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Name: Angela Brunet

Burial Number: 1494

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 17/04/1834

Died: 06/05/1931

Buried: 11/05/1931



Angela Eliza Vickers was born on 17th April 1834 and was baptised at St Botolph Without, Aldersgate, London, on 14th May 1834. She was the daughter of Joseph Vickers, Merchant, and Harriet Mary, nee Carrington. Angela was employed as a governess, working in Gloucester, aged 26yrs, Hertfordshire, aged 34yrs, and in 1881 she was a lodger with a schoolmistress in Hammersmith.

She married James Joseph Brunet, widower, 83yrs, at St. Saviour’s, St. George’s Square, Pimlico, on 29th December 1881, Angela was 46yrs. of age and was his third wife. James was a naturalised British Subject, born in St. Omer, France.

Angela was widowed in 1886 when James died in France, aged 88yrs, leaving estate of £12096 4s. (2021 value – £1.6m).

In 1891, she was living at Lancaster House, Lansdowne Road, Worthing, Sussex, and she remained at this address for the next 30yrs. In the directory of 1930, she listed herself as Madame Angela Brunet.

Angela had a grandnephew, Kenneth Carrington Ness, who visited her from the age of 13yrs, he was granted probate of her estate in 1931 when she died, aged 96yrs, on 6th May.

Effects £18,188 10s 5d. Value 2021 – £1.3m.

In 1968, Kate Valentine Ness, the widow of Kenneth C. Ness, was buried with Angela in Heene Cemetery.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Angela Brunet

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 26

Exact Location (what3words): taking.couple.seated

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Angela Eliza Brunet died May 6th 1931 aged 96 years also Kate Valentine Ness 1880-1968

Further Information


Name: Angela Eliza Brunet

Gender: Female

Born: 17/04/1834

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Vickers

Marriage Date: 29/12/1881

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Second Name: Joseph

Spouse Last Name: Brunet

Town of Marriage: Pimlico

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/05/1931

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Lancaster House

Address line 3: Lansdowne Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £18188 10 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £1300000

Census Information


Living at Lancaster House, Lansdowne Road, Worthing, Sussex. Angela E. Brunet, Hd. widow, 56yrs, living on own means, niece, Barbara A. Ness, 40yrs, married, grandnephew, Kenneth C. Ness, 13yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Lancaster House, Lansdowne Road, Worthing, Sussex. Angela E. Brunet, Hd. widow, 65yrs, living on own means, niece, Augusta Ness, 50yrs, nephew, Robert Ness, 70yrs, Coach Builder, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Lancaster House, Lansdowne Road, Worthing, Sussex. Angela E. Brunet, Hd. widow, 75yrs, living on own means, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

James Joseph Brunet was married in 1843 (London) to Esther Seaward, who died in 1864.

His second marriage took place in Brussels in 1866 to Elizabeth Vickers, born Holborn, London.

It is more than likely that Angela Eliza Vickers, third wife, was related to her predecessor, Elizabeth Vickers.