Portrait of Arnold Meuter

Name: Arnold Meuter

Burial Number: 1593

Gender: Male

Occupation: Clerk

Born: 29/09/1849

Died: 20/09/1934

Buried: 25/09/1934


Arnold William Robert Henry Meuter (known as William) was born on 29th April 1849 in Belgium to Gerhard Ludovicus and Margaret Gordon Meuter (nee Whytt)

Arnold’s Father Gerhard  was born in 1820 in Germany and he worked as a Professor of Commerce and Political Economy at the Verviers College in Belgium. He arrived in England from France on the 3rd August 1845, and married Margaret Gordon Whytt on 26th December 1848 at Highgate Middlesex. They lived at 21 Langdon Road Upper Holloway Middlesex.

Arnold’s  Grandfather known as Arnoldus Albertus Meuter was a Captain and Private Secretary to General Dumouriez. General Dumouriez was born in France in 1739. He entered the French Army in 1758 and served with distinction against the Prussians in the Seven Years War. King Louis XV sent him on secret diplomatic missions to Madrid in 1767 and Poland in 1770. He became General in the French Revolutionary wars and won the battle of Valmy in 1792. He was also Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Arnold married Jane Adshead (also known as Jennie)  on the 15th August 1877 at Portsea, Portsmouth

They had 2 children-

Gerhard William kirton Meuter born 27th January 1884 Malta

Edith Margaret Meuter born 1887 Malta


Arnold worked as a clerk for the P&O company. (In 1844 P&O began offering passenger services to let people take a sea tour to destinations including Gibraltar, Athens and Malta from Southampton).

At some point between 1887 and 1905 the family moved to England, where the family lived for many years at ‘Casa Melita’ Eton Road Worthing.

Arnold died on 20th September 1934 at North View East Preston Sussex. He left £1331 9s (£67400 in 2020) to his Daughter Edith Margaret.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Arnold Meuter

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): jazz.turns.poker

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Gerhard William Kirton the dearly loved son of William and Jeannie Meuter who fell asleep February 2nd 1912 aged 28 years "Blessed be the pure in heart for they shall see God" Math. v.8 William Meuter born 29 Sept 1849 died 20 Sept 1934. Jeannie wife of W. Meuter March 3rd 1932 aged 75

Further Information


Name: Arnold William Meuter

Gender: Male

Born: 29/09/1849

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Belgium


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 15/8/1877

Spouse First Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Adshead

Town of Marriage: Portsmouth

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/09/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: North View

Town: East Preston

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1331 s d

Current value of effects: £67399

Census Information


Casa Melita, Eton Road, Worthing, Sussex

William Meuter (Head) age 61, Jennie (Wife) age 55, Gerhard (Son) age 27, Edith (Daughter) age 23, Edith Hollis (Niece) age 34

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.