Stanley BRASNETT Reverend Dr. Bertrand Rippington BRASNETT Mary Charity BURGESS Alice Louisa RIPPINGTON Mini tree diagram

Canon Leslie Stanley BRASNETT

17th Jan 1897 - Jun 1997

Life History

17th Jan 1897

Born in Marham, Norfolk


Resident in Manor House, West Bilney, Norfolk


Married Mary Charity BURGESS in Northwich, Cheshire

Name: Leslie S Brasnett to Mary C Burgess
Spouse Surname: Bargess
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1925
Registration district: Northwich
Inferred County: Cheshire
Volume Number: 8a
Page Number: 649


Death of Mary Charity BURGESS in Bournemouth, Hampshire / Dorset

Jun 1997

Died in Exeter, Devon


  • Name: Leslie Stanley Brasnett
    Birth Date: 17 Jan 1897
    Date of Registration: Jun 1997
    Age at Death: 100
    Registration district: Exeter
    Inferred County: Devon
    Register number: D5F
    District and Subdistrict: 4081D
    Entry number: 261
  • Name: Leslie Stanley Brasnett
    Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1897
    Registration district: Downham
    Inferred County: Cambridgeshire, Norfolk
    Volume: 4b
    Page: 357
  • Leslie Stanley Brasnett (son of Stanley Brasnett and Alice Rippington) was born 1897 in Marham, Norfolk, England and died 11/06/1997 in Devon.
    OBITUARIES - Christ Church
    CANON LESLIE STANLEY BRASNETT, MA, 11 June 1997; scholar 1919-21. Aged 100.
    Priest leaves £3m to charity
    AN ANGLICAN clergyman who died earlier this year, aged 100, left more than £3 million to be divided between three church charities.
    Canon Leslie Brasnett had no children.
    His wife died in 1975, shortly after their golden wedding anniversary.
    He then made a will dividing the bulk of his estate between the Church of England Children's Society, the Church of England Pensions Board and the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.
    When Canon Brasnett died in June this year, in an Exmouth nursing home, his estate was valued at £3,570,551.
    A spokesman for the Children's Society said yesterday that the bequests represented the first time that any of the three charities had received a legacy as high as £1 million.
    He said Canon Brasnett's wealth had come from the sale of his family's land in Oxfordshire.
    The clergyman's elder brother, Bertrand, who was also an Anglican priest, had died in 1988, aged 95, leaving his estate to Canon Brasnett.
    After graduating from Christ Church, Oxford, with a first-class degree in theology, Canon Brasnett trained as a priest at Cuddesdon theological college and was ordained priest in 1922.
    He served first as a curate at Over, next to Winsford, Cheshire.
    He was later to become vice-principal of Edinburgh Theological College.
    His parish ministry continued in Cheshire and Oxfordshire and, although he retired in 1962, he continued to conduct services as an honorary curate until he was almost 90.
    He was made an honorary canon of Chester Cathedral.

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