CFHS code : PL112

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of ELLEN PARRY HEADDEY eldest daughter of THOMAS HEADDEY b 9 Sept 1846 d 7 July 1906 also CLARA MARIA HEADDEY second daughter b 11 Jun 1850 d 27 Dec 1925

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Headdey headstone January 2018


This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is against the west south wall, five rows from the notice board at the entrance to the cemetery.


eldest daughter of THOMAS HEADDEY.
born 9th Sept 1846. Died 7th July 1906.

……. beloved remembrance.)

Also CLARA MARIA HEADDEY second daughter.
Born 11th June 1850. Died 27th Dec 1925.

“Rest in Peace”

Relationship: Sisters. Their parents are one grave to the north

Both girls were born in St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales to Thomas Headly & Sarah Preston Headdey. In the 1881 census they are running a boarding school, with their younger sister Laura, in Ormond Terrace, Regent Street, Cheltenham, where Clara seems to be the headteacher. By 1891 they are both principle teachers but Laura is living with her parents in  Headingham and married a year later. Ellen and Clara had returned to Cambridge by the 1901 census and were living with their widowed father and Uncle William in Hills Road.

Ellen Parry Headdey (1846-1906)

Ellen was the headteacher at a girls boarding school in Cheltenham.

Clara Maria Headdey (1850-1925)

When Clara died at the age of 77, she was at the mental hospital in Fulbourn.

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Clara Maria Headdey; Ellen Parry Headdey