CFHS code : MG64

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of KATHLEEN (KITTY) beloved wife of HERBERT JAMES HAYLES d Sept 11 1921 age 48 flower holder Alice Emma Avery

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information amended  from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202251, 0.13780538 – click here for location

Hayles grave
Hayles and Avery headstone


This headstone is located sixteen rows east of the central path.  It is probable that the flower holder is from a different grave, as there is no immediate family link between the Hayles and Avery families.



‘In Loving Memory of KATHLEEN (KITTY) beloved wife of HERBERT JAMES HAYLES
Who died Sept 11 1921 age 48 years’

flower holder

‘Alice Emma Avery died Aug 8th 1948 aged 72 years’


Harriet Kathleen (Kitty) Hayles (née Lansley)  (c.1873 – 11 September 1921)

Harriet was born in Tidworth in Wiltshire, and she was baptised Harriet Kate Lansley on 15 June 1873.  Her parents were blacksmith Albert Lansley and his wife Harriet.  Albert died when Kitty was 15 years old, and her mother took over the smith with Kitty’s brother John.  Kitty married Herbert James Hayles (1871-1962) in Cambridge in 1909.  Herbert was the son of William and Susan Hayles.

Kitty and Herbert had one daughter: Dorothy Lansley (1910-1983) and lived at Llanfair,  97 Cherry Hinton Road.  Herbert worked as a carpenter and later described himself as a builder. Kitty died at home aged 48 years old. Herbert married for a second time  to Helen Russell Jones (1882-1969) in 1936. The couple stayed in Cambridge until at least 1939.  Herbert died in Coventry aged 90 years old.

Alice Emma Avery (d 1948)

It is not believed that the flower holder commemorating Alice Avery is linked to the grave monument of Kitty Hayles.



by Claire Martinsen

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Alice Emma Avery; Harriet Kathleen (Kitty) Hayles