CFHS code : HT120

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of VIVIEN the dearly beloved only daughter of H & T H BRADNUM d May 2 1919 aged 15 also her father HERBERT BRADNUM 8.6.29 and her mother TOMATIA HENRIETTA BRADNUM 9.11.42

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

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Inscription

Harriet Vivien (Vivien) Bradnum (1903 – 2 May 1919)

Vivien was born in Ipswich and died at Ivydene, 55 Hinton Avenue aged 15 years old.

Herbert Bradnum (1865 – 8 June 1929)

Born in Gorleston, Suffolk, Herbert was the son of market gardener Benjamin and Maria.  He grew up on Lowestoft Road in Gorleston and aged 15 was assisting his father.  He married Tomalia Guyton on 24 May 1885 in Shipdham, and was documented as being a grocer at the time of his marriage. The couple had two children:  Thomas Henry (1886-1967) and Vivien and in 1891 were living in Framlingham where Herbert was a grocer. They then moved to his home town of Gorleston where he was a tabacconist (1901) before settling at 82 Mawson Road (1911) where Herbert was a superintendant for ‘Wesleyan and General Assurance’.  By 1918 they had moved to Ivydene, Hinton Avenue where daughter Vivien died the following year.  Herbert and Tomatia stayed living in Cambridge until at least 1922 and then moved to live in Chelmsford. Herbert died at Chelmsford Hospital aged 63 years old, and was buried in Cambridge.

Tomatia Henrietta Adcock Bradnum  (née Guyton) (4 September 1858 – 9 November 1942)

Tomatia was born in Hethersett, Norfolk and baptised in Shipdham on 19 July 1864.  She was the daughter of Henry Clark Adcock Guyton (1820-1882) and Eliza (née Cook) and had a younger sister with the equally romantic name of Jamesi Eliza Lucretia Mary Guyton (1867-).  Her father had various occupationa –  a coal merchant, miller, house proprietor, but by 1881 the family were living in Shipdham where he was the sub-postmaster and Tomatia was working as a governess.  After she was widowed she is believed to have lived with her son Thomas in Brighton, and died there aged 84 years old.

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by Claire Martinsen

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Herbert Bradnum; Tomatia Henrietta Bradnum; Vivien Bradnum