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Name: Alice Ford

Burial Number: 0404

Gender: Female

Occupation: Dressmaker and Wool Shop Owner

Born: 00/00/1858

Died: 11/01/1903

Buried: 15/01/1903

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Alice was born in Homerton, Middlesex, the daughter of Daniel Frederick and Emma Louisa. Her father was a commercial traveller in tobacco. Emma died in 1861 and Daniel re-married in 1869. By 1881, the family were living in Eriswell Road. Alice ran a wool shop with her sister at 25 Chapel Road. It was here that her father died on 17th February 1886. Alice died at Worthing Infirmary on 11th January 1903. The death certificate was issued after a post mortem. The cause was given as “pyosalpinx, local peritonitis, intestinal obstruction by bands”. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 5 Plot: 16

Exact Location (what3words): doctor.analogy.movies

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 Ford

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1858

Town: Homerton

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/01/1903

Cause of death: Pyosalpinx, Local Peritonitis, Intestinal Obstruction Caused by bands.

Address line 1: Worthing Infirmary

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette  Wednesday January 21st 1903 

Funeral of Miss Ford – The funeral of the late Miss Alice Ford, whose sudden death was briefly notified in the last issue of the Gazette, took place at the Heene Burial Ground on Thursday afternoon. Some years since the deceased lady, who was forty-five years of age at the time of her death, was in business in the borough with her sister (now Mrs G.W. Bruford). Under the name of the Misses Ford, they carried on a Berlin wool and fancy repository at 25, Chapel Road, the premises now occupied by the Sompting Dairy. It was there, too, that the death of Mr. Ford, their father, took place. Miss Ford was of a most amiable and kindly disposition, and her sudden end came as a great shock to her relatives and numerous friends. The funeral cortege started on Thursday from the residence of Miss Ford;s sister and brother-in-law, in Wordsworth Road, the principal mourners consisting of Mrs S. Hewer (Streatham) and Mrs Bruford, sisters; Mr G.W. Bruford, brother-in-law; Councillor G. Hewer and Mrs Hewer, the Misses Tappenden, Mrs Damant, Mrs Newington, Mrs A. Crouch, Mrs Farr, Mrs holder, etc. The first part of the burial service was at St Botolph’s Church, where the deceased had regularly worshipped for many years past; and both here and at the graveside the Rector (the Rev. J.P. Fallowes) performed the last solemn office. Some very choice floral tributes were sent by Mrs S Hewer, Mr and Mrs. Bruford, Councillor and Mrs G. Hewer and family, Miss Emily Hewer, Councillor and Mrs Frank Sandell, Mrs Newington, Mr A.J. Newington, Mr and Mrs Weller Sandell, Mr R.R. Kilgour, Miss Blaker, Mrs Wolbert, Mr W.A. Hewer, Mrs and Miss Austin, Mr and Mrs C.T. Carpenter and family, Mr B Hewer and the Misses Hewer (Streatham), Mr and Mrs Alfred Crouch and family, Mrs Farr, Mrs Holder, and others. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Mr W.A.Hewer,

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


4 Brooksby Walk, Homerton.

Daniel F aged 32, traveller tobacco. Emma L aged 34. Emma aged 9. Frederick aged 7. Kate aged 5. Alice aged 3. Sydney aged 1. Plus 1 servant.


3 Hemsley Terrace, Hackney.

Daniel aged 42, commercial traveller. Julia aged 30. Emma aged 19. Frederick aged 17. Kate aged 15. Alice aged 14. Sydney aged 11. Nellie aged 6. Plus 1 servant.


“Lily Villa” 10 Eriswell Road, Worthing.

Daniel aged 52, commercial traveller. Julia aged 39. Alice aged 23. Nellie aged 15. Plus 1 servant.


2 Ashdown Road, Worthing.

Alice aged 33, needlewoman. Lodging in the house of George Bleach, tailor and family.


Ashford House, Rowlands Road, Worthing.

Alice aged 42, dressmaker, own means. Lodging in the house of Fanny Tappenden, an outfitter and family.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.