George Richard CAMBRAY (1850/1–1905)
His wife Mrs Alice Fanny CAMBRAY, née Thomas (1850–1945)
Their daughter Grace CAMBRAY (1881–1883)
St Paul’s section: Row 12, Grave A1
The cross belonging to this base is lying on the ground.
Photographs of the second two inscriptions are shown below
DIED MARCH 13, 1906
AGED 55 YEARS
SHEW US THY MERCY O LORD.
GEORGE RICHARD CAMBRAY
BORN 8 DECEMBER 1850
DIED 20 JANUARY 1945
GEORGE & ALICE CAMBRAY
DIED FEBRUARY 15, 1883
AGED 16 MONTHS
George Richard Cambray was born at Beaumont Buildings, Oxford on 9 October 1850 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 10 November, He was the son of George Augustus Cambray, a clothes cleaner born in Oxford in 1820/1, and Ann Dalby (born in Great Rissington, Gloucestershire in 1823/4).
See separate grave of his parents for more about their history
At the time of the 1851 census George Richard, aged six months, was living at Beaumont Buildings, St Giles, with his parents, who had a house servant. By 1861 the family had moved to 4 Worcester Place, and he had four younger siblings.
By the time of the 1871 census, George Richard (20) was working as a cabinet maker and still living at Worcester Place with his parents, and five younger siblings.
Alice Fanny Thomas was born at Little Clarendon Street in 1850 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 1 January 1851. She was the daughter of the printer Francis Thomas (born in Oxford in 1793/4) and Jane Long (born in Hanborough in 1811/12), who were married at Hanborough Church on 30 March 1839. By the time of the 1861 census Alice (10) was living at 38 Walton Street with her parents and her sisters Elizabeth (19), Sarah Ann (17), and Rosa Lane (15). Alice (20) was still at home there with her parents and two of her sisters at the time of the 1871 census.
On 1 January 1877 at St Paul’s Church, Oxford, George Richard Cambray married Alice Fanny Thomas, and they had two children:
- Philip George Cambray (born at Walton Street, Oxford in 1879 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 1 June)
- Grace Cambray (born at 37 Walton Street< Oxford on 22 September 1881 and baptised at St Giles’s Church on 26 October).
The couple had moved to 37 Walton Street by 1879, and in the 1881 census George Richard (30), who was a cabinet maker, can be seen living there with his wife Alice (30) and his young son Philip (1). They had a 14-year-old servant girl, and a lodger.
Their daughter Grace was born later that year, but she died in infancy:
† Grace Cambray died at Walton Street at the age of 18 months on 15 February 1883 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
At the time of the 1891 census George Richard Cambray and his wife Alice were living at 37 Walton Street with their son Philip (11) and a servant. By the time of the next census in 1901, Philip (21) had left home, and was lodging with his uncle and aunt, Richard and Sarah Omash (who had both been born in Oxford) and working as an attendant at the British Museum: he was to marry one of his cousins in the house, Helen Frances Omash (18), who was a shorthand typist.
George Richard Cambray was still based at 37 Walton Street five years later but was staying at Eastbourne at the time of his death:
† George Richard Cambray died at “Wytham”, Arlington Road, Eastbourne at the age of 55 on 13 March 1906 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 17 March (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
His effects came to £530 16s. 8d.
His only surviving child married in 1906:
- On 27 October 1906 in Middlesex, Philip George Cambray married his cousin Helen Frances Omash. They were both living at 55 Cranfield Road at the time of their marriage, and Philip’s occupation was given as Secretary.
By the time of the 1911 census Mrs Alice Fanny Cambray (60) was living at 38 Walton Street with her widowed sister Mrs Elizabeth Frances Thomas (69), who was a lodging house keeper.
By 1945 Mrs Cambray was listed as the main occupant of 38 Walton Street, where she died that year:
† Mrs Alice Fanny Cambray née Thomas died at 38 Walton Street at the age of 94 on 20 January 1945 and was cremated on 23 January. Her ashes were buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery (cremation recorded in the parish register of St Paul’s Church).
Her effects came to £6,573 8s. 9d., and her son Philip, who was described as a journalist, was one of her two executors.
The surviving son of George Richard and Alice Fanny Cambray
- Philip George Cambray (born 1879) was living at 30 Marmora Road, Forest Hill, London at the time of the 1911 census with his wife Helen Frances and a servant. They had been married four years but there were no children. His book The Game of Politics was published in 1932. He died in North Surrey in 1968 at the age of 89.