CFHS code : PL209

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of SARAH SCARR d 29 May 1926 aged 69  THOMAS SHIPP SCARR 16 May 1874 aged 21

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Scarr headstone June 2019


To the east of the west path close to the Lodge. The headstone of their parents’ grave is next to this one but behind a larger monument and often hard to see.


In Loving Memory of SARAH SCARR died May 29th 1926.
Aged 69 Years .

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THOMAS SHIPP SCARR died May 16th 1874.  Aged 21 years.

“Peace Perfect Peace”

Elanor Mary Smith died January 22nd 1951. Aged 83 years

Relastionship: Sister, brother and niece

Sarah Scarr (1856 – 1926)

Sarah was baptised on November 30th 1856. She was the youngest child and only daughter of Samuel and Hannah Scarr. Samuel was a barber. She was born and grew up in Coronation Street. After the death of her father she appears to have moved, with her mother, into the home of her widower brother Samuel. In 1881 she gave her occupation as a needlewoman. By 1901 she was running a shop at 22 Hooper Street. the shop sold fancy drapery, toys and hardware. She was still there in the Kelly’s directory of 1916. She died at the Devonshire Nursing Home in Tenison Road on May 29th and was buried on June 1st 1926.

The two nieces, Eleanor and Charlotte,  that she had helped to raise were the beneficiaries of her will.

Thomas Shipp Scarr (d 1874)

Thomas was baptised on 3rd July 1853.

Eleanor Mary Smith (née Scarr) (1868 – 1953)

Eleanor was the daughter of Samuel and Charlotte Scarr. She was baptised on October 27th 1867 at St Paul’s Church. Her mother died when she was a toddler and she was brought up by her father, aunt Sarah and grandmother Hannah. She became a dressmaker.  She married George James Love in 1892 but he died in 1903 aged just 33 . On November 14th  1906 she married 27 year old Sidney James Smith at St Matthew’s church.

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CFHS Transcripts of parish records

Sarah Scarr; Thomas Shipp Scarr