Richard CHAUNDY (1802–1856)
His nephew Charles CHAUNDY (1852–1915)
Charles's wife Mrs Emily Jane CHAUNDY, née Prior (1862–1947)
Charles & Emily's daughter Miss Winifred Emily Prior CHAUNDY (1897–1918)
St Michael section: Row 27, Grave L50

Richard Chaundy



In Memory of
WHO DIED MAY 11, 1856,



DIED MARCH 31, 1915



DIED SEP. 23, 1918


R. I. P



[DIED … 1947]



R. C.



Richard Chaundy was born in Stokenchurch in 1802 and baptised there on 7 August. He was the son of Richard Chaundy senior and his second wife Jane Atkins, who were married at Loudwater, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire on 5 February 1800. (His father had married his first wife, Jane Fatt, at Stokenchurch on 24 April 1797, and they had one child, John Chaundy, baptised there on 13 August 1797. Jane Chaundy (née Fatt) died seven months later and was buried in Stokenchurch on 13 March 1798.)

Richard junior had one elder full brother, Joseph (baptised at Stokenchurch in 1800), and his next brother George was also baptised there in 1804. His parents then moved to High Wycombe where they had six more children; William (1806), Ann (1807), Charles (1809), James and Thomas (1812), and Susanna (1815).

Richard junior never married. In the 1830s he had a tobacco shop at 10 Cornmarket Street, just to the north of the Roebuck Inn, and at the time of the 1841 census he was living alone over this shop. His mother Jane Chaundy (née Atkins) also lived in Oxford in the 1830s, and died of dropsy at Caroline Street, St Clement's on 17 February 1839.

Early in 1842 Richard moved to 17 Cornmarket Street, and the following notice appeared in Jackson’s Oxford Journal on 12 February that year:


BEGS to return his grateful thanks to his friends for their past kindness, and to acquaint them that he has REMOVED to No 17, in the same street (lately the Cigar Divan), where he respectfully solicits a continuance of their patronage. On hand, an assortment of Tobaccos, Snuffs, Cigars, and the various apparatus connected with the trade, adapted alike to economists and connoisseurs.

Agent to the East India Tea Company.

At the time of the 1851 census Richard (48) was living over his new tobacconist's shop at 17 Cornmarket Street. His unmarried brother George (46), who worked as his assistant, also lived with him.

Richard Chaundy died there in 1856:

† Richard Chaundy died at 17 Cornmarket Street at the age of 54 on 11 May 1856 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 15 May (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).

His death notice in Jackson's Oxford Journal read: “On Sunday last, after a short illness, aged 54, Mr. Richard Chaundy, tobacconist, of this city, much respected for his intelligence and uprightness of character.”

His will was proved at the Prerogative Court at Canterbury, and his executors were his friends Joseph Faulkner and James Josiah Faulkner. Richard (described as a tobacconist of the City of Oxford) gave his brother George and his sister Susannah the goodwill of his business and the whole of his stock-in-trade. His money in the bank and the rest of his property was to be divided equally between all his brothers and sisters including George and Susannah. The shop passed into the hands of James Josiah Faulkner, and after he drowned the following year (1857) to his wife Eleanor.

See also the grave of John Chaundy (the son of Richard Chaundy's brother John Chaundy senior)

Charles Chaundy (1852–1915) and his family

Charles Chaundy was born in St Aldate's, Oxford in early 1852 and baptised at St Aldate's Church on 9 February. His father James Chaundy (born in 1812 in High Wycombe) was the full brother of Richard above, and was a tailor living in St Aldate's when on 27 January 1835 at Forest Hill he married Ann Wharton (born in 1814 in St Clement's, Oxford). Their address was given more precisely as Beef Lane, Oxford when they had their daughters Ann Elizabeth and Susanna baptised at St Ebbe's Church in 1836 and 1837 respectively. They had moved to Victoria Court off the north side of George Street when they had their daughter Eleanor baptised at St Mary Magdalen Church in 1840; and to Church Street when they had Henry baptised at St Ebbe's in 1842. They then moved to Wyatt's Yard in Grandpont, and their next three children were probably born there: Louisa was baptised at St Aldate's Church in 1845, James Elias in 1848, and Charles himself in 1852. Their youngest child Clara was born in North Hinksey in 1856, but baptised at St Aldate's Church.

By the time of the 1861 census Charles (9) was living at Hockmore Street in Cowley with his parents, his older brothers Henry (19), who was a cabinet maker and James (12), and his younger sister Clara (5). In 1871 their address was given as 1 Hockmore Street. Charles (18) was now a printer and his brother James (21) was an organist & schoolmaster. Charles (29) was still living with his parents and his sister Clara (25) in 1881. His father died at the age of 74 in 1887. Charles (39) was still at that address in 1891 with his widowed mother Ann (70). His mother died at the age of 77 in 1893.

Emily Jane Prior was born in Oxford in 1862 (reg. Headington district fourth quarter), the daughter of the tailor Henry Prior. At the time of the 1881 census Emily (18) was the housemaid of a boarding house keeper at 2 Victoria Terrace, Worthing. By 1891 Emily (28) was an attendant to the female patients in the Warneford Asylum in Headington.

On 26 December 1896 at St John the Evangelist Church in East Dulwich, Charles Chaundy (43), described as a compositor of Oxford, married Emily Jane Prior (34), who was then living at 10 Ashbourne Grove, East Dulwich. They had just one child:

  • Winifred Emily Prior Chaundy (born at 104 High Street, Oxford in 1897 and baptised at St Mary the Virgin Church on 6 November).

Charles and Emily Chaundy evidently began their married life at 104 High Street (now Sanders of Oxford, but then the bookshop of William George, which Frederick William Chaundy took over in 1907).

At the time of the 1901 census Charles (47), who was still working as a compositor, was living at 52 Leckford Road with his wife Emily (38) and their daughter Winifred (3), plus a boarder.

In 1911 Charles Chaundy (58), now described as a retired compositor, was still living at 52 Leckford Road with his wife Emily (48) and their daughter Winifred (13).

Charles Chaundy died in 1915:

† Charles Chaundy died at 52 Leckford Road at the age of 62 on 31 March 1915 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 3 April (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).

His daughter Winifred died in Staffordshire 1918:

† Miss Winifred Emily Prior Chaundy died at 147 Branfold Lane, West Bromwich at the age of 20 on 23 September 1918 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 26 September (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).

His wife Emily died in Oxford in 1947:

† Mrs Emily Jane Chaundy née Prior died at the Cowley Road Hospital at the age of 84 in November 1947 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 7 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Michael's Church).



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