CFHS code : PL214a

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : EMMA FRANCES GREEN d May 24 1924 aged 69 also of YORK GREEN her husband d June 30 1929 age 77

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Only one the kerbstones was visible when this photo was taken in 2015.
Green kerb stones 2015


These kerb stones, in the parish area of St Paul, are located two rows to the east of the the western path, next to the Lodge.


Emma Frances Green who died May 24 1924 aged 69

Also of York Green her husband who died June 30 1929 age 77

York Green (9 April 1852 – 30 June 1929)

York was born in Ashdon in Essex – a small village which lies 4 miles north east of Saffron Walden. He was the son of blacksmith Josiah and Mary Ann Green.  His name of York, was also his father’s middle name.  York was baptised at All Saints Church in Ashdon on 25th July 1852 and grew up on Radwinter Road in Ashdon [1861].

By the age of 19 [1881] he had moved to Cambridge and was lodging at 37 Gwydir Street, and working as an engine fitter.  In 1891 he was living in Poplar in London, again as a lodger and working as an ‘engineers driver’.

He married Emma Chapman in 1882 in St Ives, Huntingdon. They lived firstly at 57 Charnos Road East in West Ham [1891] and he worked as an engine fitter.  By 1911 they were living at 12 Maryland Square, Stratford and his occupation was described as ‘millwright’ for a railway company. Millwrights generally assemble, move or dismantle machinery, and are technical experts at the workings of machinery.

It is believed that York and Emma moved back to Cambridge when he retired – at 7 Upper Gwydir Street. He was widowed in May 1924. He married for a second time on 25th September 1926 to Florence Elizabeth Kendall at St James’ Church in Ealing.  He was 74 years old at the time of his marriage. He continued to  live at 7 Upper Gwydir Street. He died in 1929 aged 77 years old.

Emma Frances Green [nee Chapman] (1856 – 24 May 1924)

Emma was born in Alconbury Weston, near Huntingdon.  She was the daughter of farmer Henry Chapman and his wife Mary. Her father farmed 50 acres, and was also a butcher. By the age of 25 [1881] she was in service as a domestic servant to a clergyman and his wife at Grange House, Grange Road in Cambridge.  She married York Green the following year.

York and Emma did not have any children, and it is believed that she died in Cambridge.  She was 69 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry/newspaper archives

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Emma Frances Green; York Green