CFHS code : HT25

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM JAMES CHAPMAN d 31 Jan 1919 aged 54 also ANNIE his beloved wife d 1st June 1935 aged 72

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

William James Chapman (1864 – 31 January  1919)

William was born in Oxford and baptised at St. Giles’ Church on 3 July 1864.  He was the son of William and Sarah and his father worked as a  printer/compositor. Aged 17 William was also working as a printer/compositor and married Annie Pulling on 1 September 1883 at St. James’ Church, Cowley, Oxford.  They had six children: Annie (1884-), Edith Violet (1885-), Daisy Maude (1888-), William James (1891-1980), Hilda May (1893-1973) and Arthur Frederick (1900-). The family lived at Hurst Street, Cowley until at least 1901 and later moved to live at 19 South Street, East Road, Cambridge (1911) and then 19 Burleigh Street. William died at home ‘after three days’ illness of penumonia’ aged 54 years old.

Annie Chapman (née Pulling) (1863 – 1 June 1935)

Annie was born in Oxford and baptised at Holy Trinity Church on 21 June 1863.  She was the daughter of James Pulling (1837-1864) and Esther Chapman Webb (1842-1912). James was a baker who died when Annie was a year old and Esther married for a second time in 1868 to coachsmith/blacksmith Albert Jenkins (1844-1887). Annie grew up at 111 Walton Street with her mother, step father and half siblings and married William Chapman when she was 20 years old. After William’s death it is believed Annie moved to the New Forest to live with youngest son Arthur and daughter in law Winifred.  She died in Ashhurst, New Forest on 1 June and was buried in Cambridge on 6 June 1935.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Chapman; William James Chapman