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Name: Agnes Ellis

Burial Number: 1628

Gender: Female

Occupation: School Mistress

Born: 06/04/1866

Died: 02/02/1936

Buried: 05/02/1936


Agnes Jane Dunston was born on 6th April 1866 in Richmond, Surrey, she was baptised on 29th July 1866. Her parents were, William Dunston, 25yrs, Carpenter and Joiner, and Ruth, 21yrs, nee Hicks. Agnes had 3 siblings, Lena b.1868, Walter Herbert b.1870, and Thomas William b.1872.

Agnes lived with her family in Richmond until she and her sister, Lena, both trained as schoolteachers, moved to Yapton, Sussex, where, in 1891, they were certificated elementary teachers at Yapton School.

On 9th August 1893, Agnes, 27yrs, married Henry Arthur Ellis, 25yrs, at St. Mary’s, Yapton, Sussex.    At the time of their marriage, Henry was a decorator by trade, but ten years later he was a stationer with his own shop in Tarring Road, Worthing, he was also an income tax collector. Henry and Agnes had 3 children, their first child, Doris Ruth, born 1900, died at the age of 5yrs, their son, Roderick Henry, was born in 1904, and a second daughter, Lenora Joan, in 1906.

In 1927, when Henry died, aged 59yrs, on 8th February, he and Agnes were living at Melrose, 44, Crescent Road, Worthing. At some point, Agnes moved to 23, Reigate Road, Worthing, where she died on 2nd February 1936, aged 69yrs. Probate was granted to Roderick Henry Ellis, Estate Agent, effects £2920 4s 9d. Value 2021 – £211K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 18

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In loving memory of Henry Arthur Ellis born Feb. 26th 1868 died Feb. 8th 1927. Also of Doris Ruth Ellis born Feb. 18th 1900 died Nov. 12th 1905 and of his beloved wife Agnes Jane Ellis born April 6th 1866 died Feb. 2nd 1936 "Thy kingdom come"

Further Information


Name: Agnes Jane Ellis

Gender: Female

Born: 06/04/1866

Town: Richmond

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Dunston

Marriage Date: 09/08/1893

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Arthur

Spouse Last Name: Ellis

Town of Marriage: Yapton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/02/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 23

Address line 3: Reigate Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2920 4 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £211000

Census Information


Living at Ross Villas, Richmond, Surrey. William Dunston, 29yrs, Carpenter/Joiner, wife, Ruth, 30yrs, 3 children, Agnes Jane, 4yrs, Lena, 2yrs, Walter, 10months, niece, Florence E. Hurrell, 4yrs, Ann Cooper, widow, 79yrs, Jane Robertson, 19yrs, Ironer, Elizabeth Fildes, widow, 52yrs, Annuitant.


Living at Ross Villas, Richmond, Surrey. William Dunston, 39yrs, Carpenter and Joiner, employing 1 boy, wife, Ruth, 42yrs, 4 children, Agnes Jane, 14yrs, Lena, 12yrs, Walter, 10yrs, William Thomas, 9yrs, lodger, Elizabeth Fildes, 62yrs.


Living at Yapton School House, Yapton, Sussex. Agnes Jane Dunston, Hd. 24yrs, sister, Lena Dunston, 22yrs, both certificated elementary teachers.


Living at Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex. Agnes Jane Ellis, 34yrs, married, wife of Income Tax Collector and Stationer Shopkeeper, daughter, Doris Ruth, 1yr, sister, Lena Dunston, 32yrs, Schoolmistress, cousin, Ethel Dunston, 17yrs, Stationer’s assistant.


Living at 4, Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex. Henry Arthur Ellis, 43yrs, Stationer, wife, Agnes Jane, 43yrs, 2 children, Roderick Henry, 6yrs, Lenora Joan, 4yrs, sister-in-law, Lena Dunston, 42yrs, single, brother-in-law, Walter Herbert Dunston, 40yrs, Builder.


Living at 4, The Broadway, Worthing, Sussex.

Henry Arthur Ellis
Male 1869 52 Book Seller & Stationer Employer
Agnes Lane Ellis
Female 1866 55 Book Seller & Stationer H A Eden, Book Seller & Stationer
Roderick Henry Ellis
Male 1904 16
Lenard Joan Ellis
Female 1906 14
Lena Dunston
Female 1868 52 Schoolmistress (Head) Manageress St, Andrews

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