Arthur CASEMORE (1845–1916)
His wife Mrs Martha CASEMORE, née Jenner (1834–1904)
Their son Arthur Richard CASEMORE (1871/2–1896)
St Paul (St Barnabas) section: Row 20, Grave E5
DIED OCT. 9TH 1904
AGED 67 YEARS
There are two more inscriptions,
now illegible, beneath this one.
They must relate to:
ARTHUR RICHARD CASEMORE
(her son, the first to die,
(her husband, the last to die,
The first inscription to Arthur Richard Casemore would have been placed in a central position vertically. Then an inscription to his mother Martha Casemore would have been added above this, and finally one to his father below.
Arthur Casemore was born in Bicester in 1845, the son of the bootmaker Richard Casemore (born in Quainton in c.1804) and Ann Rowe (born in Bicester in 1809), who were married at Bicester on 16 May 1830.
Arthur’s mother Ann died in 1850 at the age of 43 and was buried in Bicester churchyard on 8 November. At the time of the 1851 census his father Richard (44), who was a journeyman cordwainer, was living at Market End Bicester with his six children: Charles (17), who was a cordwainer; and Alfred (12), Sarah (10), Arthur himself (6), and Collin Rowe Casemore (2).
On 14 January 1854 at Bicester, Arthur’s father Richard (47) married his second wife, Miss Ann George (46), and at the time of the 1861 census Richard and Anne were living alone at Chapel Street, Bicester. Arthur (15), who was already a printer, was living in a separate household in that street, headed by his unmarried sister Sarah (20), who was a laundress; and his brother Collin Rowe Casemore (12), who was still at school, also lived with them.
Martha Jenner was born in East Grinstead, Sussex in 1834 and baptised there on 1 June that year. She was the daughter of Richard Jenner, an agricultural labourer who later became a coachman, and his wife Jane. She was eleven years older than her husband, but claimed to be only three years older.
At the time of the 1841 census Martha (6) was living with her parents and her older sisters Rebecca, Sarah, and Mary and her younger sister Eliza at Bellman’s Town, East Grinstead. At the time of the 1851 census Martha (17), a servant who currently did not have a place, was staying with her married sister Rebecca Jelliman at Felbridges, East Grinstead. By 1861 Martha (26) was a house servant at the Shakespeare Inn at Folkestone.
On 13 February 1870 at Bicester Church, Arthur Casemore (25) and Martha Jenner (36, but with her age recorded in the register as 28) were married. At the time of the 1871 census Arthur (26) and his wife Martha (recorded as 29, but actually 37) were living at 13 New Buildings, Market End, Bicester: he was a cordwainer and she was a seampstress.
They had two children:
- Arthur Richard Casemore (born in Bicester in 1871/2 and baptised there on 7 April 1872)
- Walter Jenner Casemore (born in Bicester in 1874 and baptised there on 4 April 1875).
By the time of the 1881 census the family had moved to Oxford and Arthur (36), who was described as a boot upper cutter, and his wife Martha (whose real age was 47) were living at 8 Canal Street, Jericho with their sons Arthur (9) and Walter (6), who were at school. They must have reserved their plot in St Sepulchre’s churchyard while they lived there.
In 1891 Martha (57, but with her age recorded as 54) was living at 28 Marlborough Road in south Oxford with her husband Arthur (45), who was described as a clicker, and their sons Arthur (19) and Walter (16), who were both compositors.
Their son Arthur died in early 1896:
† Arthur Richard Casemore died at 28 Marlborough Road at the age of 28 in January 1896 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 11 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Barnabas’s Church).
At the time of the 1901 census Martha (65) was living at 28 Marlborough Road in south Oxford with her husband Arthur (56), who was a gaiter clicker, and her son Walter (26), who was a compositor.
Martha died in 1904:
† Mrs Martha Casemore née Jenner died at 28 Marlborough Road, Grandpont at the age 70 (but recorded as 67) on 9 October 1904 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 12 October (burial recorded in the parish register of St Barnabas’s Church).
At the time of the 1911 census Arthur (65) was described as a retired gaiter cutter, and was living at 28 Marlborough Road with his son Walter (36), who was still unmarried and working as a compositor.
On 20 November 1911 at St Aldate’s Church in Oxford, Arthur Casemore (65) married his second wife Annie Penn (59), who lived nearby at 38 Marlborough Road.
Arthur died in 1916:
† Arthur Casemore died at 28 Marlborough Road, Grandpont at the age of 71 on 12 January 1916 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 14 January (burial recorded in the parish register of St Barnabas’s Church).
His effects came to £674 3s. 2d., and his widow Ann was his executor.
The surviving son of Arthur & Martha Casemore
- Walter Jenner Casemore (born 1874) does not appear to have married, and was still living at 28 Marlborough Road in 1915. He died in Oxford at the age of 81 on 20 April 1956.