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Name: Alice Wyatt

Burial Number: 0986

Gender: Female

Born: 25/12/1845

Died: 28/03/1920

Buried: 01/04/1920

Story

Alice Maria Kemp Wyatt was born on 25th December 1845 in St Pancras, Middlesex to Sir William Henry Wyatt and Maria Wyatt (nee Wild). William Henry was born in 1823 in Bloomsbury, London, the Son of an East Indies Merchant.  He was a Magistrate and deputy Lieutenant for Middlesex and social reformer in his role of Chairman of both the Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum at Colney Hatch and the Metropolitan Asylum at Leavesden, Hertfordshire (William laid the first foundation stone at Leavesden on 31st October 1868). It was while he was chairman that he worked hard to overcome the strong opposition for these asylums, and they became a boon to the parishes. He worked hard all his life in alleviating distress amongst the poor and sick. It was in regard to this that he earned a commendation from Florence Nightingale.    He was also chairman of the Hampstead small-pox Hospital, and he offered much help to the hospital, regularly visiting the wards, where upwards of 2000 patients were being treated. (Eventually the asylums came under the care of the county councils)

William Wyatt’s income mainly derived from railway investments and being a residential landlord, as well as chairmanship of two waterworks companies, but he is best known for his work with the mentally unwell. He was knighted in 1876 for his long public service on various committees. William and Maria had eight children (7 Daughters and one Son), Alice Maria being one.

 

 

The family lived at 88 Regent’s Park Road, St Pancras, London.  William died in 1898 and left an estate of £93521 (£7,310,742 in 2020).

 

Alice lived with her parents and siblings for most of her life, and remained a spinster. In 1851 Alice was being schooled at home, whilst living at Harrington Square London.   After her Parents death, Alice and her Sister Mildred Edith moved to Hove, Sussex and lived at ‘Hollyhocks’ Pembroke Crescent. Then in 1911 they moved to 71 St Aubyns, Hove, before finally moving to ‘Staplehurst’ Winchester Road, Worthing in 1918.  Alice died on 28th March 1920 and left £6015 10s 11d (approx. £175000 in 2020) with probate to Mildred Edith Wyatt (Sister) and Herbert Wyatt Harrison (Uncle).  After Alice’s death Mildred moved to Bexhill, Sussex where she died in 1933

 

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 3 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): hedge.cable.gift

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In loving memory of Alice Maria Kemp Wyatt who died March 28th 1920 "I believe in the communion of saints"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Alice Maria Kemp Wyatt

Gender: Female

Born: 25/12/1845

Town: St Pancras

County: Middlesex

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/03/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Staplehurst

Address line 2: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6015 10 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £175000

Census Information

1851

7 Harrington Square, Marylebone, London

William Wyatt (Head) age 28, Maria (Wife) age 28, Alice M (Daughter) age 5, Isabel (Daughter) age 4, Edith (Daughter) age 2, Emily (Daughter) age 8 months, plus 4 servants

1861

1 Harrington Square, Marylebone, London

William H Wyatt (Head) age 38, Maria (Wife) age 38, Alice M (Daughter) age 15, Isabel (Daughter) age 14, Emily (Daughter) age 10, William (Son) age 7,Ethel M (Daughter) age 5, Amy C (Daughter) age 3, Mildred  (Daughter) age 1, plus 4 servants

1871

88 Regents Park Road, Marylebone, London

William H Wyatt (Head) age 48, Maria (Wife) age 48, William (Son) age 17, Alice M (Daughter) age 25, Isabel (Daughter) age 24, Emily (Daughter) age 20, Amy (Daughter) age 13, Mildred E (Daughter) age 11, Constance (Daughter) age 9, plus 5 servants

1881

88 Regents Park Road, Marylebone, London

William H Wyatt (Head) age 58, Maria (Wife) age 58, Alice M (Daughter) age 35, Isabel M (Daughter) age 34, Emily E (Daughter) age 30, Amy C (Daughter)

age 23, Mildred E (Daughter) age 21, Constance M (Daughter) age 19, plus 5 servants

1891

88 Regents Park Road, Marylebone, London

William H Wyatt (Head) age 68, Maria (Wife) age 68, Alice M (Daughter) age 45, Isabel M (Daughter) 44, Emily E (Daughter) age 40, Mildred E (Daughter) age 31, Constance M (Daughter) age 29, plus 6 servants

1911

71 St Aubyns, Hove Sussex

Alice Maria Wyatt (Head) age 65, Mildred Edith (Sister) age 51, plus 3 servants

 

Miscellaneous Information

William Thomas Wyatt

William Thomas Wyatt was the only son of William Henry Wyatt and was the Brother of Alice Maria Kemp Wyatt, he was born in 1845 in London. He became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1879, and then a house surgeon at St. Bartholomews Hospital, London. He was a Bachelor of Medicine in 1880 and a Doctor of Medicine in 1883.  He married Edith Annie Shepherd in 1881, and had three known children. William unfortunately died in 1898 (the same year as his Father) in Worthing, whilst living in Shelley Road.