There is no CFHS code for this headstone  which is in the parish of St Pauls  row 10 plot 33

The headstone in December 2019.

Monument To the east of the west path, next to the lodge. This monument is in an area of dense vegetation and hidden behind a larger headstone

Who died June 26th 1871 aged 53 yer

Also of HANNAH SCAR wife of the above
Who died Jan 17th 1885 aged 71 years
“The lord is my Shepherd”

And of Robert Scarr son of the [the above]
Who died Dec .. 1862 aged 19 years

Relationships husband, wife & son

Samuel Scarr (1818 – 1871) 

Samuel was born in Cambridge. He is presumed to be the son of Robert Flower Scarr & Sarah Scarr née Shipp though no birth record has been found for him. His father was a shoemaker. Samuel became a barber. As most of his siblings were baptised at the Downing Street Independent Chapel it is assumed they were a non conformist family.

He married Hannah Ivatt on August 19th 1839 at St Benedict’s church, Cambridge. At the time he gave his address as Trumpington Street.

Samuel & Hannah had at least 6 children  Samuel (1840),  Robert (1843 )  William Ivett (1846)   Charles (1850)   Thomas Shipp (1853)    Sarah (1856)

The family lived at 54 &  later 58 Coronation Street. Of their sons Samuel became a joiner, Robert a printer, William a French polisher, Charles, a college servant and Thomas was listed as a monitor in 1871 along with his sister Sarah (this may have meant something to do with their schools).

In October 1870 Samuel contacted smallpox after visiting his son Samuel and his wife Charlotte in Norwich St. Although he survived it must have affected his health as he died in June the following year and was buried on January 30th.

Hannah Scarr née Ivatt (1814 – 1885)  

Hannah was born in Eynesbury, Huntingdonshire. Her father was a Labour named William. Nothing is known of her early life. At the time of her marriage she was living in Trumpington Street and working as a servant. After Samuel’s death she may have gone to live with her son Samuel in Norwich Street as she was there in 1881 and died there in January 1885 aged 71. She was buried on January 22nd.

Robert Scarr (1843 – 1862) 

Robert was the 2nd child of Samuel & Hannah Scarr. He was an apprentice printer in 1861 but died a year later at the age of 19. He died at the family home in Coronation St. and was buried on December 5th 1862.



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