CFHS code : PL369        grave register row 35 plot 13

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ANNIE M L SHRUBBS d 14 Jan 1905 aged 44

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The plinth in February 2022.


This small plinth stands 2 rows west of the central path,  behind the monument of Doggett, in the parish area for St Pau’s church. The cross fell some time ago and has not been uncovered. The inscription of metal letters is only slightly damaged.

Inscription we did not find an inscription for Arthur and need to make another site visit

In Loving Memory of ANNIE M L SHRUBBS died Jan 14th 1905 aged 44

Anne Maria Lucy Shrubbs  (née Yorke) (1860 – 14 January 1905)

Anne was known as Annie through her life and was the daughter of Frederick and Mary Ann (née Hare) Yorke.  Her father was a tailor and she grew up at 43 Eden Street (1861), 9 John Street (1871) and then at 20 Panton Stret (1881).  By the age of 21 she was working as a dressmaker.  She married museum assistant Arthur Sidney Shrubbs at St Paul’s church on 11th August  1882.  The couple had at least five children: Lilian Florence (1883-), Edith Mary (1885-1953), Charles Arthur (1888-1964), Harold Thomas (1892-1976) and Ethel Irene (1897-1984),  and the family lived at 39 Norwich Street (1891).  Annie died aged 44 years old.

Arthur Sidney Shrubbs (1858-1922)

Arthur was the son of college porter Edward and his wife Charlotte he was born in Gothic St and baptised at St Paul’s church on October 31st 1858.

Arthur Shrubbs married for a second time in 1910 to Pattie Young, the eldest daughter of Samuel and Martha Young.  He, Pattie and the children moved to live in Hinxton where they lost no time in becoming actively involved with the community. 

After his death in 1922 his body was brought back to Cambridge and buried here on November 1st. He was 64.
The report of his funeral in the Saffron Walden Weekly News mentioned his long service at the university and his teaching of botany at the Church of England Young Mens Society and the Cambridge Technical College, as well as his skilfully drawn diagrams and his sense of humour.

Arthur’s parents are also buried in this parish (row 19 plot 38) but we have not found a monument



British Newspaper Archives

CFHS Transcripts of parish records

by Claire Martinsen

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Annie Marie Lucy Shrubbs