CFHS code : MG123

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ALFRED BAVEY d Sep 7 1932 ELIZABETH BAVEY d June 22 1957 LYDIA BAVEY d April 12 1907

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202155, 0.13815199 – click here for location

Bavey grave
Bavey kerb stones



Relationship: Mother, son and daughter-in-law

Alfred Bavey (14 March 1841 – 7 September  1932)

Alfred was the illegitimate son of Lydia and was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 1 October 1848.   Lydia worked as a dressmaker and he grew up at 57 Russell Street.  Alfred worked as an auctioneer’s clerk and lived with his mother at 27 St. Mary’s Street from at least 1871 onwards. He married Lizzie Hills in 1923 when he was 82 years old and they moved to live at Woodside Knill, 19 Shelford Road where he died aged 91 years old.

Elizabeth (Lizzie)  Bavey  (née Hills) (5 October 1875 – 22 June 1957)

Lizzie was born in the village of Barrow, near Bury St. Edmunds and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (née Peachey).  William Hills was a gardener and the family  moved with his job living in Elm, near Wisbech and Great Abington before  moving to the Cemetery House, at the Ascension burial ground where he was the caretaker (1901).  On the 1891 census Lizzie was marked as being an invalid. By 1911 her father had died and she was living with her mother at 52 Richmond Road and working as a dressmaker.  After Alfred Bavey’s death she continued to live at 19 Shelford Road and died there aged 81 years old.

Lydia Ridgley (née Bavey) (1807 – 12 April 1907)

Lydia was born in Bourn and baptised there on 21 May 1807. She was the daughter of John and Sarah and had at least three children out of wedlock: Emma (1834-1875), Adelaide (1838-) and Alfred.   She married John Ridgley (1793-1859) on 10 February 1855 at St. Paul’s Church. John was a widower who had farmed in Bourn and he died in April 1859 at Russell Street. Lydia then lived with her son Alfred and died just before her 100th birthday.



CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

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Alfred Bavey; Elizabeth Bavey; Lydia Bavey