CFHS code : BE55

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : [AR]THUR ——- POPE d — [1874] aged 22 also GEORGE EBENEZER POPE d Nov 6th 1874 aged 24 remainder illegible

Monument : Column (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The monument in October 2020.


Only the top of the column is still visible. Some of the sides are buried under grass and we were unable to find the inscriptions but have used the parish burial record to verify the information. It is located about 10 rows east of the western path in the centre of the parish. As his parents were also buried in this parish they may well be buried in this grave.


ARTHUR DURAND POPE d May .. 1874 aged 22

Also GEORGE EBENEZER POPE d Nov 6th 1874 aged 24
remainder illegible

Relationship: Brothers

Arthur Durand Pope (1851 –  1874)

Arthur was the son of Ebenezer and Bertha Pope.  Ebenezer Pope was a schoolmaster, although he later became a clerk in a seed business.  Arthur  was born in Ely and baptised at St Mary Ely on 30th October 1851.  The family then moved to Fen Ditton where he was living aged 10.  Like his father he became a school teacher and was teaching in Southport as an assistant school master in 1871 aged 22.  He died in Cambridge in early  1874.

George Ebenezer Pope (1850 – 6 November 1874)

George was Arthur’s elder brother.   He too was born in Ely, before moving with the family to Fen Ditton.  He was admitted to Corpus Christi College on 29th September 1869, obtaining his BA in 1873.   In the 1871 census he was living with his parent at 7 Cambridge Villas, whilst being an undergraduate.  He died on 6th November in Hartlepool, Co Durham.


by Claire Martinsen

Arthur Durand Pope; George Ebenezer Pope