CFHS code : AS54

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : headstone In Loving Memory of LAURA wife of BC SMITH d Nov 18th 1934 aged 40 open book In Ever Loving Memory of HARRY BEAMISS d Nov 1st 1948 aged 66 and of his beloved wife MAUDIE BEAMISS d March 31st 1954 aged 61

Monument : Headstone (fallen)/Kerb stones/Ground slab/Flowerholder/Open Book

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



.Relationships: Sisters [Laura and Maudie] and Maudie’s husband Harry.

Laura Smith [nee Wheatley] (c.1894-  18 November 1934)

Laura was the daughter of William and Louisa Wheatley.  Her father was the landlord of the Butchers Arms on Newmarket Road, and she grew up there. Her father died when she was 8 years old in 1902.  Her mother remarried in 1903, but was widowed for a second time in 1909.  In 1911 she was living at 211 Newmarket Road with her mother Louisa, and step brother Edward.  She married Bertram Clement Smith in 1914 when she was 20 years old.  Bert worked as a ‘bread baker’ [sic] and they lived at Sheeps Green, Cambridge during the 1920’s.

They had at three children together Gwendoline Irene [1916 -1997] and Eric C W  [1922-1967] and Stancie Louisa [1925-2007] Laura died aged 40 years old.  Bert Smith moved away from Cambridge and died in Norwich in December 1965.


Maudie Beamiss [nee Wheatley] (4 March 1891 – 31 March 1954)

Maudie was the eldest daughter of William and Louisa Wheatley.  She grew up at the Butchers Arms on Newmarket Road, and her father died when she was 11 years old,  She married Harry Beamiss in the spring of 1911, and they went to live at 72 East Road.   Later they moved to 14 Edward Street [from at least 1925 onwards]

Maudie and Harry had one daughter – Rosalind Louisa Muriel [1916-2010].

Maudie was widowed in 1948 and she continued to live at 14 Edward Street, where she died in March 1954.  She left an estate valued at £1,153 12s and 10d.


Harry Beamiss (4 February 1883 – 1 November 1948)

Harry was the son of Henry and Elizabeth Beamiss. He was born in Cambridge and grew up at 46 New Street.  His father worked as a brewers labourer.  In 1901 he was living with his widowed mother at 20 Gloucester Place.  They were boarding with the Hicks family and Harry was working as a labourer.

He married Maudie Wheatley when he was 28 years old.  He worked as a labourer [1911] and later as a kitchen porter [1939].  He died aged 65 years old in Addenbrookes Hospital.



Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Harry Beamiss; Maudie Beamiss; Laura Smith