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

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Remembrance of FANNY MARTHA beloved wife of FREDERICK W SHADBOLT d October 3 1928 aged 55 Wistful Memories Haunt the Twilight And our eyes are dimmed with tears also of FREDERICK WILLIAM SHADBOLT d January 26 1938 aged 60 And with the Morn Those Angel faces smile Which I have loved long since and lost Awhile see number 23

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202519, 0.13789142 – click here for location


The east face of the headstone in July 2022.

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 which are now quite weathered.

Inscription – on the east face

In Loving Remembrance of FANNY MARTHA beloved wife of FREDERICK W SHADBOLT died October 3 1928 aged 55 years
Wistful memories haunt the twilight and our eyes are dimmed with tears

Also of FREDERICK WILLIAM SHADBOLT died January 26 1938 aged 60
And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile

Frederick William Shadbolt (27 November 1871 – 26 January 1938)

Frederick was the son of William and Mary Shadbolt, he appears to have been known as Fred through his life.  He grew up at 40 Paradise Street (1881) and 16 Willow Walk (1891) – his father William worked as a brickmaker.  By 1891 he was working as a printer and living at home.  He married Edith Place in in Holy Trinity church on November 24th 1894 and moved to 6 Prospect Row. They had two daughters:  Winifred Mary (1895-1903) and Elsie Violet (1896-1960), who was born at 7 City Road.  Edith died at home in 1899 after what the newspapers reported as ‘a long and painful illness’ – she was 26 years old.  In 1901 Fred was living with his two daughters and sister Sarah at 17 Gwydir Street.  He was working as a printer/compositor.

Fred married Fanny Barnard at St John’s Church in Hoxton on 23rd February 1907. They had two sons: Francis Sidney (1908-1957) and Cecil John (1912-1941).  In 1911 the couple were living at 11 Parker Street, with Francis and Elsie.  He enlisted for the 1st World War on 1st August 1918, by which time he was still living at 11 Parker Street.  He enlisted in the Motor Transport section of the Army service Crop.  His physical appearance were detailed at the time as: 5ft 3.5″ tall, weight of 108lbs, fresh complexion, grey brown eyes, grey hair, a scar on his right forearm and a mole on his right shoulder.  He was 46 years old when he signed up.  He served as a private and passed his test for a heavy lorry driver on 21st November 1918.  He was demobilised on 13th February 1919. He was still living at 11 Parker Street in 1920.  He moved to 9 Warkworth Street by at least 1925, and died there in 1932.

Fanny Martha Shadbolt  (née Barnard) (26 May 1873 – 3 October 1928)

Fanny was born in Haslingfield, near Cambridge.  She was baptised at Hasingfield on 3rd August 1873, and was the daughter of fossil hunter Joseph Barnard and his wife Emma.  In 1891 she was still living at home and working as a domestic servant.  In 1901 she was a domestic servant to David and Phoebe Goode at 6 Hobson Street.  She married widower Fred Shadbolt in Hoxton when she was 33 years old.  Fanny died aged 55 years old.



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Fanny Martha Shadbolt; Frederick William Shadbolt