CFHS code : MG59a

Parish : St Mary the Great

Inscription : In Loving Memory of Rev JOHNSTON CARNEGIE BROWN b May 3rd 1862 d Oct 23rd 1930 vicar of St Pauls 1918 – 1928 also his wife JESSIE b July 23rd 1864 d Oct 11th 1947 also In Memory of their daughter ANNIE CARNEGIE BROWN b 12. 7. 1891 d 21. 9. 1981

Monument : Stone cross (broken)/Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.20227, 0.13774775 – click here for location

Brown grave
Brown monument

This stone cross on triple plinth, with kerb stones, the cross of which is broken, is located in the parish area of St Mary the Great, mid-way between the central path and the eastern path.

Brown - west
Brown – west
Brown grave - south
Brown monument – south

[east face:] ‘In loving memory of Rev Johnston Carnegie Brown
born May 3rd 1862 died Oct 23rd 1930
vicar of St Paul’s 1918‒1928’
“Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Col. 1‒27

[north face:] ‘Also his wife Jessie
born July 23rd 1864 died Oct 11th 1947’
“Well done thou good and faithful servant.
Enter thou into the joy of the Lord.” St. Matt. 25‒21

[south face:] ‘Also in memory of their daughter Annie Carnegie Brown
born 12. 7. 1891 died 21. 9. 1981’

[west face: blank]

Annie Carnegie Brown (1891‒1981)policewoman – see also Life Story page
Annie Carnegie Brown was born on 12 July and baptised on 7 August 1891, in Kingston-upon-Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire, where her father was vicar of St John’s Church. In 1894, her family moved to London, where her father became vicar of St Paul’s Church, Brixton. In 1901, when the family home was 4 Ferndale Road, Lambeth, she had two younger siblings, Jessie Carnegie and Alexander Carnegie.

Rev. Johnston Carnegie Brown (1862‒1930)
Johnston Carnegie Brown was born in Edinburgh on 3 May 1862 and lived at 16 Blackford Road, Newington, Edinburgh. His parents were Walter Brown, secretary to the shipping firm Ince & Co., and Sarah Lewin Carnegie. He attended Manchester Grammar School and then St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he gained his BA degree in 1885. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England in that year, served as curate in Hammersmith 1885‒87, vicar of St John’s Church Kingston-on-Hull 1888‒94, and vicar of St Paul’s Church Brixton 1894‒1901. In 1901, he and his wife, Jessie, were living at 4 Ferndale Road, Lambeth, London, with two daughters, Annie Carnegie (aged 9) and Jessie Carnegie (3), and one son, Alexander Carnegie (2), and Johnston’s widowed mother (71).

He then became a missionary for the London Jews’ Society and vicar of Christ Church Jerusalem 1901‒18, where he was also an honorary canon of St George’s Cathedral Jerusalem 1906‒18. Subsequently he served as vicar of St Paul’s Church, Cambridge 1918‒28. After retirement he lived at 15 Lyndewode Road, Cambridge, dying on 23 October 1930 aged 68.

Jessie Brown (1864‒1947)
Jessie Brown (née …) was born in Margate, Kent on 23 July 1864.


Annie Carnegie Brown; Jessie Carnegie Brown; Johnston Carnegie Brown