CFHS code : PL115

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of MARY wife of JOHN AMPS MA vicar of Ickleton d 16 Jan [1865] aged [56] also of Rev JOHN AMPS MA Emmanuel College 44 years vicar of Ickleton d 15 Oct 1908 aged 81

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Amps grave
Amps headstone


This headstone, which has weathered and been overgrown with lichen to the point at which its inscription is now illegible, is located in the parish area of St Paul.


[as recorded by the Cambridgeshire Family History Society:]

‘In memory of Mary
wife of John Amps MA vicar of Ickleton
died 16 Jan [1880] aged [56]’

‘also of Rev John Amps MA Emmanuel College
44 years vicar of Ickleton
died 15 Oct 1908 aged 81’

Mary Amps (d 1865)

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John Amps (c 1826–1908) – alumnus of Emmanuel College – see also Life Story page

John Amps, son of a carpenter, was admitted to Emmanuel College on 11 June 1847 and graduated BA (1852) and MA (1857). He was ordained deacon (1852) and priest (1854) in the diocese of Ely, becoming curate of St Peter’s, Drypool, Yorkshire (1853) and holding other curacies (1854–64). He was vicar of Ickleton, Cambridgeshire for 44 years (1864–1908) and died on 16 October 1908, aged 83. His estate at his death was worth £5497 3s 9d, bequeathed to ‘William Amps, Organist’.


Venn, Alumni Cantabrigiensis
college records
‘Parishes: Ickleton’, A History of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely, vol. 6 (1978), pp. 230-246
register of births, deaths and marriages; probate calendar of wills

By Amanda Goode, Archivist, Emmanuel College (with Ian Bent)

John Amps; Mary Amps