CFHS code : HS19

Parish : Holy Sepulchre

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY SIBLEY CHAPMAN d March 8 1896 age 50 also ELIZA ANN his wife d Oct 24 1903 age 67

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Chapman headstone 2017



Henry Sibley Chapman (c.1846 – 8 March 1896)

Henry was born in Kelshall, Hertfordshire and was the son of agricultural worker John and his wife Rebecca (née Bonham). Aged 16 he was living at Gonville House in Cambridge and working as a domestic groom for Joshua and Mary Edleston.  He married Eliza Stockbridge on 5 July 1866 at St. Andrew the Great and they went to live at Albert House, 2 Round Church Street.  In 1871 both Henry and Eliza were working as a college servants.  By 1881 their niece Elizabeth was living with them and they had four university students lodging with them (including the Hon. Granville Waldegrave), a housemaid and a general domestic servant.

Henry later worked as a tabacconist (1891) but had retired by the time he died aged 50 years old.  He died at home and was buried on 12 March 1896.

Eliza Ann Chapman  (née Stockbridge) (1836 – 24 October 1903)

Eliza was the daughter of Joseph and Eliza and grew up at Church Lane in Melbourn where her father was  a wheelwright. In 1861 she was living in Croyden and working as a servant for John and Louisa Gray. She married aged c.30 years old and in 1901 was running a Lodging House from Albert House helped by another niece, Mary Charles (1876-). Eliza died at home aged 67 years old.



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Eliza Ann Chapman; Henry Sibley Chapman