CFHS code : MC32

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : In Loving Memory of THOMAS SEARLE SHALLOW d March 20 1897 aged 47 also of FLORA his wife d Jan 6 1906 aged 59 Erected by his old friends & comrades

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

 Lat Lon : 52.202556, 0.13784928 – click here for location

Shallow monument

Monument Now fallen and only partially visible. Located towards the south east corner of the parishWe have not been able to check the inscription

Inscription

In Loving Memory of THOMAS SEARLE SHALLOW d March 20 1897 aged 47 

Also of FLORA his wife d Jan 6 1906 aged 59 Erected by his old friends & comrades

Thomas Searle Shallow (1850 – 20 March  1897)

Thomas was born in Cambridge – he was the son of Joseph and Nancy Shallow.  His father was a tailor/robemaker and the family lived at 21 Castle Street [1851] and then 31 Trinity Street [1861/1871].  By 1871 Thomas had joined the business and was a tailor. His father by that time was a master tailor and employed four men in total.

In 1873 Thomas married Flora Bowtell.  From at least 1875 they went to live at 2 Rose Crescent, where Thomas became a tabacconist [1881/1891]. In the Kelly’s Directory of 1895 the shop was listed as a florist shop, so Thomas and Flora must have changed use at some point.  Thomas died aged 47 years old.

 

Flora Shallow [nee Bowtell] (1846 – 6 January 1906)

Flora was the son of tailor Samuel Bowtell and his wife Charlotte.  She grew up at Annesley Place. By 1861 she was working as a dressmaker, and still living in Cambridge.  She and Thomas ran the tabacco shop on Rose Crescent with the help of her sister Clara, who was living with them in 1881.

After being widowed she continued to run the floristry business at 2 Rose Crescent [1901] again with the help of her sister Clara.  She died in early 1906 aged 59 years old.

 

 

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Flora Shallow; Thomas Searle Shallow