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Trumpington Local History Group
A Walk Around Trumpington
Churchyard: Part 3
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2014. Updated 8 July 2014.
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Howard Slatter
October 2013

Part 3 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.
Map of the monuments highlighted in
the walk around Trumpington
churchyard. Howard Slatter, October
2013.
The south side of the churchyard. Photo: Andrew Roberts, 18 October 2011.
The Campbell and Pemberton family column, near the path to the churchyard extension, with the Foster family memorial to the rear right (entry 19 and 16). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2013.
The Campbell and Pemberton family column,
near the path to the churchyard extension, with
the Foster family memorial to the rear right
(entry 19 and 16), 27 October 2013.
The Peile and Kempthorne family crosses, near the path near the boundary wall, with the Willers family headstone to the rear (entry 20, 21, 22). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2013.
The Peile and Kempthorne family crosses, near
the path near the boundary wall, with the
Willers family headstone to the rear (entry 20,
21, 22), 27 October 2013.
19. Campbell/Pemberton family
A tall column with cross, near the path to the churchyard extension

IMO
WILLIAM HUNTLY CAMPBELL
(CAPT H.M. XXTH REGT)
WHO DIED AT BRUSSELS DEC 13, 1844
HIS MORTAL REMAINS
WERE REMOVED TO THIS RESTING PLACE
JAN 24 1888
ILMO
FRANCES MARIA SOPHIA
WIFE OF
W.H. CAMPBELL
AND AFTERWARDS OF
H.W. PEMBERTON
OF TRUMPINGTON
BORN JAN 10 1818
DIED OCT 20 1899
BLESSED ARE THE MERCIFUL
TTBMO
ROBERT HUNTLY CAMPBELL
2ND SON OF
WILLIAM HUNTLY CAMPBELL
(CAPT XX REGT)
AND F.M.S. PEMBERTON
BORN 6TH OCT 1843
DIED 13TH OCT 1879
ILMO
FRANCIS P.C. PEMBERTON
CAPTAIN 2ND LIFE GUARDS
ONLY SON OF
CANON & MRS PEMBERTON
WHO FELL IN ACTION IN BELGIUM
OCT 19 1914 AGED 29
FAITHFULL UNTO DEATH

This is the only memorial outside the church to members of the Pemberton family, who have
owned Trumpington Hall since 1675. William Huntly Campbell was the first husband of
Frances Pemberton, the daughter of Col. F.C.J. Pemberton, whose name appears all over the
Trumpington Inclosure map of 1804. Their daughter Patience Campbell became Patience
Pemberton after her stepfather Henry Williams Hodgson (Frances' second husband) adopted
the surname of Pemberton. She married Thomas Hudson, who in turn also changed his name
to Pemberton, and is remembered as Canon Pemberton. Robert Huntly Campbell was the son
of William Huntly Campbell and Frances. Francis Percy Campbell Pemberton was the son of
Canon Pemberton and Mrs Patience Pemberton.

Pemberton family tree

Frances Maria Sophia Pemberton
, b. 10 Jan 1818 in Italy, d. 20 Oct 1899. (1) Married 1836,
William Huntly Campbell, b. 1801 - 1806, d. 13 Dec 1844 in Belgium. (2) Married 1855,
Henry Williams Hodgson, b. ABT 1819 in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, d. 1899 in Kent.
I. Francis Pemberton Campbell, b. 1837, d. 14 Jun 1876 in India.
II. Robert Huntly Campbell, b. 6 Oct 1843, d. 13 Oct 1879.
III. Patience Frances Sophia Campbell, adopted name Patience Pemberton, b. 1844 in
Belgium, d. 1927. Married 21 Jun 1870 in Trumpington, Thomas Percy Hudson, also known as
Thomas Percy Pemberton, b. 1832 in York, d. 31 Jan 1921.
A. Francis Percy Campbell Pemberton, b. 1885, d. 19 Oct 1914 in Belgium. Married 1912 in
Yorkshire, Winifred Mary Worsley, b. 1888 in Yorkshire.
B. Viola Patience Campbell Pemberton, birth name Viola Patience Campbell Hudson, b. 2
Sep 1879 in East Gilling, Yorkshire, d. 1972 in Cambridge. Married 18 Nov 1915 in
Trumpington, William Warburton Wingate, adopted name William Warburton Pemberton, b.
1866 in Ludford, Lincolnshire, d. 1943.
 
