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Name: Anderton Roberts

Burial Number: 1142

Gender: Male

Occupation: Telegraph Clerk; Post Office Clerk; Postmaster G.P.O.

Born: 21/04/1840

Died: 12/10/1923

Buried: 16/10/1923


Anderton was born in Bradford, Yorkshire the son of Joshua and Elizabeth. He was baptised at Christ Church, Bradford on 22nd May 1840. His father was a tea dealer. Sarah Anderton, Elizabeth’s mother had an interesting job in the production of worsted cloth. She was a worsted stuff presser. Her job was to place cloth between two sheets of stiff press paper and pass it through a hot pressing machine. This gave a finish to the cloth. As a young man, Anderton was employed as a telegraph clerk in Liverpool but by 1864, he had moved to London. On 13th April, he married Jane Green at St Mary’s Church, Islington. The couple set up home in Hackney where Anderton worked for the Post Office. By 1891, Anderton’s job had taken him back to Yorkshire where he was Postmaster in Normanton. Jane died in 1898 aged 56. On 12th June 1900, Anderton married Alice Scovell at St Mary Abbotts Church in Kensington. The family moved to Great Grimsby where Anderton took up his last appointment before retiring. In 1902 Anderton retired to Purley and then finally settled in Worthing in 1904. For a while the family lived in Mill Road before moving to West Tarring. Anderton died on 12th October 1923. Probate was granted on 6th November to Alice Roberts widow and Lilian Jane Roberts spinster. Effects £10406 2s 11d.

Alice Roberts nee Scovell was born in Kensington on 8th July 1869, the daughter of Thomas and Sarah. After Anderton died in October 1923, Alice moved to Willingdon near Eastbourne to be near her step-daughter Lilian. She lived at “Mountroyd”, Wish Hill. Alice died at the Esperance Nursing Home, Eastbourne on 21st March 1945. She left an estate of £18473 (approx £656740 in 2021).


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 9 Plot: 23

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In loving memory of my dear husband Anderton Sharp Roberts born April 21st 1840 died October 12th 1923."We who have believed do enter into rest, even so in Christ shall all be made alive". Also of Alice his wife died March 21st 1945 aged 75

Further Information


Name: Anderton Sharp Roberts

Gender: Male

Born: 21/04/1840

Town: Bradford

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/4/1864

Spouse First Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Green

Town of Marriage: Islington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 12/6/1900

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Last Name: Scovell

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/10/1923

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Woodlands"

Address line 2: West Tarring

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 15th October 1923


Death of Mr Anderton Sharp Roberts

Ill for only a couple of weeks, Mr Anderton Sharp Roberts, an old and respected resident, passed away on Friday at Woodlands, West Tarring, in his 84th year. After a long career of government service, Mr Roberts retired in 1902, and for a time he lived at Purley before coming to Worthing in 1904. Here he became a church warden of Heene an office he filled for nearly fourteen years, being very constant in his attendance at service. Always fond of outdoor life, Mr Roberts in his earlier years had been a keen angler and interested in cricket, and at his residence at Tarring he found scope for his love of gardening. Here by the way he played bowls among friends up to the end of last July. Since then with his wife he spent a long and enjoyable holiday at Harrogate, and on his return last month, appeared to be in excellent health. Mr Roberts was one of the original members of Worthing Golf Club.

The funeral took place at Heene Cemetery yesterday afternoon, preceded by a service in the church, and was conducted by the Rector of Heene Rev. J P Fallowes assisted by rev. L S Blenkins; and among those present were the Rector of Tarring Rev C Lee, Rev. J Puttick, Rev A Simmonds and members of the Church Council.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10406 2 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £427258.00

Census Information


Westgate, Bradford
Joshua aged 35, tea dealer. Betsy aged 25. Anderton aged 1. Plus 1 servant.


8 Park Place, Bradford.
Sarah Anderton aged 59, widow, worsted stuff presser. Margaret aged 28, daughter. Elizabeth Roberts aged 33, daughter. Anderton aged 10, grandson. Selina aged 7, grand daughter. Alfred aged 5, grandson. Mary aged 2, grand daughter. Plus 1 servant and 3 lodgers

(Joshua was visiting his parents)


Wesley Street, Dewsbury.
Anderton aged 20,lodger, telegraph clerk, living in house of Hiram France, an overlooker in a carpet warehouse.


56 Wellington Road, Hackney.
Anderton aged 30, post office clerk. Jane aged 29. Ada aged 4. Walter Green aged 24, brother –in-law.


Oriel Villa, Wakefield Road, Page Green Estate, Tottenham.
Anderton aged 40, clerk, civil service. Jane aged 39. Albert Oswald aged 1. Plus 1 servant.


Calverley Green, Altofts, Normanton, Yorks.
Anderton aged 50, postmaster GPO. Jane aged 49. Albert O aged 11. Lilian J aged 9. Plus 1 servant.


Abbey Park Road, Great Grimsby.
Anderton aged 60, postmaster. Albert aged 21, post office clerk. Lilian J aged 19. Plus 1 servant.
(Alice was staying with her sister’s family in Herne Bay)


Manningham Lodge, Mill Road, Worthing.
Anderton aged 70, retired postmaster. Alice aged 41. Lilian Jane aged 29. Plus 1 servant.


‘Woodlands’ Durrington, Worthing

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Anderton Sharop Roberts
Male 1840 81 Bradford, Yorkshire, England Postmaster Retired
Alice Roberts
Female  1869 51 Kensington, London, England Home Duties
Lilian Jane Louise Roberts
Female 1881 39 Tottenham, London, England Home Duties
Selina Roberts
Female 1843 78 Bradford, Yorkshire, England Home Duties
Mary Francis Roberts
Female 1848 72 Bradford, Yorkshire, England Home Duties
Emily Margaret Roberts
Female 1856 64 Bradford, Yorkshire, England Home Duties

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