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Name: Alfred Lawrence

Burial Number: 1247

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bank Manager

Born: 00/12/1842

Died: 01/06/1926

Buried: 04/06/1926


Alfred Lawrence was born in Wells, Somerset, he was baptised on 21st December 1842 at St. Cuthbert, Wells. His father was George Lawrence, a Saddler, (later Postmaster), and his mother was Sophia, nee Misselbrook. He had 3 siblings, Edward b.1835, Sidney b.1839, and Catherine b.1845.

On 19th January 1879 Alfred, 36yrs, married Augusta Sophia Parker, 19yrs, at Minehead, Somerset.Alfred was a bank manager at Bruton, Somerset, a position he remained in until his retirement. He and Augusta had one son, William Northcote, in 1880.

Their marriage appears to have failed sometime after 1891; they were living apart in 1901, Alfred in Bruton, and Augusta was lodging in Bristol, living on her own means. In 1911, she was registered as a housekeeper in Westminster.

In 1911, Alfred, 68yrs, had retired and moved to Hastings where he was living with Annie Jane “Lawrence”, 52yrs*, stating they had been married for 2 yrs. (No record).

In 1912 Alfred Lawrence, 69yrs, married Annie Jane Wood, 33yrs*, on 8th April in the register office, Hastings, Sussex. He stated he was a widower. GRO 1912 June 02b 72

His wife, Augusta Sophia Lawrence, died in Hastings in 1922 – March quarter

In 1922 Alfred Lawrence married Annie Jane Wood (again) on 23rd February, in Worthing, Sussex, at The Evangelical Protestants Hall, Chatsworth Road. Annie gave her age as 43yrs*, spinster.   GRO 1922 March 02b 553

In 1922 Annie Jane Lawrence died on 1st June at 25, Thorn Road, Worthing, age 47yrs*.

Alfred died, aged 83yrs, on 1st June 1926, at 25, Thorn Road, Worthing. Probate was granted to Henry Charles Pearcy, (brother-in-law) Assistant Company Secretary.

Effects £603 4s 11d. Value 2021 – £38K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): issues.soaks.noises

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Annie Jane wife of Alfred Lawrence fell asleep 1st June 1922 aged 47 years "In God's keeping" Also of Alfred Lawrence who fell asleep 1st June 1926 aged 83 years

Further Information


Name: Alfred Lawrence

Gender: Male

Born: 00/12/1842

Town: Unknown

County: Somerset

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 19/01/1879

Spouse First Name: Augusta

Spouse Second Name: Sophia

Spouse Last Name: Parker

Town of Marriage: Minehead

County of Marriage: Somerset

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 23/02/1922

Spouse First Name: Anie

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Wood

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/06/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 25

Address line 3: Thorn Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £603 4 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £38000

Census Information


Living at Sadler Street, Wells, Somerset. George Lawrence, 39yrs, Master Saddler employing 1 man, wife, Sophia, 40yrs, 4 children, Edward, 16yrs, Apprentice Printer, Sidney, 12yrs, Alfred, 8yrs, and Catherine, 5yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 3, The Parade, Bank, High Street, Bruton, Somerset. Alfred Lawrence, 38yrs, Banker, wife, Augusta Sophia, 21yrs, son, William Northcote, 1yr, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 3, The Parade, Bank, High Street, Bruton, Somerset. Alfred Lawrence, 48yrs, Banker, wife, Augusta Sophia, 30yrs, son, William Northcote, 11yr, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 3, The Parade, Bank, High Street, Bruton, Somerset. Alfred Lawrence, 58yrs, Bank Manager, visitor, William Sykes, 24yrs, boarder, Edith Stock, 24yrs.


Living at 44, Braybrooke Road, Hastings, Sussex. Alfred Lawrence, 68yrs, retired Bank Manager, wife, Annie Jane, 52*yrs.


Living at 25, Thorn Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Alf Lawrence
Male 1842 78 Retired Bank Manager Nil
Annie Jane Lawrence
Female 1874 46 Home Duties
Alice Pearcy
Female 1875 45 Home Duties

Miscellaneous Information

Marriage Certificate for Alfred Lawrence and Annie Jane Wood 1912

*Annie’s age was incorrect in all records from 1881 onwards. In 1922 when she died, she was 58yrs old.

Marriage Certificate for Alfred Lawrence and Annie Jane Wood 1922