CFHS code : AG559

Parish : St Andrew the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EDITH ALICE dearly beloved wife of THOMAS Y JAKENS of Outwell Wisbech d 20.11.1917 aged 41 also of THOMAS Y JAKENS husband of the above d 27.3.1925 aged 49 In Loving Memory of ALICE BRUNNEY the dearly beloved wife of PHILIP THOMAS BRUNNEY d 21.6.1926 aged 70 also of PHILIP THOMAS BRUNNEY husband of the above d 22.2.1942 aged 88

Monument : Column/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203036, 0.13667226 – click here for location

Jakens and Brunney grave
Jakens and Brunney monument



Relationships: mother, father, daughter, son-in-law

Thomas Yallop Jakens (c.1876 – 27 March 1925)

Thomas was born in Outwell in Norfolk. He was the son of George Edward and Harriet Jakens.  George Jakens was a baker, and Thomas folllowed in his fathers profession and became a baker. In 1901 he was working with is father and living on Wisbech Road, Outwell.

He married Edith Bunney in Great Yarmouth in 1904. They were living in Outwell in 1911, and he worked as a baker and confectioner.  Thomas died in March 1925 aged 49 years old.

Edith Alice Jakens  [nee Brunney] (c.1876 – 20 November 1917)

Edith was born in Cambridge and was the daughter of Philip and Alice Brunney. She grew up on Panton Street where Philip was a carpenter and grocer [sic] and later builder. In 1901 she was 24 yerars old and still living at home with her parents, with no occupation stated on the census return. She married Thomas Jakens in 1904 aged 27 years old.

She died in Outwell in November 1917 aged 41 years old.

Alice Brunney [nee Nunn] (1855 – 21 June 1926)

Alice was the daughter of Frederick and Sarah Nunn. Frederick Nunn was an ‘omnibus driver’ and she grew up at 6 Exchange Canal in Cambridge [1861].  Aged 16 she was living at 50 Panton Street with her sister Ellen and her husband Ebaneezer.  Ellen was running a grocery shop at 50 Panton Street and Alice was assisting her.  She married Philip Brunney at St Paul’s Church on 1st August 1875.

Alice and Philip had three children: Edith Alice [1876-1917], Florence Alpha [1882-1947] and Alexander Gilbert [1888-1965].  The family lived at 50 Panton Street [1881] where Philip is described as a carpenter and grocer.   They then lived at 45 Panton Street [1891/1901/1911] and Philip worked as a carpenter and builder.

Alice died at 18 Panton Street in June 1926 aged  70 years old.

Philip Thomas Brunney (8 July 1853 – 22 February 1942)

Philip was the son of William and Mary Alpha Brunney.  He was born in Brandon in Suffolk, and by the age of 18 was an apprentice carpenter to his uncle in Stoke Ferry, Norfolk.  He married Alice Nunn in Cambridge aged 22 years old.

He raised his family on Panton Street, and after being widowed went to live at 61 Coronation Street [1930], 122 Shelford Road [1935] and 49 Alpha Terrace [1939]. He died aged 88 years old.

Claire Martinsen

Source: Ancestry

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Alice Brunney; Philip Thomas Brunney; Edith Alice Jakens; Thomas Yallop Jakens