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Name: Alice Howard

Burial Number: 1329

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means

Born: 5/2/1849

Died: 20/01/1928

Buried: 24/01/1928


Alice was born in Marylebone, the daughter of Thomas and Harriet. She was baptised at St Mary’s church, Marylebone on 6th March 1849. Her father was a wealthy builder who ran the family firm which later included his sons Thomas and Edward. Thomas Snr died on 1st March 1862 and was buried at Kensal Green. His widow moved the family to Croydon where she died on 9th March 1885. Three of the sisters, Elizabeth, Alice and Ann lived together and by 1901 they moved to Worthing, living at 40 Grafton Road. Elizabeth was about ten years older than her sisters. By 1914, the three women were living at “Jesmondene” 22 Christchurch Road, Worthing. Elizabeth died on 27th April 1923. She was not buried at Heene. In January 1928, Alice was carrying parcels to a friend when she slipped outside the house and broke her thigh. She was sent to Groombridge Nursing Home in Chaucer Road to recover. Unfortunately, she became ill with pleurisy and died on 20th January. Probate was granted on 13th March 1928 to Alfred Howard warehouseman and Howard Challoner Cutler retired lieutenant colonel HM Army. Effects £1387 11s. The surviving sister Ann lived on until 19th December 1938. She was buried with her sister.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Alice Howard

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 6 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): tube.grants.wake

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Alice Sophia Howard died January 20th 1928. Also Ann Howard who died December 19th 1938 in her 98th year

Further Information


Name: Alice Sophia Howard

Gender: Female

Born: 5/2/1849

Town: Marylebone

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/01/1928

Cause of death: Pleurisy. Pleural Pneumonia.

Address line 1: Groombridge Nursing Home

Address line 3: Chaucer Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1387 11 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £63529.00

Census Information


2 Caroline Villas, Uxbridge Road, Ealing.
Elizabeth Howard aged 18. Ann aged 9. Kate aged 4. Alice aged 2. Plus 2 servants and a groom.
Parents Thomas and Harriet were at 43 Paddington Street, Marylebone with other family members.


18 Hamilton Terrace, Marylebone.
Thomas aged 55, retired builder. Harriet aged 52. Elizabeth aged 25. Eliza aged 23. Thomas aged 22, builder employing 20 men. Ann aged 19. Edward aged 18. Kate aged 14. Alice S aged 12. Alfred aged 9. John Lee aged 9, visitor. Plus 5 servants (coachman, cook, 2 maids and a nurse).


19 Morland Road, Croydon.
Harriet aged 62, widow. Edward aged 27, architect, surveyor. Alfred aged 19, marble merchant’s apprentice. Elizabeth aged 37. Ann aged 28. Kate aged 24. Alice Sophia aged 22. Plus 1 servant.


“Thornlea” Morland Road, Croydon.
Harriet aged 72, widow, fund holder. Elizabeth aged 48. Alfred aged 29, merchant. Alice aged 30, art student. Plus 1 servant.
Ann aged 39, was visiting the Stirling family at 13 Gloucester Place, Greenwich. (Thomas Stirling, one of the sons would later be her executor)


“Thornlea” Morland Road, Croydon.
Elizabeth aged 58, own means. Ann aged 49, own means. Alice S aged 42, own means. Plus 1 servant


40 Grafton Road, Worthing.
Elizabeth aged 62, own means. Ann aged 54, own means. Alice S aged 46, own means. Plus 1 servant.
For some reason, they have reduced their ages by about 5 years.


“Wythecot” Grafton Road, Worthing.
Elizabeth aged 73, private means. Ann aged 64, private means. Alice Sophia aged 57, private means. Plus 1 servant.


Jesmonddene, Christchurch Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Elizabeth Mary Howard
Female 1833 88 London, London None
Ann Howard
Female 1841 80 London, London None
Alice Sophie Howard
Female 1848 73 London, London Home Duties
Sarah Howard
Female 1853 68 London, London None

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette January 23rd 1928 – Slipped on Pavement – Old Lady’s Accidental Death –
How a Christ Church Road resident of 78 , slipped on the pavement while carrying goods to an old servant and sustained injuries which resulted in her death on Friday was told to the Coroner for West Sussex (Mr. F.W. Butler) at an inquest at the Fire Station on Saturday. Deceased was Miss Alice Sophia Howard, Jesmondine, Christ Church Road. It was stated that it had not been possible to trace persons who actually saw the accident. Evidence of identification was given by deceased’s brother, a retired West Australian merchant living at Wisborough Green, who said that when he saw his sister at Worthing nursing home after her accident she said that she had her hands full with some things which she was taking to an old servant when she slipped and fell. For her age she was very energetic.
Broken Thigh – Dr. Alec Densham said he saw Miss Howard after the accident on January 5th and, finding that she had a fractured femur, arranged for her removal to the nursing home. Later she showed signs of pleurisy, and she died of pleuro-pneumonia. She told him that she was carrying some parcels and slipped on the pavement outside her house. The Coroner recorded a verdict of Accidental Death.