CFHS code : MG6

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : ROBERT BOOTH CAMPBELL BROWN Trinity Hall d April 4 1893 aged 19

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202305, 0.13731039 – click here for location

Brown grave
Brown kerb stones


These kerb stones, in the parish area of St Mary the Great, are located close to the central path, between the cedar trees.


ROBERT BOOTH CAMPBELL BROWN Trinity Hall d April 4 1893 aged 19

Robert Booth Campbell Brown (c 1873 – 1893)

Robert was a 19 year old student at Trinity Hall. At the time of his death he was living at 61a St Andrews Street, Cambridge, with his mother  Jane Brown (née Garrett) and younger brother. His father the Hon Stephen Campbell-Brown had died suddenly in 1882, in Sydney, New South Wales where he was a member of the Legislative Council.

Image of Stephen Campbell Brown taken from Parliament of New South Wales website

Robert was brought up in Sydney, Australia. He matriculated from Sydney Grammar School in 1892.

The inquest into his death drew on witness statements. It seemed Robert was making a good job of rowing on the River Cam close to Bridge Street. A splash was heard but no one saw him fall in. Nobody nearby was able to swim so a boat was sent for but by the time he was pulled out of the water he had drowned.


CFHS transcript of parish records
Cambridge Independent Press 7 April 1893 – inquest
The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 – 1954) for an account of Stephen’s death in 1882
Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, …

by Mary Naylor

Robert Booth Campbell Brown