|Notes for Edward CAMP|
|Notes for EDWARD CAMPE: There is a report that Edward Campe was christened on 27 Jan 1576 in Nazeing, Essex, England. The following was taken from the"Parish Registers of Hunsdon in Herts, England 1546-1837" by the Hon. Herbert C. Gibbs, London, 1915: Marriages: Page 94,Edward Camp to Grace Mott on 21 Sept. 1615 Christenings: Page114, Edward Camp, Sonne of Edward Camp, 21 Sept. 1617 |
In 1628 The Gate House was again sold. This time to Edward Campe, a blacksmith, who went to live there with his family and had his' smiths shop there. Edward and Grace Campe had three sons, Edward, George and Philemon. Edward emigrated to America in 1640 when he was 23 years old. George became a shoemaker and Philemon was a blacksmith working with his father.
There are two interesting documents relating to the Campes in Hertford Record Office both dated 1673. In one, Edward
Campe made over the Gate H9use and smithsshop to Philemon to hav after the death of himself and his wife. Meanwhile Philemon who was married and had three children was to have the middle chamber and use of the kitchen.
In the other document, George Campe gives his brother Philemon the right to enter upon his premises at anythime to repair the Gate House.
At that time George seems to be the owner of Wynslowesf although it was then in the occupation of Henry Stacy. Once again one family owned Wynsl wes and the Gate House.
Edward Campe died in 1682 and his son George died three years later. Philemon became the owner of both houses. He had two sons, Edward and Philemon, who both became smiths.
When Philemon made his will in 1696 he left Wynslowes to his wife Hester for her lifetime and to his. eldest son Edmund. The Gate House was left to his second son Philemon with the smiths shop and stock of iron.
In 1709 Philemon and his wife leased the Gate House to Thomas Cramphorne, Coachman of London, for a year. Philemon evidently ceased to be a blacksmith when he later sold the Gate House to Thomas Cramphorne. By 1712 he had become a farmer. In 1719 three of the Campe children were paying to go to the Charity School in Hunsdon, so it seems that they were still living in the village, possibly at Wynslowes.
There is a story that the Campes became dissenters to the Church at St. Dunstan's Church.This could be the reason that Edward went to America. There are no records that any of his brothers were baptized."
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