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Name: Alice Blann

Burial Number: 0410

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Albert Blann

Born: 00/12/1844

Died: 00/04/1903

Buried: 22/04/1903


Alice, nee Potten, was from Patching, daughter of Henry and Mary Ann Potten. Father Henry was from Mayfield, in Sussex, and was described, in the 1861 Census, in Salvington, as a Lath Winder. (By 1871 he was described as a Lath Winder (retired)). Married in Brighton, they moved to Patching in 1820/21. Alice was one of the youngest of their very extensive family.

Alice and Albert were married in West Tarring, in January 1864.

At 9 Brunswick Road ‘Common Lodgings’ in 1871, Albert was a ‘Common Lodgings Housekeeper’ with Alice, daughter Minnie (Ellen), and 25 Lodgers, male and female, from all over the country, including 3 from Ireland. Hucksters, Drovers, Hawkers, Saddlers, a Wheelwright and several Labourers.

Albert Archibald Joseph, was born in Heene, the second child in the family, and died in 1881.

In 1881, at 2 Brunswick Road were Albert, Grocer, and Alice, Grocer’s wife, with daughter Minnie, 15, and sons Henry and Ernest Adolphus, aged 4 and 2.

In 1891 at 9 Brunswick Road, were Grocer Albert with wife Alice, sons Henry and Ernest, daughter Margaret, aged 5, married daughter Ellen Linnell, aged 29, a Dressmaker, with her 3-year-old son Joseph, and two male Lodgers, father and son.

At the King and Queen Public House at 9 Brunswick Road in 1901 were Albert, still a Grocer, Son Henry, aged 24, a Carpenter, and also daughter Margaret Beatrice Kate, aged 15. 79 year-old widowed Jobbing Gardener, Edwin Patten, was with them as a Boarder.
The King and Queen (as the Brunswick became) was built in 1839. It wasn’t so much a pub as a Beer House after the Brunswick became an Hotel. It is now a private house.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): crowned.down.land

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Alice Maria Blann

Gender: Female

Born: 00/12/1844

Town: Patching

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Potten

Marriage Date: 11/01/1864

Spouse First Name: Albert

Spouse Last Name: Blann

Town of Marriage: West Tarring

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/04/1903

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 9

Address line 2: Brunswick Road

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


Fox Hill, Patching

Henry aged 50, shoemaker. Mary Ann aged 48. Mary Ann aged 21. Albert aged 19. Emma aged 11. Henry aged 8. Amelia aged 4. Eliza aged 6.


Salvington Village, Worthing

Henry aged 64, lathe winder. Mary Ann aged 60. Eliza M aged 16. Amelia aged 14. Frederick aged 12, grandson.


9 Brunswick Road, Worthing

Common Lodging House. Albert aged 31, lodging house keeper. Alice aged 26. Minnie aged 5. Plus 27 lodgers. The house was next door to the King and Queen pub, later The Brunswick


2 Brunswick Road, Worthing

Albert aged 41, grocer. Alice aged 36. Minnie aged 15. Henry aged 4. Ernest aged 2. George Brown aged 56, lodger, carpenter


9 Brunswick Road, Worthing

Albert aged 52, grocer. Alice aged 47. Henry aged 14. Ernest aged 12. Margaret aged 5. Ellen Linnell (Minnie) aged 25, daughter, dressmaker. Joseph aged 3, grandson. William Hastings aged 58, lodger. William Harding aged 34, lodger.


9 Brunswick Road, Worthing

Albert aged 63, grocer. Alice aged 58. Henry aged 24, carpenter. Margaret aged 15. Edwin Potten aged 79, boarder, jobbing gardener

The King and Queen (as the Brunswick became) was built in 1839. It wasn’t so much a pub as a Beer House after the Brunswick became an Hotel. It is now a private house.

Miscellaneous Information

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