CFHS code : PL364

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of JOHN WILLIAM SCUDAMORE d 19 April 1873 aged 35 also MARY ANN JUDITH widow of the above d at Walsall 8 April 1891 aged 56 also EDITH MARY their only daughter d at Croydon 19 Dec 1900 aged 35

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Scudamore headstone May 2018

Monument

Located to the west of the central path

Inscription

Sacred to the Memory of JOHN WILLIAM SCUDAMORE who departed this life 19 April 1873 aged 35 years.

“God from a beautiful necessity, is love in all He doeth.”

Also of MARY ANN JUDITH widow of the above died at Walsall 8 April 1891 aged 56 years.

“Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord.”

Also of EDITH MARY their only daughter died at Croydon Dec 19th 1900 aged 35 years.

“Thine eyes shall see the King in His beauty
They shall behold the land that is very far off.”

John Williams Scudamore (1838 – 19 April 1873)

[John’s full name was John Williams Scudamore, although the grave monument appears to record it as John William Scudamore]

John was born in Lambeth and baptised at St. John the Evangelist in Lambeth on 2 September 1838. He was the son of Thomas and Lydia (née Williams) Scudamore and grew up at Great Chapel Street in Westminster where his father was a pawnbroker.   He married Mary Ann Scudamore on 2 January 1865 at St. Edward’s Church, Cambridge and the couple had four children: Edith Mary (1865-1900), Rev. John Walter (1867-1942), Claude Hamilton (1869-1938) and Sidney Frank (1871-1902).

John worked as a jeweller/silversmith and the family lived at Clarendon Road (1871) and then at Morecombe House, Mill Road.  He died at home aged 35 years old.

Mary Ann Judith Scudamore  (née Creek) (1833 –  8 April 1891)

Mary was the daughter of James and Amy (née Hemming) Creek and was baptised on 25 December 1833. Her father was a fruiterer and she grew up at 2 Union Street.  In 1861 she was living at home and working as a Governess before marrying John Scudamore when she was 31 years old.

After she was widowed she lived with her four children at Morecombe House (1881) and once again worked as a Governess.  She later moved to live at 29 Regent Street (at least by 1890). She died at 32 Union Street in Walsall, Staffordshire and it is believed that she was in Walsall visiting her eldest son Rev. John Scudamore. John had attended the Perse School and then Peterhouse College and was curate of St. George’s Church in Walsall from 1890-1892.

Edith Mary Scudamore (1865 – 19 December 1900)

Edith was the only daughter of John and Mary Ann Scudamore. When the census of 1891 was taken she was noted as being a visitor at the house of the Vicar of Walsall. She died in Croydon aged 35 years old, and it is thought she had moved there to  live with her brother Claude who was a bootmaker in Croydon.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

A Cambridge University Database

by Claire Martinsen

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Edith Mary Scudamore; John Williams Scudamore; Mary Ann Judith Scudamore