CFHS code : PL244

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JAMES WORMAN d 5th October 1888 aged 65 also of HARRIETT WORMAN his wife d 6 Feb 1900 aged 75 also of LAURA WORMAN d 4th February 1941 aged 81

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Worman headstone March 2020


Roughly ten monuments north of the south path and midway between the lodge and the central path.


In Loving Memory of JAMES WORMAN
Who died 5th October 1888 aged 65 years

“He doth all things well.”

Also of HARRIETT WORMAN his wife
Who died 6 Feb 1900. Aged 75 years

“So he giveth His beloved sleep”

Who died 4th February 1941 aged 81 years

Relationships: Mother, father and daughter

James Worman (1823 – 5 October 1888)

James was born in Stansted in Essex.  He married Harriet Powles on 6th December 1848 when he was 25 years old.  He worked as a coachman, and in 1851 the couple were living at 3 Jesus Terrace with Harriet’s mother Mary. Thereafter the family moved to 50 & 51 Panton Street, which was a grocers shop, and James combined being a grocer with also being a coachman. By at least 1871 onwards they were living at 41 Norwich Street, and James’ occupation is recorded as a coachman.

James and Harriet had at least four children: Elizabeth [1849-1926], Henry Powles [1857-1936], Laura [1859-1941] and Ernest James [1871-1909].

He died at 41 Norwich Street aged 65 years old and left an estate valued at £66 17s and 6d.  His probate records show his occupation as a groom.

Harriett Worman [nee Powles] (5 December 1824 – 6 February 1900)

Harriett was the daughter of Henry and Mary Powles. She was born in London and baptised at St Anne’s Church, Soho on 23 January 1825.  Her father died when she was 2 years old.  She married James Worman in Cambridge in December 1848 when she was 24 years old.

She was widowed in 1888, and continued living at 41 Norwich Street with her youngest son Ernest James.  She died at the house in February 1900 at the age of 75 years old.

Laura Worman (6 July 1859 – 4 February 1941)

Laura was the third of the four children born to James and Harriett.  Aged 32 in 1891 she was working as a Governess for the Chaplain family at Leyspring, London Road, Trumpington.  [Leyspring is now part of St Faiths School].  After her mother died she was living at 41 Norwich Street [1901] and working as a music teacher, with two boarders who were draper’s assistants. By 1911 she was living at 99 Norwich Street  and still working as a music teacher.  She died there in February 1941 aged 81 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Harriett Worman; James Worman; Laura Worman