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Name: Brandon Alexander

Burial Number: 0915

Gender: Male

Occupation:   Barrister at Law

Born: 00/00/1836

Died: 12/08/1918

Buried: 16/08/1918

Story

Brandon was born in Clifton, Bristol, the son of William and Angelina. His father was a prominent member of Bristol’s Jewish community and at one time was Honorary Consul to the Kingdom of Savoy, Imperial Russia and Hanover in Germany. William died in 1874 and is buried in the Old Jewish Cemetery in Bristol. Brandon studied law and in 1858 was admitted to Middle Temple Bar in London as a barrister. He set up his practice in Broad Street, Bristol but still lived with his family in Berkeley Square in the town. Brandon was an adventurous sort and in 1861, took a flight in a hot ait balloon over Clifton and the surrounding area. On 25th August 1888, Brandon married Emma Elizabeth Morley Hazell at Brompton Oratory in Kensington. Emma was known as “Nina”. The couple moved to Worthing living in Crescent Road. In 1894, Brandon was confirmed in the Catholic faith at Southwark. By 1901, he had retired and he and Nina moved to Downview Road. Brandon died on 12th August 1918. Probate was granted on 31st August to Emma Nina Morley Alexander widow. Effects £472 2s 10d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): poem.unless.sheets

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In loving memory of Brandon M Alexander Esq. Barrister at Law, Middle Temple died August 12th 1918 "Lucem Tuam Brandono Da deus et requiem, Amen"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Brandon Michael Alexander

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1836

Town: Bristol

County: Somerset

Country: England

Occupation:Barrister at Law

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 25/8/1888

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Second Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Hazell

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/08/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Marcina

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £472 2 s 10 d

Value of effects in 2020: £27850.00

Census Information

1841

Wyndham Place, Marylebone, London

William aged 40, merchant. Angelina aged 30. Emily aged 11. Rosetta aged 10. Annette aged 10. Charlotte aged 8. Brandon aged 6. Edward aged 4. Marjorie Jones aged 28, nurse

1851

26 Berkeley Square, Bristol.

William aged 52, general merchant. Annette aged 19. Charlotte aged 18. Brandon aged 15. Edward aged 14. Alfred aged 9. Plus 4 servants

1861

26 Berkeley Square, Bristol.

William aged 62, alderman and merchant. Angelina aged 52. Rosetta aged 28. Annette aged 28. Charlotte aged 27. Brandon aged 25, barrister at law. Edward aged 23, clerk to his father. Alfred aged 19, merchant’s clerk. Plus 5 servants

1871

26 Berkeley Square, Bristol.

William aged 72, merchant and ship agent. Angelina aged 62. Charlotte aged 37. Annette aged 39. Brandon aged 35, barrister in practice. Edward aged 33, merchant’s clerk. Alfred aged 28, secretary of Bristol Waterworks Co. Alice Elkin aged 13, visitor. Plus 5 servants

1881

In Canada for a funeral

1891

Villa La Cava, Crescent Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Brandon aged 49, barrister at law. Nina aged 37. John Morley aged 41, visitor, architect. George Donnell aged 39, visitor, own means. Plus 2 servants

1901

“Marcina” Downview Road, Worthing

Brandon aged 65, retired barrister. Nina aged 40. Plus 2 servants

1911

“Marcina” Downview Road, Worthing

Brandon aged 72, retired barrister. Nina aged 52. Plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

Brandon’s father William was a prominent member of the Jewish community in Bristol. He was Hon. Consul to the Kingdom of Savoy, Imperial Russia and Hanover. He was buried in the Old Jewish cemetery in Bristol in 1874. The family were well known in the city for their charitable works and William’s daughters were said to be extremely stylish ladies.

Ballooning – Mr Brandon Alexander, who accompanied Mr Green in the balloon assent from the Clifton Zoological Gardens, on Wednesday, has written an account of his aerial voyage. He says – “Probably it will stagger your credulity when I tell you that Weston-super-Mare, and the city of Gloucester, were distinctly to be seen, and were sharply defined under the setting sun at the same moment; it is, however a fact, to the truth of which Mr Green himself will bear testimony. I have been fortunate enough to gaze upon some of the finest scenery in the world. Sunset from the top of the Great Pyramid, ad sunrise from the summit of Mount Etna, trust me, are two sublime sights not easily paralleled, but it is no, too much to affirm that the solemn and resplendent panorama stretched out so many thousand feet beneath our car. Wednesday, was incomparably more superb than anything I had experienced, and, perhaps as glorious as any vision that could enter the conception of a painter or a poet. After a voyage of about an hour, which to me, was the perfection of all human enjoyment, except that I was not permitted to smoke, the only privilege wnating to crown my felicity, we pitched in a meadow between Whitchurch and Knowle, not at Keynsham as was represented. Nothing could be easier or more comfortable than our descent: nobody more admirably cool and deliberate than Mr Green in the arduous pilotage of his monster machine through the skies. Nervousness I felt none; but I am willing to confess that once or twice, and especially when we were cutting through God’s element with astonishing rapidity, a peculiar sensation pervaded my structure, as though I had eaten something out of season which I had much better have left alone.”