1. Francis Wingate William Pemberton, birth name Francis Wingate William Wingate, b.
ABT 1916, d. 2 Nov 2011 at Trumpington Hall. Married 19 Apr 1941 in Trumpington, Diana
Patricia Woods, b. 4 Aug 1921, d. 1999 in Cambridge.
   ...
 
2. Jeremy Pemberton, birth name Jeremy Wingate.
IV. Arthur Ralph Pemberton, b. 1857 in France. Married 1882 in Hampshire, Mary Frances
Cockerell, b. ABT 1863 in Canterbury, Kent.
A. John Wyndham Pemberton, b. ABT 1883 in India, d. 1947.


20. Peile family
Two crosses, to the right of the path near the boundary wall

JOHN MAURICE
PEILE
BORN OCTOBER 7TH 1877
DIED JULY 16TH 1878
THOMAS OSWALD
PEILE
BORN OCTOBER 7TH 1877
DIED JULY 18TH 1878
(+ braille inscription)

JOHN PEILE
MASTER OF CHRISTS COLLEGE
BORN 26TH APRIL 1838
DIED 9TH OCTOBER 1910
PSALM XV
ANNETTE HIS WIFE
BORN 26TH JUNE 1835
DIED 28TH DECEMBER 1920
PSALM CXLVI
FRANK KITCHENER PEILE, THEIR SON
BORN SEPT 14TH 1871 DIED SEPT 27TH 1927
BURIED IN THE LICHFIELD CLOSE

John Peile was born in Cumberland, and went up to Christ's in 1856. He was a classical
scholar, specialising in Philology and Sanskrit. Before being elected Master of Christ's in 1887,
he lived with his wife Annette and children at the old Mill House on the corner of Long Road
and Trumpington Road. Their son, Frank Kitchener Peile, also went to Christ's, and became a
solicitor, practising in Cambridge. The two children John Maurice and Thomas Oswald were
twins, "buried foot to foot in one grave" as written in the parish register.

21. Kempthorne family
A cross to the right of the entrance to the churchyard extension and a wooden plaque on the
nearby wall

IN THE FAITH OF CHRIST
JOHN KEMPTHORNE M.A.
VICAR OF THIS PARISH
LATE FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE
BORN DEC 1 1834 DIED AUG 5 1880
THE REDEEMED OP THE LORD SHALL RETURN
AND COME WITH SINGING UNTO SION
ELIZA GERTRUDE
WIFE OF
JOHN KEMPTHORNE
BORN DEC 26 1833
DIED JUNE 13 1904
SO SHALL WE EVER BE WITH THE LORD

A.M.G.D. and in memory of
JOHN AUGUSTINE KEMPTHORNE
b. 26 May 1864 d. 24 Feb 1946
For 24 years Bishop of Lichfield
His servants shall see Him
and they shell see His Face
and of
HESTER MARY KEMPTHORNE
his wife, and daughter of JOHN PEILE
b. 3 Aug l867 d. 3 Sept 1963

John Kempthorne was vicar here from 1876 to 1880. After his death, his wife Eliza moved to
join her sister near Sunderland, and died there. Her body was brought back to Trumpington to
be with her husband. Their son John Augustine became Bishop of Lichfield, but after his
retirement moved to Trumpington in 1938 and lived with his wife at Maris House in Maris Lane
until his death. His wife Hester was the daughter of John Peile, master of Christ's College, (see
entry 20), and was born in Trumpington.
The Willers family headstone in the foreground, with the Galley family cross to the right and Constable family cross in distance to the left (entry 22, 27 and 28). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 28 October 2013.
The Willers family headstone in the
foreground, with the Galley family cross to the
right and Constable family cross in distance to
the left (entry 22, 27 and 28), 28 October 2013.
The Kefford, Forbes and Pamplin family headstones against the boundary wall, to the left of the entrance into the churchyard extension (entry 24, 23, 22). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2013.
The Kefford, Forbes and Pamplin family
headstones against the boundary wall, to the
left of the entrance into the churchyard
extension (entry 24, 23, 22), 27 October 2013.
22. Willers family
Headstone to the left of the path to the churchyard extension, near the boundary wall

