CFHS code : AS263

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of GREEN KEMPTON d March 31 [1885] aged 61 also of ELIZA his wife d Oct 4 1885 aged 58 also of their children BESSIE HELENA d Aug 14 1870 aged 5 SUSANNA ALICE d March 11 1872 aged 9 years 9 months reverse In Affectionate Remembrance of MARY ANN KATE daughter of GREEN & ELIZA KEMPTON d Jan 28 1859 aged 8 also of SARAH CAMPION d Feb 1 1860 aged 77 and of JOHN CAMPION d April 5 1882 aged 89 also EMILY ROSA KEMPTON 1855 – 1935

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Kempton monument June 2017

Monument

Located beside the northern path. The monument fell some years ago and the inscription is badly eroded.

Inscription

east face – facing up

In Loving Remembrance of GREEN KEMPTON d March 31 [1885] aged 61

Also of ELIZA his wife d Oct 4 1885 aged 58 years

Also of their children BESSIE HELENA d Aug 14 1870 aged 5

SUSANNA ALICE d March 11 1872 aged 9 years 9 months

east face

In Affectionate Remembrance of MARY ANN KATE daughter of GREEN & ELIZA KEMPTON d Jan 28 1859 aged 8

Also of SARAH CAMPION died Feb 1 1866 aged 77

And of JOHN CAMPION d April 5 1882 aged 89

Also EMILY ROSA KEMPTON 1855 – 1935

The Kempton Family lived at 25 Jesus Lane, Cambridge.

Green Kempton (c.1824 –  31 March 1885)

Green was the son of Green and Mary Ann (née Blyth) Kempton and was born in Ely.  Green Kempton (Senior) (1796-1847)  was a bass singer at the Cambridge colleges and lay clerk of the University choirs.  Green (Junior) married Eliza Campion at All Saint’s Church on 20 August 1845 and the couple had at least 10 children: Green Robert Bishop (1846-1917), Mary Ann Kate, Herbert John (1853-1898), Emily Rosa, Edith Blyth (1857-1905), Harry Leonard (1860-1933), Susannah Alice, Bessie Helena, Maude Fanny Cottrell (1866-1940) and Charles Douglas (1870-1941).

In 1851 the family were living on City Road and Green was working as an auctioneer’s clerk, by at least 1858 they had moved to 38 Jesus Lane and then at 25 Jesus Lane from at least 1871 onwards.

By 1871 Green was no longer an auctioneer’s clerk, and had changed career to be an osier (willow) grower.   Cambridge Town Council Lease Committee awarded the lease of Ell Meadow to Green from Michaelmas 1868 at an annual rent of £6 per year.  The lease ran for 21 years and was presumably where he grew the willow.  He subsequently sub-let part of the ground in 1875 to ‘Rev. Dr. Moulton and others for bathing places’.  Green Kempton died at Jesus Lane aged 61 years old. His probate document records him as being an auctioneer’s clerk which is different to his recorded occupation of willow grower in the census records of 1871 and 1881.

Eliza Kempton  (née Campion) (c.1827- 4 October 1885)

Eliza was the daughter of John and Sarah (née Bishop) and grew up on Sussex Street where her father was a basket maker.  She married Green Kempton when she was 18 years old and died at 25 Jesus Lane.

Bessie Helena Kempton (13 October 1864 – 14 August 1870)

Bessie was baptised on 6 November 1864 at All Saint’s Church and died aged 5 years old at Jesus Lane.

Susanna Alice Kempton (May 1862 – 11 March 1872)

Susanna was baptised on 8 June 1862 at All Saint’s Church and died aged 9 years and 9 months  old at 25 Jesus Lane.

Mary Ann Kate Kempton (1851 – 28 January 1859)

Mary Ann died of consumption at Jesus Lane aged 9 years old.

Sarah Campion (née Bishop) (c.1788 – 1 February 1866)

Sarah was born in Soham and  is believed to have been the daughter of Robert Bishop.  She married John Campion on 1 April 1824 at St Andrew the Great Church, Cambridge and the couple had at least one daughter: Eliza. Sarah and John and lived at 20 Sussex Street where John was a basket maker.  She died at home aged 77 years old.

John Campion (c.1793 – 5 April  1882)

John was born in Fowlmere, Cambridgeshire.  After he was widowed he lived at 10 Sussex Street (1871/1881) with servant Ann Callup and both census records him as being a basket maker. He died aged 89 years old.

Emily Rosa Kempton (1855-1935)

Emily was the second daughter of Green and Eliza Kempton. After her  parents’ deaths she ran a University  Lodging House from 25 Jesus Lane (until at least 1915) and then at 9 Malcolm Street (at least 1930 onwards).

She did not marry, but raised an adopted daughter; Hilda Rose Annie Papworth (1891-1958).  Hilda was the first born daughter of Jabez and Annie Marie (née Gill) Papworth, and Annie had been Emily’s domestic servant in 1891.  Jabez and Annie had a further five children after Hilda. Emily Kempton died in 1935 aged 80 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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John Campion; Sarah Campion; Bessie Helena Kempton; Eliza Kempton; Emily Rosa Kempton; Green Kempton; Mary Ann Kate Kempton; Susanna Alice Kempton