CFHS code : AG315

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : IM WILLIAM DUSGATE BROWN b 5 May 1839 d 17 Aug 1919 also of MARY MARGARET wife of above b 18 Jan 1851 d 23 June 1921 and MARGARET only daughter b 23 July 1872 d 22 Nov 1923

Monument : Stone cross

Above information amended from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20311, 0.13652948 – click here for location

Brown grave
Brown cross



William Dusgate Brown (5 May 1839 – 17 August 1919)

William was the son of Otto Dusgate and Rose Ann Brown. He was born in Cambridge, and his father was a brewer. In 1861 he was living at 19 Grafton Street with his parents and helping his father in the buisness.  He married Mary Harrison at St Peter’s Church in Wisbech  on 14th November 1871. William and Mary had at least two children: Margaret Dusgate (1872-1923) and George William Dusgate (1875-1944). They lived at Fring House, 12 Gwydir Street where William was a brewer employing 5 men in 1881.

By 1901 the whole family were living at 24 Margate Street in Dover, where William (Snr) was described as a cigar merchant.  By 1911 they were back living in Cambridge and were living at Rosendale, Clarendon Road, Brooklands.  William described himself as a retired brewer on the 1911 census. He died at home at Rosendale in 1919 aged 80 years old.


Mary Margaret Brown (née Harrison) (18 January 1851 – 23 June 1921)

Mary was born in Wisbech and was baptised at St Peter’s Church on 2nd March 1870 when she was 19 years old.  She was the daughter of butcher Marshall Harrison and his wife Sarah Margaret.  She grew up on the High Street in Wisbech and married William Brown when she was 20 years old.  She died at Rosendale two years after her husband.


Margaret Dusgate Brown (23 July 1872 – 22 November 1923)

Margaret was the only daughter of William and Mary Brown. She never married and lived at home with her parents for her whole life. In the census of 1901 she was living in Margate with them and her occupation was noted as an art student.  She died at home at Rosendale in 1923 aged 51 years old.






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