CFHS code : HT497

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN KIMMENCE d 3 Oct 1920 aged 57 also husband NOAH KIMMENCE d 20 Dec 1941 aged 78 also LORIS MAY KIMMENCE d 3 Feb 19[05] aged 1 year 9 months also of LCE CPL TED KIMMENCE killed in action 12 May 1915 aged 20

Monument : Slab/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201929 0.13771674 – click here for location

Kimmence monument


This ground slab with kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located midway between the central path and the eastern path.


‘In loving memory of Ellen Kimmence
died October 3 1920 aged 57 years’
‘Also husband Noah Kimmence
died December 20 1941 aged 78

[kerb stones:]
‘Also Doris May Kimmence
died February 3 19[05] aged 1 year 9 months’
‘Also of Lce Cpl Ted Kimmence
killed in action 12 May 1915 aged 20’

Ted Kimmence (1895–1915)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Ted was born in 1895 in Cambridge. He was the third of four children born to Noah Kimmence and Ellen Kimmence (née Glazin). Before war service, Ted had been a gas fitter with the Cambridge Gas Company. His brother Stanley was a cement tester at the Cement Works, and his sister, Elsie, a tailoress. Ted enlisted in the Cambridge and he became a Lance Corporal (1145) in the 1st Battalion, the Cambridgeshire Regiment. He was killed in action in northern France on 12 May 1915, aged 20.

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Noah Kimmence (c1863–1941)

Noah was born in about 1863 in Withersfield, Suffolk. He was one of at least three children born to Edward Kimmence and Anna Kimmence (née Braybrook). His father was an agricultural labourer and brought up his family in Withersfield. Noah married Ellen Glazin in 1888 in Cambridge. They had four children: Stanley Frederick (1891–1927), Elsie Dorcas (1892–1963), Ted (1895–1915), and Doris May (1903–05). Noah worked as a joiner and carpenter.

The family lived at 18 Broad Street (off East Road) before moving to ‛Clare House’, 17 Romsey Road, Cambridge when it was built in 1898. Ellen was born in Clare, hence the name of their address. The Kimmence (Kimmance; Kemmence) family were the occupants of the Romsey Road address continuously from 1898 until the early 1970s. From 1930 Noah and Ellen’s daughter, Elsie, lived there with her husband Horace Cecil Lambert (1894–1973), accountant, and the latter continued to occupy it after her death in 1963 until 1972. Noah died on 20 December 1941 in Cambridge.

Ellen Kimmence (née Glazin) (1863–1920)

Ellen was born in 1863 in Clare, Suffolk. She was one of at least three children. Before her marriage Ellen worked as a jacket maker at Eden Road, Haverhill, Suffolk. Ellen married Noah Kimmence in 1888 in Cambridge. They had four children: Stanley Frederick (1891–1927), Elsie Dorcas (1892–1963), Ted (1895–1915), and Doris May (1903–05). Ellen died on 3 October 1920 in Cambridge.

Doris May Kimmence (1903–1905)

Doris was born in 1903 in Cambridge. She was the youngest of four children born to Noah and Ellen Kimmence (née Glazin). She died on 3 February 1905 in Cambridge aged 1 year and 9 months.

War Graves Photographic Project
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837–1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916–2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858–1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914–1919

Private communication from Allan Brigham

By Emma Easterbrook and Ian Bent

Ellen Kimmence; Loris May Kimmence; Noah Kimmence; Ted Kimmence