CFHS code : AS107
Parish : All Saints
Inscription : GEORGE BRIMLEY MA Trin Coll Camb d May 29th 1857 aged 37
Monument : Stone cross
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.203609, 0.13677295 – click here for location
The cross is intact but, as it is in the north west corner, extremely hard to access.
(It was not possible to check all of the inscription but the epitaph appears in a biography as being on the plinth.)
Born Oct — 1794
Augustine G Brimley
and his son
GEORGE BRIMLEY MA
Trin Coll Camb died May 29th 1857 aged 37
“Mercy and Truth are met together.”
Relationship: father and son
George Brimley (29.12.1819 – 29.5.1857)
George was born to Augustine Gutteridge Brimley and Hannah née Gotobed. His birth was recorded at St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. He was educated at Totteridge School, Hertfordshire, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Because of ill health he never became a college fellow but was appointed college librarian in 1845. He wrote for The Spectator.
A short biography and some of his works can be found here https://archive.org/stream/cu31924103991737#page/n7/mode/2up
Augustine Gutteridge Brimley (20.10.1794 – 1862)
Augustine was born to Joseph Brimley and Jane Gutteridge and baptised at the Baptist church in Blunham Bedfordshire. He married Hannah Gotobed (1789 – 1825) on March 11th 1819. They had at least 4 children; George (1819), Harriet (1821-1822) and Caroline (1823). Hanna died in 1825 at the age of 35. Augustine went on to marry her sister Harriet (1795-1833) on the 24th June 1827 at St Georges Church, Hanover Square, London. They had 2 children Harriett (1829) and Fanny (1831). Harriett died in 1933 after a long illness. She was 39.
Augustine was a grocer wholesale grocer, hop and provision merchant, a Deacon at St Andrew’s Baptist church and an Alderman of the borough, serving on many committees. From 1853 to 1854 he served at Mayor and on one occasion he met Prince Albert.
In 1841 Augustine and George were living at 4 Hills Road, Cambridge. In 1851 he was living at 13 Park Terrace, Cambridge with 2 unmarried daughters. Harriet who married William Henry Farthing Johnson and Caroline who married Alexander Macmillan, and 2 sisters in law.
Related grave – MG2 Macmillan – Caroline’s brother in law
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CFHS parish, census and Non conformist transcriptions.
Cambridge Mayors https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/cambridge-mayors.pdf
British Newspaper Archive
Edited by Mary Naylor and a second cousin.