CFHS code : HT131

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : headstone Sacred to the Beloved Memory of my dear husband GEORGE ROBERT WAYMAN d March 6th 1928 aged 54 also of EMMA ELIZABETH WAYMAN d October 26th 1943 aged 89 ground slab In Loving Memory of BERTRAM JOHN ROBERT (JACK) WAYMAN d Aug 15th 1933 aged 34

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Flowerholder/Ground slab

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Wayman grave
Wayman monument



George Robert Wayman (1873 – 6 March 1928)

George was born in Kingston, a village seven miles west of Cambridge. He was the son of Robert and Esther Wayman and his father worked as a farm labourer in Kingston. By the age of 17 he was living in Kingston with his widowed mother and working as an agricultural labourer. He married Emma Watts in 1896 and they had five children: Harriet Esther (1897-1967), Bertram John Robert, Amy Elizabeth (1902-1995), George Alfred Stanley (1906-1947) and Bernard Leonard (1910-1961).  They lived at Gothic Street (1901/1911) and then at 1 St. Eligius Street (at least 1920 onwards). George worked as a delivery driver for a building company.  He died aged 54 years old.

In March 1939 the family placed an In Memoriam notice in the Cambridge Daily News which read ‘ WAYMAN – in ever loving memory of George Robert Wayman who passed away March 6th 1928. His memory clings. From Mum, the Girls and Boys.’

Emma Elizabeth Wayman (née Watts) (20 June 1874 – 26 October 1943)

Emma was born in Grantchester and baptised there on 26 July 1874.  She was the daughter of George and Harriet Watts, and her mother died in 1889 when Emma was 15 years old.  Her father had worked on the railway (1881) but by 1891 was living at 75 Fitzroy Street with his seven children and Emma was acting as the family housekeeper.

After she was widowed Emma continued to live at 1 St. Eligius Street (1939) and died aged 89 years old.

Bertram John Robert (Jack) Wayman (1899 – 15 August 1933)

Jack was the eldest son of George and Emma. He served as a Private in the Machine Gun Corps in the 1st World War and was awarded the Victory Medal.  It is not thought he was drafted until March 1919 and only served until October of that year. He received a small army pension on discharge due to having received a knee injury in August 1919 when a shell was blown up.  The army records show that the injury had first occurred in October 1911 when Jack was kicked, and he had no further trouble with it until 1919.  After the injury he was hospitalised and then discharged receiving a small army pension for the injury.

He had married Beatrice Mabel Baker (1901-1981) on 12 April 1918 and the couple later lived at 69 Maids Causeway (1925 – at least 1930). He died aged 34 years old.



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Bertram John Robert (Jack) Wayman; Emma Elizabeth Wayman; George Robert Wayman