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Name: Alice Tribe

Burial Number: 1163

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of William Foard Tribe

Born: 10/10/1849

Died: 30/05/1924

Buried: 03/06/1924


Alice was born in Regents Park, London. Her parents were Henry William and Eliza Woods.
Henry was born in 1805, and baptised in Fyfield, Hampshire. Eliza was born in Marylebone. Her father was Gabriel Tahourdin, and her mother, Sally Elizabeth, nee Lyford. Eliza was the middle one of 3 daughters, all born in London.

Henry and Eliza were married in Bryanston Square, in Westminster in 1841. It was his second marriage.
In 1851 they were living in Heene, with their two daughters, plus Lucy, from Henry’s first marriage. Their son, Henry George, then aged 9, was living elsewhere. (He subsequently went to Oxford, and was ordained.) Henry Senior was described as an ‘Annuitant’ (a person who receives a fixed amount of money each year.) In 1861 they were living at 1 Double Cottage in Heene. Henry had no Profession, he was described as a ‘Fundholder’. They had one, local, House Servant.
In 1871, at The Lawn, Heene, were Henry, Eliza, and daughters, Eliza Georgiana and Alice. They had a Cook and a Housemaid, and a 15 year-old Visitor, from India, Constance Welchman.
In 1881, still at the Lawn, the family was joined by 13 year-old visitor from Wiltshire, Rose Brady a Cook and a Housemaid.

Alice married William Foard Tribe at Heene, in 1882. It was a second marriage for William, then 60, and very short-lived, as he died in 1887, and was buried in the Churchyard at St Andrew’s Tarring.

In March 1865, Worthing Business man and Solicitor, William Foard Tribe owned a Nursery in Crescent Road. In 1866, the London Gazette has him promoted from Ensign to Lieutenant in the 11th Sussex Rifles Volunteer Corps. He was a Magistrate, well known for his opposition to the Skeleton Army during the 1884 riots. He was at one time Clerk to the Worthing Commissioners.

In 1885, William was described as ‘of the Manor House, Broadwater’. This is mainly an early 19th Century building, now Lancing College Preparatory School.

In 1891 at Lexham House, in Southey Road, were Alice, now widowed, with son William Harold, 8 and daughter Edith Eliza, 9. Her Mother, Eliza Woods, now widowed, was living with them, and they had 3 Domestic Servants. Alice stayed at Lexham House until her death.
In 1901 and 1911, she had 4 Servants: a Housekeeper, Cook, Parlourmaid and Housemaid.
When she died, on May 30th 1924, probate was given to her children, William Harold, now a barrister-at-law, and Edith Eliza, now Harrison.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Alice Tribe

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): rapid.handed.sweep

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Widow of William Foard Tribe of Broadwater Manor died 30 May 1924 aged 74 years "Paratum Cor Meum"

Further Information


Name: Alice Harriet Tribe

Gender: Female

Born: 10/10/1849

Town: Marylebone

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Woods

Marriage Date: 29/3/1882

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Second Name: Foard

Spouse Last Name: Tribe

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/05/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Lexham House

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4247 17 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £174412.00

Census Information


Henry William 45yrs Annuitant, Eliza 44yrs, Lucy Ann 17yrs, Eliza Georgina 7yrs, Alice Harriet 1yr 6mths


Living at 1, Double Cottage, Heene: Henry William 55yrs Fund Holder, Eliza 54yrs, Alice H 11yrs


Living at The Lawn, Heene: Henry W 65yrs Annuitant, Eliza 64yrs, Eliza Georgiana 27yrs, Alice H 21yrs


Living at The Lawn, Heene: Henry W 75yrs house, land, property, Eliza 74yrs, Alice Harriet 31yrs


Living at Lexham House, Wordsworth Road, Worthing: Alice H 41yrs widow living on own means, Willliam 8yrs, Edith 7yrs, Eliza Woods 84yrs mother widow.


Living at Lexham House, Wordsworth Road, Worthing: Alice H 51yrs widow of own means, 4 servants


Living at Lexham House, Wordsworth Road, Worthing: Alice H 61yrs widow of private means, 4 servants

Miscellaneous Information

The Manor House, Broadwater where Eliza lived with William Foard Tribe