CFHS code : MG142

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : TTSMO a loving Husband and Father THOMAS CRAWSHAW b January 26th 1880 d December 24th 1941 In Loving Memory of my dear Mother MARY ANN CRAWSHAW b May 23rd 1886 d January 3rd 1967 and MARY CATHERINE their daughter d 7th April aged 84

Monument : Kerb stones/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202144, 0.13825391 – click here for location

Watson, Crawshaw and Younger graves
Watson, Crawshaw and Younger monument



Thomas Crawshaw (1880-1941)

Thomas was born in Accrington, Lancashire and worked as a professional orchestra musician.  In 1901 he was living with his aunt Ann McParklin in Chorley and married Mary Ann c.1906. In 1911 the couple were living at 52 Mallinson Road, Battersea with their only daughter Mary Catherine (1907-1992). By 1929 the family had moved to live at 8 St. Andrew’s Street where Thomas ran the Queen’s Arms. He later ran the Prince Regent on Regent Street (1939).  He appears to have thrown himself into town life and was part of the Licensed Victuallers’ Association and  a keen bowls player. He played bowls for Cambridge and County team as well as for the Licensed Victuallers.  In May 1939 he was part of the Licensed Victualler team who beat the College servants team on Christ’s Pieces. Thomas died Addenbrooke’s Hospital aged 61 years old.

Mary Ann Crawshaw (1886-1967)

Little is known of Mary’s life but she was born in Dover, Kent. She died in London and is thought to have lived with her daughter Mary after being widowed.

Mary Catherine Crawshaw (26 November 1907 – 7 April 1992)

Mary was born in Dover and baptised at St. Mary the Virgin Church on 1 March 1908. She qualified as a nurse at St. Mary’s Hsopital in 1935 and worked there as a theatre nurse (1939). Mary died in Abergele, North Wales aged 84 years old.



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