CFHS code : PL393

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JANE KIRKUP d March 31 1901 aged 65 WILLIAM HARDMAN KIRKUP d May 2 1906 aged 74 ALICE daughter of the above d June 25 1923 aged 66

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Jane Kirkup (c.1836 – 31 March 1901)

Little is known of Jane’s early life. She was born in Cambridge and married William Kirkup.  The couple had at least two daughters: Alice (1857-1923) and Emily Ann (1860-1943). William was a shoemaker and the family lived at 4 White’s Court (1861/1871) and Princes Street (1881/1891). Jane worked as a seamstress, and  both her daughters worked as dressmakers.

William Hardman Kirkup (1832 – 2 May 1906)

William was the eldest son of Robert and Ann (née Hardman). His father was a master cordwainer and he grew up at Brandon Place (1841) and New Court (1851). He died at Springfield Road aged 74 years old.  The Cambridge Independent Press printed a short obituary which read ‘Chesterton Liberals have lost a staunch supporter by the death of Mr William H. Kirkup….(he) was a retired bootmaker and his forebears opened the first ready-made ladies’ boot shop in Cambridge, viz., in St. Andrew’s Street’.

Alice Kirkup (c.1857 – 25 June 1923)

Alice worked as a dressmaker and lived with her parents until their deaths.  She died aged 66 years old.



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Alice Kirkup; Jane Kirkup; William Hardman Kirkup