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
1600s (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.
Fawcett, Dame Millicent Garrett Fawcett (1847-1929), leader of the
constitutional women's suffrage movement, married Henry Fawcett in
1867, lived at 18 Brookside.
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

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, Mary Raeburn (1914-93), local resident and respected watercolour
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 12 December 2017.
A checklist of some of the individuals and
families who have been associated with
Trumpington. For a comprehensive A-Z of
families who are known to have lived at least
part of their lives in Trumpington over the last
250 years, see the separate page about
in Trumpington.
Local History