CFHS code : MC28

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of SARAH MIDDLETON only and beloved daughter of JOHN and SOPHIA HOPPETT d April 6 1861 aged 26 also of the above named JOHN HOPPETT d February 10 1868 aged 67 also SOPHIA wife of the above d April [11] 18[88] aged 88

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon 52.202627, 0.13791122 – click here for location

Middleton and Hoppett grave
Middleton and Hoppett headstone

Monument

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of SARAH MIDDLETON only and beloved daughter of JOHN and SOPHIA HOPPETT who died April 6 1861 aged 25

“The Lord giveth and the Lord hath taken away.
Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

Also of the above named JOHN HOPPETT who died February 10 1868 aged 67

Also SOPHIA wife of the above who died April [11] 1888 aged 88

Sarah Middleton Hoppett (1835 – 6 April 1861) 

Sarah was the only daughter of John and Sophia Hoppett. She was baptised on 10 April 1836 at St. Michael’s Church and died at the family home at Gifford Place, Green Street.

John Hoppett (1801 – 10 February 1868)

John was born in Trumpington and married Sophia Pointon in 1826 at St. Mary the Less Church.  John worked as a college servant and Sophia as a college bedmaker. They had at least five children: Charles (1828-1905), John Scott (1828-1907), Isaac (1834-1876), Sarah Middleton (1835-1861) and George (1838-1887).  The family lived at Gifford Place, 13 Green Street, and he died there aged 67 years old.

Sophia Hoppett (née Pointon) (1800 – 11 April 1888)

Sophia was born in Welyn, Hertfordshire and was the daughter of Richard and Sarah (née Jeeves) Pointon.  After she was widowed she went to live at 70 Jesus Lane (1871/1881) with lodger Mary Dawon and a domestic servant.  She died at 42 Park Street aged 88 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 16 April.

John and Sophia’s grandson Arthur Middleton Hoppett is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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John Hoppett; Sophia Hoppett; Sarah Middleton