CFHS code : BE99

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of LOUIS WILLIAM BAVEY d Jan 30 1927 age 67 also ELLEN JANE BAVEY d Sept 25 1941 age 75

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Bavey kerb stones January 2020


Located under trees and bushes two rows east of the west path. Behind the large columns of Rowton and Barker. One kerb stone has fallen. The inscription is legible .


In Loving Memory of LOUIS WILLIAM BAVEY who died Jan. 30th 1927 age 67 years

also ELLEN JANE BAVEY who died Sept. 25 1941 age 75 years

Louis William Bavey (c 1859 – 1927)

Louis was born in Cambridge and was the son of baker George Bavey and his wife Rebecca. He grew up at 39 Regent Street [1861] with his brother Henry George.  His father died in 1861 when Louis was 2 years old, and his mother remarried. His step father English Tyler was also a confectioner, and the family were still living at 39 Regent Street in 1871. In 1881 Louis was living at 37 St Andrew Street and working as a baker.
He married Ellen Jane Gregory in 1888. They had three children: Henry Louis [1889-1962], Frederick George [1891-1969] and Dorothy Isabel [1894-1984]. The family lived at 9 Covent Garden [1901] and then at 114 Regent Street [1911].

Louis ran a partnership with his brother Henry. They were Bakers and Confectioners with premises at 114 Regent Street and 9 Covent Garden, Cambridge.  They also had a Tobacconists store at 116 Regent Street, Cambridge.  The businesses operated under the name Tyler and Sons.  On 29th September 1906, the partnership was dissolved, by mutual consent, and Louis continued the business, still under the name of  Tyler and Sons. In 1925 he was living at 48 Grantchester Road. Louis died on January 30 1927 aged 67

The notice of the dissolving of the partnership was published in the London gazette.

Ellen Jane Bavey (nee Gregory) (d 1941)

Ellen was born in Bermondsey in London. In 1881 she was living in Cambridge and was living on Fitzwilliam Terrace at the The Cottage Orphan Home where she was very sadly described as an ‘inmate’ on the census. She married Louis Bavey in 1888 and had three children with him.

She was widowed in 1937 aged 61 years old, and continued to live at 48 Grantchester Road, where she died on 25 September 1941.

Ellen Jane Bavey; Louis William Bavey