CFHS code : BE120

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : ROBERT TEMPLE late of Madeira d Jan 18 1859 aged 46 ALFRED R TEMPLE born at Malton Yorkshire March 11 1811 died at Cambridge November 3rd 1881

Monument : Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202694, 0.13618754 – click here for location

The north side of the monument.
Monument south side 2016


Although weathered, the name can be seen on the bottom left side of this coped stone, located in the parish area of St Bene’t.


Robert Temple late of Madeira died Jan 18 1859 aged 46

Alfred R Temple born at Malton Yorkshire [b] March 11 1811
died at Cambridge November 3rd 1881

Relationship: Brothers

Robert Temple (1812- 18 January 1859)

Robert was the fifth  son of John and Dorothy Temple.  He was born in Molton, Yorkshire and baptised on 21st June at St Michael’s Church in New Malton, York. He is reported as being ‘of Madeira’ both on his grave monument and in newspaper announcements, but it is not known what he was doing in Madeira.  He died at his brother’s house at 5 Trumpington Street aged 46 years old. He left an estate valued at under £4,000.

Alfred Robert Temple (16 March 1811 – 3 November 1881)

Alfred was the fourth son of John and Dorothy Temple.  He was also born in Molton, and baptised there on 17th March 1811.

He qualified as a surgeon at Guys Hospital London in 1834. By 1851 he had moved to Cambridge and was lodging at 54 Trumpington Street, and working as a surgeon.  He was practicing at 5 Trumpington Street by at least 1859.  In 1865 he was recorded as Medical Officer of the Cambridge Union Workhouse, as well as a surgeon.  He appears in Kelly’s Directories  right up to 1879 as practising at 5 Trumpington Street. He died at his home at 1 Belvoir Terrace aged 70 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/Newspaper archives

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Alfred R. Temple; Robert Temple