CFHS code : MG192
Parish : St Mary the Great
Inscription : In Ever Loving Memory of husband ALFRED BROCKETT (University Marshall 1902-1915) b 14 Aug 1856 d 3 Sept 1915 also ISABELLA ANN BROCKETT d 12 Apr 1953 aged 95
Monument : Stone cross/Kerb stones
Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey
Lat Lon : 52.202082, 0.13817778 – click here for location
These kerb stones and plinth, the cross now missing, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, are located on the west side of the east path, at the side of the path.
Loving Memory of
my dearest husband
(University Marshall 1902-1915)
b 14 Aug 1856
d 3 Sept 1915
also ISABELLA ANN BROCKETT
d 12 Apr 1953 aged 95
Alfred Brockett (14 August 1856 – 3 December 1915)
Alfred was born in Cambridge and was the son of Alfred and Eliza Brockett. He grew up initially at 1 Hobbs Passage, where his father was a ‘fly driver’ [a carriage driver], but he sadly died when Alfred was 6 years old. Alfred had three siblings: Daniel (1859-1942), Walter (1862-1928) and Clara (1865-1937). His widowed mother moved initially to 6 Vicars Buildings, St Tibbs Row and Albert was living there with his siblings aged 15 in 1871.
By 1881 he was living at 35 Thompson’s Lane and was working as a hosier’s assistant. In 1891 he was living again with his mother and siblings at 22 Kings Parade and working as a church verger at Great St Mary’s Church. He married Isabella Swan in 1895 when he was 39 years old.
They moved to 5 Emmanuel Road, and in 1901 Alfred was still working as a verger, but by 1911 had become a University Marshall. He died at 5 Emmanuel Road aged 59 years. He left effects to the value of £1125, 19s 2d.
Isabella Mynott Ann Brockett (nee Swan) (18 June 1858 – 12 April 1953)
Isabella was the daughter of George and Harriet Swan. She grew up at 45 Northampton Street, and later 5 Honey Hill. Her father was a labourer and later a painter. Her mother was a college servant. Aged 23  Isabella was working as a shop assistant, aged 33 years  she was working as cloth hat and cap maker. She married Alfred Brockett when she was 37 years old. They did not have any children.
She continued to live at 5 Emmanuel Road after Alfred’s death. She died aged 93 years old at The Villa in Fulbourn.
by Claire Martinsen