CFHS code : MC42

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE WILDERSPIN d 8th Sep 1886 aged 50 also EMMA WILDERSPIN d 13 Sep 1887 aged 57

Monument : Headstone/Chest tomb with panelled sides

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202655, 0.13785403 – click here for location

Wilderspin grave
Wilderspin headstone


A few rows east of the central circle and west to east path.


In Loving Memory of GEORGE WILDERSPIN died 8th Sep 1886 aged 50 years

“Thy will be done”

Also EMMA WILDERSPIN died 13 Sep 1887 aged 57 years

George Wilderspin (c.1836 – 8 September 1886)

George was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilderspin. Thomas was a baker, and he grew up at 9 Green Street.  He married Emma Quinsee at Holy Trinity Church on 15th January 1861.

He became a baker like his father.  In the census of 1861 he was living with Emma at 7 Green Street, whilst his father was at 9 Green Street. From at least 1865 onwards he took over the shop at 9 Green Street.

George and Emma did not have any children, and by 1881 he was employing three men according to the census records.  He died at Green Street aged 50 years old, leaving an estate valued at £5,442 2s 1d to his widow.

Emma Wilderspin (nee Quinsee) (c.1830 – 13 September 1887)

Emma was the daughter of builder William Quinsee and his wife Mary.  She was baptised on 21st December 1831, and grew up on Hobson Street.  She married in 1861.

She died just over a year after her husband George and was living at Warkworth Street when she died.  She actually died in Bournemouth, and left an estate valued at £5,241 5s 8d.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Emma Wilderspin; George Wilderspin