CFHS code : CL30

Parish : St Clement

Inscription : In Loving Memory of EMILY BRUTNELL d June 29 1935 aged 81 also of JAMES BRUTNELL d March 8 1924 aged 66

Monument : Headstone/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202474, 0.13787465 – click here for location

Brutnell headstone December 2018


The headstone and kerb stones are intact but hidden under a bush in the centre of the parish of St Clement.


In Loving Memory of EMILY BRUTNELL
who departed this life
June 29. 1935 aged 81 years

who departed this life
March 8. 1924 aged 66 years

“Rest. Beloved – ones. Rest.”

Emily Brutnell  (née Brown) (1854 – 29 June 1935)

Emily was born in West Wickham and was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah. Thomas Brown was a labourer and Emily grew up at Streatley End. In 1871 she was working as a domestic servant for Rev. John Lees at the Rectory in West Wratting, and in 1881 was cook for William and Anne Bond at 3 Brookside.

Emily married James Brutnell in 1886 and they had three children: Private Thomas (1885-1918), Leonard (1887-1963) and Frank (1890-1890). James was a carpenter/joiner and the family lived at 20 Eden Street (1891), 37 Market Hill (1901) and 36 Trinity Street (1911).  Emily ran a lodging house from Market Hill and the couple later rented out appartmenet from Trinity Street.

James Brutnell (1855 –  8 March 1924)

James was born in Goadby Marwood, six miles north of Melton Mowbray and baptised there on 9 September 1855. He was the son of carpenter Thomas Brutnell and Mary and also worked as a carpenter. It is believed that James died in Lincolnshire and was buried there. He was 68 years old when he died [although his grave monument states 66 years].



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