CFHS code : ML34
Parish : St Mary the Less
Inscription : In Memory of MARY KING widow of the late JOSHUA KING LLD sometime President of Queens College d Feb 4th 1885 in her 88th year
Monument : Stone cross
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.20279, 0.13784587 – click here for location
Stone cross, with embossed circlet of oak leaves, on triple pedestal. Inscriptions on west and south faces, with lead inlay. In the parish area of St Mary the Less, this grave is located northeast of the centre circle.
‘In memory of Mary King
widow of the late Joshua King LLD
sometime President of Queens College
died Feb 4th 1885 in her 88th year’
‘In loving memory of Margaret Elizabeth
wife of Gerard Brown Finch
who died Feb 19 1897 aged 62 years’
Two women are memorialised on this stone cross, mother and daughter: Mary King was Joshua King’s wife. Margaret Elizabeth Finch, was Joshua and Mary King’s daughter and Finch’s first wife. Thus the two men – both buried elsewhere – are linked by this monument.
Joshua King (1798 -1857) – see also Life Story page
Gerard Brown Finch (1835-1913) – see also Life Story page
Fellows of Queens’ College, and King its President. Both were “Senior Wrangler” (the highest-scoring student in the third year of the Mathematical Tripos).
Queen’s Fellows 1800-99: King and Finch
Lucasian Professors: King
The Queens’ College Record (2004), pp. 17-18 (King)
The Queens’ College Record (2010), pp. 33-36 (Finch)
Material supplied by Jonathan Holmes, Dean of Chapel, Queens’ College