HIS FRIENDS WOULD THUS DECLARE
THEIR RESPECT, ESTEEM AND
BY PATIENT CONTINUANCE IN WELL
DOING SEEK FOR GLORY AND
HONOUR AND IMMORTALITY.
Joshua Arthur Brandon was a London based architect, in business with his brother, John Raphael, who designed the original Christ Church, Portswood in 1846-7. He died, aged 25, before completion of the church.
In the 1841 census, Joshua Brandon (b.1822, Middlesex) was living in Brompton Crescent, Kensington with his parents Joshua (b.1786) ,who was a merchant, and Mary (b.1793). Also present were sisters, Josephine (b.1820) and Eglatine (b.1827) and brother Alexander (b.1826). They had one female servant.
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece 690; Folio: 32; Page: 56; Line: 13; GSU roll: 438806.
Death registered for Joshua Arthur Brandon, Oct-Dec 1847, Strand (London/Middlesex), Vol.1, page 437
Although there have been many statements made that he was buried in Highfield Churchyard, I could not find any evidence for this. The churchyard was not opened until 1850, 3 years after his death. Apart from the memorial in the church, there is no evidence of a grave and he was not included in the parish burial registers.
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