Castle Camps: Families


Emigrants - where did they go?

See also the list of people from the 1881 Census who stated that they were born in Castle or Shudy Camps and were no longer living in Cambridgeshire.

Within the UK

ROOKS - Job - to Farcet, Huntingdon

ROOKS - Solomon George - Joined the army and took his discharge in Dundee, Scotland, where he settled and died in 1908.

Australia and New Zealand

BARRETT - Elizabeth in Sydney, Australia by 1857. Possibly the daughter of Mary bp Feb 1837 in Castle Camps. Another Elizabeth BARRETT, aged 84 in 1922, lived in Paddington Sydney. This could be the same one!

BAYNES - Isaac and Emma (née Boreham WILLIS ) and their children, George, Lawrence, Mary Sophia, Susanna and Joseph, left Castle Camps in 1855 and emigrated on the ship Caroline to South Australia. They settled in the mid-north of that state and have become a very successful farming family

CARTER - John and Hannah (née Prentice) and their children John and Joseph, to South Australia. William, Richmond and 12 year old William CARTER were also in South Australia by 1855.

HYMUS - Frederick and Phoebe (nee Barrett) - to Western Australia in 1841 on the "Diadem" and settling in Rockhampton with their 9 children. Three further children were born in Australia.

ROOKS - Brothers Francis, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and their wives to Victoria, Australia c 1857

ROOKS - Absalom: Left the army and married a Scottish girl, settling in Dundee for 30 years before emigrating to New Zealand in 1907 to join their elder sons.

TILBROOK - Jabez. To Willowie, South Australia 1876

WALLIS - Ezra & Elsie and their son Harold to Queensland on the steamship "Whakatane" in November 1909. Ezra's brother Theophilus Walter WALLIS had emigrated in 1907.

United States

STAVERS - Bartholomew and John. To Portsmouth, New Hampshire in the early 1750s. John remained and became a publican, but Bartholomew returned to Castle Camps and died there in 1784.

Stubblefield - Symon. Bp 1629 and went to Virginia.


Charles COWELL bn 6 June 1840, the son of Ann COWELL, who later married George SAVILLE. Charles married Harriet MARSH in Ashdon Essex in 1862 and had a family of five children before emigrating to Minnesota, Canada about 1874. A further five children were born in Canada. Charles died in 1909.

Joseph and Jael COWLING (Jael nee GIBBS)

WALLIS - Tim, son of James and Martha and brother of Ezra and Walter in Australia, emigrated in 1912, to Yorktown, Saskatchewan.