CFHS code : ML43
Parish : St Mary the Less
Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of FENTON JOHN ANTHONY HORT DD Lady Margarets Rector in Divinity eldest son of FENTON HORT formerly of Leopardstown Dublin b April XXIII MDCCCXXVIII d Nov XXX MDCCCXCII To the Dear Memory of FANNY HENRIETTA HORT daughter of THOMAS DYSON HOLLAND of Heighington Lincs wife of FENTON JOHN ANTHONY HORT DD b Nov 1 MDCCCXXXVI d May XVI MCMXXV
Monument : Coped stone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This cruciform coped stone is located one row south and a few metres along the path that leads eastwards from the centre circle.
The inscription is quite difficult to read.
Sacred to the Memory of FENTON JOHN ANTHONY HORT DD
Lady Margarets Rector in Divinity eldest son of FENTON HORT
formerly of Leopardstown Dublin b April XXIII MDCCCXXVIII
d Nov XXX MDCCCXCII
“O Lord God of Hosts”
“Blessed is the man who putteth his trust in Thee.”
To the Dear Memory of FANNY HENRIETTA HORT
daughter of THOMAS DYSON HOLLAND of Heighington Lincs
wife of FENTON JOHN ANTHONY HORT DD
b Nov 1 MDCCCXXXVI d May XVI MCMXXV
Fenton John Anthony Hort (1828-1892)
Fenton was born in Dublin on April 23 1828. He was educated at Rugby School in England and Trinity College Cambridge. He became a Fellow in of that college in 1852 but had to resign this post on his marriage to Fanny Holland in 1857. He was given a living as vicar of the parish church of St Ippilyts in Hertfordshire. In 1872 Fellows at Emmanuel College exercised a statute that allowed them to elect a married Fellow and he returned to Cambridge to live with his family at 6 St Peter’s Terrace off Trumpington Street. It was during this period that he worked on a revision of the New Testament.
He and Fanny had at least seven children: Ellen Margaret (1862), Francis F (1868), Edward Collett (1869), Mary Dyson (1871), Frederick A (1872) and Alfred Stanley (1874-1874). (1 unknown)
There are articles about his life and work on the Emmanuel and Trinity College websites and www.stippolytschurch.org.uk
There is a brass plaque dedicated to his memory in Trinity College Chapel.
He was also one of the Cambridge Apostles.
He died at his home on November 30th 1892, aged 64, and was buried on December 6th.
Fanny Henrietta Hort (née Holland) (1836-1925)
Fanny was born in Yorkshire, the daughter of Thomas J Dyson Holland and his wife Elizabeth. She married the Rev. Fenton Hort on May 14th 1857 at Cleve in Somerset .
She was a widow for over 30 years but as Fenton had left an estate of over £20,000 she was able to live a comfortable life with her daughter Ellen Margaret. They kept two servants.
When Fanny died at the age of 88 she was living at 2 Benet Place.
Alfred Stanley Hort (1874-1874)
Alfred was 5 months old when he died. Although his name does not appear in the inscription we know, from the grave register, that Alfred was buried here before his parents.
CFHS Transcripts of parish records
by Mary Naylor
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