IAMO
GEORGE WILLERS
DIED MARCH 27TH 1888
Aged 46 Years
ALSO OF
CATHARINE WILLERS
WIFE OF THE ABOVE
DIED FED 24TH 1915
Aged 76 Years

George Willers was born in Harston, and took over the nursery in Trumpington Road (between
Latham Road and Chaucer Road) from Michael Brewer during the 1860s. His son George
Harry Littlechild Willers took over the business after his father's death, and built Sweetbriars on
the corner of Shelford Road and High Street. He lived there with his wife Alice and their
daughter Catherine Elizabeth, known as Kitty, who was very well known in the village for her
bell-ringing, support of the church, and charitable work.

23. Pamplin family
The right hand of three headstones placed against the boundary wall, to the left of the entrance
into the churchyard extension

ILMO
HALLACK TABREM
PAMPLIN
BORN NOV 6 1878
DIED JULY 23 1887
ALSO OF
HALLACK TABRAM
PAMPLIN
BORN APRIL 7 1855
DIED NOV 22 1933

Father and son, both named Hallack Tabram Pamplin. The father was born in Trumpington,
became a gardener, and moved into Cambridge in the 1880s. His mother was Louisa Tabram,
but where does the Hallack come from?

24. Forbes family
The central of three headstones placed against the boundary wall, to the left of the entrance into
the churchyard extension

IARO
ELIZABETH FORBES
WIFE OF CHARLES FORBES
(GARDENER AT ANSTEY HALL)
WHO DIED 13TH SEPT 1886
AGED 41 YEARS
ALSO
CHRISSIE
CHRISTINA FORBES
BELOVED DAUGHTER OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED NOV 17 1888
Aged 8 Years

Charles Forbes was a Scotsman, who worked, as the headstone says, as gardener at Anstey
Hall. His wife Elizabeth came from Pembrokeshire and they lived at the gardener's cottage in
the grounds of the hall. After Elizabeth's death, Charles remarried to Rachel Sabin, who was
Lady's Maid to the Foster family, and when Charles retired about 1908 they moved into the
newly built end house of Alpha Terrace, which he called Aboyne Cottage, after a village in
Aberdeenshire near his place of birth. Charles was a churchwarden from 1919 to 1921, and died
in 1926, buried in the churchyard extension.

25. Kefford family
The left hand of three headstones placed against the boundary wall, to the left of the entrance
into the churchyard extension

ILMO
CHARLOTTE KEFFORD
WHO DIED DECEMBER 2 1886
AGED 56 YEARS
[PROVERBS 4:18 quoted]
ALSO PHOEBE KEFFORD
DIED SEP 19 1892 AGED 82 YEARS

Charlotte and Phoebe Kefford were, despite being born nearly 20 years apart, two sisters. They
came from a family of 10 children, 7 of whom survived infancy. Charlotte, Phoebe and their
sister Mary all lived together after their mother's death in High Street, just south of the Coach
and Horses, and were all laundresses, as were many of the village women in the 19th century.

26. Saunders family
A solitary headstone against the boundary wall to the left, near the far corner

ILRO
SUSAN SAUNDERS
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
8TH JANY 1884
AGED 51 YEARS
"HIM THAT COMETH UNTO ME, I WILL
IN NO WISE CAST OUT"
ALSO OF
WILLIAM SAUNDERS
HUSBAND OF THE ABOVE
WHO DIED 8TH DEC 1897
AGED 68 YEARS
WE MOURN - BUT NOT FOR HIM REMOVED
FROM PAIN. OUR LOSS, WE TRUST, IS
HIS ETERNAL GAIN

William Saunders was born in Trumpington, and married Susan Careless here in 1853. Susan
was also born in Trumpington and was a laundress; William was a labourer, then a butcher and
shopkeeper. They lived at what is now 83 High Street. They came from two extensive
Trumpington families, and had 9 children, 6 surviving beyond childhood. One son, Henry James
Saunders, became Trumpington sub-postmaster. William's aunt Hannah Saunders is buried on
the other side of the churchyard (see entry 2).
The Galley family cross to the right and Constable family cross to the left (entry 27 and 28). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 28 October 2013.
The Galley family cross to the right and
Constable family cross to the left (entry 27 and
28), 28 October 2013.
The Edleston family headstone horizontal by the path, Haslop family headstone in the centre and Constable family cross to the left (entry 29, 30 and 28). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 28 October 2013.
The Edleston family headstone horizontal by
the path, Haslop family headstone in the centre
and Constable family cross to the left (entry
29, 30 and 28), 28 October 2013.
27. Galley family
A cross, midway between the boundary wall and yew tree

