CFHS code : AG264

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : coped stone EMMA ROBINSON ADCOCK d Sep 11 1875 aged 13 Sacred to the Memory of WILLIAM ROBINSON Esq of 11 Park Terrace Cambridge d March 11 1860 aged 63 also CATHERINE ROBINSON his wife d February 9th 1873 aged 84 FREDERIC POLAND ADCOCK LLM St Johns College Cambridge d July 22 1884 aged 47 headstone 10 Aug 1867 FANNY wife of F POLAND ADCOCK IM MARY ELLEN FREDERIC POLAND ADCOCK LLM Uxorus Fidelis Obit May 23 AS 1875

Monument : Headstone/Cruciform coped stone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203014, 0.13639314 – click here for location



William Robinson (c.1796 – 14 March 1860)

William was the son of Stephen Robinson.  He married Catherine Tomson in Cambridge on 10 May 1814.  They had at least eight children: William (1815-), Thomas Tomson (1818-1833), Ellen (1825-), Ann (1826-1867), Frances (1831-) and at least three others who died young.  The family lived at Park Terrace, where William was described as a merchant in  the 1851 census, although he was also described as an accountant in newspapers of the time.  He died at 14 Park Terrace in 1860 after what newspapers said was ‘a short illness’.  He left an estate of £18,000 (c.£2.1m at 2018 values).

Catherine Robinson (née Tomson) (c.1789 – 9 February 1873)

Catherine married when she was c.25 years old.  After being widowed she continued to live at 14 Park Terrace and died there aged 84 years old.

Frederick Poland Adcock (1835 – 22 July 1884)

Frederick was born in Cambridge and was the third son of solicitor Stephen Adcock(1803-1867) and his wife Johanna (née Poland) (1805-1883). He went to the Perse School, Cambridge and then to Jesus College Cambridge.  He studied Law and obtained his L.L.B in 1866 and his L.L.M in 1869.  He practiced law in Cambridge.

He married the widow Ann Hardwicke at St Georges Church, Hannover Square in London on 31 January 1859.  They had at least three children together: Laura Belle (1861-1922), Emma Robinson (1862-1875) and Richard Robinson (1865-1905). He practiced at Regent Terrace (1861), and was widowed in 1867 when he was 32 years old.

He married for a second time to Mary Moseley at St Mark’s Church, Tollington Park, London on 3 May 1870, and was widowed for a second time in 1875.  He died at his home at 30 Regent Street aged 49 years old.

Emma Robinson Adcock (1862 – 11 September 1875)

Emma was the second daughter of Frederick and Ann Adcock. She was baptised at St Andrew the Great Church on 17 October 1862, and died at 30 Regent Street aged 13 years old.

Ann (Fanny) Adcock (née Robinson) (23 June 1826 – 10 August 1867)

Ann was the daughter of William and Catherine Robinson.  She was baptised at St Andrew the Great Church on 19 January 1827.  She married William Robert Hardwicke (1830-1856) at St Andrew the Great on 15 January 1856. William was originally from Bognor Regis in Sussex, but had attended Trinity College Cambridge, obtaining his B.A in 1856.  The marriage was short lived at William died in September 1856, leaving Ann a widow.

She married for a second time to Frederick Poland Adcock.  She died in August 1867 aged 41 years old.

Mar Eyllen Adcock (née Moseley) (c.1842 – 23 May 1875)

Mary was Frederick Adcock’s second wife.  Newspapers reported her death saying she had died ‘very suddenly’ aged 33 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Robinson Adcock; Fanny Adcock; Frederic Poland Adcock; Marie Ellen Adcock; Catherine Robinson; William Robinson