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), a civil engineer who lived in Trumpington. He
was the inventor of the Morrison Shelter, used by families as a place of safety during World War
2. (see page about
Lord Baker and the People in Trumpington database)

Barker, Jean, Baroness Trumpington (1922-2018), distinguished political career including
Cambridge City Councillor for Trumpington Ward from 1963-73, County Councillor for
Trumpington from 1973-75, and Mayor of Cambridge, 1971-72. (see page about
Jean Barker
(Baroness Trumpington))

Brooke, Rupert Chawner (1887-1915), poet

Bunsen, Sir Bernard de (1907-90), educationalist, born in Trumpington

Byron, Lord George Gordon (1788-1824), poet, was a student at Trinity College. Lord Byron is
thought to have swum in the River Cam at Byron’s Pool, which is named in his memory. (see
pages about
Lord Byron and the naming of the street Byron Square)

Carr, Edith, local historian (see
People in Trumpington database)

Chaplen/Chaplin, Thomas, Lord of the Manor of Trumpington in the early 1600s. In 1610, he
signed an agreement with Cambridge and the university, giving them rights over Hobson’s Brook
which provided a water supply into Cambridge, running from Nine Wells through Trumpington
to Hobson’s Conduit. (see page about
Thomas Chaplen and Background to the name Chaplen

Chaucer, Geoffrey (c. 1343-1400), author

Cosin, Edmund (1510/11-1574?), college head, vicar of Trumpington

Cuthbert, Tillie (1940-2013) was a nurse at Addenbrooke's Hospital and a district nurse in the
local medical practice, a leader of the Guides group and the youth club at the Village Hall and a
campaigner for local issues, such as traffic calming measures on Foster Road, etc. (see page
Tillie Cuthbert).

Dakins, William (1568/9-1607), biblical scholar, vicar of Trumpington

Darwin, Sir George Howard (1845-1912), mathematician and geophysicist, buried at

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

Fawcett, Henry (1833-84), an economist, academic and politician, blinded in an accident at the
age of 24, he served as Postmaster General from 1880-84. Married to Millicent Garrett Fawcett,
Henry Fawcett was buried in Trumpington churchyard and there is a memorial to him in the
Church (see
Henry Fawcett: Man of Vision, the Funeral of Henry Fawcett, and notes about
Henry 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 from 1875-84.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett was a leading member of the campaign for women's suffrage,
commemorated by a memorial in Parliament Square unveiled in April 2018 and a joint memorial
in Westminster Abbey (see
Millicent Garrett Fawcett and the Campaign for Women's Suffrage
notes about Millicent Garrett Fawcett

Forbes, Charles (d. 1926) was head gardener at Anstey Hall and prominent in starting the
Grantchester and Trumpington horticultural shows in the 1880 and 1890. Charles Forbes was
born in 1850 in Birse, near Aboyne, Aberdeenshire. He built Aboyne Cottages at the eastern end
of Alpha Terrace, lived at 1 Aboyne Cottages from about 1908, and died in Trumpington in

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 Trumpington

Hailstone, John (1759-1847), geologist, vicar of Trumpington (see
People in Trumpington

Harraden, Richard (1756-1838), topographical draughtsman and printmaker, died in
Trumpington on 2 June 1838, memorial in churchyard (see
People in Trumpington database)

Hartree, Eva (1873-1947) was a Cambridge Borough Councillor from 1922-42 and the first
woman Mayor of Cambridge in 1924-25. Eva Rayner married William Hartree in 1895 and they
lived in Newton Road and Bentley Road from 1907 (see pages about
Eva Hartree, her Life and
Times and the People in Trumpington database)

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)

Kefford, Joseph Robert (1888-1973), was a member of the local cricket team in 1912, when
they won the Milton and District League Cup and Championship. Despite the partial amputation
of his right leg during World War 1, he continued to be a member of the cricket club and he was
included in the team photograph (as an umpire) following the final match of the Milton and
District League (Division I) when Trumpington was defeated by Willingham by seven runs in
1921. He was the fourth generation of Joseph Keffords to live in Trumpington.

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)

Maris: the Maris family built and lived in Maris House and farmed Church Farm in the early-mid
19th century. In addition to Maris Lane, the 'Maris' name is now well known as it was used as
part of the name of a number of crops developed by the Plant Breeding Institute (PBI). The
Trumpington Meadows development has been built on the land formerly used by PBI.

Moule, Rev. A.C. (1873-1957), vicar of Trumpington

Overall, John (bap. 1561, d. 1619), bishop of Norwich, vicar of Trumpington

Overhill, Jack (1903-89), local resident, writer, swimmer (see page about
Jack Overhill and the
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 (see
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 (1878-1943), local school teacher and local historian who made important
contributions during World War 1 (see pages about
Percy Robinson and Percy Robinson and the
History of Trumpington and the People in Trumpington database)

Sayle, Robert (1816-83), draper and philanthropist, lived in Trumpington (see page about
Sayle and the 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 artist

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, Agnes and John (d. c. 1475) were commemorated on the old village cross which was
erected around 1476 on ‘Cross Hill’, where Church Lane joins the High Street. The stone base
of the cross was rediscovered when the War Memorial was erected on the site in 1921. The base
has the inscription ‘Orate pro animab[us] Joh[ann]is Stokton et Agnetis uxoris ei[us]’ [Pray for
the souls of John Stokton and of Agnes his wife]. Agnes and John Stokton probably lived in a
house on the north west side of Church Lane (in the area now occupied by The Lord Byron
pub). He may have been a farmer (in the 16th century, there was a Stokton Farm of 100 acres).
(see page about
Agnes and John Stokton)

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 family, local landowners, 13th-14th century, including Sir Roger de Trumpington
(d. 1289)

Trumpington, Baroness, see Jean Barker

Venn, John (1834-1923), lived in Chaucer Road from the early 1900s. He was President of
Gonville and Caius College, and invented the "Venn Diagram" used in mathematics (see page
John Venn and the People in Trumpington database)

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:
appreciation by the bellringers and friends of the church (see People in Trumpington

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 1 (see page about the
brothers and the People in Trumpington database).
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2019. Updated 30 October 2019.
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
Thomas Hobson.
Cambridge City Council.

Henry and Millicent
Fawcett, 1872. Newnham
College Archives.

Jack Overhill.