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Name: Avis Stanley

Burial Number: 0488

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Edward Stanley

Born: 24/5/1838

Died: 29/01/1906

Buried: 01/02/1906


Avis was born in Dum Dum, Bengal, India the daughter of James Anthony Barnard and his wife Bridget. She was baptised in Dum Dum on 30th August 1839. On 7th September 1864, Avis married Edward Stanley, a veterinary surgeon in Lucknow, Bengal. Their son Edward was born in 1865 and a daughter Clara was born in 1868. Sadly she died the following year in Benares. In 1870, the family moved to England, living in Warwick. Bernard was born there in 1871 followed by Edith Mary in 1873 and Howard in 1879. In 1884, the family were in Australia as Edward had been promoted to Chief Veterinary Inspector at the Board of Health. Edward stayed in Australia but by 1900, Avis was back in England with her daughter Edith and three grandchildren. They lived in Chesswood Road, Worthing until 1906, then moving to “Newstead” in Heene Road. (This was on the west side, just north of the Mill Road crossroads). Avis died here on 29th January 1906. Probate was granted on 15th September to Edith Mary Stanley spinster. Effects £95

Edward married again in Australia in 1908 and died there in 1924.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 15

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In loving memory of Avis Charlotte wife of Edward Stanley died Jany. 29th 1906 aged 67

Further Information


Name: Avis Charlotte Stanley

Gender: Female

Born: 24/5/1838

Town: Dum Dum

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name:Barnard

Marriage Date: 7/9/1864

Spouse First Name: Edward

Spouse Last Name: Stanley

Town of Marriage: Lucknow

County of Marriage: Bengal

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/01/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Newstead

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £95 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £7464.00

Census Information


4 Church Street, Warwick.
Edward aged 31, veterinary surgeon. Avis aged 32. Edward aged 5. Bernard aged 4 months. Plus 2 servants.


20 Jury Street, Warwick.
Edward aged 41, veterinary surgeon. Avis aged 42. Edward aged 15. Bernard aged 10. Edith aged 8. Howard aged 1. Plus 2 servants.


Living at Lambeth Road, Camperdown, New South Wales


Southdown Lodge, Chesswood Road, Worthing.
Avis aged 62, living on own means. Edith aged 28. Eileen aged 9, grand daughter. Ethelind aged 7, grand daughter. Alice aged 5, grand daughter. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

Arthur Penrhyn Stanley - husband of Avis Stanley