CFHS code : AS95

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MARIA ELIZABETH COPLAND d January 21st 1940 aged 81

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society

Lat Lon : 52.203491, 0.13686971 – click here for location

Copland headstone 2016
Copland inscription


This fallen headstone, in the parish area of All Saints, is located in the north west corner of the cemetery where the path bends to the east.


‘In Loving Memory of MARIA ELIZABETH COPLAND who fell asleep January 21st 1940 aged 81 years.’

“In thy presence is fulness of joy.”    Ps XVI.II

Maria Elizabeth Copland (née Hudson)  (1859 – 21 January  1940)

Maria was born in Pentney, Norfolk – a small village halfway between King’s Lynn and Swaffham and baptised there on 3 July 1959. She was the daughter of Robert and Mary Ann (née Parlett)  and her father was a hawker, shoemaker and eventually a farmer.  In 1891 31  year old Maria was living with her parents at Chalk Farm in Narborough, near Swaffham.  She married printer/compositor Walter John Copland (1857-1934) later that year.

In 1901 the couple were living at Lichfield Terrace in Swaffham, but by 1911was back living with her parents and acting as their housekeeper.  Walter died in Fakenham in 1934, and it has not be possible to find Maria on the 1939 records.  She died aged 81 at Richmond Manse, Tarporley in Cheshire and was buried in Cambridge to be near to her brother Lewis.



by Claire Martinsen

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Maria Elizabeth Copland