CFHS code : AS128

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : CORDELIA wife of WILLIAM WHEWELL DD Master of Trinity College d December [18] 1855 aged — ———– EVERINA FRANCES wife of William Whewell DD Master of Trinity College
died April 1 1865 aged 58 years

Monument : Cruciform Coped stone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203342, 0.13665767 – click here for location

Whewell grave
Whewell monument

Monument

A Ketton stone, kite-shaped chest tomb with coped edges on a limestone base. On top an ornamental cross with relief figure, sowing seed from a basket, in a scalloped octagonal motif. With inscriptions and quotes around the coped edges.

These features are described in a poem that William Whewell himself wrote in 1855, entitled ‘The Gravestone’:

There be the cross displayed on the sloping ridge of the copestone […]
There be the ring with its circling words, so warning and cheering;
There be the Sower with arms spread, as he walks in the field.
And – brief legend sufficeth for those who will visit thy rest place –
There we will write on the marg: THIS IS CORDELIA’S TOMB

Inscription

‘Cordelia wife of William Whewell DD Master of Trinity College
died December 18 1855 aged — years’

‘EVERINA FRANCES wife of William Whewell DD Master of Trinity College
died April 1 1865 aged 58 years’

Cordelia Whewell  (d 1855)
First wife of Professor William Whewell, Master of Trinity College.

Everina Frances, Lady Affleck (d 1865)

Second wife of Professor William Whewell, Master of Trinity College.

For further information about this family see William Whewell Life Story page

 

Cordelia Whewell; Everina Frances Whewell