CFHS code : BE41
Parish : St Bene’t
Inscription : In Loving Memory of The Rev GHD BRANSCOMBE born [—– Sidwells] Exeter June 29 1831 died at Cambridge Nov 10 1886
Monument : Stone cross
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
This headstone with cross is located 3 row west of the central path. The inscription is now very eroded.
There does not appear to be an e on the end of his surname but some records show one.
In Loving Memory of The Rev GHD BRANSCOMB born ……. Sidwell Exeter June 29 1831 died at Cambridge Nov 10 1886
George Henry Dacie Branscomb [e] (c1831 – 10 November 1886)
George was born in Sidwell, Exeter and was the son of William and Eliza Branscombe. He was baptised on 6th April 1831. He went to school at Exeter and then up to Trinity College, Cambridge in May 1849. He got his BA in 1853 and was ordained as a priest in 1855. He was Curate of Exbourne (1854-1855), Curate of Okehampton (1859-1872), Curate of Morchard-Bishop (1872-1877) and then Curate of Haselbury Bryan in Dorset (1877-1879). He later lived at Alresford Hampshire and died, having never married, in Cambridge, in 1886 at the age of 56 years.
by Claire Martinsen