CFHS code : MG91

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of WILLIAM CHANDLER d July 15 1921 age 80 also his beloved wife HENRIETTA MATILDA d June 17 1941 age 84

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon: 52.202186, 0.13791933 – click here for location

Chandler grave
Chandler kerb stones and flowerholder



William Chandler (1840 – 15 July 1921)

William was the son of William Berkeley Chandler (1788-1867) and Ellen (née Richardson) (1806-).  He was born in Alston, Cumbria and grew up at 21 West Square, Southwark (1851) and Chester Place (1861).  His father was a fundholder, and aged 20 William was an engraver.  Through his life he was recorded as being an annuitant/fundholder and wood engraver. In 1881 he was living at 12 Burton Road with  servant Sarah Jennings and was marked as being an annuitant. He married Henrietta Jago on 18 June 1888 at St. Mary’s Church, Balham and they had three children: Dorothy Julia Christine (1891-1979), Barbara Florence Elizabeth (1894-1983) and Philip Frowd (1896-1981). Thefamily  lived at 25 Fernlea Road, Steatham (1891), Layham near Hadleigh (1901) and then Leavale, 16 Tenison Avenue (at least 1911 onwards).  William died at Tension Avenue in 1921.

Henrietta Matilda Chandler (née Jago) (16 September 1856 – 17 June 1941)

Henrietta was born in Battersea and baptised there on 26 October 1856.  She was the daughter of John Robert Jago (1823-1881) and Matilda (née Evans) and her father worked as a government official in the army pay department. Her parents divorced in 1862 when Matilda was accused of committing adultery with house agent Johnstone Moreton Graham. John married for a second time and in 1881 Henrietta was living at 14 Balham Grove with her stepmother and was working as a music teacher.  She died at Tenison Avenue aged 84 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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Henrietta Matilda Chandler; William Chandler