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Name: Amelia Lidbetter

Burial Number: 1648

Gender: Female

Born: 00/11/1850

Died: 26/11/1936

Buried: 30/11/1936


Amelia Juliet Bankes was born in Brighton, Sussex, she was baptised at the Chapel Royal, Brighton, on 27th November 1850. Her parents were, Richard Frederick Bankes, 28yrs, Mariner, and Amelia Juliet, 29yrs, nee Barnes, she was their only child. After leaving the merchant navy, her father became an innkeeper in Brighton.
In 1869, aged 19yrs, Amelia married Thomas George Lidbetter, 22yrs, a medical student, in Camberwell. They lived in London, Thomas qualified as a Surgeon/GP, and over the following 13 years, they had 8 children, 3 died in infancy. Amelia’s father, Richard, died when he was only 46yrs of age and her widowed mother then lived with Amelia and her family until her death in 1898.
In 1883, Amelia Juliet Lidbetter was also widowed when her husband, Thomas, died, aged just 35yrs. By 1891 she was living in Worthing, at 5, Queen’s Road, with 3 of her children, her mother and brother-in-law. Amelia remained in Worthing for the rest of her life, she died, aged 86yrs, on 26th November 1936. Administration was granted to her daughter, Maude Isabel Lidbetter, spinster, effects £359 1s 1d. Value 2021 – £26K.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): open.card.keys

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Amelia Bankes who fell asleep on March 12th 1897 in her 77th year "For so he giveth his beloved sleep. Psalm 177" Also of her daughter Amelia Juliet widow o f T.G. Lidbetter M.R.C.S. called home Nov. 26th 1936 "Complete in him"

Further Information


Name: Amelia Juliet Lidbetter

Gender: Female

Born: 00/11/1850

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Bankes

Marriage Date: //1869

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Second Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Lidbetter

Town of Marriage: Camberwell

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/11/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Salisbury Lodge

Address line 3: Queen's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £359 1 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £26000

Census Information


. * Amelia Bankes and her baby daughter appear twice on the 1851 census.

Living at Clarence Place, High Street, Camberwell, Surrey. Juliet Hendricks, Hd. Widow, 49yrs, Annuitant, son-in-law, Richard Bankes, 29yrs, Mariner, daughter, Amelia, 30yrs, granddaughter, Amelia, 4months.

Living at 126. St. James Street, Brighthelmstone, Sussex. William Barnes, Hd. Widower, 62yrs, Auctioneer, son, John, 23yrs, Clerk, daughter, Amelia Juliet Banks, 29yrs, married, granddaughter, Amelia J. under 1yr.


Living at 126. St. James Street, Brighthelmstone, Sussex. William Barnes, Hd. Widower, 74yrs, Auctioneer, Amelia Juliet Banks, 39yrs, married, granddaughter, Amelia J., 10yr. plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Essex Road, St. Mary, Islington, London. Thomas G. Lidbetter, 34yrs, Surgeon/GP, wife, Amelia Juliet, 30yrs, 5 children, Maud 9, Ellen 7, Amelia 5, Percy 3, Arthur 1, mother-in-law, Amelia Bankes, 60yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 5, Queen’s Road, Worthing, Sussex. Amelia J. Lidbetter, widow, 39yrs, living on own means, Ellen, 17yrs, School Governess, Amelia J., 15yrs, Arthur, 11yrs, mother, Amelia J. Bankes, 70yrs, living on own means, brother-in-law, Richard F. Lidbetter, 53yrs, (paralysed) living on own means, plus a man servant.


Living at Salisbury Lodge, Queen’s Road, Worthing. Amelia Juliet Lidbetter, widow, 60yrs, Private Means, 3 daughters, Maude Isabel, s. 39yrs, Private Means, Ellen Sophia, s. 37yrs, Governess, Amelia Juliet, s. 36yrs, Governess, visitor, Sarah E. Colley, s. 63yrs, Private Means.

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