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Name: Adah Rogers

Burial Number: 1336

Gender: Female

Occupation: Drapery Assistant; Millinery Assistant;

Born: 00/00/1860

Died: 20/02/1928

Buried: 24/02/1928


Adah Shelley was born in Brighton, Sussex, in 1860, her parents were John Shelley, 44yrs, Drapery Assistant, and Eliza, 44yrs, nee Geere. She had 4 older siblings, Eliza 20, John 15, Frederick 10, and Charles 7. A sister, Clary, was born in 1863.
Adah followed the family trade and by 21yrs of age she too, was a draper’s assistant in Brighton. She moved to Paddington and in 1891 was employed as a Millinery Assistant. Shortly after, Adah travelled to Capetown, South Africa, where she married Frederick George Rogers in 1892, an Englishman from Essex, also in the Drapery trade. Their daughter, Edith May, was born in 1893 in Woodstock, Capetown, where they remained until 1909.
Frederick and his wife and daughter returned to England, and in 1911, were living in Worthing, at 5, South Place. Adah died, aged 68yrs, in Worthing, on 20th February 1928.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): bind.finely.oldest

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Frederick George Rogers re-united Oct 10 1938 Adah Rogers passed over Feb 20th 1928

Further Information


Name: Adah Rogers

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1860

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Shelley

Marriage Date: //1892

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Second Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Rogers

Town of Marriage: Cape Town

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: South Africa

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/02/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 5

Address line 3: South Place

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 24, Wellington Street, Brighton, Sussex. John Shelley, 45yrs, Draper’s Assistant, wife, Eliza, 44yrs, 4 children, John 16, Frederick 11, Charles 8, and Adah 1.


Living at Bryanstone Terrace, Brighton, Sussex. John Shelley, 56yrs, Draper, wife, Eliza, 54yrs, daughter, Eliza, 31yrs, Milliner, Frederick, 20yrs, Iron turner, Charles, 18yrs, Clerk, Adah, 11yrs, Clary, 8yrs, niece, Sarah Shelley, 15yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 58, West Street, Brighton, Sussex. Adah Shelley, 21yrs, Draper’s Assistant.


Living at 14, Hatherly Grove, Paddington, London. Adah Shelley, 31yrs, employee, Milliner’s Assistant.


Living at 5, South Place, Worthing. Frederick G. Rogers, 49yrs, Drapery Traveller, wife, Adah, 49yrs, Manageress Laundry Office, daughter, Edith May, 18yrs, Millinery Sales.



Visitor at 4, Benhal Cottages, Findon, Worthing, Sussex.

Ernest Henry Groves
Male 1879 41 Grocers Assistant Winton & Son Grocer
Ada Laurence Groves
Female 1883 37
Norman B Groves
Male 1912 9
Eileen Groves
Female 1919 1
Frederick George Rogers
Male 1861 60 Independent
Adah Rogers
Female 1861 60 Independent

Miscellaneous Information

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