CFHS code : HT19

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : column side 1 IARO CHAPPEL BRAND SMITH d Dec 20 1871 aged 48 JANE HARRIET beloved wife of JOSEPH PARKINSON d 4 June 1911 in her 87th year IEARO EMILY ALICE BREMNER daughter of CHAPPEL BRAND SMITH 5th Oct 1911 aged [57] side 2 Sacred to the Memory of FRANK seventh son of CHAPPEL BRAND SMITH died at Charter Rhodesia 14 Jan 1899 ILRO ALBERT CECIL SMITH d Nov 22 1910 aged 55 interred at Yardley Cemetery Nov 26th IEARO ARTHUR FREDERICK SMITH b 8 Aug 1874 d 26 Oct 1918 side 3 In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH JANE SMITH dearly beloved wife of WILLIAM HENRY CHAPPEL SMITH b [12] Nov 1847 d 17 June [1890] ETHEL HOLT CARTER youngest daughter of above and wife of A E CARTER d 13 Jan 1922 aged 36 scroll 1 In Loving Memory of EVA MARIE dearly beloved wife of SIDNEY SMITH d March 21st 1911 aged 33 scroll 2 In Loving Memory of Pte REGINALD HOLT SMITH [7th] Battalion Royal West Kent killed by a shell July [23] 1917 buried in the Military Cemetery [Zellgrery] aged 34 also of ARCHIBALD HOLT SMITH b 13 May 1887 d 27 Aug 1918

Monument : Column with 2 scrolls at base and cast iron fence

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201973, 0.13826034 – click here for location

Smith grave
Smith monument

Monument

Tall, square-section, tapered stone column with four panels, on a triple plinth, with two scroll stones on the west side, the whole large plot surrounded by an iron fence. The inscription is in metal lettering (much of which has become detached) throughout: black lettering on the column, silver on the scroll stones. In the parish area of Holy Trinity, this monument is located to the east side of the eastern path, between the path and the east boundary wall.

Inscription

[column: west face]

‘In affectionate remembrance of Chappel Brand Smith
who died Dec 20 1871 aged 48 years’

‘Jane Harriet beloved wife of Joseph Parkinson
who fell asleep June 4 1911 in her 87th year’
“Life’s race [well run, Now comes rest.]”

‘In ever affectionate remembrance of Emily Alice Bremner
daughter of Chappel Brand Smith 5th Oct 1911 aged [60]’

[left scroll:]

‘In loving memory of Eva Marie dearly beloved wife of Sidney Smith
died March 21st 1911 aged 33 years’

Smith inscription
Smith inscription

[right scroll [now mostly illegible]:]

‘In loving memory of Pte Reginald Holt Smith
[7th] Battalion Royal West Kent
killed by a shell July [23] 1917
buried in the Military Cemetery aged 34’

‘Also of Archibald Holt Smith born May 13th 1887 died August 27th 1918’

[column: north face]

‘Sacred to the memory of Frank seventh son of Chappel Brand Smith
who died at Charter, Rhodesia on January 14th 1899’

‘In loving remembrance of Albert Cecil Smith
who departed this life Nov 22nd 1910 aged 55 years
interred at Yardley Cemetery Nov 26th’

‘In ever affectionate remembrance of Arthur Frederick Smith
born August 8th 1874 died Oct 26th 1918’

[column: south face]

‘In loving memory of Elizabeth Jane Smith
the dearly beloved wife of William Henry Chappel Smith
born Nov [12] 1847 died 17 June 1892’

‘Ethel Holt Carter, youngest daughter of the above and wife of A E Carter
died Jan 13 1922 aged 36’
“Dearly loved and deeply mourned”

Reginald Holt Smith (1882–1917) – WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Reginald was born in 1882 in Cambridge. He was the sixth of ten children born to William Henry Chappel Smith and Elizabeth Jane Smith (née Holt). He was also the younger brother Arthur Frederic Smith and the older brother of Ethel Holt Carter (née Smith), and Archibald Holt Smith. Reginald was baptised on 29 August 1882 in Cambridge. The family grew up at 13 Clarendon Street and 13 Market Street, Cambridge. Reginald became a hosier like his father (William Henry Chapel Smith), grandfather (Chappel Brand Smith), great grandfather and many of his family before him. He enlisted in Cambridge on 9 December 1915 as Private (3654) in the Suffolk Yeomanry. He was 5 feet 5 inches tall with a mole on the back of his neck. Reginald went to France on 27 August 1916. He was killed in action there on 23 July 1917.

