CFHS code : AG256
Parish : St Andrew the Great
Inscription : In Loving Memory of FRANK HAYWARD d Apr 8 1929 age 48 also of my dear husband TOM HAYWARD d Jul 19 1939
Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202808, 0.13633936 – click here for location
Stone cross (fallen and broken), on triple plinth, with kerb stones, this grave is in the parish area of St Andrew the Great, located to the west side of the western path, two rows back, just north of the path to the centre circle.
‘In loving memory of Frank Hayward
who died April 8th 1929 age 48 years’
“Peace perfect peace”
‘Also of my dear husband Tom Hayward
died July 19th 1939’
Frank Hayward ( c.1881 – 8 April 1929)
Frank was the son of Daniel and Emma Hayward , brother of Arthur Hayward and Daniel Martin Hayward. He was part of the famous Hayward cricket dynasty. He grew up at the Prince Regent on Regent Street, where his father Daniel [known as Dan] combined being a professional cricketer with running a pub. After his father died in May 1910 he continued living at the Prince Regent with brother Tom and sister Alice. On the census of 1911 he was described as an ‘athletic outfitter’.
He later became the licensee of the Prince Regent but soon ran into trouble with the law. In December 1919 he was summonsed in front of the Borough Police Court in relation to three cases heard on a single day. He was accused of selling beer above that set by the Beer [Prices and Descriptions] Order of 1919, and of not displaying prices ‘conspicuously’ enough. His brother Tom appeared as a star witness at the hearing and said ‘he was the licensee of the house for nine years, and before that his father held the licence for 41 years. Witness himself had been born and bred in the house and he loved his dear old home. The license had been in the family for 50 years. There had never been any other complaint while witness held the license, nor in his father’s time. His brother had held the license for five or six weeks’. Frank was found guilty and fined 40s in total. His barmaid Jessie Black was fined a further 10s.
He was a fine cricketer, and his name appears in many local newspaper sports reports of the day. He never married and died at the Prince Regent aged 48 years old
Thomas Walter (‘Tom’) Hayward (1871-1939) – cricketer – see also Life Story page
Tom Hayward was born 29 March 1871 at 55 Regent Street, Cambridge, son of Daniel and Emma Hayward. He was the fifth of six children (four boys, two girls). The product of a professional cricketing family, he played initially for Cambridge YMCA and Cambridgeshire, before signing for Surrey in 1891.
He was married later in life in 1914, to Matilda Emma Mitchell. The couple had no children. He died of lung cancer on 19 July 1939, his wife surviving him.
The Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricketers, ed. C. Martin-Jenkins (1980)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [online]
Cambridge Daily News
personal communications from Alun Roberts
By Ian Bent and Claire Martinsen