CFHS code : AS69

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Memoriam THOMAS KAYE BONNEY NEVINSON 17 Dec 1851 – 9 Feb 1930 Rector of Medbourne-cum-Holt 1909 – 1929 also ETHEL MARY his wife 7 Dec 1865 – 17 Feb 1958 BRIDGET NEVINSON 1896 – 1979 MA Girton College in domine speraui

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Rev. Thomas Kaye Bonney Nevinson (17 December 1851 – 9 February 1930)

Thomas was born in Stamford and was the son of Rev. Charles Nevinson and his wife Emma.  He was baptised at All Saints Church in Stamford on 11 February 1852 and grew up on Bread Street in the town. He went to Stamford Grammar School and then up to St Johns College Cambridge in April 1870.  He was awarded a BA in 1874 and an MA in 1877. He was ordained as a priest in 1877.  He was assistant school master at Yarlett Hall in Stafford (1877-1883) and then at the Grange School in Folkstone (1883-1885).  He then took up the position of Rector of Lyndon in Rutland (1889-1909), before becoming Rector of Medbourne-with-Holt in Leicstershire (1909-1929).

Thomas married Ethel Lowe in Stamford in 1891. Ethel was also from the town and had also grown up living on Bread Street, so it can be assumed the couple were old acquaintances.  They had three children: Humphrey Kaye Bonney (1891-1915), Dorothy (1893-1970) and Bridget (1896-1979). Their son Humphrey died at Gallipoli in the First World War.

After retiring Rev. Nevison moved back to Cambridge and died in 1930 at his home at 2 Woollaston Road.

Ethel Mary Nevinson (née Lowe) (7 December 1865 – 17 February 1958)

Ethel was born in Stamford and was the daughter of wine merchant John Rool Lowe and his wife Mary Ann.  After being widowed she moved to live at 10 Willis Road.  In 1939 she was living there with her two daughters and sister Grace Lowe. She died aged 92 years old at Addenbrookes Hospital, but was still living at Willis Road at the time of her death.

Bridget Nevinson (6 March 1896 – 16 April 1979)

Bridget was the youngest daughter of Thomas and Ethel Nevinson. She was born in Lydon, Rutland.  In 1911 she was a pupil at Leeds High School and it is believed that she attended Girton College Cambridge, but no records can be located. She sailed to Bombay at least twice in 1935.  On some of the records she is recorded as being a Secretary, on other she is noted as of no occupation.  By 1939 she was living with her mother and sister at 10 Willis Road. The census of that year records that she was working as an air raid warden.

Bridget was a church council member for St. Botolph’s Church (1939) and ran the clock golf stall at the YWCA tea at Downing College in September of the same year.  She was also involved with amateur dramatics within Cambridge.  In 1939 she played Prosperine in George Bernard Shaw’s Candida. The play was performed at Houghton Hall, and critics said she was very convincing ‘until the scene in which she gets drunk’. She never married and died at Willis Road aged 83 years old.



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