CFHS code : HT409

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Memory of THOMAS CHISHOLM d 9 Nov 1852 age 73 also [HENRY] EDWARD youngest son [HENRY] EDWARD CHISHOLM remainder missing reverse MARY ANN CHISHOLM b 1 June 1829 d 3 Oct 1908

Monument : Headstone (fallen, part missing)

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

The parish burial records have been used to establish which members of the Chisholm family were buried in this grave.

Relationship: Father, daughter, son, daughter in law, grandson and granddaughter

Thomas Chisholm (1779 – 9 November 1852)

Thomas married Ann Sperry on 15 January 1797 at All Saint’s Church Cambridge and they had at least two children: Mary Ann and Henry Edward, both of whom are buried in this grave. It is not known when Ann Chisholm died, but in 1851 Thomas was living with his son Henry at 14 Market Hill. He died at Market Hill aged 73 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 13 November 1853.

Thomas’ sisters Sophia Palmer and Mary Wing are also buried at Mill Road Cemetery.

Henry Edward Chisholm (1832- 23 June 1854)

Henry was the youngest son of Henry and Ann (née Donkin) Chisholm and was baptised on 14 November 1832. He died at Market Street aged 22 years old ‘after years of extraordinary suffering borne with exemplary patience and cheerfulness’.

Mary Ann Chisholm (née Donkin) (20 April 1804 – 1 January 1855)

Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (née Pallister) and was born in Darlington. She was baptised at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington on 24 April 1804 and married Henry Edward Chisholm on 10 January 1825 at Old Church, St Pancras.  The couple had at least three children: Thomas Donkin (1826-), Mary Ann (1829-1908) and Henry Edward. They lived at 14 Market Hill and Henry was described as a yeoman/gentleman. Mary died at Market Street aged 50 years old and was described in newspapers as ‘the benevolent and beloved wife of Mr Henry Edward Chisholm’.

Henry Edward Chisholm (17 February 1801 – 14 July 1865)

Henry was born in London and was baptised on 18 July 1802 at St Clement Danes Church, Westminster.  He married Mary Ann Donkin aged 23 years old. He was a Councillor representing the Trinity Ward for the Liberal party from at least 1849 onwards and was also Chairman of the Paper Mills Turnpike Trust. 

In March 1863 the Council met in order to consider ‘the steps necessary to be taken relative to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales passing through Cambridge on his journey to Cambridge’.  Henry Chisholm was at the meeting despite having been ill for some months, and was cheered when he entered the council chamber.  He died at home aged 64 years old after what newspapers described as a ‘long and lingering illness’ and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 19 July 1865.

Mary Ann Chisholm (1799- February 1875)

Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Ann (née Sperry) Chisholm. She was baptised at All Saints’ Church on 6 January 1800 and later lived with her brother at Market Hill (1851). In 1871 she was living at 15 Sidney Street with  Jane and Caroline Donkins (Mary Chisholm’s sisters), and niece Mary Ann Chisholm. She died at Sidney Street aged 75 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 28 February 1875.

Mary Ann Chisholm (1 June 1829 – 3 October 1908)

Mary was the only daughter of Henry and Mary Ann (née Donkin) and was baptised at St. Michael’s Church, Cambridge on 28 June 1829.  She lived with her parents at Market Hill, and then with her maternal and paternal aunts at Sidney Street (1871).  In 1881 she was running a Lodging House from Sidney Street assistated by her aunt Caroline (Donkins). She later ran a Lodging House from 5 Warkworth Street (1891/1901) before moving to Emery Street where she died aged 79 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Henry Edward Chisholm (1832- 23 June 1854)

Henry was the youngest son of Henry and Ann (née Donkin) Chisholm and was baptised on 14 November 1832. He died at Market Street aged 22 years old ‘after years of extraordinary suffering borne with exemplary patience and cheerfulness’.

Mary Ann Chisholm (née Donkin) (20 April 1804 – 1 January 1855)

Mary was the daughter of Thomas and Hannah (née Pallister) and was born in Darlington. She was baptised at St. Cuthbert’s Church, Darlington on 24 April 1804 and married Henry Edward Chisholm on 10 January 1825 at Old Church, St Pancras.  The couple had at least three children: Thomas Donkin (1826-), Mary Ann (1829-1908) and Henry Edward. They lived at 14 Market Hill and Henry was described as a yeoman/gentleman. Mary died at Market Street aged 50 years old and she was described as ‘the benevolent and beloved wife of Mr Henry Edward Chisholm’.

Henry Edward Chisholm (17 February 1801 – 14 July 1865)

Henry was born in London and was baptised on 18 July 1802 at St Clement Danes Church, Westminster.  He married Mary Ann Donkin aged 23 years old. He was a Councillor representing the Trinity Ward for the Liberal party from at least 1849 onwards and was also Chairman of the Paper Mills Turnpike Trust.

In March 1863 the Council met in order to consider ‘the steps necessary to be taken relative to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales passing through Cambridge on his hourney to Cambridge’.  Henry Chisholm was also there despite having been ill for some months, and was cheered when he entered the council chamber.  He died at home aged 64 years old after what newspapers described as a ‘long and lingering illness’.  He was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 19 July 1865.

Mary Ann Chisholm (1799- February 1875)

Mary Ann Chisholm (1 June 1829 – 3 October 1908)

Mary was the only daughter of Henry and Mary Ann (née Donkin) and was baptised at St. Michael’s Church, Cambridge on 28 June 1829.

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Henry Edward Chisholm; Mary Ann Chisholm; Thomas Chisholm