CFHS code : AS184

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : Grant him Lord eternal rest WILLIAM KEMP Manciple of Trinity College d April 8th 1873 aged 60 also his wife ELEANOR KEMP d June 7th 1877 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203352, 0.137653 – click here for location

Kemp headstone 2018

Monument

This fallen and broken headstone, in the parish area of All Saints, is located on the east side of the western path at the junction with the central path.

Inscription

Grant him Lord eternal rest

WILLIAM KEMP

Manciple of Trinity College

departed this life April 8th 1873 aged 60

also his wife ELEANOR KEMP

Who departed this life June 7th 1877 aged 74

William Kemp (1813 – 8 April 1873)

William was born in Ickleton, and baptised there on 13 June 1813. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Kemp.  He married Eleanor Reynolds on August 4th 1838 at St Benedict’s church and was wine butler at Trinity College when they married. The couple had at least two daughters: Ellen Sarah (1840-1842) and  Emma (1842-1923). In 1841 the family were living at Melbourn Place and he was working as a college butler. They had moved to 4 Malcolm Place by 1861 and William by then was a college manciple (in charge of ordering the food for the college kitchen). He died at home and his funeral was held on 12 April.

Eleanor Kemp (née Reynolds )(1803 – 7 June 1877)

Eleanor was born in Ludlow, Shopshire, but had moved to Cambridge by the time she married. After she was widowed she moved to live with daughter Emma and son in law Alfred Marshall in Milton. Alfred farmed 400 acres there, and Eleanor died at the farm aged 74 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Eleanor Kemp; William Kemp