CFHS code : ED74

Parish : St Edward

Inscription : In Loving Memory of My dear husband HENRY ALFRED CHAPMAN d Oct 12 1940 aged 72 also of EMMA JANE dear wife of the above d June 7 1948 aged 80 also of MAUD daughter of the above d Sep 18 1947 aged 59

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203217, 0.13707611 – click here for location

Chapman monument 2017
Chapman inscription



Henry Alfred Chapman (11 June 1868 – 12 October  1940)

Henry was the son of Henry and Caroline Chapman and was baptsied at the Primitive Methodist Chapel on 30 July 1868. His father was a  house painter/decorator and he grew up at 12 Norfolk Buildings. His mother died in 1874 and Henry and his father then went to live with his paternal grandparents William and Hannah Chapman at 38 Staffordshire Street (1881). He married Emma Jane c.1887 and they had one daughter: Maud. Henry worked as a painter/decorator and the family lived at 66 Gwydir Street (1891) and Moxon House, Hemingford Road (1901/1911). The family had moved to live at 163 Mill Road by at least 1938. In September 1939 Henry Chapman was a patient at the Union Lane Infirmary (formerly the Chesterton Workhouse) and Emma and Maud were living alone at 163 Mill Road.  Henry died at the Infirmary the following year.

Emma and Maud are also commemorated on another grave in Mill Road Cemetery.

Emma Jane Chapman (née Edwards) (22 January 1868 – 7 June 1948) 

Emma was born in Stratford, London and was the daughter of  Thomas John Edwards, a spring maker. She died at 163 Mill Road aged 80 years old.

Maud Chapman (22 February 1888 – 1947)

Maud was the only daughter of Emma and Henry Chapman. In 1911 she was working as a draper’s assistant and in 1939 was documented as being a ‘shop manageress for blind workers’. She died at 163 Mill Road aged 59.



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Emma Jane Chapman; Henry Alfred Chapman; Maud Chapman