CFHS code : HT342

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of GEORGE REYNOLDS d Dec 6 1926 aged 78 also SUSANNAH wife of the above d May 13 1929 aged 82

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Inscription

George Reynolds (1848 – 6 December 1926)

George was the son of  William (1929-1901) and Frances (née Nelson) (1828-1908). William Reynolds was a fruit dealer and the family lived at New Street (1851) and 12 Staffordshire Street (1861/1871). In 1871 George was working as a labourer and married Susan Whybrow in 1874. He appears to had adopted her son Albert (1871-) and the couple had six children together George Walter (1876-1944), Arthur John (1878-1907), Alfred (1880-), Florence Agnes  (1885-1945) and two further children who died as infants.

George worked as a bricklayer and the family lived at 12 Staffordshire Street, his childhood home (1881), 1 Edward Street (1891)  and 12 Victoria Road (1901/1911). He died at 151 Ross Street aged 78 years old.

Susannah (Susan) Reynolds  (née Whybrow) (1847 – 13 May  1929)

Susan was the illegitimate child of Ann Whybrow (née Glasscock) and was born in Haverhill. Ann had married Philip Whybrow (1813-1883) in July 1833 in Haverhill, but he was charged with larceny in  July 1836 and sentenced to seven years transportation.  He sailed for Tasmania in May 1837 and is not thought to have returned to England. He married  Martha Hall (1810-1889) in Victoria, Australia and died there aged 69 years old.

Ann Whybrow meanwhile stayed in Haverhill and had three children (all born after Philip had sailed to Tasmania) of which Susan was the youngest. Susan grew up at Peas Hill Lane (1861) and Crown Passage (1871) in Haverhill.  By the age of 14 was working as a silk winder and later worked as a tailoress along side her mother. She had a son Albert Whybrow (1870-) who took the surname of Reynolds.

Susan died at Mill Road Infirmary aged 82 years old.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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George Reynolds; Susannah Reynolds