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Name: Alice Stalberg

Burial Number: 1645

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 00/00/1859

Died: 03/11/1936

Buried: 06/11/1936


Alice Rosina Stalberg was born in 1859 in Hackney London to Isaac and Caroline Stalberg (nee Wallis).  Alice’s father Isaac was born in Russian Poland in 1804. He married whilst living there, but his first Wife died.
He came to Britain on 14th October 1844 from Belgium.  The Jewish people came to Britain in the 19th century after escaping Russian persecution in Poland with the Russian partition.  After Isaac came to Britain, he would have been obliged to take a Christian sacrament to become a naturalised Britain. He became a missionary to London Jews which promoted Christianity amongst the Jews. The London Society had a 5-acre field in Bethnal Green, and had a centre there for missionary operations.  In its heyday the missionary had over 250 missionaries of which Isaac was one.


Isaac married Caroline Wallis on January 1st 1847 at the Parish church Haggerston, Middlesex.

Alice lived with her parents and 6 siblings, but they were poor (as were many Jews at the time) and when her mother died in 1866 and her Father died in 1867, she was sent to an orphanage. A fund was set up by a number of gentlemen (presumably from the missionary) to raise funds for Isaac and Caroline’s destitute children. Alice became a Governess in 1881 and was living at 34-35 Montpelier crescent Brighton, Sussex. In 1891 Alice was staying with her sister Ghetalina and her husband William Martyn. By 1901 Alice had moved in with her friend Emma Lorimer at St. Bernards, Mill Road, Worthing.

Alice died on 3rd November 1936 at Caer Gwent nursing home, Mill road, Worthing. She left £239 2s 5d (£12108 in 2020) with probate to Daisie Gwennyth Woollacott and Florence Emma Allen. Alice is buried under the headstone of her friend Emma Lorimer at Heene Cemetery.

As for Alice’s siblings –

Caroline – born 1849. She married Harry Townsend in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1889. They had 6 children.

Isabella – born 1850. She didn’t marry and died in Hastings in 1945

Isaackin – born 1852. Died 1872

Ghetalina – born 1854. Married William Martyn in 1883 in Plymouth Devon. No record of any children being born. Ghetalina died 1929 Newton Abbot Devon

Cordilia – born 1855. Married Francis Farrell in 1907 Kingston surrey. Died 1909 in Surrey

Isaac Octavia – born 1858. Married Annie Carter in 1889 in Farringdon Berkshire and they had 2 children. Isaac Octavia was brought up in the Church of England until he was about 20 years old, when, on account of Baptism, he renounced the church and joined the Baptists.  He entered the Pastor’s College and remained there for 3 years.  In 1885 he accepted a call to the ministry at Farringdon, Berks. He remained there for 4 years, and it was there he met his Wife Annie Carter. He joined the Baptist chapel in Stanwell Road, Penarth, Wales. and it was here he remained for many years, until moving to Kingston, Surrey and became Pastor of the Bunyan Baptist Church. He died in 1918 in Kingston surrey

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 20 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): apples.eaten.supporter

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Alice Stalberg is buried under the headstone for Emma Lorimer


In loving memory of Emma Henrietta Stewart Lorimer who died September 9th 1941 aged 94

Further Information


Name: Alice Rosina Stalberg

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1859

Town: Hackney

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/11/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Caer Gwent Nursing Homme

Address line 2: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £239 2 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £12108

Census Information


5 Mayfield Terrace, Hackney, London

Isaac Stalberg (Head) age 57, Caroline (Wife) age 40, Caroline (Daughter) age 12, Isabella (Daughter) age 11, Isaackin (Daughter) age 9, Ghetalina (Daughter) age 7, Cordilia (Daughter) age 6, Isaac (Son) age 3, Alice (Daughter) age 2, plus 2 servants


The Orphanage, Southborough, Kent

Alice (Orphan) age 12


34 – 35 Montpelier Crescent, Brighton, Sussex

Alice Stalberg (Governess) age 21


62 Mountview Road, Hornsey, Middlesex

William Martyn (Head) age 35, Ghetalina (Wife) age 36, Alice R (Sister-in-law) age 31


St Bernards, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex

Emma Lormier (Head) age 53, Alice R Stalberg (Resident Friend) age 41, plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

The City Press, 4th May 1867

Personal – Mr RCL Bevan, Mr J Tritton, Mr G Williams, Mr W Merley, and Mr J Cuncliffe are among the contributors to the fund being raised on behalf of the destitute children of the late Mr Stalberg, missionary to the Jews in London.

