CFHS code : AL450

Parish : St Andrew the Less

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of ROBERT HEADLY d April 7th 1857 aged 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20302553, 0.13768267 – click here for location

Headly grave
Headly headstone


This headstone, in the parish area of St Andrew the Less, is located to the north of the centre circle close to the path.


Sacred to the Memory of ROBERT HEADLY
Who departed this Life
April 7th 1857 aged 73 years

Robert Headly (1784 – 1857)

Robert was the youngest son of William and Mary Headly. He married Sarah Ind in Baldock Hertfordshire in 1809. Robert was an ironmonger and started the Eagle Foundry on Market Hill, where they had at least eight children. William (1809), Sarah Ind (1811), James Ind (1813), Mary Kirkby (1815), Edward Ind ( 1817) Emma (1819-1820) Emma Louisa (1821-1824), Susan (1823). Mary died in 1837 at the age of 51 and would have been buried in the churchyard of St Mary the Great. The business did well but after a fire it was moved further away from the town centre. Robert was living in New Square when he died.

In the 1851 census Robert Headly was living in New Square with his daughter Sarah Brooker, a widow and her three children. The eldest grandchild was James Ind Brooker named after his uncle who is also buried in this cemetery.

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Robert Headly