CFHS code : HT498

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MABEL FLORENCE daughter of GEORGE & FLORENCE KIRKUP d 22 Dec 1936 aged 46 also FLORENCE S T KIRKUP (wife) d 21 May 1944 aged 76 also GEORGE HARVEY KIRKUP (husband) d 22 Feb 1949 aged 80

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Kirkup monument  November 2013
Kirkup headstone June 2020


This set of kerb stones and fallen headstone located in the parish of Holy Trinity are roughly sixteen rows east of the central path and ten monuments north of the south path.


In Loving Memory of MABEL FLORENCE daughter of GEORGE & FLORENCE KIRKUP who died December 22nd  1936 aged 46 years
“At Rest”

Also FLORENCE S. T. KIRKUP wife of George H Kirkup who died May 21st 1944 aged 76 years
“Light at eventide.”

Also GEORGE HARVEY KIRKUP who died Feb. 1949 aged 80 years

Mabel Florence Kirkup ( 1890 – 22 December 1936)

Mabel was the eldest daughter of George and Florence.  In 1911 she was living at Brooke Hall in Norwich and was ladies’ maid to widow Ella Holmes.  By at least 1935 she had returned to Cambridge and was living at 3 Devonshire Road with her parents.  She died aged 46 years old.

Florence Sarah Taverner Kirkup (née Walton) (6 July 1867 – 21 May 1944)

George and Florence Kirkup

Florence was the daughter of Robert and Caroline (née Taverner) Walton and she grew up at 27 Staffordshire Street. Robert was a general labourer, and Caroline worked as a dressmaker.  She married George Kirkup in 1890 and the couple had at least seven children: Mabel Florence, Annie Amelia (1893-1981), Winifred Alice (1895-1974), Gladys Victoria (1901-1946), Sidney George (1903-1882), Reginald John (1906-1996) and Stanley Augustus Edward (1911-1993).  George was a clock and watch repairer and they lived at 20a King Street (1891), 24 Kingston Street (1901) and then at 3 Devonshire Road (at least 1911 onwards). Florence died at home aged 76 years old.

George Harvey Kirkup (30 May 1868 – 22 February 1949)

George was the son of George and Phoebe Kirkup and grew up  at 4 Millers Passage (1871) and then at 19 Trinity Place (1881). His father was a plumber’s labourer, but George (Jnr) worked as a clock maker, and later as a clock and watch repairer.  He died at Devonshire Road aged 80 years old.

George Kirkup



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Florence Sarah Taverner Kirkup; George Harvey Kirkup; Mabel Florence Kirkup