CFHS code : AS224
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband JAMES HOPPETT b April 22nd 1860 d November 1st 1929 and EMILY ADA HOPPETT b Feb 10th 1873 d Jan 21st 1965
Monument : Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
James Hoppett (22 April 1860 – 1 November 1929)
James was the son of Charles and Jane, and brother of Arthur Middleton Hoppett. He was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 25 June 1860. He was raised at Jesus Lane and his father was head porter at Trinity College. James went to school at the Perse School and later worked as a railway clerk lodging in East Barnet (1881) and South Mimms (1891)
He was apppointed head porter at Jesus College in October 1895. The Cambridge Chronicle and Hournal reported the appointment noting that ‘for the past fifteen years he had been engaged in the audit office at King’s Cross station. There were no fewer than one hundred and twenty applicants for the office’.
James married Emily Isaacs on 25 June 1896 at St. Michael’s Church in Wood Green and at the time of his marriage was living at 40 Milton Road. The couple lived at 33 Jesus Lane and are not believed to have had any children. He died aged 69 years old.
Emily Ada Hoppett (née Isaacs) (10 February 1873 – 21 January 1965)
Ada was born in Tottenham and baptised there on 25 December 1873. She was the daughter of gardener James Isaacs and his wife Mary. After she was widowed she continued to live at 33 Jesus Lane until at least 1960 and died at 15 Park Street aged 91 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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