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Name: Arthur Ashling

Burial Number: 0752

Gender: Male

Occupation: Builder and Contractor

Born: 00/00/1859

Died: 00/00/1914

Buried: 13/08/1914


Arthur Ashling was born in Thorney, near Peterborough about 1859, son of John Thomas and Betsy Ashling. John (baptised in Thorney in 1833) and Betsy (who was born in Bedfordshire) were married in Thorney in 1855 and went on to have seven children.

In 1891 Arthur, now married to Emily Harriet, who was from Chelsea, was living at 14 Milton Street, a Builder and Contractor, with 3 daughters, all Worthing born.

(Brother Henry was also a Builder – in Cobden Road in 1889.)

In 1901 Betsy, ‘Widow of a Builder’, was living, with daughter Ethel, at Kingsdale in Tarring Road. Ethel was a Teacher of Music, then 22. She married in 1903.

Arthur and Emily lived at Karos in Rowlands Road by 1901. He was a Builder/Employer and they had three daughters and a son. Elsie Clara and Mabel Violet were both listed as Domestic Helps in 1911, and they had been joined by Emily’s 78 year-old widowed mother, Sarah Honess, from Dorset.

They had 5 children, 4 living by 1911, and there is also a Cyril Victor Ashling, in the Cemetery, buried in 1900, aged 5 months. He may be the lost child.

Sadly, Arthur filed for bankruptcy in October 1911 – maybe the building bubble had burst!

John Thomas died in 1898, Betsy in 1911. Arthur died in 1914, daughter Elsie Clara in 1918, aged only 32, and  Emily in 1934 – then living in Thorn Road. They are all in the Cemetery.

Sarah Honess was buried in the Cemetery in 1922.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): asleep.pads.times

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: Arthur Ashling

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1859

Town: Peterborough

County: Cambridgeshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/09/1882

Spouse First Name: Emily

Spouse Second Name: Harriett

Spouse Last Name: Short

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1914

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Thorney, Cambridgeshire – John T Ashling 27yrs, Bricklayer; Betsy Ashling 25yrs; Henry E 3yrs; Arthur 1yr; Walter 2mths;


Living at 4 Church Row, All Saints, Wandsworth – John T Ashling 37yrs, Bricklayer; Betsy Ashling, 35yrs; Henry E 13yrs, Bricklayers Apprentice; Arthur 11yrs; Mary 9yrs; Walter 7yrs; Emily 4yrs; Reginald 10mths;


Living at 4 Western Road, Broadwater – John T Ashling 47yrs, Builder employing 22 men; Betsey 45yrs; Henry E 23yrs, Bricklayer; Arthur 21yrs, Bricklayer; Mary 19yrs, Emily 14yrs; Reginald 10yrs; Herbert 5yrs; Ethel 2yrs;


Living at 14 Milton Street, Heene – Arthur Ashling 31yrs, Builder & Contractor; Emily H 30yr;, Ruby G 7yrs; Elsie 5 yrs; Mable V 1yr;


Living at Karos, Rowlands Road, Heene – Arthur Ashling 41yrs, Builder Employer; Emily H 40yrs; Ruby Emily 17yrs; Elsie Clara 15yrs; Mable Violet 11yrs; Leonard A W 3yrs;


Living at Karos, Rowlands Road, Worthing – Arthur Ashling 51yrs, Builder etc; Emily Harriet 50yrs; Elsie Clara 25yrs, Domestic Help; Mable Violet 21yrs, Domestic Help; Leonard Arthur 13yrs; Sarah Honess 78yrs, widow (wife’s mother);

Miscellaneous Information

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