Part 2 of a walking route around Trumpington Churchyard. The route starts with Part 1 .
The south side of the churchyard, 18 October 2011. Photos: Andrew Roberts.
Map of the monuments highlighted in the walk around Trumpington churchyard. Howard Slatter, October 2013.
The Hemington Harris family monuments to the right of the path beyond the church tower (entry 9), 27 October 2013.
The Cumins family headstones, in line with the south west corner of the church, with Foster and Pemberton memorials in the background (entry 14, 16, 19), 27 October 2013.
Two substantial square pillars to the right of the path beyond the church tower
THE LOVED AND LOVING WIFE OF
HENRY HEMINGTON HARRIS
OF PARK LODGE, CAMBRIDGE
OB. XV. MAY MDCCCLVIII
ALSO THE ABOVE NAMED
HENRY HEMINGTON HARRIS J.P.
OB. XXX OCT MDCCCLXXIII
CAROLINE THE WIFE OF
GEORGE HEMINGTON HARRIS
LATE OF THIS PARISH
WHO DIED OCT 3 1838
GO SELL ALL [ ] AND YE SHALL LIVE
IN THIS VAULT ARE ALSO DEPOSITED
THE REMAINS OF
(FATHER OF THE SAID G.H. HARRIS)
FORMERLY OF ST. PAUL’S CHURCHYARD, LONDON
WHO DIED AT CAMBRIDGE
FEB 21 1812
IN THE 80 YEAR OF HIS AGE
ANNE HIS WIDOW
WHO ALSO DIED AT CAMBRIDGE
FEB 23 1848
IN THE 8 YEAR OF HER AGE
John Hemington came from Denny Abbey, Waterbeach, and rented Anstey Hall from the Anstey family between 1814 and 1836. His sister Anne married Joseph Harris, and they lived in Cambridge; they are both buried here. They had several children, including Henry Hemington Harris, buried here with his wife Ann, and George Hemington Harris, whose first wife Caroline is here. Henry was a solicitor in Cambridge, and was mayor from 1852 to 1853. John Hemington, though he died at Anstey Hall, is buried in the family vault at Waterbeach.
10. Marshall family
A single headstone near the path where it turns to the rear of the church
WHO DIED OCTOBER 22ND 1868
AGED 76 YEARS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED APRIL 22ND 1853
AGED 47 YEARS
and FRANK their son
WHO DIED MAY 24 1851
AGED 10 YEARS
James Marshall was the father of three men buried in this churchyard, as well as Frank, buried here with his parents. He was born in Trumpington, and was the landlord of the Tally Ho inn from the 1840s until handing over to his son Thomas. He married twice, and his second wife Hannah Nightingale is buried here with him. She was also a Trumpington girl; her half-brother Joe Nightingale was the landlord of the Volunteer, whose daughter Jane we saw earlier (entry 4).
11. Marshall family children
A headstone to the left of the Hemington Harris memorials near the boundary wall
FRANK FREDERIC MARSHALL
DIED AUGUST 21, 1852
AGED 5 MONTHS
DOUGLAS BERANGER MARSHALL
DIED JANUARY 31 1858
AGED 8 MONTHS
HERBERT GARIBALDI MARSHALL
DIED MARCH 19 1862
AGED 12 MONTHS
DIED MARCH 24, 1864
AFED 10 MONTHS
THE BELOVED CHILDREN OF
J.F. AND EMMA MARSHALL
DIED MAY 2 1865
AGED 6 YEARS AND [ ] MONTHS
AGED 6 MONTHS
The sad memorial to 6 of the 9 children of James Frederick and Emma Marshall, all of whom died before reaching the age of 7. James was born in Trumpington, the son of James Marshall and his wife Hannah, so these were all grandchildren of the couple we have just been looking at. James married Emma in Cambridge, where they lived, and he was a wine and spirit merchant.
