CFHS code : MG187

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH younger daughter of ANDREW H & CATHERINE MOYES b 9 Mar 1865 d 29 Jun 1883 also ANDREW HELENUS MOYES b 28 Jan 1830 d 4 Jan 1894 also CATHERINE wife of ANDREW b 3 Oct 1831 d 26 Jul 1907 also KATE ISABEL MOYES b 31 Mar 1858 d 1 Feb 1956

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones/Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202072, 0.13825046 – click here for location

The Moyes family tomb
Moyes family tomb

Monument

A Victorian Gothic pedestal made of Ketton limestone, with a frieze around the base and corner buttresses. On top is a gabled, elaborately carved pinnacle with surrounding finials, decorated with angels and crockets. There are inscription panels on the pedestal to Elizabeth, her husband John Andrew, and his second wife Louisa. Also to John James Moyes (perhaps Elizabeth and John’s son?) and his wife Mary Helen and at the top, to other children of the Moyes family, including Arthur Helenus Moyes (d 1859) and Edward Alexander Moyes (d 1865) who both died as infants and Edgar Ralph Moyes who died in 1871 aged seven.

 

 

 

Inscription

The inscription of John James and Mary Helen Moyes
John James and Mary Helen Moyes inscription

‘Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth
the dearly beloved wife of John Edward Moyes
who died 11th January 1865 aged 64.
Also the above John Andrew Moyes
who died October 17 1887 aged 78 years
“Not lost but gone before”
Also of Louisa second wife of the above, d Nov 1 1888 aged 45’

‘Sacred to the memory of John James Moyes,
Died 6th Oct 1857 in the 22nd year of his age.
“Take ye heed watch and pray for ye know not when the time is”
Also of Mary Helen
wife of the above
died 24 June 1863 aged 28’

Little is known of the Moyes family except that in 1873 John Andrew Moyes was given the right to mine coprolite, a fossilised dung used as a fertiliser, in Grantchester during Cambridgeshire’s coprolite boom of 1850-90. Several family members are buried in the vault, including John’s second wife Louisa.

Elizabeth Moyes (1865-1883)

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Andrew Helenus Moyes (1830-1894)

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Catherine Moyes (1831-1907)

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Kate Isabel Moyes (1858-1956)

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Andrew Helenus Moyes; Catherine Moyes; Elizabeth Moyes; Kate Isabel Moyes