CFHS code : PL205

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : To the Memory of ISABELLA PAVELEY d 3 Nov 1889 aged 78 years

Monument : Headstone

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Although the inscription is still legible the stone is suffering from erosion at the base. Photo 2016.
Paveley headstone 2016


This headstone, in the parish area of St Paul, is located to the east of the western path next to the Lodge. Although the inscription is still legible, the stone is suffering from erosion at the base.


To the Memory of ISABELLA PAVELEY who died Nov 3 1889 aged 78 years

Isabella Paveley (née Oldershaw) (14 July 1810 – 3 November 1889)

Isabella was born in Tottenham, the daughter of William and Mary Oldershaw. She was baptised at All Hallows Church,  Tottenham on 5 August 1810 and married Ezekiel Allan Paveley (1807-1866) on 14 December 1828 at St. Andrew Undershaft Church, London. The couple are believed to have had two daughters: Emma Mary (1831-1881) and Clarissa (1836-).  What happened to the marriage is not known, but by 1851 they were living separately.  Ezekiel was living in London with Harriett Moore (1810-1885) with whom he had three children. The couple eventually married on 29 December 1855, with Ezekiel declaring himself a widower on the marriage certificate.

Meanwhile Isabella was very much alive and living in Cambridge. From 1851 onwards she was worked as a housekeeper to Thomas Bland. Thomas was an innkeeper who kept an inn on London Road, Trumpington and later farmed 293 acres in Trumpington (1881). She died at River Farm, Trumpington and her funeral took place on 6 November 1889.



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Isabella Paveley