CFHS code : HT294

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of WILLIAM G BROWN d August 23 1923 aged 63 also AGNES CAROLINE BROWN d January 3rd 1941 aged 72

Monument : Kerb stones/Urn

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Monument

Located 3 rows from the central path and north of the south path. Some of the stones have separated.

Inscription

In Loving Memory of WILLIAM G BROWN died August 23. 1923. Aged 63 years

Also AGNES CAROLINE BROWN died January 3rd 1941. Aged 72 years

William George  Brown (1860 – 23 August 1923)

Newspaper advert from 1918

William was born in Carlisle and was the son of Andrew and Isabella Brown. He grew up in nearby Annan, where his father was a watchmaker/jeweller. Aged 20 William was living at home and working as a draper’s assistant before moving to London where he worked at Marylebone Lane.  The business he worked for was located at 2-24 Marylebone and was employing just under 200 draper’s assistants in 1891 – it is not sure what the store  was called however.

Newspaper advert December 1919

He married Agnes Whitecross on 28 March 1896 at St. Saviour’s Church, Islington. The couple lived in Hampstead and had four daughters: Isabella Agnes (1897-1987), Margaret Annie (1899-), Alice Mary Alexandra (1902-) and Emily Louisa Jean (1905-1990). By 1911 they had moved to live in Willesden and then relocated to Cambridge where William is thought to have worked for J.F. Amps & Sons, located at 54 Sidney Street. He died at Sidney Street aged 63 years old and his funeral took place on 27 August 1923.

Agnes Caroline Brown (née Whitecross) (25 December 1868 – 3 January 1941)

Agnes was born in Aberdeen and grew up there with her parents William and Agnes (née Roy).  William worked as a clerk for H.M. Customs and the family lived at 3 Mitchell Place (1871) and 159 Crown Street (1881). By 1891 her parents had moved to live at 65 Tollington Park, Islington and Agnes was working as a ‘scotch wool shop keeper’, before marrying William Brown in 1896. In 1939 she was living with her eldest daughter Isabella and son in law Leslie McWilliam Leman in Wandsworth. She died at Hurst Park Avenue in Cambridge, the home of her daughter Emily and son in law Edmund Kunish.

Sources

Ancestry

Parish burial records transcribed by CFHS

by Claire Martinsen

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Agnes Caroline Brown; William George Brown