CFHS code : HT233

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : IARO brother HENRY SHRIVE d 14 Feb 1891 aged 56 MARY In Loving Memory of JOHN SHRIVE d 7 Nov 1909 aged 63 also ARTHUR E SHRIVE youngest son of above dearly loved husband of CONSTANCE SHRIVE killed in action Polygon Wood near [Yerps] on 26 Sept 1917 aged 37 IARO ADELAIDE ANN daughter of EDWARD & MARY SHRIVE of Oundle Northamptonshire d 4 May 1872 aged 22 H-DA —- [SHRIV]E JOHN W ——- d [Nov] [15] 18-5 MARY JOHN d Feb aged 93

Monument : Chest tomb with panelled sides (upright)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.201674 0.13739718 – click here for location

Shrive grave
Shrive monument

Monument

Square upright chest tomb with coping stone, inscriptions on three faces, in the parish area of Holy Trinity, on the south side of the south path, just east of the central path. Part of the inscription on the west side is now illegible.

Shrive inscription
Shrive inscription

Inscription

[north face:]
‘In loving memory of John Shrive
who died Nov 7 1909 aged 63 years.’
“The memory of the just is blessed.”

‘Also of Arthur E. Shrive youngest son of above
& dearly loved husband of Constance Shrive
killed in action Polygon Wood nr Ypres
on Sept 26 1917 aged 37.’
“I thank my God for every thought.”

[west face:]
‘In affectionate remembrance of Adelaide Ann
daughter of Edward & Mary Shrive of Oundle, Northamptonshire
died 4 May 1872 aged 22 years’
‘H— Da— Shrive / John / W—- died [Nov 15] 18-5
Mary / John / died Feb [illeg] / aged 93 years’

East face February 2017

[east face:]

In affectionate remembrance of
my dear brother Henry Shrive
who died Feb 14th 1891 aged 56 years.’

“Though lost to sight to memory dear”
— Mary

Henry Shrive (c.1834-1891)

Henry was baptised on 3 August 1834 in Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire.  He was one of at least ten children born to Edward Shrive (c.1803-1896) and Mary Shrive (née Allen) (c.1813-1869).  He was the older brother of John Shrive (1846-1909) and Adelaide Ann Shrive (1850-1872).  By 1851 Henry had left home.  He died on 14 February 1891 in Cambridgeshire.

John Shrive (1846-1909)

John was born in 1846 in Oundle, Northamptonshire.  He was baptised on 23 April 1848 in Oundle together with his brother, Glen (1848-1928).  He was one of at least ten children born to Edward Shrive (c.1803-1896) and Mary Shrive (née Allen) (c.1813-1869).  He was the younger brother of Henry Shrive (c.1834-1891) and older brother of Adelaide Ann Shrive (1850-1872).  In 1851 the family was living in North Street, Oundle.  By 1861 the family had moved to West Street, Oundle.  John was still living at home but he was working as an errand boy.  By 1871 John had moved to Cambridge.  He was living at 2 Sidney Street and was working as a basket maker.  Three of his siblings (Elizabeth, Adelaide, and William) were also living with him together with his 12 year old niece, Annie Shrive.

John married Mary Denson (1847-1941) in 1873 in Cambridge.  They had ten children: Rosetta Adelaide (1873-1965); John Denson (1875-1933); Violet Hannah (1876-1954); William Ernest (1878-1949); Arthur Edward (1880-1917); Florence Elizabeth (1881-1965); Hilda Margaret (1884-1885); Ethel Mary (1886-1967); Mildred Alice (1888-?); and Grace Helena (1891-1966).  By 1875 the family was living at 4 Sidney Street, which was also a Stationers shop.  They had two undergraduate lodgers living with them as well.

NOTICE OF REMOVAL

4, SIDNEY STREET, OPPOSITE PETTY CURY, CAMBRIDGE.

