The Friends of Highland Road Cemetery The Friends of Highland Road Cemetery



Reverend Thomas Richard Brownrigg

Thomas Brownrigg was only 31 years of age when he became the incumbent at the newly built St Jude's Church in Kent Road, Southsea. This may have had something to do with his romance with Louisa Anne Owen, the only child of Thomas Ellis Owen the builder and patron of the church. He remained at St Jude's from 1851 to his death in 1869.
Brownrigg's widow, Louisa Anne, who is also buried in this plot, went on to marry the Honourable Nelson Byng. She was born 5th March 1830 and died on 1st April 1897.
A further member of the family buried here is Lydia Owen who was married to Jeremiah Owen, the brother of Thomas Ellis Owen. She died 28th June 1873, aged 66 years.
And finally, another member of the family is interred in this plot - Colonel Charles Lanyon Owen of the Royal Marine Light Infantry and a Magistrate for Portsmouth died November 29th 1914.
There are separate memorials to all four in St Jude's Church.