CFHS code : MG82a

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband ERNEST JOSEPH HIPKIN d 14 July 1945 aged 55 and of EMILY MAUD HIPKIN d 4 Nov 1971 aged 85 also their darling children ERIC RONALD HIPKIN d 8 July 1926 aged 10 EDNA JOYCE MAUD HIPKIN d 5 Nov 1932 aged 14

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202143, 0.13782944 – click here for location

Hipkin grave
Hipkin monument



Ernest Joseph Hipkin (27 April 1890 – 14 July 1945)

Ernest was born in Horseheath and was the son of blacksmith Emery Thomas Hipkin and Eleanor (Nellie) (née Cottage). The family subsequently moved to live at 10 St. Andrew’s Court  (1901) and then 7 East Road (1911). Aged 21 Ernest was working as a general labourer before joining ‘C’  company 1st Batallion Cambridge Regiment in September 1914.  He was promoted to sergeant with the Cambridge Regiment and then served with the 2/6 North Staffordshire Regiment. It is known he was taken prison of war in 1918.

He married widow Emily Turner in 1915 and they had two children, both of whom died young and are buried in the same grave set. They lived at 38 Petworth Street (1922) 155 Fitzroy Lane (1930) but by at least  1936 had moved to run the Granville pub on East Road. He died at the Granville aged 55 years old.

Emily Maud Hipkin (née Arnold) (5 March 1886 – 4 November 1971)

Emily was born in Cambridge and aged 15 was living with her grandparents Walter and Susan Tabor at 48 New Street.  She married William Benjamin Turner (1878-1913) in 1909 and married for a second time in 1915.

Emily continued to run the Granville until at least 1955 and then moved to live at 22 Vicarage Terrace (1966).

Eric Ronald Hipkin (1916 – 8 July 1926)

Eric died aged 10 years old.

Edna Joyce Maud Hipkin (1918 – 5 November 1932)

Edna died aged 14 years old.



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Edna Joyce Maud Hipkin; Emily Maud Hipkin; Eric Ronald Hipkin; Ernest Joseph Hipkin