CFHS code : BO47

Parish : St Botolph

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of JOHN HILTON CHAPMAN d Sunday Jan 27th 1889 aged 59 also of ANN CHAPMAN wife of the above d Sunday Jan 10th 1892 aged 63

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20286, 0.13745409 – click here for location

Chapman grave
Chapman headstone


This round-headed headstone with decorative carving, in the parish area of St Botolph, is located in the centre circle, in the northern sector of the circle.


‘In loving remembrance of / [cross] / John Hilton Chapman
who departed this life Sunday Jan 27th 1889 aged 59′

[six lines indecipherable]

‘Also of Ann Chapman wife of the above
who died Sunday Jan 10th 1892 aged 63

John Hilton Chapman (c.1830-89)

John married Ann and they had at least one son: Arthur (1862-1938).  John was a brewer and publican and ran various pubs across the town.  In 1861 he was running the William IVth on Newmarket Road, then the Victoria on Black Lion Yard (1871), The Bell at 12 St. Botolph’s Lane (1881) and then the Rutland Arms at 1 St. Botolph’s Lane.  He died at the Rutland Arms aged 59 years old.

Ann Chapman (c.1829-92)

Ann was born in Fen Ditton and after being widowed went to live at 30 James Street. She died aged 63 years old at her son’s house at 10 Abbey Road.

John and Ann’s grandson Captain Arthur Reginald Chapman (1888-1940) is also buried at Mill  Road Cemetery.

St Botolph: burial register


Newspaper archives

by Ian Bent with further information by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Chapman; John Hilton Chapman
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