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Name: Arabella Greaves

Burial Number: 1676

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Distinction: Teacher of young ladies

Born: 20/07/1846

Died: 11/05/1938

Buried: 14/05/1938

Story

Arabella Manley was born on 20th July 1846, in Woolwich, London; she was baptised on 9th August at St. Mary Magdalene, Woolwich. Her father, William Manley, 41yrs, was born in Ireland, and was an Army Pensioner, her mother was Elizabeth, 32yrs. Arabella had at least 8 siblings. The family lived in Carshalton, Surrey, and Arabella, who worked as a governess, lived at home until she was 40yrs old when she married Arthur Greaves, 49yrs, a widower, on 8th September 1887, at All Saints, Carshalton. Arthur was employed as a bank clerk.

They lived in Beddington, Surrey, until Arthur retired, and then moved to Worthing, Sussex, where, in 1901, they lived at Sunnycroft, Rowlands Road. Arabella was widowed in 1904 when Arthur died, aged 65yrs. She remained in Worthing, living at 20, Crescent Road, at the time of her death, aged 92yrs. Arabella died on 11th May 1938 at the Normanton Nursing Home in Shelley Road.

Probate was granted to Edith Grace Greaves, spinster, effects £2881 8s 5d. Value 2021 – £203000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 20

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In loving memory of Arthur Greaves who died 7th February 1904 aged 64 years "Looking unto Jesus" Also of Arabella his wife died 11 May 1938 aged 92 years

Further Information

Birth

Name: Arabella Greaves

Gender: Female

Born: 20/07/1846

Town: Woolwich

County: London

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name:Manley

Marriage Date: 08/09/1887

Spouse First Name: Arthur

Spouse Last Name: Greaves

Town of Marriage: Carshalton

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/05/1938

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 20

Address line 3: Crescent Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2881 8 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £203000

Census Information

1851

Living at West Street, Carshalton, Surrey. William Manley, 45yrs, Chelsea Out-Pensioner, wife, Elizabeth, 36yrs, Lucy, 18yrs, Dressmaker, William, 14yrs, Mary, 12yrs, Thomas, 10yrs, and Arabella, 4yrs.

1861

Living at West Street, Carshalton, Surrey. William Manley, 55yrs, Cashier in Gents Outfitters and Chelsea Out-Pensioner, wife, Elizabeth, 46yrs, Thomas, 20yrs, Clerk Gents Outfitters, Arabella, 14yrs, Richard, 9yrs, James, 6yrs, and Edward, 4yrs.

1871

Living at West Street, Carshalton, Surrey. William Manley, 65yrs, Chelsea Out-Pensioner, wife, Elizabeth, 56yrs, Richard, 19yrs, Jnr. Clerk London Bank, James, 16yrs, Asst. Broker’s Clerk, Edward 14yrs, Arabella, 24yrs, Teacher to young ladies.

1881

Living at West Street, Carshalton, Surrey. William Manley, 65yrs, Chelsea Out-Pensioner, wife, Elizabeth, 56yrs, Richard, 19yrs, Jnr. Clerk London Bank, James, 16yrs, Asst. Broker’s Clerk, Edward 14yrs, Arabella, 24yrs, Teacher to young ladies.

1891

Living at 3, Clyde Road, Beddington, Surrey. Arthur Greaves, 51yrs, Bank Clerk, wife, Arabella, 42yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

1901

Living at Sunnycroft, Rowlands Road, Worthing, Sussex. Arthur Greaves, 61yrs, retired Bank Clerk, wife, Arabella, 53yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

1911

Living at 135, Rowlands Road, Worthing, Sussex. Arabella Greaves, Hd. 61yrs, widow, visitor, Amy Rossel, 14yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

1921

Living at 135, Rowlands Road, Worthing, Sussex. Arabella Greaves, Hd. 72yrs, widow, Home Duties, visitor, Lucy Greaves, 85yrs, plus 1 domestic help.

Miscellaneous Information

From 1692 until 1955, all Army pensions were administered by and paid from the Royal Hospital Chelsea, which is why all Army pensioners were often referred to as Chelsea Pensioners. Those who lived ‘Out’, in the UK or abroad and received their pension in cash from agents around the country were known as Out-Pensioners.