CFHS code : AS122
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : In Memory of ANN wife of CHA WISBEY d April 26 1874 aged 66 also CHARLES WISBEY d Oct 20 1884 aged 76 ELIZABETH WISBEY d Oct 4 1893 aged 53 In Memory of FRANK son of CHA & ANN WISBEY d Aug 4 1880 aged 18 also FANNY ANN daughter of the above d Jan 1 1855 aged 6 CHA FREDERICK their son d June 15 1869 aged 35
Monument : Square Column
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203405, 0.13663144 – click here for location
There is an urn on top of the column, which is located by the west wall. The monument is in an area of the parish that is difficult to access. There has been some erosion to the inscription.
In Memory of ANN wife of CHA WISBEY died April 26 1874 aged 66 years
Also CHARLES WISBEY who died Oct 20 1884 aged 76.
ELIZABETH WISBEY died Oct 4 1893 aged 53
In Memory of FRANK son of CHA & ANN WISBEY d Aug 4 1880 aged 18
Also FANNY ANN daughter of the above d Jan 1 1855 aged 6
CHA FREDERICK their son d June 15 1869 aged 35
Ann Wisbey (née Sussum) (1807 – 26 April 1874)
Ann was the daughter of William and Elizabeth and was baptised at St. Clement’s Church on 28 March 1813. She married Charles Wisbey at the same church on 22 December 1831, and the couple had at least nine children: Charles Frederick (1833-), Charles Frederick (1834-1869), William (1835-1915), Catherine (1836-1910), Alfred (1838-), Elizabeth (1841-1893), Frank (1842-1850), George Sussum (1845-) and Fanny Ann (1848-1855).
Charles was an auctioneer, land agent and valuer and ran a substantial business from 26 Trinity Street, where they also lived. Ann died at home aged 66 years old.
Charles Wisbey (1808 – 20 October 1884)
Charles was born in Linton and founded the business which was later known as Wibey and Sons. He sold many properties/possessions at auction and the company was often mentioned in local newspapers in relation to the various auctions that were run in hotels around the town.
Charles was elected to the Town Council in 1853 to represent St. Andrew’s ward and made an Alderman in 1865. He was also a trustee of the parochial charities of All Saint’s (which included the Dame Forester’s charity) and secretary of the Horticultural Society. Politically he was a member of the Liberal party but was said to have been ‘a moderate minded politician … and in the (last) few years preferring the quiet rest of private life to the turbulences of political warfare’.
He died at 26 Trinity Street three weeks after having been thrown out of a trap. He had been driving to attend a sale and was thrown out of the trap when his horse ‘shied’, and the injuries received were said to be ‘more serious than was at first anticipated…from the time of the unfortunate occurrence until his death, the deceased had been under the best medical treatment, but towards the latter end of last week his condition was such as to cause grave anxiety amongst his friends and it became evident that the end was approaching’. It was said the accident caused a severe shock to his system and that he lay in a coma for most of the time after the accident.
Charles was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 23 October after a service at All Saints’ Church. At the request of his family the funeral was private, rather than of a public nature, but nevertheless many of Cambridge’s public servants attended the funeral. His obituary said that ‘the life of Mr. Charles Wisbey was a busy one; but, notwithstanding the demands which his profession – that of an auctioneer and land surveyor – made upon his time, he undertook and faithfully discharged many arduous public duties’
After Charles’ death John Helenus Moyes joined the company and it was then known as Messrs Wisbey, son and Moyes from November 1884.
Elizabeth Wisbey (1841 – 4 October 1893)
Elizabeth lived with her parents at 26 Trinity Street and then lodged with Betsy Linwood at 77 Regent Street. In the census of 1891 she was noted as ‘living on her own means’. She died at 77 Regent Street, and her funeral took place on 9 October.
Frank Wisbey (1842 – 4 August 1850)
Frank died at Trinity Street aged 8 years old.
Fanny Ann Wisbey (1848 – 1 January 1855)
Fanny was the youngest child of Charles and Ann. She died at Trinity Street aged 6 years old.
Charles Frederick Wisbey (1834 – 15 June 1869)
Charles was baptised on 9 October 1836 and worked as an auctioneer’s clerk in the family business. He died at 28 Trinity Street in 1869.
by Claire Martinsen
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