CFHS code : BO39

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : side 1 In Loving Memory of ERNEST TEMPERLEY Fellow Bursar and Tutor of Queens College d Jan 8 1889 aged 39

Monument : Stone cross (broken and fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20283, 0.13759902 – click here for location

Temperley gtrve
Temperley monument


Located in the parish area of St Botolph, this monument is a stone cross on triple pediment with a  broken cross.


east face:
‘In loving memory of Ernest Temperley
Fellow, Bursar and Tutor of Queens College
who died Jan 8 1889 aged 39 years’

north face:
‘also of Marion his widow
and wife of Harry Rede Tottenham
Fellow of St John’s College Cambridge
who died June 19 1900’

Ernest Temperley MA (1849-89), Fellow and Bursar of Queens’ College see also Life Story page

Ernest Temperley was born to Thomas Cram Temperley and Louise M. Stocks on 8 March 1849, and attended Newcastle Grammar School then Thornbury Grammar School in Gloucestershire. He came up to Queens’ College in October 1867 and graduated Fourth Wrangler in 1871. As an undergraduate and for a time thereafter he was a keen oarsman.

Marion Tottenham  (d 1900)

Ernest Temperley married Marion Wildman in 1875 and the couple had four children. After Ernest’s death, she married Harry Rede Tottenham, Fellow of St John’s College, on 21 November 1891. She died in June 1900 and was buried in this grave with Temperley on 28 June of that year.

Census records, Death Index and National Probate Calendar via
Queen’s College Fellows 1800-1899
Cambridgeshire Archives
The Cambridge Review 24 January 1889, pp. 150-51
St Botolph: marriage register
St Botolph: burial register

By Jonathan Holmes, Dean of Chapel, Queens’ College, and Ian Bent

Ernest Temperley; Marion Temperley