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Wife: Mary Ann Whetham Dampier
Born: ABT 1843 in Somerset Census: 1871 in London (see note 1) Resided: 1930 - 1936 at Upwater Lodge, 23 Chaucer Road, Trumpington 1 Died: 1937 in Cambridge 2 (see note 2) Buried: 17 Jul 1937 in Trumpington (see note 3) Father: Mother:
Husband: Charles Langley Whetham Married: 1862 in Somerset 3 (see note 4)
Born: ABT 1838 in London Census: 1871 in London (see note 5) Occupation: 1871 Merchant and Manufacturer Father: Mother:
M Child 1: William Cecil Dampier Dampier Birth name: William Cecil Dampier Whetham Also known as: Sir William Cecil Dampier Whetham Also known as: Sir William Cecil Dampier Born: 27 Dec 1867 in London 3,4 (see note 6) Census: 1871 in London (see note 7) Education: Trinity College, Cambridge 5 (see note 8) Resided: 1902 - 1951 at Upwater Lodge, 23 Chaucer Road, Trumpington 6,1 (see note 9) Census: 1911 in Devon (see note 10) Occupation: 1911 Fellow, Tutor and Lecturer in Natural Science, Trinity College, Cambridge Resided: 1939 in Hampshire 4 Died: 1952 in Cambridge 2 (see note 11) Buried: in Trumpington Wife: Catherine Durning Holt b. 1870 d. 1952 Married: 1897 in Liverpool, Lancashire 3 (see note 12)
F Child 2: Alice Mabel Whetham Dampier Birth name: Alice Mabel Whetham Born: 29 Aug 1870 in London 3,4 (see note 13) Census: 1871 in London (see note 14) Resided: 1930 - 1955 at Upwater Lodge, 23 Chaucer Road, Trumpington 1 Died: 1956 in Cambridge 2 (see note 15) Buried: in Trumpington
Sources: (1) Electoral Register. (2) Index on ancestry.co.uk. (3) FreeBMD website. (4) 1939 Register. (5) Alumni Cantabrigienses. (6) Rus in Urbe.
Event Notes Note (1) Age 27, born Yeovil, with husband Charles L Whetham and two children Note (2) Sep 1937 Cambridge 3b 401 age 94 Note (3) Jul 17 WHETHAM Mary Ann Whetham of Uperton Lodge, Chaucer Rd 94 Note (4) Sep 1862 Yeovil 5c 778 Note (5) Age 32, born Southwark St Olaves. Merchant and Manufacturer of Sail Cloth and Fishing Nets, with wife Mary A W and two children Note (6) Mar 1868 Hampstead 1a 607 Note (7) Age 3, born Hampstead, with family Note (8) Name: William Cecil Dampier WHETHAM (post DAMPIER) College: TRINITY Entered: Michs. 1886 BORN: 27 Dec 1867 Died: 1952 More Information: Adm. pens. at TRINITY, June 14, 1886. [Only] s. of Charles Langley, of 40, Albion Road, South Hampstead (and Mary Ann, youngest dau. of Thomas Dampier, of Kingston Manor, Yeovil, Somerset). B. Dec. 27, 1867, in London. School, 23, York Place, Portman Square, London (private). Matric. Michs. 1886; (Nat. Sci. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class, 1888; Pt II, 1st Class, 1889); Scholar, 1889; Coutts Trotter Student, 1889; B.A. 1889; Clerk Maxwell Scholar, 1893. M.A. 1893; Sc.D. 1931. Fellow, 1891-1952; Tutor, 1907-13; Senior Tutor, 1913-17. Assistant Demonstrator in Experimental Physics, 1892-4. F.R.S., 1901. Knighted, 1931. Took the name of Dampier only on succeeding to the Dampier estates. Fellow of Winchester College, 1917-47. Member of the Central Agricultural Wages Board, 1925-42. Secretary of the Agricultural Research Council, 1931-5; Member, 1935-46. A Development Commissioner, 1933-51. Chairman of Home Office Committee on Factory Lighting. Vice-President, Royal Agricultural Society, 1948. Married, Dec. 10, 1897, Catherine Durning, eldest dau. of Robert Durning Holt, of Liverpool, and had issue. Author, A History of Science; The Theory of Experimental Electricity; Matter and Change; Back to the Land; An Introduction to Eugenics; The Family and the Nation; Life of Colonel Nathaniel Whetham, etc. Of Hilfield Manor, Dorset and Upwater Lodge, Chaucer Road, Cambridge. Died December 11, 1952. (Who's Who.) Note (9) Until 1930 as Cecil Dampier Whetham, from 1934 as William Cecil Dampier Dampier Note (10) Age 43, born Hampstead. Fellow, Tutor and Lecturer in Natural Science, Trinity College, Cambridge, with wife Catherine Durning and two daughters. Gave as his "other address" Upwater Lodge, Cambridge Note (11) Dec 1952 Cambridge 4a 232 age 84 Note (12) Dec 1897 Toxteth Park 8b 490 husband William Cecil D Whetham Note (13) Sep 1870 Hampstead 1a 575 Note (14) Age 8 months, born Hampstead, with family Note (15) Alice M W Dampier: Sep 1956 Cambridge 4a 183 age 86 Copyright Trumpington Local History Group 2022 Email TLHG Return to TLHG introduction page Name Index