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Name: Alison (Alice) Gates

Burial Number: 1793

Gender: Female

Born: 17/04/1871

Died: 14/08/1945

Buried: 19/08/1945


Alice Marion Gates nee Collet (1871 – 1945)


Alice was born in Worthing, daughter of Augustus Henry Collet, a General Practitioner, from Worthing. Mother Emma Louise was from Middlesex. Alice was baptised  on 15th May 1871.


Alice was then the second of 8 children, all born in Worthing, and living in Montague Place in 1881. They had moved to Ashurst Lodge, in Liverpool Road, in 1891, and there were 3 more children. (Ashurst Lodge was where the Montague Centre is now.) The couple eventually had 7 daughters and 5 sons. They also had a Nurse, Under-Nurse, Cook and Housemaid.

Ferdinand Chasemore married Alice at Heene in December 1894. Ferdinand was then a Solicitor, and his father, Ferdinand, was described as a Gentleman.

Ferdinand, born in Steyning, was living in Heene Parish, and  Alice in Christchurch.


Ferdinand and Alice were living at Nyetimber, in Shelley Road, when the 1901 census was taken. He was a Solicitor, with his Office at 47 Chapel Road – until very recently, this was the site of Aqua Restaurant. They had a son, Chasemore Ferdinand, aged 5, and daughters Violet Evelyn and Dorothy, 4 and 2. They had  2 Nurses, a Housemaid and a Cook.


Still at Nyetimber, in 1911, were Ferdinand and Alice, with Chasemore and Dorothy – Violet died in 1905 of appendicitis  – plus Alice’s sister Winifred, a single lady of 20, Ellen Mary Bailey, sister, aged 35, of Steyning, a Cook and a Parlourmaid.


When Ferdinand died, Probate was given to Alice, and to Herbert Norman Collet, Gentleman. Herbert was Alice’s younger brother.

When Alice died, in 1945, she was described as ‘of Whitstable’.

(Chasemore married Alice Meyer in 1921 in Worthing, became a Motor Coach Proprietor, and had a son, Richard. They were living in Haynes Road in 1939.He died in 1967)


Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Alison (Alice) Gates

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 2 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): again.trade.laws

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Violet Evelyn elder daughter of Ferdinand Chasemore/Alice Marion Gates born Jany 31st 1897 died July 16th 1905. And of Ferdinand Chasemore Gates born February 24th 1865 died February 14th 1915 "R.I.P." Alice Marion Gates wife of Ferdinand Chasemore Gates born April 17th 1871 died Aug 14th 1945

Further Information


Name: Alison (Alice) Marion Gates

Gender: Female

Born: 17/04/1871

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Collet

Marriage Date: 19/12/1894

Spouse First Name: Ferdinand

Spouse Second Name: Chasemore

Spouse Last Name: Gates

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/08/1945

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Pear Tree Cottage

Address line 3: Gordon Road

Town: Whitstable

County: Kent

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1413 3 s d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Nyetimber, Shelley Road: Ferdinand C 36yrs Solicitor, Alice Marion 29yrs, Chasemore F 5yrs, Violet E 4yrs, Dorothy 2yrs, Elizabeth L Laugher 63yrs Nurse Domestic, Ellen S Skinner 19yrs Housemaid, Jane Stonor 41yrs Cook, Florence C Skinner 17yrs Nurse


Living at Nyetimber, Shelley Road, Worthing: Ferdinand Chasemore 46yrs Solicitor, Alice Marion 39yrs, Chasemore Ferdinand 15yrs, Dorothy, 12yrs, Winifred Kathleen Collet 20yrs, Ellen Mary Bailey 35yrs, Caroline Golds 27yrs Cook Domestic, Emma Elizabeth Broom 22yrs Parlourmaid

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.