CFHS code : AL367/CL162

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : WILLIAM GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN d March [11] 1943 aged 80 also his beloved wife MARY ANN CHAMBERLAIN d Aug 12 1945 aged 84

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202667, 0.138147 – click here for location

Chamberlain kerb stones December 2018


Located to the north of the east west path, in the parish area of St Clement. CFHS identified it as being in the parish area of St Andrew the Less.


WILLIAM GEORGE CHAMBERLAIN died March [11] 1943 aged 80 years

Also his beloved wife MARY ANN CHAMBERLAIN died Aug 12 1945 aged 84 years

William George Chamberlain (1863 – 1943)
William was the son of William and Elizabeth Chamberlain. He was brought up in at 1 Blackamoor Head Yard off Bridge Street, Cambridge. His father was a groom but he died in 1866, when William was only 3 years old. His mother then went to work in one of the colleges. William also started his working life as a college servant but by 1901 he was a cab proprietor and in the 1920s had become a photographer’s assistant. During WW1 he worked with the Royal Army Medical Corps at the 1st Great Eastern General Hospital.

He married Mary Ann Crack on January 7th 1885 at St Clement’s Church, Bridge Street. They had at least five children;  Charles John William (b 1895), Eleanor Ellen May (b 1896), Emma Amelia (b 1898) and William George (b 1900).
When the children were born the family were living in Nine Pin Court, off Thompson’s Lane.

William was living at 63 Searle Street when he died. He was buried on March 12th.

William’s brother Charles, with his wife Florence, are also buried in this cemetery but we have not yet found the monument.

Mary Ann Chamberlain (née Crack) (1861 – 1945)

Mary was the daughter of Charles and Mary Ann Crack. She was brought up in Thompson’s Lane, Cambridge. Her father was a tobacco maker and publican. Mary was living at 63 Searle Street when she died.

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CFHS transcripts of parish and census records

by Mary Naylor

Mary Ann Chamberlain; William George Chamberlain