CFHS code : PL515

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of ARTHUR WESTMORLAND LLD Fellow and Bursar of Jesus Coll b Feb 3 1820 d May 12 1886 also of HELEN LOUISA WESTMORLAND wife of the above b Jan 19 1831 d April 20 1915

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Westmorland headstone November 2018


This headstone stands under trees 3 rows east of the west path.  it is in line with the ornate listed monument of James Rattee which is on the west of the path. The carved  inscription is on the east face and mostly legible.


In Loving Remembrance of ARTHUR WESTMORLAND L.L.D
Fellow and Bursar of Jesus Coll.
Born Feb. 3. 1820. Died May 12. 1886.

“Mighty to  Save”

Also of HELEN LOUISA WESTMORLAND wife of the above
Born Jan. 19. 1831.d April 20. 1915.


Dr. Arthur Westmorland (3 February 1820 – 12 May 1886)

Arthur was born in Tottenham and was the son of merchant Isaac Westmorland and his wife Hannah (née Cheeswright).  He went up to Jesus College Cambridgein June 1837. He was awarded a B.A. (21st wrangler) in 1842, an M.A. in 1845, and an L.L.D in 1873.  He studied at one of the Inns of Court, but never practised as a lawyer.  He was a Fellow of Jesus 1847-1882.  His name appeared frequently in the newspapers of the time in relation to his university work.  He was a member of the University Senate,  Cambridge Secretary to the University Commisson,  Proctor, Bursar and examiner.

Arthur married Helen Kinder at the age of 62 years old.  They married on 20th July 1882 in Leicestershire.  He died after a short illness at his home – 40 Panton Street.  He was still the Bursar of Jesus College at the time of his death.  The Cambridge Independent Press printed an obituary of his life on 15 May 1886, and reported that Arthur had ‘devoted his life to college and University work’.  They also noted ‘he was extremely popular in the University and his decease will be regretted, not only by the members of his own college, but by all with whom he was brought into personal contact’.

Helen Louisa Westmorland (née Kinder) (19 January 1831 – 20 April 1915)

Helen was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Kinder.  She was born in London and baptised at St Andrew’s Church in Holborn on 15 February 1831.  She was a spinster when she married Arthur Westmorland aged 51 years old. She was married for less than 4 years, when she was widowed.   She remained living at 40 Panton Street (1891/1901) with two servants to look after her.  Helen died at 11 Panton Street aged 84 years old.  She left an estate valued at £20, 254 16s and 6d (£1.45m at 2019 values).


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Arthur Westmorland; Helen Louisa Westmorland