CFHS code : HT615

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANCIS CHARLES HAYWARD d Janry 13 1955 aged 96 HELEN HARRIET HAYWARD d Novbr 3 1918 aged 31 MARY ANN HAYWARD d May 16 1954 aged 93

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Francis Charles Hayward (22 August 1858 – 13 January  1955)

Francis was born in London and was the son of George Cant Hayward (1817-1860) and Helen Tatlcok (née Jeffries) (1827-1901).  He grew up in Romford and Deptford with his widowed mother and aged 12 was working as a messenger (1871). He married Mary Ann Pitt on 27 June 1882  in Camberwell and they had six children: Alice Mary (1883-1977), Francis (1885-1950), Helen (Nellie) Harriet (1887-1918),  Dora Lily (1888-1974), Hilda Amy (1894-1977) and Winifred Louisa (1897-1970). Francis worked as a railway clerk and the family lived at Queen’s Road in Walthamstow, where their first five children were born but had moved to Cambridge by 1897 where their youngest daughter Winifred was born. In 1901/1911 they were living at 139 Gwydir Street and Francis was documented as being a railway goods agent. They then moved to Inverness House, 6 Park Parade.  He had retired by 1939 and he, Mary and daughter Dora were living at Park Parade.  By 1955 he was living at 9 Chaucer Road, and died at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Helen (Nellie) Harriet Hayward (1887 – 3 November 1918)

Nellie was born in Walthamstow and baptised there on 18 June 1893.  She had moved to Cambridge by the time she was 10 years old and died at Park Parade aged 31 years old. Her funeral took place at St. Barnabas’ Church on Friday 8 November where she ‘had been a worker for a great number of years and a teacher in the Sunday School’.

Mary Ann Hayward  (née Pitt) (22 February 1861 – 16 May 1954)

Mary was the eldest daughter of Macolm Bruce Chandler Pitt (1826-1879) and Mary Ann (née Seaman) and was born in London.  She was baptised on 26 May 1861 at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Southwark and grew up in Lambeth where her father was a butcher. She married Francis Hayward when she was 21 years old and died in Cambridge.



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Francis Charles Hayward; Helen Harriett Hayward; Mary Ann Hayward