Arthur William Smith shop, 20 King's Parade c. 1900
Arthur William Smith shop, 20 King’s Parade c. 1900

Chappel Brand Smith (c1823–71)

Chappel was born in about 1823 in Cambridge. He was the second of at least seven children born to Foreman Biggs Smith and Susannah Smith. He was baptised on 24 August 1823 at All Saints, Cambridge. His father was a hosier at 20 King’s Parade, Cambridge next to Ryder and Amies, another tailoring and robe making local family business. Chappel also set up business as a hosier at 18 Market Street, Cambridge. He married Jane Harriet Dimmock on 1 August 1844 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge. They had at least nine children: William Henry Chappel (1845–1930); Frederic John (1847–95); Harry Thomas (1848–1944); Emily Alice (1851–1911); Charles Herbert (1854–?); Edmond (1856–?); Albert Cecil (1857–1910); Frank (1858–99); and Ernest Octavius (1865–1945). Chappel died on 20 December 1871 in Cambridge.

Jane Harriet Parkinson formerly Smith (née Dimmock) (c1824–1911)

Jane was born in about 1824 in Cambridge. She was the eldest of at least eight children born to James Dimmock and Jane Harriet Dimmock (née Dearle). She was baptised on 29 August 1824 at All Saints, Cambridge. Her father was a perfumer and print seller and had a shop in Sidney Street and then 4 Market Hill, Cambridge. He was also an honorary constable for the University of Cambridge. Jane married Chappel Brand Smith on 1 August 1844 at St Mary the Great, Cambridge. They had at least nine children: William Henry Chappel (1845–1930); Frederic John (1847–95); Harry Thomas (1848–1944); Emily Alice (1851–1911); Charles Herbert (1854–?); Edmond (1856–?); Albert Cecil (1857–1910); Frank (1858–99); and Ernest Octavius (1865–1945). The family grew up at 18 Market Street, Cambridge. After her husband, Chappel, died in 1871 Jane moved to London. She remarried to Joseph Parkinson on 15 December 1874 at St Andrew, Holborn, London. Joseph was a silk manufacturer’s agent. The couple lived at 47 Fordwych Road, Hampstead, London. Jane died on 4 June 1911 in Hampstead.

Elizabeth Jane Smith (née Holt) (1847–92)

Elizabeth was born on 12 November 1847 in Cambridge. She was one of at least eight children born to Henry Holt and Mary Ann Holt (née Frohock). Elizabeth was baptised on 2 January 1848 at All Saints, Cambridge. Her father was originally from Westminster, London, but moved to Cambridge where he married her mother and worked as a leather seller at 64 Sidney Street, Cambridge. Elizabeth married William Henry Chappel Smith in 1870 in Cambridge. William was the eldest of at least nine children born to Chappel Brand Smith and Jane Harriet Smith (née Dimmock). He was the older brother of Emily Alice Bremner (née Smith), Albert Cecil Smith and Frank Smith. Like his father and grandfather before him William worked as a hosier. Elizabeth and William had ten children: William Sidney Ernest (1871–1935); Emily Annie (1872–1935); Arthur Frederic (1874–1918); Edith Mary (1876–1955); Clara Jane (1878–1949); Reginald Holt (1882–1917); twins: Ethel Holt (1885–1922) and Harry Holt (1885–86); Archibald Holt (1887–1918); and Albert Wallis (1889–89). The family grew up at 13 Clarendon Street and 13 Market Hill Street, Cambridge. William worked with his in-laws at Holt & Co, WHC Smith Drapers. After the First World War the company dropped the name Holt and by 1932 the business had been taken over by Eaden Lilley, which was a well known department store in Cambridge before it closed in 1999 (TK Maxx is now on the site). Elizabeth died on 17 June 1892 in Cambridge.

Emily Alice Bremner (née Smith) (1851–1911)

Emily was born in 1851 in Cambridge. She was one of at least nine children born to Chappel Brand Smith and Jane Harriet Smith (née Dimmock). She was also the older sister of Albert Cecil Smith and Frank Smith. Emily married Charles Bremner on 24 November 1874 at Christ Church, North Brixton, London. Charles was a hosier and milliner like her father. The couple moved to Peck Lane, Nottingham. After the death of her husband Emily moved in with her youngest brother, Ernest Octavius Smith, and acted as his housekeeper at 159 Hoe Street, Walthamstow, London. Emily died on 5 October 1911 at her mother’s address, 47 Fordwych Road, Hampstead, London. Her mother had died just four months earlier.

Albert Cecil Smith c. 1877
Albert Cecil Smith c. 1877
Charlotte, Dorothy and Albert Cecil Smith, c.1898
Charlotte, Dorothy and Albert Cecil Smith, c.1898

Albert Cecil Smith (1857–1910)

Albert was born on 2 February 1857 in Cambridge. He was one of at least nine children born to Chappel Brand Smith and Jane Harriet Smith (née Dimmock). He was the younger brother of Emily Alice Bremner (née Smith) and the older brother of Frank Smith. He was baptised on 3 May 1857 in Cambridge. For a time Albert and at least two of his brothers (Edmond and Frank) were boarding school pupils at 50 and 51 College Street, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk. Albert eventually moved to Birmingham and lived at 70 Snow Hill where he worked as a draper in the same line of business as his father. Albert had two children with Charlotte Alice Humphreys (1868–?). She was known as Lottie. The children were Dorothy Cicel Emily Smith (1896–1971); and Frank Chappel Brand Smith (1902–1975).  The family lived in Yardley, Worcesterhsire before moving to 57 Anderton Street, Birmingham. Albert had become a licensed victualler by the time his daughter, Dorothy, was baptised. Albert died on 22 November 1910 at the Infirmary, Birmingham. He was buried at Yardley Cemetery on 26 November 1910.

