CFHS code : HS130

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HOPKIN WRIGHT d Feb 8 1924 age 62 base of cross HILDA BUTLER dearly loved child of WILLIAM H & EDITH M WRIGHT d Dec 18 1898 age 19 months

Monument : Headstone/Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202258, 0.13839112 – click here for location

Wright grave
Wright monument

Monument:

Inscription

headstone
In Loving Memory of WILLIAM HOPKIN WRIGHT who died Feb. 8th 1924, aged 62 years.

plinth
HILDA BUTLER dearly loved child of WILLIAM H & EDITH M WRIGHT
Who fell asleep in Jesus December 18. 1898 age 19 months.
“Jesus called a little child unto him”

William Hopkin Wright (1862 –  1924)

William was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth and was baptised at St. Vigor’s Church, Fulbourn on 26 June 1862. He grew up at Rectory Farm, Fulbourn where his father farmed 534 acres and employed 26 people on the farm (1871). He married Edith Merrison Butler (1864-1948)  in her home village of Barney, Norfolk on  2 November 1887.

The family lived at Ferndale, 104 Chesterton Road and William was described as a farmer, land agent and land valuer.  He and Edith had twelve children: Elizabeth Butler (Betty) (1889-1947), Arthur John Butler (1890-1955), Francis Thomas (1891-), Dudley William (1892-1969), Cyril Frederick (1893-1980), Edith Mary (1894-), Margery Butler (1896-), Hilda Butler (1897-1898), Hylda Butler (1899-1969), Vera Butler (1900-1980), Charles Bernard (1902-1946) and Wifrid Hopkin (1907-). In 1911 they were living at Chesterton Road with a nursemaid, housemaid and cook.  William and Edith later moved to live at The Cot, Grantchester Road  and he died there aged 62 years old.

Hilda Butler Wright ( c.May 1897 – 18 December  1898)

Hilda died at Ferndale, Chesterton Road aged 19 months old.

Edith Merrison Wright died in Kent in 1948.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Hilda Butler Wright; William Hopkin Wright