CFHS  code : AS243

Parish: All Saints

Inscription : In Memory of / HENRY GIRLING ATKINS / b March 22 1819 d Oct 16 1875

Monument : Headstone/Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Henry Girling Atkins grave
Girling headstone


Headstone with ground slab and kerb stones, in the parish area of All Saints, located toward the northwest corner of the cemetery, where the path from Norfolk Street is crossed by a pathway to the central path.


‘In memory of Henry Girling Atkins
born March 22 1819 died Oct 16 1875’

Henry Girling Atkins (1819‒1875)

Henry Girling was born on 22 March 1819 [sic], the son of William Cooper Atkins, tailor of Sidney Street, and his wife Elizabeth.  He was baptised at All Saints Church, Cambridge, on 11 July 1813 [sic].  His siblings included William Cooper (jnr) (b 1809), George (b 1811) and Mary Ann (b 1821).

Matthew cross and Atkins headstone
Matthew cross and Atkins headstone

He died on 16 October 1875 aged 56, and was buried on the 22nd in the All Saints parish area of Mill Road Cemetery in “Grave No: 21.29”. His address at the time of death being Jesus Lane.

All Saints Church, Cambridge baptismal and burial registers
Judy Wilson, Cambridge Grocer: The Story of Matthew’s of Trinity Street 1832-1962 (Cambridge: R. A. Wilson, 2010)

personal communications from Michael Matthew and Judy Wilson

By Ian Bent

Henry Girling Atkins