CFHS code : HS9

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : headstone JOHN JAMES FUNGE d Sept 17 1881 age 67 also MARY FUNGE wife of the above d [April 10] 1868

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones (broken)/Footstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202384, 0.13743124 – click here for location

Funge headstone May 2018



John James Funge (9 July 1814 – 17 September 1881)

John was born in Cowley, near Uxbridge, London and was baptised at St Bartholomew’s Church, Bethnal Green on 6 November 1814. He was the son of baker John James Funge and his wife Charlotte and brother of Thomas. Both John  and his brother worked as bakers in Cambridge.   He married Mary Danby in Cambridge in 1843, and they ran a bakery shop at 60 Bridge Street.   After Mary died in 1868 he lived at Bridge Street with his sister Charlotte (1871) before marrying widow Caroline Esther Peters (née Hadingham) (1831-1889) at Holy Sepulchre Church on 15 May 1879.

John served as a Church Warden at Holy Sepulchre for many years, but stood down in April 1881 due to ill health.  He died at Bridge Street aged 67 years old.

Caroline Funge married for a third time to Robert Peters in 1886 – Robert was possibly a relation of her first husband Ebenezer (1834-1875). She died at Northampton Street, Cambridge on 29 December 1889.

Mary Funge (née Danby) (c.1807- 10 April 1868)

Mary was born in Cambridge and just prior to marrying John Funge was living on Pembroke Street with her sister Esther. She died at Bridge Street aged 61 years old.



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