CFHS code : AS107

Parish : All Saints

Inscription : GEORGE BRIMLEY MA Trin Coll Camb d May 29th 1857 aged 37

Monument : Stone cross

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.203609, 0.13677295 – click here for location

Brimley monument July 2017


The cross is intact but, as it is in the north west corner, extremely hard to access.


It was not possible to check all of the inscription but the epitaph appears in a biography as being on the plinth.

Born Oct — 1794
Augustine G Brimley
and his son
Trin Coll Camb died May 29th 1857 aged 37

“Mercy and Truth are met together.”

Relationship: father and son

From a book of his writings published posthumously.

George Brimley (29.12.1819 – 29.5.1857)

George was born to Augustine Gutteridge Brimley and Hannah née Gotobed. His birth was recorded at St Andrew’s Street Baptist Church. He was educated at Totteridge School, Hertfordshire, and Trinity College, Cambridge. Because of ill health he never became a college fellow but was appointed college librarian in 1845. He wrote for The Spectator.

A short biography and some of his works can be found here

Augustine Gutteridge Brimley (20.10.1794 – 1862)

Augustine was born to Joseph Brimley and Jane Gutteridge and baptised at the Baptist church in Blunham Bedfordshire.  He married Hannah Gotobed (1789 – 1825) on March 11th 1819. They had at least four children; George (1819), Harriet (1821-1822) and Caroline (1823). Hannah died in 1825 at the age of 35.  Augustine went on to marry her sister Harriet (1795-1833) on the 24th June 1827 at St Georges Church, Hanover Square, London. They had 2 children Harriett (1829) and Fanny (1831). Harriett died in 1933 after a long illness, aged 39.

Mayor A G Brimley from Mayors of Cambridge.

Augustine was a grocer wholesale grocer, hop and provision merchant, a Deacon at St Andrew’s Baptist church and an Alderman of the borough, serving on many committees. From 1853 to 1854 he served at Mayor and on one occasion he met Prince Albert.

In 1841 Augustine and George were living at 4 Hills Road, Cambridge. In 1851 he was living at 13 Park Terrace, Cambridge with 2 unmarried daughters. Harriet who married William Henry Farthing Johnson and Caroline who married Alexander Macmillan,  and two sisters in law.

Related grave – Daniel Macmillan  –  Caroline’s brother in law

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Edited by Mary Naylor and a second cousin.

Augustine Gutteridge Brimley; George Brimley