CFHS code : CL123

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : Sacred to the Memory of MARY PETTERSON d March 17 1849 aged 77 also of ELIZA MARIA HAYES d Dec 19 1882 aged 67

Monument : Headstone

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202574, 0.13831848 – click here for location

Petterson and Hayes headstone October 2018



Sacred to the Memory of MARY PETTERSON. Who died March 17 1849 aged 77 years

“Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
even so sayeth the Spirit
For they rest from their labours.”

also of ELIZA MARIA HAYES died Dec . 19 . 1882 aged 67 years.

Mary Petterson (c.1771 – 17 March 1849)

[NB – the surname was spelt Peterson during her lifetime, it is not known why it was spelt with two ‘T’s’ on the grave monument]

Little is known of Mary’s life.  She married William Phillips and had two children: Eliza Maria and John (1816-) both of whom were born in Essex.  After she was widowed she is thought to have married Andrew Peterson (1868-1824) and moved to live in Cambridge.  In 1841 she was living with her chidren at Nine Pin Court and was documented as being a college servant.

Eliza Maria Hayes (née Phillips) (1815 – 19 December 1882)

Eliza was born in Holloway Down, near Stratford in Essex and in 1841 was also working as a college servant.  She married Henry Hayes (1818-1890) on 21 December 1845 and they had one son: James Akerman (1849-1889). Henry was a cook and they lived at  2 Foundry Yard, Bridge Street (1851/1861) and then Belvoir Cottage, Histon Road (at least 1871 onwards). Eliza died at Belvoir Cottage aged 67 years old.



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by Claire Martinsen

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Eliza Maria Hayes; Mary Petterson