CFHS code : PL566

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Memory of FREDERICK HAYLES d Jan 5th 1884 aged 72 WILLIAM HAYLES d June 23rd 18[9]5 aged [7]2 EMMA LODGE d July 7 1899 aged 80

Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202436, 0.1360142 – click here for location

The headstone has suffered from some erosion. July 2016
Hayles and Lodge headstone 2016

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul,  has suffered from some erosion.

Inscription

‘In Memory of Frederick Hales died Jan. 5. 1884 aged 72’

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord”

‘William Hayles died June 23rd 1895 aged 72

Emma Lodge died July 7 1899 aged 80’

Relationship: Siblings

Frederick Hayles (1811 – 5 January 1884)

Frederick was born in Fowlmere and was the son of shoemaker William Hayles (1788-1873) and Mary (née Pepper) (1789-).  He was baptised in Fowlmere on 14 November 1819 and also worked as a shoemaker. He ran a shop at 2 Peas Hill with his brother William and in 1861 was employing 18 people in the business. From at least 1871 onwards he lived at Surrey Cottage, 2 Coronation Street. He died at home and his funeral was held on 11 January.

The contents of Surrey Cottage were auctioned after his death and were said to consist of ‘household furniture, the contents of a small private museum, including numerous articles of vertu in variety, pictures, tapestry and effects’. His estate also consisted of: Surrey cottage, six lots of building ground in Russell Street, a house and small homestall with land in Waterbeach, ten acres of arable land in Histon and land in Willingham. Surrey cottage was sold for £600, and the contents for £24. The total estate was auctioned for £3,219, 16s.

William Hayles (1821  – 23 June 1895)

William was Frederick’s younger brother and also worked as a shoemaker.  In 1851 he was working with his father and was living on the High Street in Melbourn. He then worked with his brother and lived at 2 Peas Hill (1861/1871) and Surrey Cottage (1881). In 1891 he was living in Harston with his neices Sarah and Emma Brazier and was still working as a shoemaker. He died in Harston aged 74 years old (although his age appears to be recorded as 72 years on the grave monument).

Emma Lodge (1819 –  7 July 1899)

Emma was baptised in Fowlmere on 14 November 1819, the same day as her brother Frederick. In 1851 she was living at 2 Peas Hill and was a housekeeper for her brother. She married John Lodge on 24 July 1860 in Poplar. John was a ‘gentry servant’, and the following year Emma was still living with her brothers at Peas Hill and acting as their housekeeper. She died in Harston and was buried with her bothers on 11 July.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Frederick Hayles; William Hayles; Emma Lodge