CFHS code : BE35
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JOHN HOPKINS d April 22 1882 aged 40 also JOHN C HOPKINS d Jan 6 1891 aged 82 also MARYANN HOPKINS mother of the above d Jan 6th 1895 aged 80
Monument : Headstone
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone in the parish of St Benet’s is badly broken and only some of the inscription is legible. It lies about 4 rows west of the central path.
Sacred to the Memory of JOHN HOPKINS d April 22 1882 aged 40
Also JOHN C HOPKINS d Jan 6 1891 aged 82
Also MARYANN HOPKINS mother of the above d Jan 6th 1895 aged 80
John C. Hopkins (c.1809 – 6 January 1891)
John was born in Barton. He married Mary Ann Moore when he was in his early 20’s, and they had three children together: Ann [1834-], John [1842-1882] and William [1848-]. John worked as a labourer and the family lived at Gloucester Place  148 East Road  and then at 7 Britannia Place [at least 1871 onwards]. John died at Britannia Place aged 82 years old.
Mary Ann Hopkins [nee Moore] (c.1808 – 6 January 1895)
Mary Ann worked as a launderess throughout her married life. She was still recorded as working aged 73 in the 1881 census. She died in 1895 aged 87 years old, although her grave monument records her age as 80.
John Hopkins (1841 – 22 April 1882)
John was the eldest son of John and Mary Ann Hopkins. Aged 19 he was living with his parents and working as a labourer. Ten years later he was still living at home and working as a hawker. In 1881 he was still at 7 Britannnia Place, but by now was a ‘dealer in turf’ [sic]. He died a bachelor in April 1882 aged 40 years old.
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