CFHS code : MG161

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ARTHUR COLEMAN d 21 Jan 1937 aged 74 also wife of above MARY JANE COLEMAN d 26 March 1940 aged 78 and their daughter CONSTANCE M COLEMAN d 18 Oct 1969 aged 88

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202123, 0.13839927 – click here for location

Coleman grave
Coleman headstone


close to the east wall


In Loving Memory of ARTHUR COLEMAN who passed away 21st Jan. 1937 aged 74 years 

Also wife of above MARY JANE COLEMAN who passed away 26th  March 1940 aged 78 years

And their daughter CONSTANCE M COLEMAN Who passed away 18th Oct 1969 aged 88 years

“Oh what the joy and the glory must be,
Those endless Sabbaths the blessèd ones see;
[To weary ones,] rest;”

Arthur Coleman (c.1863 – 21 January 1937)

Arthur was the son of William and Lucy Coleman.  He grew up at  Newnham Walk, where both his parents worked for the University.  William was a livery servant/groom, and Lucy was a college bedmaker. Arthur married Mary Jane Larkins in 1883 when he was 20 years old.  Arthur and Mary had one daughter – Constance Maude.

The family lived at Tenison Road [1891/1901] and then at 72 St Barnabas Road [from at least 1911 onwards].  Arthur worked as a college clerk, and later in 1911 was described as a college kitchen manager.  He died at Barnabas Road in 1937 aged 74 years old.  He left an estate valued at £889. 8s 9d.

Mary Jane Coleman [nee Larkins] (7 March 1962 – 26 March 1940)

Mary was the daughter of Robert and Jane Larkins.  She was born in Cambridge and was the second of their six children.   She was baptised at St Paul’s Church on 30th March 1862. Robert was a bricklayer and she grew up at 15 Princes Street.  In 1881 she was 19 years old and working as a machinist. She married Arthur Coleman in 1883 when she was 21 years old. She was widowed in 1937 and continued to live at 72 St Barnabas Road and died there in 1940 aged 78 years old.

Constance Maude Coleman (c.1883 – 18 October 1969)

Constance was the only child of Arthur and Mary Jane Coleman.  She was born in Cambridge around 1883 [however her death certificate/1939 census puts her birth at 26th August 1881, which is at odds to early census records].  She lived with her parents at 72 St Barnabas Road.  In 1939 she is recorded as living with her mother at 72 St Barnabas Road, and is recorded as having an occupation of ‘household duties’.  She was still living at St Barnabas Road in 1945.  She died in Northampton in 1969 – aged either 86 or 88 years old depending on when her birth date actually was!

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Arthur Coleman; Constance M. Coleman; Mary Jane Coleman