Millice Campbell CULPIN

Millice Campbell CULPIN

Male 1841 - 1899  (57 years)

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  • Name Millice Campbell CULPIN 
    Born 09 Feb 1841  Hemingford Abbots, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census New 6 Jun 1841  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Census New 30 Mar 1851  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census New 7 Apr 1861  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census New 2 Apr 1871  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Newspaper Report 23 Sep 1889  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: ST. IVES. Harvest Supper. On Saturday evening an indication of the wind-up of cropping operations, a harvest supper was held at the Woolpack Farm, belonging to Mr. J. E. Freeman, who has a large wholesale establishment in London. There were close upon 40 present, including Mr. M. Calpin (sic) and one or two other representative tradesman. Supper was served in one of the barns, which had been gaily and lavishly decorated for the occasion. Mr. Freeman presided, while Mr. Holley, manager and agent, occupied the vice-chair. The menu included a joint roast beef, weighing 471bs, supplied by Mr. Hodson, of Elsworth, with an abundant supply of Yorkshire puddings and vegetables. The dessert was really a sight. There were pines, grapes, walnuts, all of choicest and best. The grand duchess pears, and apples from Novia (sic) Scotia were especially magnificent. The supply of confectionery was also unbounded. The beverages were light, plentiful, and of the best; "Bass's No. 1" Galloway's sparkling ale; Encore whisky, surrounded with every possible description of mineral water; cigars and tobacco followed in due order. The post-prandial proceedings were opened by the host, who, in hearty, earnest fashion, welcomed his employés on that occasion. This was suitably responded to Mr. Holley, on behalf the staff, when song and toast followed in rapid succession till 11 o'clock. Mr. Culpin sang one of his best songs in his usual style. For some time after this the roads to Fenstanton and Hemingfotd were stirred by merry songs from happy throats. The extent and success of this event would lead one to think that the good old times of harvest suppers are returning. 
    Census New 5 Apr 1891  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 27 Jan 1899  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Newspaper Report 28 Jan 1899  St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: THE SUICIDE OF MR M C CULPIN AT ST IVES. Inquest to-day. The inquest on the body of Mr M C Culpin was held at the Golden Lion Hotel, St Ives, this morning by Mr C B Margetts, Coroner for the Hurstingstone division of the County. Mr W Wheatley was foreman of the jury.
    Mrs Naomi Culpin (deceased's widow), who was very much affected, said she was the widow of Millice Campbell Culpin, of St Ives, implement maker. He was 57 years of age last February. Deceased had suffered from asthma lately and pains in the top of his head. He had been in very depressed spirits, and she could not get him to converse much. He had never spoken of making away with himself, and had not done anything irrational. Deceased came down about 7.30 on Friday morning, and witness made tea for him. Witness got up about 6.30, and left him in bed. Deceased stood and drank a cup of tea, and had no other breakfast, as he had to be very particular what he ate and drank as he was supposed to have diabetes. He left the house about 7.40, and witness thought he might have gone with his son to feed the ponies, but when he got back she found deceased had not been with him. The little girl was ready for school, and her son went to see if he could see him coming along the lane. Witness went up into the warehouse to see if she could see deceased coming along the street, and she then saw him hanging from the beam. She called their man, Alfred Crouch, who came, and she went away.
    Alfred Couch said he resided at Fenstanton, and was employed as a wheelwright by the deceased. About 8.30 on Friday morning he was called by Mrs Culpin. He was at the time working in the shop at the further end of the yard. Mrs Culpin told witness that deceased was either hanging on something or had caught on something. He went upstairs to the upper warehouse, and there found deceased hanging from a beam with a cord round his neck. The cord (produced) was about 2½ feet long, and had a loop at one end. There was an iron ladder to the beam close by where deceased was hanging. With the help of Jeffs, a fellow workman, who went up with witness, he cut the body down and laid it on the ground. The rope was tight around the neck, and witness at once loosened it. Dr Grove was sent for, and arrived in a few minutes and examined the body and pronounced that life was extinct. The hands and face were quite warm. Witness then went back to his work.
    By the Foreman: It was the usual place for the ladder to stand, but he had not seen the rope.
    Mr W H Mence, registered medical practitioner, of St Ives, said he had attended deceased for a great many years as the family doctor. In August, 1896, he discovered that deceased was suffering from diabetes, and had suffered ever since. He had not seen him professionally for about five months. The tendency of this disease was to produce low spirits, and the headache complained of was a symptom of the disease. Deceased also became very thin. The tendency of the disease was to produce physical disability and nervous and mental disturbance.
    The Coroner summed up, and said it was very sad to have to hold an inquest on the body of such a respected fellow townsman. The issue was for them to find whether deceased was in an unsound state of mind or whether he destroyed himself by wilful intent.
    The jury agreed that deceased was of unsound mind when he committed the act, and returned a verdict of "Suicide during temporary insanity." 
    Buried 30 Jan 1899  Broadleas Cemetery, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    • B556
    Probate 21 Feb 1899  London Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Person ID I103  Freeman-Culpin | Culpin descendants
    Last Modified 30 Jul 2016 

