CFHS code : MG145

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : CHARLES BRAND d May 21st 1948 aged 82

Monument : Kerb stones (broken)/Flowerholder

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202108, 0.13823756 – click here for location



The parish grave register has been used to establish that Charles was buried with his wife Lydia

Lydia Brand (née Ashberry) (26 January 1862 – August 1942)

Lydia was the daughter of John and Elizabeth  (née Mansfield) and was baptised on 23 August 1863 in Chesterton. John Ashberry was a boatwright who died in 1863 when Lydia was one. In 1881 Lydia was working as a housemaid for Lawrance and Agnes Headley at 1 Camden Place and married Charles Brand on 5 April 1890 at Chesterton Church.  Charles worked as a printers warehouseman and they had three children: Winifred Mary (1891-1963), Charles Frank (1894-1972) and Dorothy (1899-1981). The family lived at 19 Cross Street before moving to 36 Mawson Road (c.1922 onwards). Lydia died aged 80 years old and was buried at Mill Road Cemetery on 1 September 1942.

Charles Brand (27 May 1865 – 21 May 1948)

Charles was also born in Chesterton and was the son of George and Harriett. He grew up at Water Street in Chesterton with his six siblings and his father was a labourer.  Charles died at Mawson Road aged 82 years old.



Newspaper archives

CFHS transcriptions of parish & grave records

by Claire Martinsen

Many thanks to MC, great-great niece of Charles Brand for contacting us with regard to this family

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Charles Brand; Lydia Brand