CFHS code : HT516

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of JUSTINIAN ADCOCK d Feb 10 1856 aged 40 also of ELLEN ADCOCK his daughter d Feb 3 1932 aged 83 and of JESSIE ADCOCK d Jan 1 [1938] aged 92

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Adcock grave
Adcock cross



Justinian Adcock (1815 – 10 February 1856)

Justinian was the youngest son of James and Susanna (née Coulsell) Adcock and was baptised on 7 May 1815 at All Saints’ Church. He practised as a solicitor, having trained under his brother Stephen Adcock and practised from 19 Market Hill. Justinian married Emma Catley (1817-1900) on 6 August 1842 in Lincoln and they had at least five children:  Edwin (1843-1868), Jessie (1845-1938), Herbert (1846-1847), Ellen (1848-1932) and Cecil (1852-1876). He died  ‘after a long illness’.

Ellen Adcock (1848 – 3 February 1932)

Ellen was the youngest daughter of Justinian and Emma and was baptised on 27 March 1849. Aged 22 she was working as a teacher in  a ladies’ seminary in Dunster, Somerset (1871) and then moved to Thornhill Square in Islington  where she lived with her mother and sister Jessie (1881/1891). Emma Adcock died in January 1900 and the sisters then lodged at 74 Trumpington Street, Cambridge (1901) and Walcot, Bath (1911). By at least 1931 they had returned to Cambridge and lived at 4 Salsibury Villas, Station Road where Ellen died aged 83 years.

Jessie Adcock (1844 – 1 January 1938)

Jessie was baptised on 27 February 1845 and died at Station Road just after her 93rd birthday.

Justinian’s nephew Frederick Poland Adock is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.



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Ellen Adcock; Jessie Adcock; Justinian Adcock