CFHS code : AS161

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANN HAWKES d —— 1890 age 55 also ——– RICHARD HENRY HAWKES d Dec 18 1894 age 61

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Hawkes monument 2018


On the grass verge to the west of the central path. The cross was restored sometime in the last 15 years but was damaged again in 2019. The inscription can only be seen when the sun is at the correct angle and even then is hard to read.


In Loving Memory of ANN HAWKES d Nov — 1890 age 55

Also ——– RICHARD HENRY HAWKES d Dec 18 1894 age 61

Ann Hawkes (née Pettett) (1835 – 21 October 1890)

Ann was born in Bucknell, just north of Bicester in Oxfordshire. She was the daughter of coachman Peter and his wife Hannah and married Richard Hawkes on 13 June 1861 at St. Margaret’s Church in Westminster.  The couple had at least three sons: Harry (1865-1945), Percy (1866-1936) and Alfred (1868-1947).  Initially they lived in Bedfordshire, then Northamptonshire where their sons were born before moving to live in Cambridge by at least 1871.  Richard worked as a college servant and they lived at 5 Botolph Lane (1871), 17 Clarendon Street (1881) and then 9 Devonshire Road.  Ann died at home aged 55 years old and was buried on 5 November.

Richard Henry Hawkes (c.1833 – 18 December 1894)

Richard was the son of shoemaker Jonas and Elizabeth (née Roberts).  He was born in Culworth, Northamptonshire, a small village seven miles north of Brackley and was baptised there on 16 February 1834.  Aged 17 Richard was working as an agricultural labourer (1851) before marrying aged 28 years old.  He died at Hills Road, which is believed to have been the home of his son Percy.


CFHS parish burial record


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Ann Hawkes; Richard Henry Hawkes