Penarth Chronicle, 16th November 1885

Rev. I.O. Stalberg, Penarth – From the Record:

Some of still remember the courageous action of the subject of this sketch, some time ago in denouncing Golf playing on the Lord’s Day. And in this action we see the character of our brother manifested in its true light. He is not afraid to five his views or express his thoughts on any question, though experience and training have led him to be cautious and not to rush in “where angels fear to tread”
When I called to see our brother the other day, Mrs Stalberg informed me that he was out visiting some of his sick members. This led me to ask the kind lady if her husband was a systematic visitor. “Does he visit regularly or only occasionally” “He visits the sick members regularly, but the other members he visits only occasionally.” I was then informed that I should undoubtedly see Mr Stalberg at the Prayer Meeting. And I was not deceived. He was there and always is, if at home and well. As the service had commenced I took myself to a back seat and bowed my head in silent prayer and begged for a blessing. The prayer was answered. The divine presence was with us and each one felt that it was good to be there. The brethren and sisters received me kindly, and although I was a perfect stranger I felt quite at home. The pastor delivered a most thoughtful and nourishing address of the deadening influence of unbelief. I was surprised to hear him deliver such a well thought out discourse in a Prayer Meeting.. But my carnality was soon rebuked with the thought that these people were the hungry and thirsty souls in Zion, and that the best a pastor could give was not too good for them.
Now let us come to a few personal details about our friend’s life. Isaac Octavius Stalberg is of Jewish descent, his father, Isaac Stalberg, being the first convert of the family to the Christian faith. Mr Stalberg was born in London, July 27th, 1857, and was educated at the Grammar School. Hodderdon, Herts. Our friend was brought up in the Church of England till about 20 years of age, when, on account of Baptism, he renounced the Church and joined the Baptists. His first attempt at preaching turned out a complete failure. He was so nervous that he knew not what he said, or where he stood. This made him so disgusted with himself, that he decided never to preach again. But this decision he kept only for three years. Still during that period he was a very active worker in the vineyard of his Lord. He had a class in the week evenings, of nearly 40 poor boys, half of whom were Jews. No one but the Omniscient himself knows the final result of the efforts of the young teacher among those boys.
Three years after his first attempt at preaching, he made another, and this time with success. This was at Reading, in the Kings Road Baptist Chapel.
A short time after this, he entered the Pastor’s College, and remained there for 3 years. His chief subjects at College were classics and theology, the latter of which he was specially fond of. In 1885 he received and accepted a call to Farringdon, which lasted 4 years, the Chapel was renovated and several new members were added to the Church, the first female being Miss Annie Carter, the daughter of Mr John Carter, who is now, and as she says, ever will be Mrs Stalberg.
In January, 1889, our brother received a call to the Stanwell Road Baptist Chapel, Penarth, and here he has laboured ever since, doing some good and solid work for the Master – the special result of which is, the new Chapel which our friends at Stanwell Road are now in the course of erecting.
Mr Stalberg is specially fond of  composing hymns, some of which our readers are already acquainted with. His favourite reading is biography and poetry, though he is very fond of reading John Kerr, FW Robertson, and Dr. Maclaren.
He is very much attached to his young people, and believes the Christian Endeavour is calculated to do a great deal of good both to the young people themselves, and to our Churches. “But,” he remarked, in reply to a query, “the chief enemy of our Churches and of our young people, is Pleasure. We seem to have mistaken pleasure of happiness, and amusement for pure joy. And this demon Pleasure eats up the spirituality of our Churches and the consecrated energies of our young people. I don’t think we need fear anything so much as worldly carnal pleasure and our only hope is to try and get our young people and others as well, to taste the joy and blessed happiness of a life fully consecrated to God.”
Mr Stalberg is now delivering to his young people a series of papers on the following subjects:- 1. The teacher in relation to himself. 2. The teacher in relation to his work. 3. The teacher in relation to his Bible. 4. The teacher in relation to his lesson.