Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group

Trumpington personalities
Allbutt, Sir Thomas Clifford (1836-1925), physician, lived in Trumpington
Anstey family, owners of Anstey Hall, 1748-1838

Bacchus, Edmund (d. 1609), owner of 'Anstey Hall'
Baker, John Fleetwood, Baron Baker (1901-85), civil engineer who lived
in Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Brooke, Rupert Chawner (1887-1915), poet
Bunsen, Sir Bernard de (1907-90), educationalist, born in Trumpington
Byron, Lord George Gordon (1788-1824), poet

Carr, Edith, local historian (see
People in Trumpington database)
Chaplin/Chaplen, Thomas, Lord of the Manor of Trumpington in the early
(see Background to the name Chaplen Street)
Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400), author
Cosin, Edmund (1510/11-1574?), college head, vicar of Trumpington

Dakins, William (1568/9-1607), biblical scholar, vicar of Trumpington
Darwin, Sir George Howard (1845-1912), mathematician and
geophysicist, buried at Trumpington

Ellis, Robert Leslie (1817-59), mathematician and classical scholar, lived
at Anstey Hall

Fawcett, Henry (1833-84), economist and politican, married to Millicent
Garrett, buried at Trumpington. The Local History Group has issued two
publications about Fawcett.
Foster family, owners of Anstey Hall, 1838-1941 (see
Background to the
name Foster Road)
Fowler, Sir Ralph Howard (1889-1944), mathematical physicist, lived in
Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)

Gill, Eric (1882-1940), artist, craftsman and social critic, sculptor of
Trumpington War Memorial
Gresham, Professor Austin (1924-2009), Professor of Morbid Anatomy
and Histopathology, Cambridge University, and Home Office pathologist
Grote, John (1813-66), philosopher, vicar of Trumpington (see
People in
Trumpington database)

Hacket, John (1592-1670), bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, vicar of
Hailstone, John (1759-1847), geologist, vicar of Trumpington (see
in Trumpington database)
Harraden, Richard (1756-1838), topographical draughtsman and
printmaker, died in Trumpington on 2 June 1838, memorial in churchyard
People in Trumpington database)
Hartree, Eva (nee Rayner) (c. 1873-1947), prominent local politician,
elected Mayor of Cambridge in 1924 (see
People in Trumpington
Henty, George Alfred (1832-1902), journalist and writer, born in
Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Hobson, Thomas (1544?-1631), carrier, funded Hobson's Conduit (see
Background to the name Hobson Avenue)

Latham, Rev. Henry (1821-1902), college head, lived in Trumpington

Maddox, Rev. David (1922-97), vicar of Trumpington, 1956-90 (see
Background to the name Maddox House, People in Trumpington database)
Moule, Rev. A.C. (1873-1957), vicar of Trumpington

Overall, John (bap. 1561, d. 1619), bishop of Norwich, vicar of
Overhill, Jack (1903-89), local resident, writer, swimmer (see People in
Trumpington database)

Palmer, John (d. 1607), dean of Peterborough, vicar of Trumpington
Palmer, William (1538/9-1605), clergyman, vicar of Trumpington
Peile, John (1838-1910), college head and philologist, lived in
Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Pemberton family, owners of Trumpington Hall since the 17th century
Trumpington Hall and the Pemberton family; see also Pemberton
entries in the
People in Trumpington database)
Perne, Andrew (1519?-1589), dean of Ely and college head, conceived of
Hobson's Conduit
Pitcher/Pitchard family, owners of the manor between the Trumpington's
and the Pemberton's

Raeburn, Mary (1914-93), local resident and respected watercolour artist
Ranjitsinhji Vibhaji, maharaja jam sahib of Navanagar [Ranji] (1872-
1933), Indian ruler, cricketer, lived in Trumpington
Richards, Sir Gordon (1904-86), jockey
Robinson, Percy (c. 1878-1943), local school teacher (see
People in
Trumpington database)

Sayle, Robert (1816-83), draper and philanthropist, lived in Trumpington
People in Trumpington database)
Shadwell, Charles (1898-1979), leader of the BBC Variety Orchestra,
retired to Trumpington and took over the Green Man
Smith, William Saumarez (1836-1909), Archbishop of Sydney, vicar of
Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Southwell, Sir Richard Vynne (1888-1970), mechanical and aeronautical
engineer, lived in Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Stokton, John and Agnes (John d. c. 1475), local farmer and benefactor

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-92), poet
Thackeray, William Makepeace (1811-63), novelist
Todd, Alexander Robertus, Lord Todd of Trumpington (1907-97),
organic chemist, lived in Trumpington
Trumpington family, local landowners, 13th-14th century, including Sir
Roger de Trumpington (d. 1289)

Whittle, Sir Frank (1907-96), aeronautical engineer, lived in Trumpington
while a student at Cambridge University in the 1930s (see
People in
Trumpington database)
Widnall, Samuel Page (1825-94), local historian
Willers, Kitty
[Catherine Elizabeth] (1898-1977), expert bellringer who
contributed to the church: see
appreciation by the bellringers and friends
of the church (see
People in Trumpington database)
Williams, Glanville Llewelyn (1911-1997), jurist and law reformer, lived
in Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington database)
Wilson brothers, three brothers who were killed in World War I (see
People in Trumpington database).
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2017. Updated 22 February 2017.
A checklist of some of the individuals and families
who have been associated with Trumpington. For a
comprehensive A-Z of families who who are known
to have lived at least part of their lives in
Trumpington over the last 250 years, see the
separate page about
People in Trumpington.
the Local History