Brewster Road, E10

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Named in honour of the well-travelled former Vicar of St Mary’s, Leyton, Edward Jones Brewster (October 3, 1812 – March 17, 1898). A former barrister he moved to Australia becoming a Member Of Legislative Council in New South Wales. He returned to England to take up the priesthood and was the local vicar between 1873 – 1880. A marble statue in his former church tells something of his life. It reads:

In Loving Remembrance of Edward Jones Brewster M. A. LL. D. of Villa Flora, Eastbourne Late Vicar And Patron Of This Parish And Nephew Of The Late Right Honourable Abraham Brewster Lord Chancellor Of Ireland

Born In Dublin 3rd October 1812

Fell asleep at Cape Town South Africa 17th March 1898 Aged 85 Years

Trinity College Dublin B. A. 1835 M. A. 1842

St Mary Hall Oxford B.A. 1849 M.A. 1852 LL. B. & LL. D. Dublin 1882 Barrister At Law

First Chairman of Quarter Sessions at Melbourne and Member Of Legislative Council New South Wales ordained Deacon 1853 & Priest 1854 Dio Winchester and for forty four years a faithful ambassador of Christ in England. This memorial is erected by Augusta his wife, daughter of the late Evan Leige C. E. of Manchester as a tribute of her deep and never fading love

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