12. Cornwell family
A headstone alongside the boundary wall
DIED 20TH FEBRUARY 1973
AGED 78 YEARS
and his wife
DIED 10th MAY 2000
AGED 91 YEARS
Formerly of Clay Farm
Reg Cornwell was born in Lode, and farmed at Clay Farm from at least the 1930s until 1970. His wife Margaret came from Great Shelford; their daughter now lives in Norfolk, where her mother died.
13. Parsons family
Memorial plaque on the boundary wall near the far corner
A dear father
Farmer of Anstey
Born 1916 – Died 1988
Tom Parsons farmed at Anstey Hall Farm after his father, Henry Parsons, died. Henry had taken over from his cousin Christopher Parsons, whose father Francis Parsons farmed there from the 1870s to the 1890s, having taken over from the Toller family who we saw earlier (see entry 8).
14. Cumins family
Four headstones in line with the south west corner of the church, starting with the stone on the right of the sequence (the stones are now largely illegible but were recorded in 1987)
DIED FEB 11 1846
AGED 50 YEARS
ALSO OF JOHN LOVE[ ]
WHO DIED FEB 2
Aged [ ] Years
LYDIA the Wife of
who died June 1803
J.C. (James Cuming)
C.C. (Catherine Cuming, his second wife)
[next two lines illegible]
These headstones mark the resting place of six members of the Cuming family, but are now all illegible. James Cuming ran Cuming’s school on the site of what is now St Mary’s House at the west end of Alpha Terrace, from 1783 to 1819, and died in 1838 aged 84. His son Charles took over the school until his death in 1842, just before the Church School opened. Also buried here are James Cuming’s two wives: Lydia, who died in 1803, and Catharine in 1837, as well as his son John.
15. Marshall family
Two headstones near the Foster graves
Be thou faithfull unto death and I will
give thee a crown of life
Ebenezer John Marshall
Who departed this life Sunday
January 23rd 1881
Aged 46 years
HARK A THRILLING VOICE IS SOUNDING
“CHRIST IS NEAR IT SEEMS TO SAY
“CAST AWAY THE DREAMS OF DARKNESS
O YE CHILDREN OF THE DAY”
Also of Edward Nightingale
Born Octr 20 1831
Died Nov 11 1892
Ebenezer John Marshall was the son of James Marshall and his first wife Hannah Nightingale, and moved to London in the 1850s. Edward Nightingale Marshall was his older brother, assisting his half-brother Thomas at the Tally Ho before moving into Cambridge and taking on the Carriers Arms in Tibbs Row. He and his wife Emma had 4 children; one of them, Rosina, lived at “Edwarddale” in Alpha Terrace. It is likely that that house and the one next door, “Emmadale”, were named after her parents.
The Marshall family headstones (left), the Foster memorial (right) and Cumins headstones (rear) (entry 15, 16 and 14), 27 October 2013.
The Hurrell plaque on the church wall and Maris family headstone and coped stone, with ground slab to rear (entry 17 and 18), 27 October 2013.
