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Name: Alfred Vernon

Burial Number: 1544

Gender: Male

Occupation: Florist / Boot Manufacturer's Agent

Born: 12/12/1854

Died: 27/05/1932

Buried: 30/05/1932


Alfred Vernon was born on 12th December 1854 in Clerkenwell, London; he was the son of John Vernon, 37yrs, wholesale florist, and Louise, 25yrs, nee Messenger. Alfred had 3 siblings, Florence, born 1851, John, born 1853, and Arthur, born 1858. In 1861 at the age of 6yrs, Alfred was at boarding school in Horsham, Sussex, with his older brother, John, 8yrs.

On 18th December 1880 Alfred, 26yrs, married Fanny Louisa Webb, 19yrs, at St. Mary, Islington, their son, Harcourt, was born in 1882, and a daughter, Dorothy, in 1887. Alfred followed his father’s trade in floristry supplies, and became a manufacturer of artificial flowers, employing 3 men and 50 women in 1881. By 1891 Alfred had changed trades and was a manager of a boot warehouse, later becoming an agent for a boot manufacturer.

Alfred lived in various London areas, including Old Street, Hornsey and Shepperton, before moving to Worthing, Sussex, after retirement, where he and Fanny lived at 78, Marine Parade. Alfred died, aged 77yrs, on 27th May 1932, probate was granted to Fanny Louisa Vernon, widow, and Harcourt Vernon, bank official. Effects £1313 10s 2d. Value 2022 – £97,600.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 45

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In loving memory of Alfred Vernon born 12th December 1854 died 27th May 1932. Also Fanny Louisa dearly beloved wife of the above "At rest" 13th February 1943

Further Information


Name: Alfred Vernon

Gender: Male

Born: 12/12/1854

Town: Clerkenwell

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 18/12/1880

Spouse First Name: Fanny

Spouse Second Name: Louisa

Spouse Last Name: Webb

Town of Marriage: Islington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/05/1932

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 78

Address line 3: Marine Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1313 10 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £97600

Census Information


Living at 14, Hall Street, Old Street, London. Alfred Vernon, 26yrs, Artificial Florist, employing 3 men and 50 women, wife, Fanny, 20yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Bankside, Hornsey, Middlesex. Alfred Vernon, 36yrs, Warehouse Manager, wife, Fanny, 30yrs, son, Harcourt, 9yrs, daughter, Dorothy, 4yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Bankside, Hornsey, Middlesex. Alfred Vernon, 46yrs, Boot Manufacturer’s Agent, wife, Fanny, 40yrs, son, Harcourt, 19yrs, Bank Clerk, daughter, Dorothy, 14yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Fairholme, Manygate Lane, Shepperton, Middlesex. Alfred Vernon, 56yrs, Boot Manufacturer’s Agent, wife, Fanny Louisa, 50yrs, daughter, Dorothy, 24yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Manor Cottage, Shepperton, Middlesex.

Alfred Vernon
Male 1855 66 Clerkenwell, London, England Agent Boot Manufacturers G M Tebbutt & Son Northampton
Fanny Louisa Vernon
Female 1861 60 Islington, London, England

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