal grandfather in Wimpole village. By 1861 she was working as a servant for the Crawly family in the nearby village of Arrington
She married John Fuller, at the same church as her baptism aged 22, on September 27th 1868. She and John spent most of their married life at 52 Coronation St. before moving round the corner to 12 Princes St. Neither of these houses exist today

We know from the1911 census that John and Ann had 10 children 6 of whom died before 1911. Henry William (1865 – 1865), Elizabeth Ann (1868), *Matilda Mary (1870- 1871), *Matilda Annie (1872- 1874), Florence Ada Maria (1875), John William (1878), Ernest Edwin (1881), *Sidney Harry (1883 – 1884), Walter Sidney (1885), *Sarah (1889-1889) 

  • These children all died as infants and are buried in an unmarked plot behind this one.

Ann died at 12 Princes Street.

John Fuller (1842 – 1917)

John was the son of William & Mary Fuller. William was a shoemaker and the family lived in Cambridge Place. When John was about 12 his father died and the family moved to Coronation St.

By 1861 John was working in a coal yard and his mother was in service.
He married Martha Dockrell (1846 – 1865) on February 12th 1864 at Cambridge register office without licence, both aged 21. Martha was in service in Cambridge. It is believed she was the daughter of James and Mary Dockrell who lived in Great Shelford. She died in July 1865, 2 months after the death of their 1 day old son Henry William. Henry is buried in this plot and Martha 2 rows to the west in an unmarked plot. She was only 19 when she died so may have lied about her age when she married.
John continued to live in Coronation St and married Ann Reed in 1868. By this time he was working for the railway but it is not until the 1881 census that more detail is given – he was a shunter (pointsman) at this time and by 1911 a gate man. 

 John died at 13 Alpha Road Trumpington which may have been the home of one of his children.

By Mary Naylor

Sources

CFHS Transcripts of parish & grave records

Find my Past 

Family Search

An interesting testimony about Wimpole, at the time when Ann would have lived in the village, can be found here.

https://www.wimpolepast.org/wimpole_as_i_knew_it.asp

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Ann Fuller; Henry William Fuller; John Fuller; John William Fuller