CFHS code : AS97

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : LEWIS REGINALD CROSSMAN b June 1st 1898 d Sept 16th 1898 also AUGUSTINE REGINALD CROSSMAN d 22nd May [1933] aged 62 kerbs also ISABELLA CROSSMAN d April 30th 1951 age 81

Monument : Stone cross (base only)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

Augustine Reginald Crossman (c.1870 – 22 May 1933)

Augustine was the son of Thomas and Ann Crossman, and was born in Tourqay, Devon.  Thomas Crossman was a timber merchant, who died when Augustine was 6 years old. Augustine grew up at 24 Abbey Road in the town with is widowed mother, but later moved to London to live with his sister Ida and her husband John Spittle.  In 1891 he was living in Battersea with Isda and John and working as a hosier’s assistant. He married Isabella Stone at All Saint’s Church in Wimbledon on 3 September 1892.

The couple moved to Cambridge and had five children: Nellie (1894-1983), Grace (1896-1979), Lewis Reginald (1898-1898), Elsie (1899-1992) and Irene (1905-1995). Augustine was a tailor, outfitter and hosier and ran a shop at 12a King’s Parade.  The family lived at 39 George Street, and on the 1911 census Augustine was documented as being a ‘manager of a knitting company’.

He was also a special constable. He arrested Mr J. Gawthorp on November 2nd 1916 for the offense of not having glass sufficiently secured to his cycle lamp.  The offense was heard in front of the Magistrate’s bench, where Augustine explained that the brightness of the lamp had caused him to apprehend Mr Gawthorp.  On inspection the lamp was found to be covered with a disc, but no tissue paper.  Also the disc only had six holes, rather than the required nine holes.  Gawthorp was fined 5s.

He died at 39 George Street in 1933 aged 62 years old.

Isabella Crossman (née Stone) (7 August 1869 – 30 April 1951)

Isabella was born in Ightham, Kent,  a village between Tonbridge and Sevenoaks.  Her parents were Lewis Reuben and Elizabeth (née Tomlinson) Stone and she was baptised at St Anne’s Church in Westminster on 12 September 1869.  Lewis was headmaster of Ightham School when she was born, but the family had moved to live in Wimbledon by the time she was 12 years old.  In 1891 she was living at 23 Norman Road, Wimbledon with her family and working as an assistant teacher.

After she was widowed she continued to live at 39 George Street.  In 1939 she was there with her daughter Irene, who was the head supervisor in a knitting factory. Isabella died at George Street aged 81 years old.

Irene Crossman married Reg Charter in 1944, and died at 39 George Street in August 1995 – meaning the house was occupied by one family for over 90 years.

Lewis Reginald Crossman (1 June 1898 – 16 September 1898)

Lewis was the only son of Augustine and Isabella Crossman. He died aged 3 months old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Augustine Reginald Crossman; Isabella Crossman; Lewis Reginald Crossman