CFHS code : MC23 is the reverse of MC17 – – according to the Burial register all for members of the family are buried in the same plot.

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDITH MARIA the dearly beloved wife of FREDERICK WILLIAM SHADBOLT d March 25 1899 aged 26 also of WINIFRED MARY dearly beloved and eldest child of above d December 31 1903 aged 8 years and 9 months NB number 23 is the reverse side of number 17

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202519, 0.13790605 – click here for location

Monument  

The west face of the Headstone in September 2020. NB number 23 is the reverse side of number 17

This double sided headstone, Located in the parish area of St Michael’s, stands on the southern border of the parish in line with the east boundary stone.
Its position under trees makes the it hard to read the carved inscriptions.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of EDITH MARIA the dearly beloved wife of FREDERICK WILLIAM SHADBOLT who died March 25 1899 aged 26

Also of WINIFRED MARY dearly beloved and eldest child of above who died  December 31 1903 aged 8 years and 9 months

Edith Maria Shadbolt (née Place) (29 November 1872 – 25 March 1899)

Edith was the first wife of Frederick Shadbolt and daughter of John and Drusilla Place.  She was born in London and baptised at Denham near Bury St Edmunds on 25th December 1872. By 1891 she was living at 29 Green Street, with her parents and working as a pupil teacher.  She married Frederick Shadbolt in Cambridge in 1894.  They had at least two children: Winifred Mary (1895-1905) and Elsie Violet (1896-1960).   The announcement of her death was made in the Cambridge Independent Press on 30th March 1899 and read: SHADBOLT – on March 25 at 7 City Road, Cambridge after a long and painful illness Edith Maria the dearly loved wife of Frederick W. Shadbolt, aged 26. Deeply mourned.

Winifred Mary Shadbolt (21st March 1895 – 31 December 1905)

Winifred was the eldest daughter of Edith and William Shadbolt.  She was recorded on the 1901 census as living at 17a Gwydir Street with her widowed father, paternal aunt Sarah and sister Elsie.  She died aged 8 years old at Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital, London.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

CFHS Transcripts of Parish Registers

by Claire Martinsen

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Edith Maria Shadbolt; Winifred Mary Shadbolt