  1. SHRIVE

HAVING succeeded to the Business of Mr. F. G. Oliver, BOOKSELLER, STATIONER, AND NEWS AGENT, respectfully informs his Friends and the Patrons of his Predecessor that he has removed from Sussex-street to the above address, where he intends, in connexion with the above Branches of Business, continuing the Sale of ENGLISH AND FOREIGN BASKETS, BRUSHES, TURNERY GOODS, WOOD AND WICKER PERAMBULATORS, and hopes, by prompt attention to all Orders, and moderate charges, to receive a continuance of their favours.

NEWSPAPERS AND PERIODICALS.

Bookbinding in all its Branches

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Saturday, 9 January 1875

 By 1891 the family had moved to 3 Peas Hill, Cambridge.  John died on 7 November 1909 at 3 Peas Hill.

 JOHN SHRIVE,

DEALER IN ENGLISH TIMBER,

3, PEAS-HILL, CAMBRIDGE

Wood Yard: EAST-ROAD.

PLANK: Ash, Elm, Beach, Sycamore.

BOARDS: Oak and Elm, Naves, Felloes.

OAK POSTS, Sills.

Cambridge Daily News, Friday, 1 March 1901

Arthur Edward Shrive (c1880-1917)WW1 soldier – see also Life Story page

Arthur was born in 1880 in Cambridge.  He was the fifth of ten children born to John Shrive (1846-1909), and Mary Ann Shrive (née Denson) (1847-1941)  He was killed in action in Polygon Wood, near Ypres, in northern France, on 26 September 1917.

Adelaide Ann Shrive (1850-1872)

Adelaide was born in 1850 in Oundle, Northamptonshire.  She was baptised on 29 September 1850 in Oundle.  She was one of at least ten children born to Edward Shrive (c.1803-1896) and Mary Shrive (née Allen) (c.1813-1869).  She was the younger sister of Henry Shrive (c.1834-1891) and John Shrive (1846-1909).  In 1851 the family was living in North Street, Oundle.  By 1861 the family had moved to West Street, Oundle.  By 1871 Adelaide had moved to Cambridge.  She was living at 2 Sidney Street in her brother, John’s household and she was working as a dressmaker.  Adelaide died aged 21 years on 4 May 1872 in Cambridge.

Mary Ann Shrive (née Denson) (1847-1941)

Mary was born in 1847 in Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire.  She was one of at least nine children born to John Denson (1821-1903) and Sarah Denson (née Russell) (c.1819-1904).  In 1851 the family was living at Church End, Waterbeach.  By 1861 Mary, aged 13, was working as a house servant for a farmer (Edward Sergeant) in the High Street, Waterbeach.  By 1871 Mary was living at 8 George Street, Cambridge and was working as a dressmaker.  She had two apprentices working and living with her together with her younger sister, Sarah, aged 11.  Mary married John Shrive (1846-1909) in 1873 in Cambridge.  After the death of her husband in 1909 Mary continued to live at 3 Peas Hill and carried on the business working as a basket manufacturer.  In 1911 her sister-in-law, Susannah Shrive (1852-1917) was living with her together with three of her children (Violet, Florence, and Ethel).  Mary died on 15 February 1941 in Cambridge.

Hilda Margaret Shrive (1884-1885)

Hilda was born in 1884 in Cambridge.  She was the seventh of ten children born to John Shrive (1846-1909), and Mary Ann Shrive (née Denson) (1847-1941).  She was the younger sister of Arthur Edward Shrive (1880-1917).  Hilda died on 15 February 1885 in Cambridge.

John W. Shrive

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Sources :

www.roll-of-honour.com

Census: 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, and 1911

UK, City and County Directories, 1766-1946

Northamptonshire, England, Church of England, Baptisms, 1813-1912

England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915

England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966

Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current

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Cambridge Chronicle and Journal, Saturday, 9 January 1875

Cambridge Daily News, Friday, 1 March 1901

Cambridge Independent Press, Friday, 12 November 1909

Cambridge Daily News, Friday, 5 October 1917

 

By Ian Bent and Emma Easterbrook

 

 

Adelaide Ann Shrive; Arthur Edward Shrive; Hilda Shrive; Henry Shrive; John Shrive; Mary Shrive