Group of 3 large stones on a ground slab
ILMO JANE wife of
Charles Finch Foster of Pinehurst Cambridge
who died March 26 1920 aged 80
With Christ which is far better
Also of the above CHARLES FINCH third son of
George Ebenezer Foster who died Feb 22nd 1922 aged 80
His delight is in the law of the Lord
Also of AGNES JANE CUNLIFFE
daughter of the above and widow of John
Banks died May 2nd 1965 aged 87 years
CHARLES FINCH FOSTER
LIEUTENANT 9th LANCERS
ONLY SON OF GEORGE RALPH CUNLIFFE
FOSTER KILLED IN ACTION ON THE
SOMME MARCH 27 1918 AGED 20
ILMO HUGH CUNLIFFE third son of
Charles Finch and Jane Foster of Pinehurst Cambridge
who entered into rest April 10th 1905 aged 34
To him that hath no might He increaseth strength
Also his sister ELIZABETH CUNLIFFE
on March 17 1916 at
Bournemouth aged 43
ILMO WALTER KIDMAN
son of GEORGE CUNLIFFE (should be GEORGE EBENEZER )
& ELIZABETH FOSTER
who fell asleep July 5 1891 Aged 49
Also of MARY HICHENS FOSTER
HIS WIFE who died Nov 1 1908
Aged 55 Eldest Daughter of
WILLIAM BOLITHO of
DIED DECEMBER 2 1881
AGED 22 YEARS
CHARLES FINCH CUNLIFFE
ELDEST SON OF CHARLES FINCH FOSTER
OF PINEHURST CAMBRIDGE
DIED OCT 16 1898 AGED 30
GEORGE EBENEZER FOSTER of Brooklands
who died January 18 1870 aged 58
Also of ELIZABETH his wife
who died May 3 1877 aged 61 years
GEORGE EDWARD FOSTER of Brooklands, Cambridge
second son of the above
who died April 9 1906 aged 66
Ebenezer Foster Esquire
of Anstey Hall in this place who died
on the 26th day of May 1851
in the seventy fifth year of his age
Elizabeth his wife
who died on the 4th day of December 1850
in the sixty fourth year of her age
Charles Finch Foster Esquire
Son of the above who died at Anstey Hall
January 23rd 1866 Aged 60 Years
And of Mary Ann his wife
who died January 26 1863
Also of Ebenezer Bird Foster
of Anstey Hall
eldest son of George Ebenezer Foster of Brooklands
and grandson of the above Ebenezer Foster
He died 10th May 1908 Aged 69 years
Mary Campbell Foster
wife of Ebenezer Bird Foster
Daughter of the late Prebendary Snowdon Smith
died at the Red House, Hurstpierpoint, Sussex
on June 25, 1927, aged 88 years
Grace Harriot Foster
wife of George R.C. Foster
daughter of Montagu h. Foster of Stubbington
Died at Anstey Hall
September 14th 1932 Aged 58 years
Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord
Also of George Ralph Cunliffe Foster of Anstey
Hall second son of Charles Finch Foster of
Pinehurst Cambridge died 9th April 1936 Aged 67
years Also Percy George Cunliffe Foster of
Brooklands youngest son of Charles Finch Foster
of Pinehurst died May 11th 1945 Aged 69 years.
DOUGLAS CUNLIFFE FOSTER
DIED JUNE 1st 1971 AGED 58
GEORGE CUNLIFFE FOSTER
DIED MAY 11th 1979 AGED 67
Ebenezer Foster bought Anstey Hall from the Anstey estate in 1838, and it remained in the family for over 100 years. He and his brother Richard started Fosters Bank in Cambridge, which is now the Lloyds Bank on the corner of Hobson Street and Sidney Street. These three tombs contain a total of 22 members of the family. Ebenezer’s nephew Richard Foster built Brooklands House, now the English Heritage offices in Brooklands Avenue. Richard’s line died out, and Ebenezer’s descendants lived variously at Anstey Hall and Brooklands. Other surnames prominent here are Finch, Ebenezer married Elizabeth Finch, the daughter of Joshua Finch, alderman and iron founder in Cambridge; and Cunliffe, Ebenezer’s grandson Charles Finch Foster (who built Pinehurst in Grange Road, and whose initials CFF appear on the Coachman’s House in Maris Lane) married Jane Cunliffe of London.
Foster family tree
updated November 2015
Richard Foster , b. 1733, d. 1790. He married Hannah Blyth, b. 1734, d. 1811.
I. Richard Foster , b. ABT 1759, d. 1842 in Cambridge. Married 1781, Martha Salmon.
A. Richard Foster , b. 1782 in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, d. 1859 in Cambridge. Married 1806, Sophia Staples, b. ABT 1785, d. 1850 in Cambridge.
II. Ebenezer Foster , b. ABT 1776 in Cambridge, d. 26 May 1851. He married Elizabeth Finch, b. ABT 1786, d. 4 Dec 1850.
A. Charles Finch Foster , b. ABT 1806 in Cambridge, d. 23 Jan 1866 at Anstey Hall, Trumpington. Married 1839 in Cambridge, Mary Ann Wentworth, b. ABT 1803 in London, d. 26 Jan 1863.
