CFHS code : PL15

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : headstone JEMIMA ANN wife of JAMES CHANDLER d Sep 3 1883 aged 56 JOHN JAMES CHANDLER d Feb 18 1924 aged 93 JOHN WALTER CHANDLER son of above d April 26 1917 interred at Ipswich also of ADELAIDE SUSAN CHANDLER daughter of above d September 13 1922 footstone JAC JWC ASC JJC

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Footstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Chandler headstone December 2017


The headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is south of the south path opposite the central path but hidden by a yew tree. The kerb stones have been covered by grass and there was no sign of the footstone when this photo was taken. The inscription is still clear.


In Loving Memory Of

JEMIMA ANN wife of JOHN JAMES CHANDLER died Sep. 3. 1883. Aged 56

Also JOHN JAMES CHANDLER died Feb 18 1924 aged 93

Also JOHN WALTER CHANDLER son of above died April 26 1917 interred at Ipswich

Also of ADELAIDE SUSAN CHANDLER daughter of above died September 13 1922

footstone JAC JWC ASC JJC

Jemima Ann Chandler [née Smallbones] (c 1827 – 3 September 1883)

Jemima was the daughter of William and Frances [nee Beard] Smallbones. She was born in St Ives, Huntingdonshire, where her father was a builder. She was baptised on 10th December 1846 in Cambridge when she was around 16 years old. She married Charles Anthony Walker on 1st January 1852. Charles was a cabinet
maker, but died three years after they married on 19th March 1855. He died at James Street, which is presumably where the couple were living.

Jemima married for a second time on 8th August 1855 at St Leonard’s Church in Shoreditch to John James Chandler. They had at least six children: Jemima Emma [1856-1934], John Walter, Arthur Beard [1860-1942], Adelaide Susan [1863-1922], Clara Frances [1866-1944] and Edith Sarah [1870-1950].  They were all baptised at St Paul’s Church, Hills Road, Cambridge.

They lived at 81 Russell Street where John Chandler was a wood turner. Jemima died in September 1883.

John James Chandler (1831 –18 February 1924)

John James was born in Cambridge, the son of John, a wood turner and Elizabeth of Fitzroy Street. He was baptised ‘James John’ at the church of St Andrew the Less on August 25th 1833. After a brief spell as a publican he became a wood turner like his father.

In 1851 he was living at home with his parents at 26 Willow Place and working as a wood turner. He married widow Jemima Walker in 1855. After her death, he continued to live at 81 Russell Street with his daughters Jemima, Adelaide, Clara and Edith. He died at 81 Russell Street aged 93 years old.

John Walter Chandler (1858 – 26 April 1917)

John was born in Russell Street, Cambridge and baptised at St Paul’s church on 24th April 1859. In 1881 he was working as a railway clerk and living at home with his parents and siblings.

He married Harriet Mary Reader on 1st June 1882 at St Andrew the Great Church. She was also from Cambridge and lived on Emmanuel Street. John and Harriett had three children who all died in infancy. They moved to Ipswich after marriage where John was a Great Eastern Railway Clerk. They lived at 163 Wherstead Road in
Ipswich [1901/1911]. He died aged 58 years old, and was buried in Ipswich.

Harriett died in 1935 and was buried with John.

Adelaide Susan Chandler (1863 – 13 September 1922)

Adelaide was the third of the four Chandler sisters. She was born at 81 Russell Street and baptised on 26th June 1864 at St Paul’s Church. She lived at home with her father and sisters her whole life, and worked as a dressmaker. She died at 81 Russell Street in 1922 aged 59 years old.


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Adelaide Susan Chandler; Jemima Ann Chandler; John James Chandler; John Walter Chandler