IARO
JOHN GALLEY
DEPARTED THIS LIFE
MARCH 22ND 1888
AGED 36 YEARS
ILMO
BERTIE
HARRY GALLEY
WHO FELL ASLEEP
IN JESUS
OCT 25 1890
AGED 9 YEARS

Bertie Galley was one of 5 children of John Galley and his wife Ann Maria née Neaves. They
lived in High Street: John was a butcher born in Somersham and Ann a laundress born in
Trumpington. John was Ann's second husband (married 1875 in Cambridge); she lived in High
Street after marrying John. Their grandson Cecil Galley lived in Alpha Terrace (died 1990).

28. Constable family
A tall Celtic cross, midway between the yew tree and the church

ILMO
CHARLES EDWARD
ELDEST AND BELOVED SON OF
JAMES AND EMMA CONSTABLE
WHO DIED NOVEMBER THE 23 1878
AGED 18 YEARS
ILMO
ELIZABETH BRYANT
WHO DIED FEBRUARY THE 24TH 1870
AGED 66 YEARS
IARO
ISAAC BRYANT
WHO DIED MARCH THE 18 1880
IN HIS 72ND YEAR

James Constable kept "The Unicorn" in 1881, at least Charles Edward's brother John Constable
was there in the census, described as "son of head of family". James was also a brewer at the
Falcon Inn in Petty Cury and was there with Emma each time there was a census. Emma was a
Trumpington woman and her mother, born Elizabeth Haslop, had married for a second time to
Isaac Bryant, who kept The Unicorn until he died in 1880. Isaac and Elizabeth had three
daughters, each of whom died before their third birthday.

29. Edleston family
A fallen headstone alongside the path to the rear of the church

MARTHA EDLESTON
BORN OCT 22 1790
DIED DEC 31 1868
SARAH EDLESTON
DIED APRIL 4 1878 AGED 79 YEARS
LILLEY EDLESTON
DIED SEP 11 1882 AGED 86 YEARS

The Edlestons were brother and sisters. They were born in Cambridge (parents John Edleston
and Mary Lilley) and lived together all their lives. Lilley Edleston was a farmer, at River Farm,
then at Dagling End (in what is now the park of Trumpington Hall) and finally in Mill Road
(Clay Farm). None married.

30. Haslop family
A headstone alongside the path to the rear of the church
STTMO
ELIZABETH the Wife of
JOHN HASLOP
died August [2 ] 1825
AGED 75 YEARS
ALSO
JOHN HASLOP
Died Sep 24 1838
Aged 87 Years
Also of MARY the Wife of
HENRY HASLOP
who died Jany 20 1817
Aged 30 years

John Haslop was born in Trumpington, a wheelwright, one of an extensive village family. He
married Elizabeth Creek here in 1774; they had 8 children, 5 of whom survived. Henry Haslop
was their son, also a wheelwright; the Mary buried here was his first wife, born Mary Bland,
one of the Bland family of River Farm and the Green Man (see entry 31). John's parents are
buried on the other side of the churchyard.
The Bland family headstones lining the path near the eastern boundary (entry 31). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2013.
The Bland family headstones lining the path
near the eastern boundary (entry 31), 27
October 2013.
Detail of one of the Bland family headstones (entry 31). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 28 October 2013.
Detail of one of the Bland family headstones
(entry 31), 28 October 2013.
31. Bland family
A group of 7 headstones lining the path near the eastern boundary, listed from left to right

STTMO
BENJAMIN BLAND
who departed this life
the 15th of June 1823
AGED 28 YEARS

ILMO
THOMAS WALLIS BLAND
DIED APRIL 17TH 1903
AGED 81 YEARS

STTMO
ELIAS BLAND
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
January 19th 1845
AGED 59 YEARS
Also of
ELIZABETH wife of the above
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
October 30th 1850
AGED 66 YEARS

