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 [4]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

Chapman, Few and Green grave
Chapman, Few and Green headstone



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.



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Eliza Chapman; John Few; Maria Few; Emma Green