ClFHS code : AS119

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : ALICE SHIPPEY wife of the late HENRY SHIPPEY d 22 Mar 1851 aged 82 also SUSAN SHIPPEY daughter of above d 3 Jan 1876 aged 74

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20345, 0.13666284 – click here for location

This well preserved headstone is in an area that is very hard to access. Photo October 2016.
Shippey headstone October 2016


This well preserved headstone is in an area that is very difficult to access, against the west wall, in the parish area of All Saints.


‘Alice Shippey wife of the late Henry Shippey died March 22 1851 aged 82’

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord”

‘Also SUSAN SHIPPEY daughter of above died  Jan 3 1875 aged 74 years’

Alice Shippey (née Cockle) (c 1769 – 1851)

Alice married Henry Shippey on September 10th 1797, at Holy Sepulchre Church (The Round Church).

They had at least nine children: Ann (1799-1802), Susan (b 1801), Elizabeth (b 1802), Anne (1805-1814), Henry (1806-1831), Robert (b 1808) and Mary Ann (1813-1844).  There was a daughter, Sarah and a son Henry (d 1804) whose baptisms we have not found. Sarah married David James Scott. 

Henry was a cook at St John’s college. He became quite wealthy and owned various properties including some in Ram Yard. He died in September 1838, aged 68. His body was presumably buried in the church yard of All Saints (now All Saints Garden), but no monument has been found.

Susan Shippey (c 1801 – 1876)

Susan was baptised on February 16th 1801. She was brought up in John’s Street where she was living with her mother in 1841.  After Alice’s death she took in lodgers eventually moving to 9 Vicar’s Buildings, Tibbs Row (behind the Post Office in St Andrew’s Street). She died in Northampton Street.

Emma Pettit, from Histon, was the family servant in 1841 and 1851.

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Alice Shippey; Susan Shippey