Frank Smith (1858–99)

Frank was born in 1858 in Cambridge. He was one of at least nine children born to Chappel Brand Smith and Jane Harriet Smith (née Dimmock). He was the younger brother of Emily Alice Bremner (née Smith) and Albert Cecil Smith. He was baptised on 25 November 1858 in Cambridge. For a time Frank and at least two of his brothers (Edmond and Albert) were boarding school pupils at 50 and 51 College Street, Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk. Frank eventually emigrated to Rhodesia (South Africa) where he died at Charter on 14 January 1899.

Eva Marie Smith (née Crosskey) (1876–1911)

Eva was born in 1876 in Brighton, Sussex. She was the eldest of four children born to Thomas Crosskey and Eva Crosskey (née Brennan). She was baptised on 17 September 1876 in Brighton. Her father was a fishmonger and poulterer’s assistant. The family grew up at 167 Eastern Terrace, Brighton. Eva’s mother died when she was seven years old. Her father remarried to a widow, Mary Ann Holden (née Askew), who already had two children from her previous marriage. By the time Eva was fourteen years old she had left home and was living with relatives at 12 Upper St James Street, Brighton. Eva married William Sidney Ernest Smith (1871–1935) in 1899 in Cambridge. William was the older brother of Reginald Holt Smith, Arthur Frederic Smith, Ethel Holt Carter (née Smith), and Archibald Holt Smith. He was a hosier like his father (William Henry Chappel Smith), grandfather (Chappel Brand Smith), great grandfather and many of his family before him. Eva and William had three sons: Douglas Wylie (1900–28); Ronald Wylie (1901–?); and Sidney Ian Wylie (1904–73). The family lived at 18 Lyndewode Road, Cambridge. Eva died on 21 March 1911 in Cambridge. At the time of her death the family were living at 15 St Barnabas Road, Petersfield, Cambridge.

Arthur Frederick Smith (1874–1918)

Arthur was born on 8 August 1874 in Cambridge. He was the third of ten children born to William Henry Chappel Smith and Elizabeth Jane Smith (née Holt). He was the older brother of Reginald Holt Smith, Ethel Holt Carter (née Smith), and Archibald Holt Smith. He was a draper in the same family business as his father (William Henry Chappel Smith), grandfather (Chappel Brand Smith), great grandfather and many of his family before him. Arthur died on 26 October 1918 in Cambridge.

Ethel Holt Carter (née Smith) (1885–1922)

Ethel was born in 1885 in Cambridge. She was the seventh of ten children born to William Henry Chappel Smith and Elizabeth Jane Smith (née Holt). She had a twin brother, Harry Holt Smith (1885–86). She was also the younger sister of Arthur Frederick Smith and Reginald Holt Smith and the older sister of Archibald Holt Smith. Ethel became a typist. She married Arthur Ernest Carter (1888–1963) in 1914 in Cambridge. He was a cycle agent. Ethel died on 13 January 1922 in Cambridge. Her husband remarried to Ethel’s older sister, Edith Mary Smith (1876–1955), in 1926 in Cambridge.

Archibald Holt Smith (1887–1918)

Archibald was born on 13 May 1887 in Cambridge. He was the ninth of ten children born to William Henry Chappel Smith and Elizabeth Jane Smith (née Holt). He was also the younger brother of Arthur Frederick Smith, Ethel Holt Carter (née Smith), and Reginald Holt Smith. He was known as Archie. Like his father (William Henry Chapel Smith), grandfather (Chappel Brand Smith), great grandfather and many of his family before him he worked in the family business as a draper. Archie died on 27 August 1918 in Cambridge.

Sources:
War Graves Photographic Project
www.forces-war-records.co.uk
www.ancestry.co.uk
http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Cambridgeshire/CambridgeHolyTrinity.html
Census returns for England: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837 – 1915
Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813 – 1912
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837 – 1915
London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754 – 1921
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837 – 1915
England & Wales, Death Index, 1916 – 2007
England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858 – 1966
UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914 – 1919

Communications from Jacquie Walsh, Chappel Brand Smith’s great great granddaughter.

By Emma Easterbrook, Robin Mansfield and Ian Bent

Emily Alice Bremner; Ethel Holt Carter; Jane Harriet Parkinson; Albert Cecil Smith; Archibald Holt Smith; Arthur Frederick Smith; Chappel Brand Smith; Elizabeth Jane Smith; Eva Marie Smith; Frank Brand Smith; Reginald Holt Smith