CFHS code : AS258

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : WILLIAM WATSON HEADDEY for — years Butler of Clare College d March 20 1858 age 73 ROBERT CRISP HEADDEY brother-in-law of the above d Dec 26 1862 age 67 also ELIZABETH CHESS HEADDEY wife of WILLIAM WATSON HEADDEY WILLIAM WATSON HEADDEY d Oct 10 1877 age 83 also SUSAN HEADDEY sister of the above d April 15 1884 aged 86

Monument : Headstone (fallen)

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

The headdey monuments in November 2019.

Monument

Inscription

WILLIAM WATSON HEADDEY for — years Butler of Clare College d March 20 1858 age 73

ROBERT CRISP HEADDEY brother-in-law of the above d Dec 26 1862 age 67

Also ELIZABETH CHESS HEADDEY wife of WILLIAM WATSON HEADDEY d Oct 10 1877 age 83

Also SUSAN HEADDEY sister of the above d April 15 1884 aged 86

Relationships – William, his wife Elizabeth, his sister Susan and brother in law Robert

William Watson Headdey (1785 – 1858)

William was the eldest of 10 children born to Thomas and Ann (née Watson). He was born in Trumpington where his father was a farmer. He became a college butler and seems to have spent his entire working life at Clare Hall.
He married Elizabeth Chess Headly or Headley on October 15th 1813 at the church of St Andrew the Great.
William & Elizabeth had at least 6 children William Watson (1819),   Thomas H (1821) Elizabeth (1828), Louisa (1831), Edward (1832) and Maria ( 1833 – 1857).

Maria married Walter White in 1856 but died of consumption. She is buried in the parish of St Edwards but we have not found a monument.

Robert Crisp Headley or Headly (1794 – 1862)

Robert was born in Cambridge.

Elizabeth Chess Headdey née Headly (1791 – 1877)

Elizabeth was born in Cambridge But we have not found a baptism record.

Susan Watson Headdey (1882 – 1884)

Susan was born in Trumpington. She was the 10th child of Thomas and Ann. For man years she was a ladies companion. In 1881 she was living with her niece Elizabeth Fuller.

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This page is being researched by Mary Naylor 

Sources:

CFHS Transcripts of parish and census records
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Elizabeth Chess Headdey; Robert Crisp Headdey; Susan Headdey; William Watson Headdey