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Name: Annie Singre

Burial Number: 0659

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cook; Restauranteur; Boarding House Keeper

Distinction: Wife of French chef

Born: 00/00/1840

Died: 00/2/1912

Buried: 09/02/1912


Annie was born in Aberystwyth, the daughter of Hugh and Elizabeth. She was baptised at St Michael’s church, Aberystwyth on 1st January 1841. Her father worked for a local solicitor as a writing clerk. By 1861, Annie was in London working as a house servant and cook. A few years later, she was working for Colonel Henry Clinton in the village of Barkway in Hertfordshire. She may have met her future husband Edouard Singre here as he was working for the Earl of Selkirk who had connections with Lord Strathnairn whose estate was in Barkway. Annie married Edouard in London in 1880. He had been born in Versailles, France in 1838 and was a widower. Edouard had a son Charles Edward by his wife Margueritte in 1865. After she died, Edouard brought his son to England. At the time of his marriage, Edouard was working for the Earl of Selkirk in Berkeley Square, London. By 1882, Edouard and Annie were working for Lord Strathnairn in Barkway, near Royston. The couple had to appear in court in 1882, when a neighbour threw a stone though the window of their cottage on the estate and broke a mirror. Edouard and Annie moved to Ireland running several restaurants near Belfast including The Burn at Crawfordsburn. Many advertisements for their services appeared regularly in the Belfast Newsletter up to the turn of the century. In 1901, they were living in Windsor, Belfast and advertising for a situation managing a small hotel or club. By 1906, the couple were in Worthing, running a boarding house in Thorn Road. Annie’s sister Jane Pugh died here in 1906 and is buried at Heene. Annie died c7th February 1912 and was buried at Heene on 9th February. No probate.

Edouard died in 1913. He is not buried at Heene as he was a Roman Catholic. His death was registered in the Steyning district of Sussex. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): items.works.risky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Annie Elizabeth Singre

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1840

Town: Aberystwyth

County: Cardiganshire

Country: Wales


Maiden Name:Pugh

Marriage Date: //1880

Spouse First Name: Edouard

Spouse Second Name: Edmund

Spouse Last Name: Singre

Town of Marriage: Hanover Square

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/2/1912

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 35

Address line 3: Thorn Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire

Hugh aged 28. Elizabeth aged 30. James aged 4. Ann aged 2. Plus 1 servant.


28 Portland Street, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire

Hugh aged 38, solicitor’s writing clerk. Elizabeth aged 40. James aged 13. Ann Elizabeth aged 11. Margaret aged 7. Susanna aged 9. Jane aged 4. Hugh aged 1.


33 Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, Middx.

Annie aged 21, house servant in household of Mary Rogers, widow, railway stock holder.


Barkway, Herts.

Annie aged 31, cook in household of Col. Henry Clinton of Earlsbury Park, Royston.


Unable to trace. Edouard Singre is listed as a cook in the household of the Earl and Countess of Selkirk in Berkeley Square, London.


In Ireland. Census unavailable.


69 Dublin Road, Windsor, Belfast, Ireland

Edouard aged 60, chef of cuisine, Roman Catholic. Ann aged 59, wife, Church of England. Joseph G Foster aged 27, boarder, ladies tailor, Church of England. Marcel Compagnol aged 19, boarder, pastry cook, Roman Catholic. Alexina Poppard aged 42, lodger, woodcarver, Church of England. Sybil Burleigh aged 31, visitor, no occupation, Church of England.


35 Thorn Road, Worthing, Sussex

Edouard aged 72, boarding house keeper. Elizabeth (Annie) aged 71. Plus 3 boarders.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.