CFHS code : HT345

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of STANLEY DICKENS KING d May 12 1880 aged 2 also RICHARD BEEVOR KING father of the above d June 6 1905 aged 69 also of NORAH DAVIES KING wife of the above d Dec 10 1918 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The fact that this headstone is leaning slightly forward has protected the inscription from emotion. Photo March 2016
King headstone March 2016

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, is located to the north of the south path just before it turns north.  As the headstone is leaning slightly forward the inscription has been protected from erosion.

Inscription

‘In Loving Memory of STANLEY DICKENS KING who died May 12 1880 aged 2 years.

Also RICHARD BEEVOR KING father of the above who died June 6 1905 aged 69 years.

Also of NORAH DAVIES KING wife of the above who died Dec 10 1918 aged 74 years.’

“Her end was peace”

Richard Beevor King (5 December 1836 – 6 June 1905)

Richard was born in Woolwich, Kent and baptised at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Woolwich on 18 January 1837.  He is believed to have been the son of Henry Beevor and Martha King. He married Norah Dickens in 1860 in Greenwich and the couple had eight children: Alice Norah (1862-1936), Martha Elizabeth (1863-), Edward John (1866-1947), Charles Richard (1870-), Charlotte Davies (1873-), Stanley Dickens (1878-1880), Claude Beevor (1881-1949) and Ernest Victor (1884-1954).

Richard worked as a enginesmith for Great Eastern Railway and the couple initially lived in West Ham, London where their first two children were born before moving to live at Ainsworth Street (1871).  They later moved to 5 Market Terrace (1881) and then 51 Mawson Road (1901). Richard died at 103 Mawson Road in 1905.

Norah Davies King  (née Dickens) (c.1843 – 10 December 1918)

Norah was born in Buckinghamshire, and baptised at Langley Marish on 8 January 1843. She was the daughter of butcher Edward Dickens and his wife Elizabeth and grew up in Ipswich (1851).  After she was widowed she stayed living at Mawson Road until at least 1908 but died in Epping aged 74 years old.

Stanley Dickens King (1878 – 12 May 1880)

Stanley died just after his second birthday at Market Passage.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Norah Davies King; Richard Beevor King; Stanley Dickens King