CFHS code : PL124

Parish : St Paul

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIE HARRY CAMPS d Jan 29 1900 age 36 also GEORGE NEWLING CAMPS d April 11 1911 age 77 also EMMA CAMPS beloved wife of GEORGE NEWLING d Sept 1 1918 age [91]

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Camps cross April 2019


Behind the notice board at the Mill Road entrance to the Cemetery.


In Loving Memory of WILLIE HARRY CAMPS d Jan 29 1900 age 36

north face
Also GEORGE NEWLING CAMPS who died April 11 1911 age 77

Also EMMA CAMPS beloved wife of GEORGE NEWLING d Sept 1 1918 age [91]

George Newling Camps (c.1833 – 11 April 1911)

George was born in Cottenham and was the son of William and Emma Camps.  He was baptised in Cottenham on 3rd November 1833 and grew up on Church Lane in Cottenham where William Camps was a tanner.  Aged 17 he was working as an errand boy to Jasper Taylor a college cook, and living at 2 Silver Street. In In 1861 he was living at Pembroke College, and working as a servant to Thomas Smith, the College Butler. He married Emma Halls later that same year.  They had at least four children: George Halls [1862-], Willie Harry [1863-1900], Margaret [1865-1958] and Walter [1871-1948].  In 1871 the family were living at 29 Prospect Row and George was working as a college cook.  In 1881 they were living at 64 Eden Street and he was still working as a cook. They were still living at Eden Street in 1892, but by 1896 had moved to ‘Shirley’, 28 Lyndewode Road.  In the census of 1911 George was noted as 73 years old, and still workin gas a college cook.  He was living there with his wife Emma, widowed daughter Margaret and granddaughter Elsie.  The census of 1911 was taken on the 2nd of April and George died on the 11th.

Willie Harry Camps (1863 – 29 January  1900)

Willie was called William Henry at birth, but appears to have been known as Willie Harry. In 1891 he was living as a lodger in Wanstead, and working as a railway clerk.  He died aged 36 years old at 94 Field Road, Forest Gate in Essex. His death was announced in the Cambridge Independent Press on 2nd February 1900 and read: ‘….the dearly beloved [second] son of George Newling and Emma Camps of ‘Shirley’, Lynewode Road, Cambridge aged 36. Deeply lamented and greatly respected. For 20 years in the service of the Great Eastern Railway Company. Interred at Mill Road Cemetery’.

Emma Camps (née Halls) (c.1828 – 1 September 1918)

Emma was born in Hundon, Suffolk and married George Camps when she was about 33 years old.  She died aged 91 years old at 28 Lyndewode Road.



by Claire Martinsen

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