This headstone was not found by CFHS in their survey of 2000 or by Friends of MRC history group in 2018.

It probably fell some time ago and has been covered by grass.  It is located in the parish of Holy Sepulchre Row 13, graves 6 and 7.

This is the rough location of the graves.

Relationships : Mother, daughter and two grandchildren

Anice Brazier (née Ison) (c,1824 – 1903)

Anice was born in Longstanton and was the daughter of John and Hetty. She was baptised in the village on 18 July 1824. By the age of 26 (1851) she was living at Christ’s College and working as a servant there. She married Richard Brazier in 1855 and they had at least five children: Emmeline Alice (1856-1931), Louisa Annie (1857-1916), Rosa Fanny (1859-1928), Mary Jane (1862-1899) and Annie Elizabeth (1863-1952).

Richard worked as a fellmonger – which meant he deal in skins and hides and the family lived at 10 Portugal Place (1861) and then at 8 Park Street (1871).  By 1881 Annice was living at 16 Ely Place with two of her daughters and was running a lodging house.  Richard became a Methodist evangelist preacher and the family appears to have spent some time in Yorkshire – Richard was living there in 1881 with two of their daughters, and eldest daughter Emmeline was hospitalised at least three times between 1888 and 1891 in Wakefield.  Richard travelled extensively preaching however Anice returned to live in Cambridge and in the 1896 Kelly’s Directory for Cambridge is listed as running apartments from 16 Parker Street.  She died at 96a Regent Street which was also a lodging house, which was run by youngest daughter Annie and her cousin Emily after Anice’s death.

Richard Brazier was living with their daughter Fanny in Minehead, Somerset in 1911. He died in Somerset in 1917 aged 88 years old.

Mary Jane Carter (née Brazier) (c1862 – 1899)

Mary Jane was born to Richard and  Anice Brazier and baptised on 29 January 1862.  She was baptised Mary Elizabeth, but later was known as Mary Jane.  At the age of 19 she was working as a domestic servant to Joshua Taylor and living at 6 Trumpington Street. She married Alfred Carter, a printer, in 1887. The family lived at 10 and 11 Bridge Street where Mary Jane ran a student lodging house. They had at least six children:  Ethel (1888-), Leonard (1889-1928),  Ernest Harold (1892-1893), Ernest Alfred (1893-1893), Ernest Alfred (1895-) and Elsie May (1897-1897). Mary Jane died of consumption, aged 37 years old.

Alfred Carter married for a second time to Emily Cornell in 1900.  They went on to have a further six children together and lived at 7 Homerton Street. Alfred later worked as a college butler and died in December 1948.

Ernest Harold Carter (1892-1893) 

Ernest died aged 5 months old

Ernest Alfred Carter (1893-1893)

Ernest died aged 11 weeks old

Elsie May Carter (1897-1897)

Elsie is also buried in the graveset according to the parish burial register. She died aged 1 month old.


Parish Grave Register


Newspaper archives

by Mary Naylor with additional information by Claire Martinsen

Thanks to Jane Woodrow for alerting us to this missing monument.

Anice Brazier; Ernest Alfred Carter; Ernest Harold Carter; Mary Jane Carter