BROWNING, Revd Berthold Alexander

1868 - 1957

Born at Walmer, Kent on 5 August 1868, son of Montague Charles Browning, a captain in the 87th Foot, and his wife Fanny Allen née Hogg, who married at Fornham St Mary, Suffolk in 1862. In 1871 the Browning's with their three children, including Berthold, were on holiday at the Bath Hotel, Felixstowe. Bertold took holy orders and married at Hamerton, Huntingdonshire in 1900, Margery Frances A Thomas (12 September 1879-1962) and the following year were living at Skelmanthorpe Vicarage, Yorkshire with his 21 year old wife. By 1906 he was back in Suffolk and in 1911 the 42 year old rector of Stratford St Mary, Suffolk living at the Rectory with his three children. He was vicar of Pakenham, Suffolk 1929-1938 during which time a member of the Suffolk Art Club 1936-1937, exhibiting from Pakenham in 1937 a watercolour 'Stresa'. In 1939 a retired priest living at London Road, Wantage, Berkshire with wife Margery and one domestic servant. He died at Wantage, Berkshire in 1957, aged 89 and his wife died at Newmarket, Suffolk in 1962, aged 82. He was the author of 'The Lord's Remembrancers. A book of Intercession' (1929).