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The cross now rests on the small rough cut block that once supported it. July 2016
Winbolt monument July 2016


This large stone cross fallen within kerb stones, is located by the west wall, in the parish area of St Paul.  The cross now rests on the small rough cut block that once supported it.    Row 1 grave 21


south kerb
‘Here awaits the resurrection the body of John S. Winbolt
Who died Jan. 6 1903 aged 61.’

“The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

north kerb
‘Christiana Isabella Winbolt his wife
Who died October 17th 1921’

“Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Christiana Isabella Winbolt (née Collison) (1841 – 1921)

Christiana was born in Kensington, Surrey and her birth registered at Westminster in 1841. She died at 22 Manchester Street, London.

John Steddy Winbolt (1841-1903)

John Winbolt was born in Hadley, Middlesex on 8 March 1841, the son of Rev Thomas Henry and Mary Winbolt, a middle child with at least four siblings. He attended Kings College London before being admitted as a pensioner to Trinity College on 7 February 1860.

He matriculated in October of that year, gaining his BA as 36th Wrangler in 1864 and proceeding to MA in 1867.

From 1868 to 1871 he was Government Surveyor at Malacca, moving in 1871 to the Japanese Imperial Railways as Inspecting Engineer. He returned to England in 1873 due to bad health.

In 1874 he worked for the Great Eastern Railway Company as Assistant to the Chief engineer , Mr Alfred Langley. He was obliged to resign from this post in 1895 due to his failing health.

John married Christiana Isabella Collison and died at his home, 13 Harvey Road Cambridge on 6 January 1903. His widow founded the John WINBOLT Prize in Civil Engineering 1903.

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

John Winbolt Prize: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2010, p. 962

The John Winbolt Prize is offered for competition for a paper on some subject selected by the candidate and related to the profession of a civil engineer. All subjects studied for Parts IIA and IIB of the Engineering Tripos are deemed, for the purpose of this Prize, to be subjects related to the profession of civil engineering. Candidates must be graduates of the University or registered Graduate Students under the supervision of the Degree Committee for the Faculty of Engineering and must be under the age of twenty-eight years on the date by which entries are to be sent in. The following shall not be eligible: (a) a person whose name was entered on the Register of Graduate Students more than four years before the date by which entries are to be sent in; (b) a person who holds the Ph.D. Degree, or who is qualified to proceed to that degree; (c) a person to whom the Prize has already been awarded. The paper submitted shall have been accepted for publication in an established professional or learned journal. Candidates must send their entries to the Registry so as to reach him no later than 1 May 2011. The attention of candidates is drawn to the general regulations for Prizes and Medals (Statutes and Ordinances, 2010, p. 738) and in particular to Regulations 10 and 11. The prize money, about £1,500, will not be paid until the successful candidate has deposited a copy of his or her entry in the University Library.

CFHS transcripts of parish Records,
FreeBMD Family search
St Paul’s Grave Register Cambridgeshire Archives, Shire Hall, Cambridge – P23a/1/32
ACAD – A Cambridge Alumni Database
Grace’s Guide to British Industrial History
Cambridge University Department of Engineering

By Sheila Plaister and Mary Naylor

Christiana Isabella Winbolt; John Steddy Winbolt