CFHS code : HS65

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : WILLIAM ARTHUR THOMPSON d Jan 29 1945 age 77 also WILLIAM MARTIN HALLS THOMPSON d Nov 17 1918 age 27 also MARY ANN THOMPSON d Feb 21 1939 age 71

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202355 0.13798356 – click here for location

Thompson grave location
Thompson grave location

Monument

This set of kerb stones, in the parish area of Holy Sepulchre (the Round Church) is located roughly 6 rows to the west of the eastern path.

Thompson inscription
Thompson inscription

Inscription

[after CFHS transcript]

‘William Arthur Thompson
died Jan 29 1945 age 77’

‘Also William Martin Halls Thompson
died Nov 17 1918 age 27’

‘Also Mary Ann Thompson
died Feb 21 1939 age 71’

William Martin Halls Thompson (1892‒1918) see also Life Story page

William was born in Cambridge in 1892. He was the oldest son of William Arthur Thompson, a college kitchen servant from Houghton in Huntingdonshire and Mary Ann Thompson from Clavering in Essex. In 1901 William and Mary had six children, Margaret Minnie, Matilda May, William Martin Halls, Sidney George Judd, Ada Maud and Albert Edward. They lived at 72 Sedgwick Street, Romsey Town, Cambridge.

William Arthur Thompson (1867‒1945)

William Arthur was born in Houghton, Huntingdonshire, Apr/June 1867, the son of William, agricultural labourer, and Sarah of Mill Street, Houghton.  Late in life he and his wife lived at 31 Bradmore Street (off East Road). By 1901 the couple had five children, Margaret Minnie Matilda May (b. c.1890), William Martin Halls (1892‒1918), Sidney George Judd (b. 1894), Ada Maud (b. 1896), and Albert Edward (b. 1900). The couple lived first at 2 York Terrace, Cambridge, then from c. 1900 at 72 Sedgwick Street (Romsey Town), Cambridge. He died on 29 January 1945, aged 77 and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery two days later.

Their gransdson, son of  daughter Matilda May, Kenneth A. F Jones, is buried in the parish of Andrew the Less.

Mary Ann Thompson (c.1868‒1939)

Mary Ann was born in Clavering, Essex.  By 1901 William and Mary had five children, Matilda May (b. c.1890), William Martin Halls (1892‒1918), Sidney George Judd (b. 1894), Ada Maud (b. 1896), and Albert Edward (b. 1900). The couple lived first at 2 York Terrace, Cambridge, then from c. 1900 at 72 Sedgwick Street (Romsey Town), Cambridge.  Late in life she and her husband lived at 31 Bradmore Street (off East Road). She died on 21 February 1939, aged 71 and was buried in Mill Road Cemetery two days later.

[If you known anything further about this family, please contact us with the information at friendsofmillroadcemetery@gmail.com.]

Sources

Ancestry

Mary Ann Thompson; William Arthur Thompson; William Martin Halls Thompson