IMO
THOMAS BLAND the Son of
ELIAS and ELIZABETH BLAND
who died August 17- 1818 Aged 3 months
Also of THOMAS BLAND their Son
Died Sept 26-1819 Aged 2 months

IMO
THOMAS the Son of
ELIAS & ELIZH BLAND
who died Decr 22 1817
Aged 3 months

IMO
ELIAS BLAND
Who died Nov 9 1779
aged 43 Years
RACHEL his former
wife died Dec 1 1763
aged 26 years
ELIZ his latter wife
died June 20 1771
aged 33 years
MARY his daugh by RACHEL
his wife died Dec 1 1763 aged 2
years

IMO
THOMAS BLAND
who died April 4 1807
Aged 42 years
Also
MARY the Wife of
THOMAS BLAND
who died January 31 1816
Aged 36 years
Also two of their children
who died in their infancy

Elias Bland the elder was the first of this family to appear in Trumpington. He married twice:
first to Rachel Wallis in 1761, then to an Elizabeth. His son Thomas (died 1807) married Mary
Hayles in 1784. Thomas was a publican, probably of the Green Man. Thomas' son Elias (died
1845) married an Elizabeth and was also a publican. Three of their children, all named Thomas,
died in infancy; they then had a fourth Thomas, Thomas Wallis Bland, who survived and
farmed at River Farm as well as running the Green Man. His younger brother, another Elias,
became a draper in Cambridge. (Benjamin was the younger brother of Elias the younger.)

Bland family tree

Elias Bland
, b. ABT 1736, d. 9 Nov 1779. (1) He married Rachel _____, b. ABT 1737, d. 1
Dec 1763. (2) He married Elizabeth _____, b. ABT 1738, d. 20 Jun 1771.
I. Mary Bland, b. ABT 1761, d. 1 Dec 1763.
II. Thomas Bland, b. ABT 1764, d. 4 Apr 1807. Married 15 Jul 1784 in Trumpington, Mary
Hayles, b. ABT 1759, d. 1816.
A. Elias Bland, b. ABT 1785, d. 19 Jan 1845. He married Elizabeth _____, b. ABT 1784, d.
30 Oct 1850.
 
1. Elizabeth Bland, b. ABT 1816 in Trumpington. Married 10 Jul 1832 in Trumpington,
George Wilson, b. ABT 1807 in Gazeley, Suffolk.
  
2. Thomas Bland, b. 1816, d. 22 Dec 1816.
 
3. Thomas Bland, b. 1818, d. 17 Aug 1818.
  4. Thomas Bland, b. 1819, d. 26 Sep 1819.
 
5. Thomas Wallis Bland, b. ABT 1823 in Trumpington, d. 17 Apr 1903.
  6. Elias Bland, b. ABT 1827 in Trumpington. Married 1855 in Cambridge, Isabella Hunt, b.
ABT 1831 in Cambridge.
B. Mary Bland, b. ABT 1786, d. 20 Jan 1817. Married 15 Jun 1809 in Trumpington, Henry
Haslop, b. ABT 1786 (son of John Haslop and Elizabeth Creek), d. 1843.
  1. Rosamond Haslop, b. ABT 1810 in Trumpington. Married 3 Nov 1831 in Trumpington,
William Webb, b. ABT 1809 in Barton, Cambridgeshire.
  2. Elizabeth Haslop, b. ABT 1813 in Trumpington, d. 24 Feb 1879. (1) Married 9 Apr 1834
in Cambridge, Edward Moore, b. ABT 1809 (son of Daniel Moore and Susan _____), d. 1850.
(2) Married 1852 in Cambridge, Isaac Bryant, b. ABT 1829 in Ashwell, Hertfordshire, d. 18
Mar 1880.
   
  a. Emma Moore, b. 1833 in Trumpington. Married 19 Jul 1859 in Trumpington, James
Frederick Constable, b. ABT 1833 in Cambridge.
     
