CFHS code : HT310

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of Father and Mother SARAH KIRKUP d Aug 6th 1936 aged 92 GLADYS SCOTT d April 22 1929 aged 34 JAMES KIRKUP d Oct 31 1927 aged 84

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

In Memory of Father and Mother

JAMES KIRKUP d Oct 31 1927 aged 84

SARAH KIRKUP d Aug 6th 1936 aged 92

GLADYS SCOTT d April 22 1929 aged 34

Sarah Kirkup (née Vale) (c.1844 – 6 August 1936)

Sarah was the daughter of John and Mary Vale (sometimes also spelt Vail). She was born in West Wratting where her father worked as an agricultural labourer.  By the age of 17 she was living at 36 Trumpington Street, and was working as a servant for George and Helen Peck.  She married James Kirkup on 14 April 1865 at West Wratting and the couple had seven children: William James (1866-1947), Louisa (1870-1949), Garnet Richard (1873-1946), Annie Florence (1875-1955), Thomas Frederick (1878-1955), Sydney John (1882-1938) and a further child who died as an infant.  James worked as an upholsterer and the family lived at 4 Terrace Lane (1871), 10 Bradmore Street (1881),  8 East Road (1891/1901) and 192 East Road (1911). She was widowed in 1927 and died aged 92 years old.

Gladys Mabel Scott (17 July 1893 – 1929)

Gladys lived with her husband Thomas at 192 East Road. She died at 81a Mill Road which was the  workhouse but by this date was equipped with a new infirmary and maternity ward.  She entered the infirmary on April 14th and gave birth to a daughter on the 17th. Baby Elizabeth was baptised at St Barnabas Church on August 26th.

James Kirkup (15 July 1842 – 31 October 1927)

James was the son of coal merchant William Kirkup and his wife Alicia (also known as Ally) and grew up on Burleigh Street.  In 1861 he was lodging at the Salmon pub on Sun Street and working as a cabinet maker.  He married in 1865 and later worked as an upholsterer. He died at 192 East Road aged 85 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry
81a Mill Road by Ian Bent with Allan Brigham – Capturing Cambridge
https://capturingcambridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/81a_MR-1st-edn_2015-10-10.pdf
CFHS Transcripts of parish records
Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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James Kirkup; Sarah Kirkup; Gladys Mabel Scott