CFHS code : BE134

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : WILLIAM GREENWOOD Priest d March 19 1944 aged 90 AUGUSTINE GREENWOOD d Nov 2 1936 aged 81

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202693, 0.13626065 – click here for location

Greenwood monument March 2018



WILLIAM GREENWOOD Priest who died March 19 1944 aged 90

AUGUSTINE GREENWOOD who died Nov 2 1936 aged 81


William Greenwood (8 December 1853 – 19 March 1944)

William was the son of Henry Barwel and Sarah Greenwoood.  He was born at Aston Farm Hall, Aston by Stone in Staffordshire.  His father was a vicar.  Aged 8 he was living at the Rectory in Caverswall, Staffordshire, and aged 18 [1871] he was living at the Rectory in Sutton-upon-Derwent in Yorkshire.

He went up to Cambridge, and studied at Corpus Christi College.  In 1881 he was living as a lodger at 43 Bateman Street, and was assistant curate of Great St Mary’s Church.

On 24th June 1883 he married Augusta Nicholl at St Andrews Church in Marylebone, London.  They had two children together: Hubert Francis  [1884-1950] who was born in Marylebone, and Lilian Mary [1888-1973] who was born in Oakley, Buckinghamshire.  William must have become Vicar of Oakley c1886.  In 1901 they were living at the Vicarge in Foxton, where William was the Vicar.

By 1911 the family were living at 2 Trumpington Street, in Cambridge.  William’s occupation was described as Church of England Clergyman and they were living with two domestic servants.  He was widowed in 1936 at the age of 82 years old.  In 1939 he was still living at 2 Trumpington Street, being looked after by four domestic servants including a cook and a nursemaid.

He died at the Evelyn Nursing Home on Trumpington Road aged 90 years old. He left an estate valued at £11,037 6s, 5d.


Augusta Mary Greenwood [nee Nicholl]  (c.1855 -2 November 1936)

Augusta was born in London and was the daughter of Frederick Ilted and Eliza Nicholl. Her father was a solicitor and she grew up initially at 4 Marine Parade in Broadwater in Sussex. Her mother died when she was 12 years old and after that she moved to 120 Harley Street. In 1871 she was living with her father, three siblings and six domestic servants [including a butler, footman and ladies maid] at Harley Street.

She married William Greenwood when she was 28 years old, and was a Vicar’s wife for the rest of her life.  She died at 2 Trumpington Street at the age of 81 years old. She left an estate valued at £8,764 8s.


William and Augusta’s son Hubert Francis Greenwood  moved to Los Angeles where he was an actor, best known for his role in the Prince and the Pauper [1937]



Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Augustine Greenwood; William Greenwood