CFHS code : AG328

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HUGH BELLAMY MA of Corpus Christi College of Cambridge Chaplain of the Royal Naval Hospital Great Yarmouth died at Cambridge November 3rd 1904 aged 60 also In Loving Memory of ELLA HENRIETTA his wife died at Bournemouth Feb 19th 1921 aged 72

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203136, 0.13657464 – click here for location

Bellamy grave
Bellamy monument



Hugh Bellamy (1844 – 3 November 1904)

Hugh was the son of the Reverend Richard and Margaret Ann Bellamy.  He was born in Blandford St Mary in Dorset, and baptised there on 17th December 1844.  He grew up in Streatham [1851] and went to school at  Malborough College in Wiltshire.  Aged 26 years old he was living in central London and working as a tea broker. He married Ella Henrietta Smith in Blandford St Mary on 30th January 1873.

They had at least five children:  Arthur Vaux [b 1873], Ella Margaret [b 1875], Hilda Mary [1876-1968], Francis Richard [1882-1942] and John [b 1885].  The eldest two children were born in Weybridge in Surrey, which appears to be where Hugh and Ella started married life.  Hugh then moved to Cambridge and started as an undergraduate at Corpus Christi College c1880.

The Chapel at the Royal Navy Hospital in Great Yarmouth

In 1881 the family were living at 63 Hills Road with two domestic servants – Hugh Bellamy is recorded as an undergraduate.  He was still living at 63 Hills Road in 1883.  He then moved to Great Yarmouth to be Chaplain at the Royal Naval Hospital. The hospital had been built in 1811, but from 1863 onwards treated Royal Navy servicemen suffering from mental illness.

The Bellamy family lived at 13 Euston Road in Great Yarmouth, and not at the hospital itself.  He died at the University Arms Hotel on 3rd November 1904 aged 60 years old. He left an estate valued at £13,177 13s  3d.

Ella Henrietta Bellamy (1849 – 19 February 1921)

Ella was the daughter of the Reverend Francis and Mary Isabella Smith.  She was born in Tarrant Rushton in Dorset, and baptised there on 18th March 1849. Her father died when she was a child.  Aged 12 she was living in Blandford St Mary with her widowed mother, five siblings, a governess, a nurse, a cook, nursemaid and housemaid. She married Hugh Bellamy aged 24 years old, and was widowed aged 55 years old.

After Hugh’s death she moved to 4 Lyons Road in Harrow-on-the-Hill, and then 11 Lyons Road [1911].  She lived with her son Francis Richard Bellamy who was an insurance clerk.  She died at 4 Cambridge Road, Bournemouth aged 72 years old.  She left an estate valued at £3,128 16s 2d.




Many thanks to the archivists of the Royal Navy Hospital, Great Yarmouth.

by Claire Martinsen


Ella Henrietta Bellamy; Hugh Bellamy