B. George Ebenezer Foster , b. ABT 1811 in Cambridge, d. 18 Jan 1870. Married 1837 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, Elizabeth Bird, b. ABT 1815 in Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, d. 1877.
1. Ebenezer Bird Foster , b. ABT 1838 in Cambridge, d. 10 May 1908. He married Mary Campbell Smith, b. ABT 1838 in Cambridge (daughter of Richard Snowdon Smith and Anne Robin), d. 25 Jun 1927 in Sussex.
2. George Edward Foster , b. ABT 1839, d. 9 Apr 1906.
3. Charles Finch Foster , b. ABT 1841 in Cambridge, d. 22 Feb 1922. Married 1866 in London, Jane Cunliffe, b. ABT 1839 in London, d. 26 Mar 1920.
a. Charles Finch Cunliffe Foster , b. ABT 1867 in Cambridge, d. 16 Oct 1898.
b. George Ralph Cunliffe Foster , b. ABT 1869 in Cambridge, d. 9 Apr 1936. Married 1896 in Hampshire, Grace Harriet Foster, b. ABT 1873 in Hampshire, d. 14 Sep 1932 at Anstey Hall, Trumpington.
(A) Charles Finch Foster , b. 1897 in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, d. 27 Mar 1918 in France.
(B) Helen Mary Finch Foster , b. ABT 1898 in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire. Married 9 Aug 1922 in Trumpington, Roger Henry Parker, b. ABT 1889.
(1) Charles Henry Parker , b. 7 Sep 1923.
c. Hugh Cunliffe Foster , b. 1870 in Cambridge, d. 10 Apr 1905.
d. Elizabeth Cunliffe Foster , b. ABT 1873 in Cambridge, d. 17 Mar 1916 at Bournemouth, Dorset.
e. Percy George Cunliffe Foster , b. 1875 in Cambridge, d. 11 May 1945. Married 1910 in Cambridge, Nora Elizabeth M Dickson, b. ABT 1882 in Cambridge.
(A) George Cunliffe Foster , b. 6 Sep 1911 in Cambridge, d. 11 May 1979 in Peacehaven, Sussex.
(B) Douglas Cunliffe Foster , b. 1915 in Cambridge, d. 1 Jun 1971 at Wychwood, Forest Row, Sussex.
f. Agnes Jane Cunliffe Foster , b. ABT 1878, d. 2 May 1965 in Northampton. Married 26 Jan 1922 in Trumpington, John Banks, b. ABT 1874.
g. Margaret Cunliffe Foster , b. 1881, d. 2 Dec 1881.
4. Walter Kidman Foster , b. ABT 1849 in Cambridge, d. 5 Jul 1891. Married 1873 in Cornwall, Mary Hichens Bolitho, b. ABT 1853, d. 1 Nov 1908.
C. Elizabeth Foster , b. ABT 1813 in Cambridge, d. 1869 in Somerset. Married 3 Jun 1841 in Trumpington, Charles Lestourgeon, b. ABT 1807 in London.
D. Sarah Eliza Foster , b. ABT 1816 in Cambridge, d. 1893 in Sussex. Married 1841 in Cambridge, John Griffith, b. ABT 1817 in Winchester, Hampshire.
E. Catherine Frances Foster
Plaque on the church wall, between the tower and south porch
WIFE OF SWANN HURRELL
AND YOUNGEST DAUGHTER OF
EBENEZER AND ELIZABETH FOSTER
DIED FEBRUARY 12 1849
AGED 28 YEARS
“Jesus said unto her: I am the resurrection and the Life”
See entry 16 for the Foster family. Swann Hurrell was an iron founder in Cambridge, who succeeded his uncle Charles Finch in the business. He was mayor of Cambridge in 1857-58 and then 1864-66; the name ‘Hurrell’ appears on the cast iron footbridges crossing Hobson’s Brook between Bateman Street and Lensfield Road.
