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Name: Annie Merydue

Burial Number: 1632

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housemaid; Laundress

Distinction: Housemaid

Born: 00/00/1870

Died: 16/03/1936

Buried: 20/03/1936


Annie Alice Daniels was born in 1870 in Cinderford, Gloucestershire, to her gardener father, Shadrach Daniels, aged 23, and her mother, Mary Ryder, aged 25. In 1891 she was a housemaid in Sloane Gardens House in London – also known as the Ladies Dwelling Company. This was a block of flats specifically set up to house women who wished to remain unmarried and pursue professional careers. This was part of the Bloomsbury Project founded by Agnes Garrett, the sister of Dr Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Annie married police constable, Alfred Thomas Merydue on 9 November 1892 in Bognor, Sussex. They began married life in Cokeham, Sompting, Sussex and had one child, Charles Alfred Merydue, born in 1893. He was baptised in Sompting church on 8th October. Soon after, the family moved to Heyshott, Sussex but by 1909 were living in Ifield near Crawley. At the outbreak of World War I, the family were living at The Police Station, Bartelot Road, Horsham. At the end of the War, they moved to Worthing, living in Belle Vue Terrace, Elm Grove. Annie worked as a laundress, employed by Mrs Margaret Maddock of Durrington Steam Laundry. Her husband worked as a labourer for Oliver Holden at Elm Grove Nursery. He died in 1930 and was buried at Heene. Annie died on 16th March 1936 at her son’s home 5 Lavender Grove, Mitcham, Surrey. Probate was granted on 28th April to Charles Alfred Merydue, fireman. Effects £443 2s 7d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 20

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In loving memory of my dear husband Alfred Thomas Merydue died 10th Feb 1930 aged 64 Also of Annie his dearly loved wife died 16th March 1936 aged 65 "Her end was peace"

Further Information


Name: Annie Alice Merydue

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1870

Town: Cinderford

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Daniels

Marriage Date: 9/11/1892

Spouse First Name: Alfred

Spouse Second Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Merydue

Town of Marriage: Bognor Regis

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/03/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 9

Address line 2: Belle Vue Terrace

Address line 3: Elm Grove

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £433 2 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £25653.00

Census Information


Cinderford Turnpike, East dean, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire

Shadrach aged 24, gardener. Mary aged 24. Annie aged 0 months.


Dirty Lane, Westbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire.

Shadrach aged 33, gardener (domestic). Mary aged 33. Annie aged 10. Mark aged 4. Albert aged 1.


Ladies Dwelling Co, Sloane Gardens House, 52 Lower Sloane Street, London. (this is a tenement house)

Annie aged 20, housemaid in household run by Mary Mackenzie aged 35, lady superintendent.

The household consisted of cook, kitchen maid, scullery maid, 3 parlour maids, 8 house maids, and 2 porters. Plus 10 ladies boarding.


84 Heyshott St., Heyshott, Sussex

Alfred T aged 36, police constable. Annie aged 30. Charles A aged 7.


3 Waterloo Villas, Broadbridge Heath, Horsham, Sussex.

Alfred Thomas Merydue aged 46, police constable. Annie Alice aged 40.


9 Belle Vue Terrace, Elm Grove, Worthing.

Alfred aged 56, farm labourer for Oliver Holden, Elm Grove, Nursery. Annie aged 50, laundress for Mrs Maddock, Durrington Laundry.

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