CFHS code : AG254

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of MOSES BROWNE b 7 Nov 1801 d 4 Feb 1883 and MARY KNELL his wife b 10 Feb 1808 d 19 Jan 1889 SARAH relict of JOHN BROWNE of Earith Hunts Gent d Oct 12 1852 age 86

Monument : Pillar/Obelisk

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202799, 0.13636818 – click here for location

Browne grave
Browne and Knell obelisk

In September 2017 the 5x great granddaughter of Moses came, with her husband, to see the monument all the way from Chile. It seems that a son of Moses and Sarah went to live in Chile and now there is a large dynasty of Browns (they dropped the final e) living in Santiago.

Monument

Inscription

east face

In Loving Memory of MOSES BROWNE born 7 Nov 1801 died 4 Feb 1883

and MARY KNELL his wife born 10 Feb 1808 died 19 Jan 1889

south face

SARAH relict of JOHN BROWNE of Earith Hunts Gent d Oct 12 1852 age 86

Moses Browne (1801-1883)

Moses was the son of John and Sarah Browne. He was born in Earith, Huntingdonshire, in 1801 but not baptised until 8th November 1805. It is not known when he came to Cambridge, but when he married Mary Drage, on November 23rd 1830, he was living in the parish of All Saints and when their first child was born, the family home was on Hills Road. At this time Moses was working as a grocer. Within two years he had become a “gent”.

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Mary Knell (1808-1889)

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Sarah Browne (d 1852)

Sarah was the mother of Moses.

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Moses Browne; Sarah Browne; Mary Knell