CFHS code : CL99

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : SUSAN CHAPMAN d December 18 193[5] aged 73  years loving and devoted wife of ARTHUR CHAPMAN also ARTHUR CHAPMAN husband of the above d September 21 1938 aged 76

Monument : Angel on plinth (broken)/Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Susan Chapman  (née Preston) (1862  – 18 December 1935)

Susan was the daughter of  Thomas and Lucy Preston and grew up at 33 Newnham where her father was a milkman and farmer. She married Arthur Chapman in 1886 and they had six children: Captain Arthur Reginald (1887-1940), Harold Hilton (1890-1960), Margarita (1903-) and a further three children who died as infants. Arthur worked at Pembroke college as a college servant (1891), college butler (1901) and then as manager of the kitchen and butteries (1911).  The family lived at 10 Abbey Road (1891) and then at Buccleuch House, 63 Glisson Road (at least 1901 onwards). Susan died aged 73 years old.

Arthur Chapman (1862 – 21 September 1938)

Arthur was born in Bottisham and was the only son of John Hilton Chapman and his wife Ann.  John was a publican and Arthur grew up at the Victoria Pub, Black Lion Yard (1871) and then at the Bell Inn, 12 Botolph Lane (1881). Aged 19 he was living at home and working as a compositor, but later worked at Pembroke College. He died at Glisson Road aged 76 years.



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