CFHS code : HT242

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH SHILDRICK d Nov 17 1894 aged 82 also JOHN SHILDRICK her husband d Dec 2 1899 aged 82 and LOUISA SHILDRICK daughter of the above b June 17 1848 d Feb 12 1930 also MARY E WEBB d Feb 28 1935 aged 83

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Sarah Shildrick (née Lappage) (c.1816 – 17 November 1894)

Sarah was born in Coton, near Cambridge and was the daughter of William Daniel Lappage (1769-1815) and Sarah (née Drane) (1779-1865).  She married John Shildrick c.1841 and they had at least six children:  William (1842-1931), Sarah Ann (1844-), John (1846-1902), Louisa (1848-1930), Thomas (Tom) (1850-1919) and Mary Elizabeth (1852-1935). John Shildrick was a labourer and they lived at 17 Gothic Street (1841- 1861) and then 59 Park Street (from at least 1871 onwards).  From 1861 Sarah was working as a college bedmaker, and from 1871 John was working as a house decorator/painter. Sarah died at Park Street and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 21 November.

John Shildrick (1817 – 2 December  1899)

John died at 40 New Square, the home of his daughters Louisa and  Mary  and his funeral took place on 8 December 1899.

Louisa Shildrick (17June 1848 – 12 February 1930)

Louisa was the second daughter of John and Sarah and was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 4 February 1849. Aged 22 she was working as a housemaid for Rev. John Jackson, the Vicar of St. Giles Church and then worked as a parlourmaid for Charles Robinson, the Master of St. Catherine’s College (1881/1891).  She  moved to live at 40 New Square with her sister Mary where they ran a Lodging House (at least 1901 to 1911). The sisters had moved to  9 Eltisley Avenue by 1920 where she died aged 81.

Mary Elizabeth Webb (née Sheldrick) (1852 – 28 February 1935)

Mary was Louisa’s younger sister and lived at home with her parents until their deaths. She married shopkeeper Frederick Henry Webb (1844-1897) on 16 September 1896 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Bermondsey. Frederick was a widower when they married and Mary’s occupation on the marriage documentation was given as a Lodging House keeper. The marriage was short lived as Frederick died on 31 December 1897 and she moved back to Cambridge, where she ran a Lodging House with sister Louisa.  She also died at Eltisley Avenue.



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Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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John Shildrick; Louisa Shildrick; Sarah Shildrick; Mary Elizabeth Webb