18. Maris family
Headstone and coped stone and adjacent ground slab, close to the church wall, between the tower and south porch
SARAH, SECOND DAUGHTER
OF THE LATE
JOHN MARIS, GENT.
WHO DIED APRIL 17, 1862
AGED 64 YEARS
JOHN MARIS HIS SON
WHO DIED NOV 27 1867
AGED 76 YEARS
FRANCIS JAMES MARIS
DIED AT ILFORD ESSEX NOV 1 1886
AGED 61 YEARS
(WIFE OF THE ABOVE)
DIED AT ILFORD ESSEX
JULY 22 1892 AGED 73 YEARS
WHO DIED DEC 5 1850
AGED 87 YEARS
MARY HIS WIFE
WHO DIED MARCH 27 1832
AGED 78 YEARS
The Marises were farmers, farming at what we now know as Church Farm, where Maris House was the original farmhouse. They gave their name to Maris Lane, and then eventually to the Maris crops developed by the Plant Breeding Institute here, such as Maris Piper potatoes and Maris Otter barley. The first member of the family to live here was John Maris, born in 1734 in Great Shelford. Although he was buried here in 1814, his headstone is nowhere to be found. He married twice, and had a total of at least 11 children. His first wife was Elizabeth Stacey, sister of Mary Stacey who married William Dobson (see entry 5), and their first child was another John Maris, who is buried here with his wife Mary. This John also farmed at Church Farm, and lived all his life in Trumpington. His son John, together with his sister Sarah, were the third generation to farm here, but neither married, and after the last John died in 1867 the farm was tenanted by other people.
Maris family tree
John Maris , b. ABT 1734, d. 1814. (1) Married 30 Sep 1765 in Trumpington, Elizabeth Stacey, b. ABT 1740 (daughter of Francis Stacey and Mary _____), d. 1775. (2) Married 17 Sep 1781 in Trumpington, Mary Collier.
I. John Maris , b. ABT 1765, d. 5 Dec 1850. Married 23 Sep 1788 in Trumpington, Mary Stonebridge, b. ABT 1754, d. 27 Mar 1833.
A. William Maris , b. ABT 1789, d. 1813.
B. John Maris , b. 1791 in Trumpington, d. 27 Nov 1867.
C. Mary Maris , b. ABT 1793.
D. Sarah Maris , b. 1796 in Trumpington, d. 17 Apr 1862.
II. Francis Stacey Maris , b. ABT 1769, d. 15 Feb 1829. Married 15 Feb 1824 in Trumpington, Rosamund Headdey, b. ABT 1793 (daughter of Thomas Headdey and Ann _____).
A. Francis James Maris , b. ABT 1824 in Trumpington, d. 11 Nov 1885 in Ilford, Essex. Married 1846 in Cambridge, Frances Mercy Gray, b. ABT 1824 in Cambridge, d. 22 Jul 1892 in Ilford, Essex.
III. Allington Maris , b. ABT 1771 in Trumpington. Married 1802 in Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire, Sarah Betts, b. ABT 1773, d. 1822.
IV. Mary Maris , b. ABT 1774, d. 1774.
V. Charlotte Maris , b. ABT 1782 in Trumpington. Married 18 Oct 1814 in Trumpington, Isaac Bridgman.
VI. Mary Maris , b. ABT 1784, d. 1820.
VII. Elizabeth Maris , b. ABT 1786 in Trumpington. Married 30 Mar 1820 in Trumpington, John Peachey, b. ABT 1795 in Burwell, Cambridgeshire.
VIII. Susan Maris , b. ABT 1787 in Trumpington.
IX. Sarah Maris , b. ABT 1789, d. 1829. Married 8 Oct 1812 in Trumpington, Robert Casburn.
X. Thomas Maris , b. ABT 1791.
XI. Catharine Maris , b. ABT 1796 in Trumpington. Married 5 Dec 1820 in Trumpington, William Wright, b. ABT 1792 in Linton, Cambridgeshire.
The route continues in Part 3 .