CFHS code : BE

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SOPHIA ISABELLA LEESON d March 9th 1901 aged 79 To the Dear Memory of HENRY WILLIAM FULFORD Priest Fellow of Clare College b Sep 9th 1854 d Dec 28th 1931 and of ROSE ELIZABETH his wife 1854 – 1932

Monument : not described

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sophia Isabella Leeson (d 1901)

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Henry William Fulford (1854-1931)

Henry was possibly the son of William Fulford. He attended the Perse School in Cambridge before being admitted to Clare College on 28 March 1873. He matriculated in Michaelmas of that year, gaining his BA in 1877 and MA in 1880.
He held several roles within the College :
Fellow 1877-1931
Classical Lecturer: 1877-1907
Dean: 1884-1907
Praelector: 1884-97
Librarian: 1886-97
Junior Proctor: 1889-90
Senior Proctor: 1897-98
Select Preacher: 1880, and 1896

Henry was ordained as a deacon in Ely in 1877 and a priest in 1878. From 1877 to 1881 he was a curate at St Paul’s in Cambridge and from 1883 to 1884 at St Edward’s. From 1907 to 1912 he was a reverend in Datchworth, Hertfordshire and from 1912 to 1920 working in Crowmarsh Gifford with Newnham Murren, Oxfordshire.
He then retired and returned to Cambridge in 1920, where he died on 28 December 1931.
We have not found any record of marriage although he is recorded as the father of Francis W. Fulford born in 1898.
He is described as a genial personality with a fine sense of humour and a scholar of wide knowledge and interests. He contributed to Hastings’ Dictionary and Encyclopaedia and was the editor of Epistle of James, Galatians, Romans, Thessalonians etc.

Rose Elizabeth Fulford (1854-1932)

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ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database

By Sheila Plaister

Henry William Fulford; Rose Elizabeth Fulford; Sophia Isabella Leeson