Jane Cunnah 1838-1911

by Wayne Piotr Cronin-Wojdat

“Er cof serchog am Jane anwyl briod Samuel Cunnah, Broughton Farm yr hon a hunodd yn yr iesu ionawr 6fed 1911, yn 73 mlwydd oed”.

 Jane Cunnah’s gravestone is notable due to its decorative design.  The gravestone depicts an angel approaching an intricate cross and laying a wreath on it.

Jane Cunnah was born in about 1838 in Hope, Flintshire.  She later married Samuel Cunnah, (abt.1837-1917), a collier.

Samuel Cunnah was a local man having been born in the Parish of Broughton.  Although he started his working life as a collier he subsequently went on to be a Colliery Manager.  Financially this work made him reasonably wealthy leaving an estate worth £5024 in his will.

Jane Cunnah died on the 6th January 1911, aged 73 years old.  She was buried at the Coedpoeth Cemetery on Tuesday 10th January 1911.

Samuel Cunnah died on the 18th February 1917, aged 80 years old.  His funeral and burial was held on Thursday 25th February 1917.  It was reported that his funeral congregation was very large due to the esteem in that the local community held him.  His funeral started at his home, Broughton Farm and was completed at the Southsea Welsh Calvinist Methodist Church where he was an active member.  He was later buried at Coedpoeth Cemetery.

Coedpoeth Cemetery, Cemetery Road, Coedpoeth


“Er cof serchog am Jane anwyl briod Samuel Cunnah, Broughton Farm yr hon a hunodd yn yr iesu ionawr 6fed 1911, yn 73 mlwydd oed”.

“In a loving memory of Jane, the dear wife of Samuel Cunnah, Broughton Farm, who died in Jesus January 6th, aged 73 years”.


Source: Wayne Piotr Cronin-Wojdat; historical gems.

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