CFHS code : ML79

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : SUSAN FRISBY d July 31st 1882 aged 60 FREDERICK JAMES FRISBY d Oct [1881] aged 33 also of DAVID FRISBY d Nov 20th 1909 aged [91]

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202690, 0.13740204 – click here for location

Frisby grave
Frisby headstone



Susan Frisby (née Read) (c.1821 – 31 July 1882)

Susan was born in Fowlmere and married David Frisby on 24 February 1845 at St. Mary the Less Church. The couple lived at 29 Little St. Mary’s Lane, and David worked as a shoemaker, Susan as a launderess.  They had two sons: Israel John (1846-1923) and Frederick James (1848-1881). By 1881 David had become the sexton of Little St. Mary’s Church and Susan died at home aged 60 years old.

Frederick James Frisby (1848 – October 1881)

Known by his middle name of James, he lived at Little St. Mary’s Lane and worked as a servant. James died aged 33 years old.

David Frisby (1818 – 20 November 1909)

David was the son of James and Amelia and worked as shoemaker before becoming parish sexton.  In 1891 he was living at 27 Little St. Mary’s Lane, but by 1901 was lodging at 26 Gothic Street where he died aged 91 years old.



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David Frisby; Frederick James Frisby; Susan Frisby