CFHS code : ML58

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : In Memory of JOHN HALLS d Feb 18 1865 aged 35 also EDWARD WILLIAM HALLS d Sept 1 1909 aged 52 also AMELIA AUGUSTA HALLS wife of EDWARD WM d Oct 22 1939 age 83

Monument  : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202715, 0.13801789 – click here for location

Halls grave
Halls graveset


It cannot be guaranteed that the headstone in the picture belongs to this grave set.


‘In Memory of John Halls died Feb 18 1865 aged 35 also Edward William Halls died Sept 1 1909 aged 52 also Amelia Augusta Halls wife of Edward Wm d Oct 22 1939 age 83’

Relationships: Father, son and daughter-in-law

John Halls (c.1829 – 18 February 1865)

John married Elizabeth Gray (1822-) at Little St. Mary’s Church on 26 December 1854 and they had at least one son: Edward William.  John died at Addenbrookes Hospital aged 35 years old.  The announcement of his deathin local newspapers read ‘John Halls, of Newnham…for more than thirteen years a faithful servant to the Misses Cawcutt, of that place’.

Edward William Halls (1856 – 1 September 1909)

Edward was the only son of John and Elizabeth and grew up with his maternal grandmother Ann, mother and uncle Henry at 42 Newnham.  Ann and Elizabeth worked as laundresses, and Henry was a cowkeeper/milkman. By 1871 Edward was working for his uncle as a milkboy and later became a cowkeeper/milkman in his own right.  He married Amelia Langford in 1879 and they had six children: Edward Sidney John (1880-1954), Percy William (1882-1975), Ernest Harry (1885-1934), Herbert Leonard (1887-1918), Dorothy Ellen (1889-1944) and Amelia Elizabeth (Millie) (1891-1956). The family lived at Derby Street in Newnham (1881) and then 22 Newnham (1891 onwards). He died at Newnham Road aged 52 years old.

Amelia Augusta Halls (née Langford) (12 March 1856 – 22 October 1939)

Amelia was the daughter of labourer Joshua and Jane. She grew up on Burleigh Street and in 1871 was working as a domestic servant and still living in the family home. After she was widowed she ran a Lodging house from 9 Park Street (at least 1911 – 1928) and then lived at 295 Hills Road.  She was documented as being incapacitated in 1939 and died at Perne Road aged 83 years old.

Her funeral took place on 26 October at All Saints’ Church and then Mil Road Cemetery.  The Cambridge Daily News wrote ‘she was particularly well known at Newnham and Park Street, Cambridge’.

Edward’s uncle Samuel Haggis Gray is also buried at Mill Road Cemetery



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by Claire Martinsen

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Amelia Augusta Halls; Edward William Halls; John Halls