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

Moyes monument 2014


The monument, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, although close to the east path, is now obscured by ivy.


In Loving Memory of ELIZABETH younger daughter of ANDREW H & CATHERINE MOYES born 9 Mar 1865 died 29 Jun 1883

Also ANDREW HELENUS MOYES born 28 Jan 1830 died 4 Jan 1894

Also CATHERINE wife of ANDREW born 3 Oct 1831 died 26 Jul 1907

Also KATE ISABEL MOYES born 31 Mar 1858 died 1 Feb 1956

Elizabeth Moyes (9 March 1865 – 29 June 1883)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Helenus and Catherine Moyes.  She was baptised on 24th March 1865 at St Mary the Great Church.  She grew up at The Red Lion Hotel on  Petty Cury with her parents.   She died aged 18 years old near King’s Lynn in Norfolk.

Andrew Helenus Moyes (28 January 1830 – 4 January 1894)

Andrew was the eldest son of John and Elizabeth Moyes. He was born in Edinburgh, and was baptised there in 1830.  By the time his younger brother was born 5 years later the family were living in London. By the time he was 21 in 1851 the family were living in Lincoln and running a hotel there – Andrew was working as a bookkeeper in the hotel.

He married Catherine Trafford on 17th January 1856 in London.  They had at least thirteen children: Andrew John (1857-1905), Thomas Trafford (1857-1923), Kate Isabel (1858-1956), Arthur Helenus (1859-1859), Arthur Robert (1860-1893), John Helenus (1861-1906), Edward Alexander (1863-1863), Elizabeth (1865-1883), Edward Alexander (1866-1867), Frank (1868-1907), Edgar Ralph (1871-1871), Hugh Miller (1872-1926) and Philip Alexander (1874-1933).  Four of the children died very young and were buried in their grandparent’s grave.

Andrew ran the Red Lion Hotel at 6 Petty Cury for most of his married life, but also appears to have had a hand in the running of the Bull Hotel which his father owned on Trumpington Street. His occupation is described as a hotel keeper and farmer, and it is also recorded that he owned land at Shelley Row in Cambridge.  When he died in 1894, he died a wealthy man leaving probate valued at £11,001.

Of his children, Andrew John went on to run a hotel in Lincoln, Arthur Robert ran the Bath Hotel on Benet Street, Frank ran a hotel in Ely,  and Hugh Miller ran a hotel in South Africa.

Catherine Moyes (nee Trafford) (c.1831 – 26 July 1907)

Catherine was born in Lincoln, and baptised at St Mary Magdalene’s Church Lincoln in 1831.  She was the daughter of Thomas and Jane Trafford, and Thomas was a draper.   She appears to have been known by the name of Kate.

She married Andrew Moyes when she was 24 years old. Of her thirteen children, nine pre-deceased her. She was widowed at the age of 62 years, and moved to 6 Glisson Road, where she was living with her daughter Kate and a servant in 1901. She died at Glisson Road in July 1907 leaving an estate valued at £2,243 15s 8d.

Kate Isabel Moyes (3 March 1858 – 1 February 1956)

Kate was the eldest daughter of Andrew and Catherine Moyes.  She was baptised on 2nd April 1858 at St Mary the Great Church. She grew up at The Red Lion Hotel on Petty Cury with her parents, and after her father died lived at 6 Glisson Road with her mother.  She then moved to 8 Petty Cury, Falcon Yard and lived there from at least 1911 to 1939.  In 1945 she was living at 2 Lyndewode Road, before moving to 10 Queen Edith’s Way.  She died at Roebuck House, Ferry Lane at the age of 97 years old. Her estate was valued at £8,950 19s 5d.



by Claire Martinsen

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