CFHS code : ML95

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : In Memory of HANNAH SARA the beloved wife of WILLIAM WHYBROW d March 7 1892 aged 59 In Memory of ARTHUR JOSEPH the beloved son of WILLIAM & HANNAH WHYBROW d Sept 12 1898 aged 36

Monument : Stone cross (broken)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202699, 0.13738784 – click here for location

The north face in 2015
The west face of the plinth in 2015.

Monument

This plinth is located  in centre of the southern section of the centre circle which belongs to the parish of Mary the Less. The cross is missing. The inscriptions are of metal letters with that on the north face more legible.

Inscription

In Memory of HANNAH SARA the beloved wife of WILLIAM WHYBROW d March 7 1892 aged 59

north face
In Memory of ARTHUR JOSEPH the beloved son of WILLIAM & HANNAH WHYBROW
Who departed this life Sept 12 1898 aged 36

“Mark the perfect man and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.”

Relationships – Mother & Son

Hannah Sara Whybrow (née Betts) (1833 – 7 March 1892)

Hannah was born in Woodditton, just south of Newmarket and was baptised there on 6 October 1833. She was the daughter of wheelwright Joseph and Ann and grew up in Woodditton.  By the age of 17, Hannah was working as a domestic servant. She married William Whybrow on 7 January 1861 at St. Paul’s Church, London and they moved to Cambridge where he ran a pub on Pea’s Hill. The couple had at least two children: Arthur Joseph (1861-1898) and Amelia Anne (1864-).  By 1863 William Whybrow had become a porter at Corpus Christi College and the family lived at Tennis Court Road (1871 onwards).  Mary died aged 59 years old.

William Whybrow married for a second time in 1893 to widow Esther Margaret Stocker (née Vail) (1836-1912). They lived at 9 New Square. He died there on 26 April 1923 aged 88 years old and is buried With Esther in the parish of Andrew the Great. Although we have found no grave marker the grave register places their grave close to that of the large chest tomb of Robert Sayle which is west of the west path.

Arthur Joseph Whybrow (1861 – 12 September 1898)

Arthur was the only son of William and Hannah, and worked as a clerk at the Cambridge University Press (at least 1881 onwards).  He died at 9 New Square at the age of 36.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Arthur Joseph Whybrow; Hannah Sara Whybrow