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Name: Amos Alexander

Burial Number: 0716

Gender: Male

Occupation: Racehorse Trainer; Carman and Contractor for Coal;

Distinction: Winning Racehorse Trainer

Born: 00/00/1871

Died: 15/06/1913

Buried: 19/06/1913

Story

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Amos Albert Alexander 1871-1913

Amos was born in Hartlepool, the son of Joseph and Jane. His father was a coastguard and the family were originally from Kent. Joseph died at the end of 1871 and Jane moved the family back to Kent. Jane died in 1879 and Amos was sent to Fry’s Charity School in Chatham the following year. In 1890, Amos married Alice Mary Baldock in Wivelsfield, Sussex. The couple moved to France where Amos trained racehorses. Their daughter Alice was born in 1892, followed by Charles in 1894 and Harold in 1898. The children were baptised in Bucharest on 5th December 1899. A daughter, Dorothy (Dora) was born in Romania on 30th December 1904. She was baptised in Bucharest on 30th June 1905. Amos was now training racehorses in Romania mainly for the President of the Romanian Jockey Club, Mr Marghiloman. Amos had the largest team of racehorses in the country which was called ” Villa Albatross”. He trained the winner of the Romanian Derby 10 times in 13 years up to 1909. It was then that the family returned to England, living at the “Villa Albatross” in Valencia Road, Worthing. Amos died at his brother’s home in Dalston on 15th June 1913. Probate was granted to Alice Mary Alexander widow on 26th July 1913. Effects £2856 13s 7d (approx £168K in 2020). Alice moved to Hove. Her son Charles died in a motorcycle accident in 1924. She died in Hampshire in 1950.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): towers.export.gossip

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In loving memory of my dear husband Amos A. Alexander

Further Information

Birth

Name: Amos Albert Alexander

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1871

Town: Hartlepool

County: Durham (County Durham)

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1890

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Second Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Baldock

Town of Marriage: Wivelsfield

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/06/1913

Cause of death: Stricture of pyloric end of stomach causing chronic dilation of stomach. Asthenia. Cardiac failure.

Address line 2: 63

Address line 3: Malvern Road

Town: Dalston

County: London

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2856 13 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £168000.00

Census Information

1881

The Hole in the Wall Public House and Lodging House, Gravesend, Kent

Amos aged 9, living with his uncle Thomas Blackman, licensed victualler and his family.

1911

Villa Albatross, Valencia Road, Worthing.

Amos Albert aged 39, carman and contractor for coal. Alice Mary aged 41. Emma Rachel Alexander aged 48, sister. Alice Emma aged 19. Charles Amos aged 16, apprentice to gas fitter. Harold aged 13. Dorothy aged 6.

Miscellaneous Information

The Sport, Dublin 13th November 1909.

Amos Alexander who hails from Brighton, graduated in France and he has had the honour of training the winners of the Romanian Derby for Mr Marghiloman, the wealthy president of the Romanian Jockey Club, on ten occasions during the last thirteen years.