CFHS code : ML89

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS WILLIAMS NEWMAN died suddenly Mar 19 1884 CHARLOTTE FLOWER WILSON widow of GEORGE WILSON formerly wife of the above d June 1 1907 age 85

Monument : Headstone (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.2027, 0.13734398 – click here for location

Newman grave
Newman and Wilson headstone



Thomas Williams Newman (c.1826 – 19 March 1884)

Thomas was born in Barnet in Middlesex and married Mary Isabella Innell (1827-1859) in Canterbury on 28 June 1850.  Thomas worked as a commercial traveller, and after marriage they settled in Stamford (until at least 1855) and then at Easton-on-the-Hill  in Northamptonshire (at least 1858 onwards).  The couple had at least four children: Thomas Williams (1850-1867), Marian Isabelle (1854-1942), Helen Georgina (1855-1940) and Walter Frederick (1858-). Mary died in June 1859 in Easton-on-the-Hill, and he married for a second time to widow Charlotte Fuller at St. George’s Church Bloomsbury on 15 September 1864.

The couple moved to Cambridge and lived at 12 Mill Lane, where Thomas was described as a ‘wine and spirit merchant and lodging house keeper’.  He represented the parish of St. Botolph at the Board of Guardians and was a member of the Conservative party.  He died at the Railway Station aged 58 years old. Thomas fell and died instantly, of what was suspected to be a heart attack.

Charlotte Flower Wilson (née Headley) ( 1822 – 1 June 1907)

Charlotte was born in Gayton, Norfolk – a village 7 miles east of King’s Lynn and was baptised there on 31 March 1822.  She was the daughter of surgeon John Headley (1788-1867) and his wife Catharine (née Matthews) (1796-1886). She married Frederick Fuller (1819-1959) in Gayton on 27 September 1852.  Frederick was a college cook, and they lived at 7 Tennis Court Road.  Frederick died seven years into the marriage and in 1861 Charlotte was running a lodging house from Tennis Court Road.

She married again aged 42 years old, and when Thomas died she married for a third time to merchant George Wilson (1827-1890).  George was also a widower when they married at Great Yarmouth on 5 July 1888.  He is thought to have died in September 1890 and was buried in Great Yarmouth.  Charlotte stayed living in the family home at 40 Princes Road and died there in June 1907 aged 85 years old.



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Thomas Williams Newman; Charlotte Flower Wilson