CFHS code : MC37a

Parish : St Michael

Inscription : JERMYN SCOTT BROWN d July 8 [1923] aged 7[4] also ELIZA JANE BROWN d Jan 5 1934 aged 81 MARY remainder illegible

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Jermyn Scott Brown (1849 – 8 July  1923)

Jermyn was the son of Jermyn and Sarah (née Scott) Brown and was baptised on 8 April 1849.  He grew up at 7 Victoria Street and his father was a bookbinder, his mother a college bedmaker.  At the age of 22 Jermyn was also working as a bookbinder (1871). He married Eliza Holeman in 1877 and the couple had two sons: Bertram (1878-1947) and Sidney James (1883-).  Jermyn later worked as a tailor and Eliza was a dressmaker.  They lived at 72 Kingston Street (1881), 23 Sturton Street (1891), 14 Vicar’s Buildings (1901) and 35 Emery Street (1911- at least 1920). He died aged 74 years old.

Eliza Jane Brown (née Holeman) (1852 – 5 January 1934)

Eliza was born in Bermondsey and baptised at Christ Church, Bemondsey on 25 September 1853.  She was the daughter of Daniel and Eliza (Ella) Holeman and sister of Jane. Daniel was a plumber and painter and by at least 1859 the family had moved to Cambridge. Aged 19 Eliza was living at 16 Mill Street with her family and working as a dressmaker (1871). She died aged 81 years old.

Mary Ann Holeman (1858 – 1924)

The Mary referred to on the grave monument inscription is believed to be Mary Ann Holeman – Eliza’s sister.  She was baptised at St. Paul’s Church on 29 August 1858 and lived with her parents at Mill Street and then 11 Kingston Street (1881).  After Daniel Holeman died in  1887  Ella worked as a laundress and Mary assisted her mother in the business.  In 1911 the pair were still living at 11 Kingston Street where Mary took in washing.  Ella died in 1914, and Mary died in early 1924 aged 65 years old.



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