CFHS code : HT450

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of JESSIE SYLVESTER AVEY d April 2nd 1940 aged 60 also GEORGE THOMAS AVEY d Sept 12th 1949 aged 73

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Avey headstone 2018


A small headstone and kerbstones located to the west of the east path under trees. Close to the south/east bend.


In Loving Memory of JESSIE SYLVESTER AVEY died April 2nd 1940 aged 60 years.

Also GEORGE THOMAS AVEY died Sept 12th 1949 aged 73 years.


Jessie Sylvester Avey (née Marshall) (24 February 1879 – 2 April 1940)

Jessie was the daughter of Frederick and Hannah Sylvester (née Cole)  Marshall and grew up on London Road, Trumpington. Her father was an agricultural labourer and by 1901 Jessie was working as a general servant to widow Alice Nesbitt at 112 Chesterton Road. She married George Avey in the winter of 1901 and they had at least two sons: Thomas Edward (1902-1973) and Cyril Charles (1907-1981). In 1911 the family were living at 17 Prospect Row, and George was working as a cellarman at the Spring Hotel, Chesterton Road. In 1939 they were living at 275 Mill Road, and George had become a painter/decorator. Jessie’s age was documented as 60 years old when she died, although she was actually 61 years old.

George Thomas Avey (15 August 1876 – 12 September 1949)

George was born in Portsea, Hampshire and was the son of Thomas and Ann. His father was a soldier, but retired in March 1880 and returned to live in his home town of Cambridge.  The family lived at 12 Brandon Place, and aged 16 George was working as an errand boy before marrying Jessie in 1901. He died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 73 years old.



by Claire Martinsen

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George Thomas Avey; Jessie Sylvester Avey