CFHS code : AG11

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : FAVILL JOHN HOPKINS MS formerly Vicar of Cax[t]o[n] also [Rector] of [Conington]  Cambs b Jan 1st 1822 d Feb 5th 1889 also AUGUSTA HOPKINS wife of the above d Sept 19 1905 aged 87

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202648, 0.13725366 – click here for location

Hopkins monument February 2019
The inscription is on the east face.

Now broken, south of the centre circle.


formerly Vicar of Cax[t]o[n] also ——– of ——— Cambs
born Jan 1st 1822 died Feb 5th 1889

Also AUGUSTA HOPKINS wife of the above died Sept 19 1905 aged 87

Favill John Hopkins (1 January 1822 – 5 February 1889)

Favill was born in Hartford, a small village just outside Huntingdon.  He was the son of Rev. Daniel John Hopkins and his first wife Mary.  His mother died when he was c.2 years old, and Daniel married a further twice.  He went to school at Conington, Huntingdon and then Grantham before going to Sidney Sussex College in March 1841.  He got his B.A. in 1845, his M.A in 1848 and was ordained as a priest in 1846.

Favill was curate of Woolley (1845-1847), curate of Parney in Lincolnshire (1847-1850) and curate of Tempsford in Bedfordshire (1850-1852). He married Augusta Jodrell in Tuttingham, Norfolk on 10 February 1852.  They had six children: Augusta Mary (1853-1934), Katherine Ann (1855-1915), Marian Sarah (1856-1918), Neville John (1858-1939), Edward Jodrell (1860-1947) and Ellen Dorothea (1865-1944).  Favill was Vicar of Caxton from 1852-1872, which is where the children were born and raised, and then Rector of Conington from 1872-1880.

By 1881 the family were living at 54 Regent Street, and Favill died there aged 67 years old.

Augusta Hopkins (née Jodrell) (31 January 1818 – 19 September 1905)

Augusta was the daughter of Rev. Philip Neville Jodrell (1777-1850) and his wife Sarah (née Pye) (1784-1870).   She was born in Yelling just outside Huntingdon where her father was the Vicar and baptised there on 15 July 1821. In 1851 she was living with her widowed mother and siblings in Gislingham where her brother Neville was a farmer. She married Favill Hopkins when she was 34 years old.

After she was widowed she continued to live at 54 Regent Street with her daughters.  She died aged 87 years old.


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