CFHS code : BE101

Parish : St Bene’t

Inscription : In Loving Memory of HENRY GEORGE BAVEY d Jan 4 1927 age 70 also his wife LOUISA KATE BAVEY d Dec 21 1952 aged 91

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The kerbstones in February 2021.
The inscription for George on the south kerb.


These kerb stones, located the parish of St Bene’t,  are hidden under trees and bushes 2 rows east of the west path. close to the large columns of Rowton and Barker and 2 monuments to the north of the other family grave. The  inscription of metal letters is still legible.


In Loving Memory of HENRY GEORGE BAVEY who died January 4 1927 age 70 years
For many years church warden of St Bene’t

Also his wife LOUISA KATE BAVEY who died Dec 21 1952 aged 91 years

Henry George Bavey (1856 – 4 January 1927)

Henry 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 Louis William, buried 3 graves to the south. His father died in 1861 when Henry was 5 years old, and his mother remarried.

His step father English Tyler was a confectioner, and the family were still living at 39 Regent Street in 1871. He married Louisa Ellis on 19 April 1887at St. Andrew the Great Church.  Louisa and Henry had five children: Edith Gladys [1888-1983], Gertrude Ethel [1890-1977], Margery May [1892-1979], George Arthur [1894-1974] and Phyllis Kate [1900-1988].

Henry also became a confectioner/baker and was living with his family and mother at 39 Regent Street in 1891.  They were still living there in 1901 by which time he was a ‘master baker and tobacconist’.  He was in business with his brother Louis. They  ran a partnership as 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.
Henry was also church warden at St Bene’t’s church.

In 1911 Henry was at 44 Panton Street and appears on the census as a tobacconist, whilst wife Louisa was a lodging house keeper.  From 1913 onwards they lived at 20 Panton Street and he died there aged 70 in 1927.

Louisa Kate Bavey (née Ellis) (13 October 1861 – 21 December 1952)

Louisa was born in Marylebone and was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (née Bull) Ellis.  Her father was a tailor and  aged 20 she was training to be a teacher at the Hockerill Training School in Bishops Stortford. She married Henry Bavey aged 26 years old.

She was widowed in 1927 and continued to live at 20 Panton Street. She died there aged 91 years old in 1952.



by  Claire Martinsen

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Henry George Bavey; Louisa Kate Bavey