CFHS code : AG159

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Fond Memory of GEORGE WILLIAM SWANN ——– 1871 In Memory of ANN STOKOE ———– d Nov 4 1873 age 83 remainder illegible

Monument : Stone cross (restored)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202768, 0.13657159 –  click here for location

The monument in January 2019.

Monument

The stone cross on a square column was restored sometime after the CFHS survey, but sadly has now fallen again. The inscription is barely legible. It is located a few rows east of the west path towards the south of the parish boundary.

Inscription

In Fond Memory of GEORGE WILLIAM SWANN ——– 1871

In Memory of ANN STOKOE ———– d Nov 4 1873 age 83 remainder illegible

George William Swann (c 1825 – 1871)

George was born in Huntingdon. When he married Elizabeth Sarah Constable in 1853 he was a banker’s clerk but later became a landscape artist. They lived in Victoria Street and did not have any children. Elizabeth died in 1864 and he remarried in 1866. This wedding took place in Ipswich. His bride Eliza Jeanetta Plees was a British subject born in Jersey. Eliza’s sister Maria was already living in Cambridge where her  husband Robert Roe  had an art shop on Kings Parade

Eliza brought her aunt Ann Stokoe to live with her & George.
George was 46 when he died.

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Ann Stokoe (c 1790 – 1873)

Ann was born in London Middlesex. In 1861 she was a widow she & Eliza were lodging at 3 Warrington St Ipswich. In the 1871 she was with George William Swann and his wife Eliza. She was listed as a widow from London living on her dividends. She died at Victoria St aged 83.

After her husband and aunt died Eliza went to live with her sister Maria Roe on Kings Parade. She and Maria eventually moved back to Suffolk.

By Mary Naylor

Sources

CFHS Transcripts of Parish records
Family Search

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Ann Stokoe; George William Swann