CFHS code : PL94

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Affectionate Remembrance of HENRY CLAY d June 19th 1880 aged 81 also three children of HENRY & MARY CLAY ANN MORLEY d Dec 29th 1841 aged 1 year and 8 months ANN MORLEY d [January] 18 1848 aged 5 years and 8 months JAMES HAGGER d April 23rd 1848 aged 1 year and 8 months MARY CLAY wife of the above d April 7 1891 aged 82

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Clay headstone February 2017

Monument

This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is  located on the south side of the south path and is hidden by trees.

Inscription

In Affectionate Remembrance of HENRY CLAY who departed this life June 19th 1880 aged 81

Also three children of Henry and Mary Clay

ANN MORLEY died Dec 29th 1841 aged 1 year and 8 months

ANN MORLEY died — 18 1848 aged 5 years and 8 months

JAMES HAGGER died April 23rd 1848 aged 1 year and 8 months

MARY CLAY wife of the above died
April 7 1891 aged 82

Henry Clay (13 December 1798 – 19 June 1880)

Henry was the son of James and Cassandra (née Wheatcroft) and was born in Wirksworth, just south of Matlock, Derbyshire. He was baptised on 25 February 1798 and became a stonemason like his father.  He is believed to have been married to Esther, by whom he had c.4 children and then married Mary Morley in Cambridge in 1839. The couple had three children who died as infants, who are commemorated on their grave monument, although the children were buried in the St. Mary the Less graveyard.  Henry and Mary lived at 6 Gothic Street (1841/1851) and then 3 Bentinck St (1871/1881).  By 1871 he was documented as a retired stonemason and died aged 81 years old.

Ann Morley Clay (1840 –  29 December 1841)

Ann was buried on 4 January 1842.

Ann Morley Clay (1842 – 18 January 1848)

Ann was buried on 23 January 1848.

James Hagger Clay (c.August 1846 – 23 April 1848)

James died at Gothic Street and was buried on 28 April 1848.

Mary Clay (née Morley)  (1808 – 7 April 1891)

Mary is belived to have been the daughter of Thomas and Ann and was baptised on 25 September 1808 in Cambridge. She continued to live at Bentinck Street after she was widowed and died at Fulbourn Hospital.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Ann Morley Clay; Henry Clay; James Hagger Clay; Mary Clay