Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group
People in Trumpington: an
Historical Database
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2016. Updated 5 September 2016.
Welcome to the database about People in Trumpington. This provides
information about people who are known to have lived at least part of
their lives in Trumpington over the last 250 years. The database is
compiled and maintained by Howard Slatter. Please read the notes below
or go to the
surname index (link updated August 2016).
The Trumpington Brass Band, dated 1860s to 1880s. Percy Robinson
The Trumpington Brass Band, a photograph used by Percy Robinson during lectures in the 1920s-1940s.

The information has been gathered from a variety of sources. The main ones are as follows:

The parish registers of St Mary and St Michael, Trumpington. These have been transcribed (up
to 1950) by a local team, and are available on CD-Rom from the
Cambridgeshire Family History

Census returns at ten-yearly intervals between 1841 and 1911. The
Trumpington schedules have
been transcribed by the Local History Group.

The 1939 Register, available online.

Online national indexes of births, marriages and deaths, principally available at

Electoral Registers held in the
Cambridgeshire Collection.

Other documents pertaining to Trumpington in the
Cambridgeshire Collection, including street
directories and local newspapers.

Archives of local organisations (for example: Trumpington Allotment Society, Trumpington
Friendship Club for over 60s).


The great majority of the people included here are known to have spent at least part of their lives
in Trumpington, even if it was simply to be married in the parish church or to be brought here by
their parents for baptism.  The main period covered is between 1770 and 1970, although some
records extend beyond these years.

Exceptions to this rule are usually other family members who provide a connection between
different Trumpington branches, even if they themselves never lived here. For instance in the
19th century four Parker brothers, all shepherds, came to Trumpington from their native Great
Wilbraham; their parents appear in the database even though there is no evidence that they were
ever here themselves.

The database mainly shows things that happened during the person's time in Trumpington,
though this often extends to a short time both before and after, and may include births, deaths
and marriages that happened elsewhere. Children born to a couple after leaving Trumpington will
not usually appear, unless they came to Trumpington at a later date, for instance to be baptised.

Some people have been omitted although they appear in the historical records since 1770. These
are, in the main, apparently transient residents without any known family connections who
appear in a census, often as domestic servants, or other records such as the parish or electoral
registers or street directories.  Some have been buried here without, apparently, ever having been
resident (for example Henry Fawcett).

The Electoral Registers for Trumpington have produced evidence of "residence" for adults
between 1920 and 1970, excluding the war years 1940 to 1944.  An entry for "resided" that
begins in 1920 or ends in 1970 may therefore mean that person lived there before 1920 or after
1970 too, though the evidence (so far) is missing.  Many women did not appear in the Electoral
Registers until 1929, when they were first allowed to vote in General Elections.

There are almost certainly some errors in this database.  Very few of the post-1837 births,
marriages and deaths have been confirmed by seeing an actual certificate, and inferences have
been drawn from entries in the indexes to those events.  In some of these cases we may have the
wrong date, or the wrong person may have been identified.  If you discover such an error, then
please let us know (see below).  One particular “feature” of many of these index-based records is
that, from 1935 to 1974, the county of Cambridgeshire was not distinguished from the
borough/city of Cambridge, so events from that period in “Cambridge” may in fact have
happened elsewhere in the county.

In the interests of privacy, we have attempted to remove all information (including names)
relating to anyone born within the last 100 years and not known to have died. Occasionally you
will encounter individuals who appear as "Living": this indicates that either they are still alive, or
that they might be.

This is an ongoing project, and not all relevant records have have yet been added.  In particular,
20th century records are not yet in place for some of Trumpington north of Long Road or east
of the London railway line, although the old “village” is well covered.

How to use the database

The starting point is the surname index, From
there you can select a surname and then see a list of people with their dates. On selecting an
individual person you will be taken to their "family group sheet"
, which will show their
family. You can then move around following further links to parents and to children
and their own families.

You will see a list of the sources used in compiling the data. The exceptions are the Trumpington
parish registers, census data, and dates of birth derived from death records.  These are used so
frequently that they are not cited each time.

There are also notes attached to the "events" listed on the sheets, and in a few cases a more
general note appears about a person.

Some people will show external links to relevant websites (e.g. a Wikipedia entry or online

At any point you can opt to return to either the surname index or back to this introduction page.

A few abbreviations have been used: for example, "Ag Lab" is short for "Agricultural Labourer",
and a date of "ABT 1830" means "about 1830".

If you have any comments or queries about what you find, there is a TLHG email link on each
family group sheet.

The Local History Group is very grateful to Howard Slatter for his work in developing this