CFHS code : AG33

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES WALLIS d Feb 4 1887 age 75 also ELIZABETH wife of the above d Oct 23 1839 age 31 interred in the Abbey Churchyard also In Memory of ANN second wife of JAMES WALLIS d Dec 3 1889 age 81 also JAMES NEWITT WALLIS d Aug 31 1841 age 4 years 5 months also In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH VICTORIA WALLIS daughter of JAMES & ELIZABETH WALLIS d Dec 7 1887 age 49 interred Southport Cemetery

Monument : Pillar

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202694, 0.13716808 – click here for location

Wallis pillar 2017

Monument

Inscription

east face

In Loving Memory of JAMES WALLIS who died Feb 4 1887 age 75 years
    Day
And By the will of God  fell  sleep

Also ELIZABETH wife of the above who died Oct 23 1839 age 31 years
“Jesus Mercy”
Interred in the Abbey Churchyard

south face

Also In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH VICTORIA WALLIS
daughter of JAMES & ELIZABETH WALLIS
Who died Dec 7 1887 age 49 years
interred Southport Cemetery

Also JAMES NEWITT WALLIS died Aug. 31. 1841
aged 4 years 5 months
“Oh that glorious Easter morning
All the graves their dead restore
Father, Mother, Sister, Brother
  …… meet once more

north face

Also In Memory of ANN second wife of JAMES WALLIS
Who died Dec 3 1889 age 81 years

Also Albert James Wallis M. R. C. S.
son of the above JAMES & ANN WALLIS
Who died Sept 3  1881 aged 38 years.
“Deeply Lamented”
Interred in Totnes Cemetery Devon

James Wallis (c.1814 – 4 February 1887)

James was the son of James and Ann, and married Elizabeth Newitt in Chatteris on 12 November 1835.  They had at least three children: James Newitt (1837-1841), Elizabeth Victoria (1838-1887) and Agnes Newitt (1839-1907).  Elizabeth died three days after the birth of their youngest child, presumably as a result of complications in childbirth.   James then married widow Ann Sharman on 26 December 1841 at All Saint’s Church.  They had at least one son: Albert James (1843-1881).

James worked as a coal merchant and the couple lived at 177 Newmarket Road (1851/1861) before moving to 7 Regents Terrace (at least 1871 onwards).  He died at home after a ‘long illness’ leaving an estate valued at £7,332, 11s and 4d (£700,000 at 2019 values).

Elizabeth Wallis (née Newitt) (30 October 1808 – 23 October 1839)

Elizabeth was born in Chatteris and was the daughter of Thomas and Margaret Newitt.  She was baptised in the village on 27 November 1808 and died aged 31 years old.

James Newitt Wallis (c.March 1837 – 31 August 1841)

James was the only son of James and Elizabeth Wallis, and died at Newmarket Road aged 4 years old.

Elizabeth Victoria Wallis (1838 – 7 December 1887)

Elizabeth was the eldest daughter of James and Elizabeth Wallis.  She grew up with her father and stepmother Annie and by the age of 23 was working as a teacher.  She moved to Birkdale, in Southport and in 1871 was working as a governess for widow Alice Darwell and her two children aged 13 and 11.  In 1881 she was living at her own home of 7 Hartwood Road in Southport and still working as a governess. She later moved to Albert Road in the town, and died there aged 49 years old. She left an estate valued at £6,001 (£550,000 at 2019 values).

Ann Wallis (née Holt) (c.1808 – 3 December 1889)

Ann was born in London and was the daughter of James.  She appears to have been known as Annie through her life.  She married Robert Smith Sharman (1792-1838) at Holy Trinity Church, Brompton on 27 July 1832, but he died six years into the marriage in August 1838.  She then married widow James Wallis in Cambridge in 1841. Ann died at 15 Maid’s Causeway in December 1889.

Albert James Wallis (1843 – 3 September 1881)

Albert was the only son of James and Annie.  By the age of 17 (1861) he was living at 23 Newmarket Road where he was a surgeon’s apprentice to James Beck.  According to Medical Directories he qualified as a surgeon in 1864 and qualified at Addenbrookes Hospital and St. Bartholemew’s Hospital London.  He married Clarinda Jane Palmer Hains (1826-1897) on 26 April 1866 in Berry Pomeroy, two miles east of Totnes, Devon.  The couple had two daughters: Elizabeth Ann (1867-1942) and Clara Alberta H (1870-1870).  They lived at 3 Seymour Terrace in Berry Pomeroy (1881) and Albert worked as a surgeon. He worked for the many Friendly Societies of the time (the forerunners of the welfare state) and was the Medical Officer of the Stoke Gabriel District Totnes Union, as well as a surgeon for the Forresters, Odd Fellows and other Friendly Societies.  He died at Bridgetown, Totnes aged 38 years old and was buried at Totnes Cemetery.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Albert James Wallis; Ann Wallis; Elizabeth Wallis; Elizabeth Victoria Wallis; James Wallis; James Newitt Wallis
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