   (A) John Frederick Constable, b. 1861 in Cambridge.
        (B) Charles Edward Constable, b. ABT 1860 in Cambridge, d. 23 Nov 1878.
     b. Julia Bryant, b. 1852, d. 1854.
     c. Clara Bryant, b. 1854, d. 1855.
     d. Lizzie Bryant, b. 1854, d. 1854.
C. William Bland, b. ABT 1790.
D. Thomas Bland, b. ABT 1791, d. 1793.
E. Thomas Bland, b. ABT 1793, d. 1797.
F. Benjamin Bland, b. ABT 1795, d. 15 Jun 1823.
III. William Bland, b. ABT 1766, d. 1766.
IV. Elizabeth Bland, b. ABT 1768. Married 22 Nov 1786 in Trumpington, Matthew Wright,
b. ABT 1763, d. 1846.
V. Ann Bland, b. ABT 1770.

32. Harraden family
A plaque fixed on the church wall, to the rear of the Fawcett grave

Beneath this tablet
Are deposited the mortal remains
Of RICHARD HARRADEN
Who died June 2 1838 aged 82 years
And on Dec 2 1838 (his wife)
ANN HARRADEN
Aged 84 years
Also their infant grand-child
HENRIETTA HARRADEN
( ) 1836 aged ( ) months

Richard Harraden was not, despite the similarity of the surname, related to the Harradine family
of Trumpington. He was born in London, and lived much of his life in Cambridge, where he
was an artist and engraver. The Dictionary of National Biography has articles about both him
and his son, Richard Bankes Harraden, who was also an engraver. Henrietta, buried here, was
Richard Bankes Harraden's daughter. Richard and Ann Harraden retired to Trumpington for the
last few years of their lives, but we do not know where they lived.
The Fawcett memorial to the south of the chancel, with the Stacey family headstone to the left (entry 34, 33). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 27 October 2013.
The Fawcett memorial to the south of the
chancel, with the Stacey family headstone to
the left (entry 34, 33), 27 October 2013.
Detail of the Stacey family headstone (entry 33). Photo: Andrew Roberts, 28 October 2013.
Detail of the Stacey family headstone (entry
33), 28 October 2013.
33. Stacey family
A large headstone between the chancel wall and Fawcett grave

IMO
WILLIAM STACEY
and Susanna his Wife
he died Jan 22 1729 Aged 31
she died Oct 19 1720 Aged 34
And also of two Sons
George their son died
Sep 8 1727 Aged 12
THOMAS STACEY their second Son
died the 13th of May MDCCLVII
Aged 44 years

This is the oldest legible headstone in the churchyard and possibly the finest. There were
Staceys in Trumpington from the very first available parish records – two Stacy twins were
baptised in 1567, and there are then records right through until the late 18th century. This
William was the son of William Stacey and Margaret Cambridge; the older William was born
about 1642, during the Commonwealth period after the Civil War, when there were no baptisms
recorded, so we cannot trace him back with certainty, but he was probably a member of the
original family. He died in 1734, and his burial record refers to him as "Mr Stacey senior, aged
92", indicating some substance within the parish. We do not know much about this William and
his wife Susanna Chambers, who were married here in 1709. They had three sons, of whom
one, Thomas, buried here with his parents, stayed in Trumpington and had a family; his son,
another William, is named on the Inclosure map of 1804 as owning a parcel of land on the east
side of the Shelford Road right by the parish boundary. William's brother Francis has three
granddaughters: the middle one, Mary, married Benjamin Hailes then William Dobson, and is
buried in this churchyard with her second husband (see entry 5). The youngest granddaughter,
Elizabeth, married John Maris in 1765.

34. Henry Fawcett
A ground slab to the south of the chancel, including a small stone with gravel surround and low
metal railing

HENRY FAWCETT
1833- 1884

Trumpington Local History Group member Peter Dawson has researched Henry Fawcett very
thoroughly and the Group has produced a couple of publications about him. Fawcett was born
in 1833 and graduated from Peterhouse in 1856. In 1858, he was blinded in a shooting accident,
but despite this went on to be appointed Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge in 1863.
He became an MP, and married Millicent Garrett in 1867. He and Millicent were strong
supporters of the early movement for women's suffrage. In 1880, Gladstone appointed him
Postmaster-General, and he was responsible, among other things, for introducing Postal Orders,
the Post Office Savings Bank, telegrams and the Parcel Post. He lived at 18 Brookside (in
Cambridge) with Millicent and their daughter Philippa and died there in 1884. His funeral here
was a very grand affair, but it is not clear why he was buried in Trumpington - did he attend
church here? This modest grave was refurbished in 2006, and three years later there was a
service of re-dedication.