CFHS code : AG455

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : ISABELL MARY HOPKINS d June 24 1915 aged 60 also NAN her daughter d March 25 1926 aged 40

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The Hopkins monument in 2016
Hopkins monument 2016

Monument

This angel statue with kerb stones is located on the west of the centre circle.

Inscription

My dear Mother
‘Isabell Mary Hopkins who died June 24th 1915 aged 60’
‘Also Nana her daughter who died March 25th 1926 aged 45″
“Father in thy gracious keeping
Leave we now our loved ones sleeping”

Isabella Mary Pattison Hopkins (née Stoton) (1846 – 1915)

Isabella was born in St Neots, Huntingdonshire to William and ? Stoton. Her father was a tailor. In 1861 she was with her grandmother Isabella Paterson in Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. She married Thomas Hopkins in St Andrew’s Church, Chesterton, Cambridge on March 12th 1872. They had 3 children Jane Catherine (1874), Alfred Arthur (1876)  both born at 3 Trafalgar Street, followed by Hannah in (1878) when they were living at 19 Milton Road. In 1881 the family were in Herbert Street with Thomas’ uncle Richard Hopkins and the 1891 to 1911 census shows them living at 21 Orchard Street. Which is where Isabella died. It is not known when or where Thomas Hopkins died but it was after the 1911 census..

Since the monument was photographed it has been damaged and the head is now missing.

Nana Hopkins (1878 -1926)

Nana was baptised Hannah, But also called Annie.  In the burial records she is named Nana Harriet Hopkins and the age is given as 45. There is some discrepancy between the dates and the age given.

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1977 before she lost her wing tips
Photo taken in 1977

Sources:

CFHS parish transcripts
Free BMD
Ancestry

by Mary Naylor

Isabella Mary Pattison Hopkins; Nana Hopkins