CFHS code : BE132a

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : GRAHAM L BOILEAU HUMPHREYS called home Jan 19 1905 aged 18 ALFRED EDWARD HUMPHREYS Priest Aug 17 1922 aged 79 HANNAH AMELIA HUMPHREYS d April 21 1934 aged 90

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Humphreys kerb stones January 2020


Located under trees and bushes three rows east of the west path, behind the large columns of Rowton and Barker. One kerb stone has fallen. The inscription is legible .


GRAHAM L BOILEAU HUMPHREYS called home Jan 19 1905 aged 18

ALFRED EDWARD HUMPHREYS Priest. “Life Eternal”. Aug 17 1922 aged 79

HANNAH AMELIA HUMPHREYS died April 21. 1934 aged 90

“O rest in the Lord”

Relationship: Mother, father and son

Alfred Edward Humphreys (3 July 1843 –  17 August 1922)

Alfred was born in Oswestry and was the son of Charles and Mary Laughharne Humphreys.  His father was a surgeon, and died when Alfred was only 3 years old.  His mother then moved to Birmingham where he went to King Edwards School. He went to Trinity College, Cambridge in March 1862 (Browne Medal 1864; Davies Scholar 1865; Chancellor’s Classical Medal 1866).  He got a BA in 1866, MA in 1869 and was a lecturer in Classics [1869 – 1877).

He was ordained in 1875 and was curate of Christ Church Cambridge (1875-1877), Vicar of St Matthews Cambridge (1877-1887), Rector of Fakenham (1887-1907) and finally Vicar of St Michael and All Angels in Willesden (1907-1922) as well as Honorary Canon of Norwich (1901-1922). In 1890 he was living in Hempton and the Kelly’s Directory of that year describes The vicarage, worth £30 a year is in the patronage of the Crown and incumbency of the Rev Alfred Edward Humphreys MA who is also rector of Fakenham and who has a good residence of plain Tudor architecture built in 1858 at a cost of £800′

He died of a cerebral haemorrhage in August 1922 and described as being found dressed in rowing shorts in a ditch by the side of the canal at Alperton, Wembley where it was habit to row every morning’.  He left effects of £3,415 0s 7d.

Hannah Amelia Humphreys (nee Boileau) (1844 – 21 April 1934)

Hannah was the daughter of Thomas Ebenezer and Elizabeth Boileau.  She was born in Chennai in 1844, where her father was a judge with the East India Company.  Her father died when she was 9 years old and the family returned to Eastbourne.  She married Alfred Humphreys in 1883 in Cambridge.   They had one son: Graham (1886-1905).

She was a vicar’s wife and lived in Cambridge, then Fakenham and finally Willesden.  Alfred died in 1922 when she was 78 years.  She died aged 90 years old in 1934 at 21 Edith Road, Ramsgate Kent.

Graham Laugharne Boileau Humphreys (1886 – 19 January 1905)

Graham was the son of Alfred and Hannah Humphreys.  He was born in St Matthews Parish, Cambridge, but grew up in Fakenham where his father was the Rector.  He died aged 19 years old in Norfolk.

His parents’ bodies were returned to Cambridge after their deaths to be buried with their only son.



by Claire Martinsen

Alfred Edward Humphreys; Graham Laugharne Boileau Humphreys; Hannah Amelia Humphreys