    Father Charles CULPIN,   b. 04 Nov 1811, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 May 1869, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Sophia KINGTON,   b. 21 Jan 1812, Great Gransden, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1844, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Naomi FORDHAM,   b. 28 Jul 1843, Hemingford Grey, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1905, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 02 May 1864  St James, Hemingford Grey, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    • Witness: Mary Ann Culpin....?
    Children 
     1. Sophia CULPIN,   b. 23 Jun 1864, Hockerill, Bishops Stortford, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1934, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     2. Millice Charles CULPIN,   b. 17 Jan 1866, Hockerill, Bishops Stortford, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1942, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. James CULPIN,   b. 29 Feb 1868, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1954, Fen Drayton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Frances CULPIN,   b. 10 Sep 1870, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1917, Bungay, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     5. Arthur CULPIN,   b. 17 Jan 1873, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1903, Fen Drayton, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     6. Albert CULPIN,   b. 04 Apr 1875, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1946, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     7. Blanche CULPIN,   b. 09 Sep 1877, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1951, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Tom CULPIN,   b. 25 Nov 1879, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1896, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     9. Margaret CULPIN,   b. 06 Aug 1882, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1941, Swavesey, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     10. Henry CULPIN,   b. 31 Oct 1884, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1953, Cambridge, Cambs Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     11. May Naomi CULPIN,   b. 12 May 1887, St Ives, Hunts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1932, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
    Churches
    St James, Hemingford Grey
    St James, Hemingford Grey
    Last Modified 11 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F45  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 09 Feb 1841 - Hemingford Abbots, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Bridge Street, St Ives, age 6 mths - 6 Jun 1841 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - 81 Cromwell Place, St Ives, age 10 - 30 Mar 1851 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - Cromwell Place, St Ives, age 20, smith - 7 Apr 1861 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Quadrant, St Ives, age 30, Master Ag Imp Maker, 4 men, 1 boy - 2 Apr 1871 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: ST. IVES. Harvest Supper. On Saturday evening an indication of the wind-up of cropping operations, a harvest supper was held at the Woolpack Farm, belonging to Mr. J. E. Freeman, who has a large wholesale establishment in London. There were close upon 40 present, including Mr. M. Calpin (sic) and one or two other representative tradesman. Supper was served in one of the barns, which had been gaily and lavishly decorated for the occasion. Mr. Freeman presided, while Mr. Holley, manager and agent, occupied the vice-chair. The menu included a joint roast beef, weighing 471bs, supplied by Mr. Hodson, of Elsworth, with an abundant supply of Yorkshire puddings and vegetables. The dessert was really a sight. There were pines, grapes, walnuts, all of choicest and best. The grand duchess pears, and apples from Novia (sic) Scotia were especially magnificent. The supply of confectionery was also unbounded. The beverages were light, plentiful, and of the best; "Bass's No. 1" Galloway's sparkling ale; Encore whisky, surrounded with every possible description of mineral water; cigars and tobacco followed in due order. The post-prandial proceedings were opened by the host, who, in hearty, earnest fashion, welcomed his employés on that occasion. This was suitably responded to Mr. Holley, on behalf the staff, when song and toast followed in rapid succession till 11 o'clock. Mr. Culpin sang one of his best songs in his usual style. For some time after this the roads to Fenstanton and Hemingfotd were stirred by merry songs from happy throats. The extent and success of this event would lead one to think that the good old times of harvest suppers are returning. - 23 Sep 1889 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus New - The