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Name: Amy Huntington

Burial Number: 1463

Gender: Female

Born: 1/5/1847

Died: 26/11/1930

Buried: 29/11/1930


Amy came of a wealthy family. She was born on 1 May 1847 in Streatham, Surrey and baptised on 13 June at St. Leonard’s, She was the daughter of William Laidler Leaf, jnr.,and Emma Leaf née Bradbury, who lived at ‘Arborfield’, Sreatham Hill. Her father was a general merchant and the household consisted of the family, two nurses, an under nurse, a gardener, a cook, housemaid and footboy.

In nearly all the Censuses there was a nurse employed in the Huntington and Leaf households. The Leaf family were great believers in homeopathic treatment.

Amy’s grandfather, William Laidler Leaf, snr., was cured of a chronic illness with homeopathic medicine and in gratitude founded the first London Homeopathic Hospital and the Leaf Homeopathic Hospital in Eastbourne.





Amy married Edward Chesshyre Huntington on 15 August 1872 at St James’, Clapham. Edward’s father, William, Rector of St John’s, Manchester, conducted the ceremony. The newly married couple lived mainly in Lambeth, London.

In 1899 Amy was left £1,000 in the Will of Sir Henry Tate, of Tate and Lyle and founder of the Tate Gallery. Sir Henry had bought Park Hill, Streatham, when Amy’s grandfather, William Laidler Leaf, snr., died in 1874.


Amy was also left £300 in the Will of her aunt, Julia Leaf, who lived at ‘Laerdal’, Wordsworth Road, Worthing. Amy died on 26 November 1930.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Amy Huntington

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): pinks.hype.loyal

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


"Peace perfect peace" In loving memory of my husband Edward Chesshyre Huntington died May 24th 1927 aged 84 years. Also of Amy Emma Huntington wife of the above died November 26th 1930 aged 83 years. List confirms also Arabella Jane Huntington urn 1925

Further Information


Name: Amy Emma Huntington

Gender: Female

Born: 1/5/1847

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Leaf

Marriage Date: 15/8/1872

Spouse First Name: Edward

Spouse Second Name: Chesshyre

Spouse Last Name: Huntington

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/11/1930

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

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Miscellaneous Information

Leaf Homeopathic Hospital, Eastbourne, founded by Amy's father

Julia Leaf (1829-1913) moved to “Laerdal”, Wordsworth Road, Worthing, sometime between 1891 and 1901 and died there but is not buried at Heene. However, she was the sister of William La(i)dler Leaf (jnr), whose daughter Amy Emma Leaf married Edward Chesshyre Huntington, both of whom are recorded at Heene. Julia’s father, William La(i)dler Leaf, was a very wealthy silk merchant with extensive business interests in France. He suffered from a chronic illness which was completely cured with homeopathic treatment. As a result, he founded the first London Homeopathic Hospital and the Leaf Homeopathic Hospital in Eastbourne. His house, Park Hill in Streatham was where Julia lived until well into adulthood and it is very likely that Amy stayed there. When William (snr) died in 1874, Park Hill was bought by Sir Henry Tate, of Tate & Lyle and founder of the Tate Gallery, London. When Sir Henry died he left £1,000 to Amy. Julia left £300 to Amy in 1913 and £500 to the Leaf Homeopathic Hospital in Eastbourne.