CFHS code : MG90
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Remembrance of JOHN FEW d 24 Oct 1856 aged 44 also MARIA widow of above d 24 Nov 1882 aged 74 EMMA beloved wife of RICHARD GREEN d [28 October 1884] aged 0 ELIZA CHAPMAN illegible [1 January 1905 aged 58]
Monument : Headstone
Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202195, 0.13791976 – click here for location
Relationship: Mother, father and two daughters
John Few (1812 – 24 October 1856)
John was born in Milton and married Maria Green in 1837. They had at least four children: John (1838-), George Samuel (1840-), Emma (1844-1884) and Eliza (1846-1905) and John worked at Clare College. The family lived at 9 Sparrow’s Yard, off Jesus Lane and John died at home.
Maria Griffin Few (née Green) (1808 – 24 November 1882)
Maria was born in Ashdon, Essex and baptised at All Saints’ Church on 1 October 1809. She worked as a college bedmaker and after she was widowed lived at 9 Sparrow’s Lane (1861) and then at 9 Guildhall Place. Maria died at Guildhall Place aged 74.
Emma Green Green (née Few) (1844 – 28 October 1884)
Emma worked as a dressmaker and married Richard Green (1846-1912) in 1867. Richard was a ‘shopman’ when they married and they lived at South Street, before moving to live at Shire Hall where he was the custodian. The couple had at least two sons: Arthur George (1868-) and Harry Phillips (1874-) and Emma died at Shire Hall aged 40 years old.
Richard Green married for a second timein 1889 to widow Martha Howe (1851-1933).
Eliza (Lottie) Chapman (née Few) (1846 – 1 January 1905)
Lottie worked as a milliner and married Frederick George Freeman Chapman (1854-) at the Wesleyan Chapel, Hobson Street on 2 November 1875. Frederick was a journeyman tailor and the couple had one son: Harry John (1876-1940). It is not known what happened to Frederick Chapman as they were not documented as living together on any census records, but Lottie was recorded as being married. She lived at 9 Guildhall Street with her mother (1881) and then at 3 Downing Street (at least 1891 onwards) and died at home aged 48 years old.
by Claire Martinsen
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