Quadrant, St Ives, age 50, blacksmith - 5 Apr 1891 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Jan 1899 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsNewspaper Report - CAMBRIDGE DAILY NEWS: THE SUICIDE OF MR M C CULPIN AT ST IVES. Inquest to-day. The inquest on the body of Mr M C Culpin was held at the Golden Lion Hotel, St Ives, this morning by Mr C B Margetts, Coroner for the Hurstingstone division of the County. Mr W Wheatley was foreman of the jury. Mrs Naomi Culpin (deceased's widow), who was very much affected, said she was the widow of Millice Campbell Culpin, of St Ives, implement maker. He was 57 years of age last February. Deceased had suffered from asthma lately and pains in the top of his head. He had been in very depressed spirits, and she could not get him to converse much. He had never spoken of making away with himself, and had not done anything irrational. Deceased came down about 7.30 on Friday morning, and witness made tea for him. Witness got up about 6.30, and left him in bed. Deceased stood and drank a cup of tea, and had no other breakfast, as he had to be very particular what he ate and drank as he was supposed to have diabetes. He left the house about 7.40, and witness thought he might have gone with his son to feed the ponies, but when he got back she found deceased had not been with him. The little girl was ready for school, and her son went to see if he could see him coming along the lane. Witness went up into the warehouse to see if she could see deceased coming along the street, and she then saw him hanging from the beam. She called their man, Alfred Crouch, who came, and she went away. Alfred Couch said he resided at Fenstanton, and was employed as a wheelwright by the deceased. About 8.30 on Friday morning he was called by Mrs Culpin. He was at the time working in the shop at the further end of the yard. Mrs Culpin told witness that deceased was either hanging on something or had caught on something. He went upstairs to the upper warehouse, and there found deceased hanging from a beam with a cord round his neck. The cord (produced) was about 2½ feet long, and had a loop at one end. There was an iron ladder to the beam close by where deceased was hanging. With the help of Jeffs, a fellow workman, who went up with witness, he cut the body down and laid it on the ground. The rope was tight around the neck, and witness at once loosened it. Dr Grove was sent for, and arrived in a few minutes and examined the body and pronounced that life was extinct. The hands and face were quite warm. Witness then went back to his work. By the Foreman: It was the usual place for the ladder to stand, but he had not seen the rope. Mr W H Mence, registered medical practitioner, of St Ives, said he had attended deceased for a great many years as the family doctor. In August, 1896, he discovered that deceased was suffering from diabetes, and had suffered ever since. He had not seen him professionally for about five months. The tendency of this disease was to produce low spirits, and the headache complained of was a symptom of the disease. Deceased also became very thin. The tendency of the disease was to produce physical disability and nervous and mental disturbance. The Coroner summed up, and said it was very sad to have to hold an inquest on the body of such a respected fellow townsman. The issue was for them to find whether deceased was in an unsound state of mind or whether he destroyed himself by wilful intent. The jury agreed that deceased was of unsound mind when he committed the act, and returned a verdict of "Suicide during temporary insanity." - 28 Jan 1899 - St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 30 Jan 1899 - Broadleas Cemetery, St Ives, Hunts Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Grave: Millice & Naomi Culpin
    Grave: Millice & Naomi Culpin

  • Sources 
    1. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1841, St Ives, XIV 219.

    2. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/448/10/15/24.

    3. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), HO107/1749/549/23.

    4. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG9/979/75/12.

    5. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG10/1531/75/26.

    6. [S290] British Newspaper Archive, (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).

    7. [S33] Census, (www.ancestry.co.uk), RG12/1241/75/24.

    8. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), MQ1899, St Ives, 3b 188, age 57.

    9. [S110] Graves Register, Broadleas.

    10. [S13] Newspaper - Hunts County News.

    11. [S255] E&W National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills & Administrations) 1858-1966, 1973-1995, (www.ancestry.co.uk).

    12. [S173] GRO Indexes, (www.ancestry.co.uk), JQ1864, St Ives, 3b 423.

    13. [S8] Marriage Certificate.