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Name: Beatrice Lynch

Burial Number: 1673

Gender: Female

Distinction: Took in paying guests

Born: 00/00/1865

Died: 21/03/1938

Buried: 23/03/1938



Beatrice Mary Blanche Tregaskis was born in St. Issey, Cornwall, in 1865; she was the daughter of Samuel Thomas Tregaskis, 34yrs, a merchant and farmer, and Charlotte, 37yrs, nee Robbins. She was 1 of 6 children, she attended a boarding school in Plymouth as a teenager.

Beatrice remained living with her family until 16th April 1900 when, aged 34yrs, she married, Sidney Lynch, 37yrs, who had been born in Assam, India, and worked there as a civil engineer. They moved to Lancashire where Sidney was employed as a mechanical engineer, and in 1901, their daughter, Nina Beatrice, known as Nissa, was born in Chester, Manchester, she was their only child. In 1911 the family were living in Lewisham, London.

At some point, after 1911, Sidney went back to India, he returned in February 1916, stating his last country of residence as Afghanistan. A few weeks later, on 31st May, Sidney set sail from Liverpool for New York, his intended place of residence. Beatrice did not accompany her husband on any of these voyages.

On the census of 1921, Beatrice was working in London, as a domestic employee, at 30-31-32, Upper Bedford Place, probably a hotel or institution, she was still married. In 1923 she was living in Worthing, Sussex, where she had rented a large furnished property called Melrose, in Manor Road, and she appeared to be taking lodgers and paying guests for the sum of 6 guineas per week.

In January 1924, the Worthing Gazette printed an account of a court case, where the prisoner, Winifred Page aka Maxwell Heron, was charged with larceny in a dwelling house; she was apparently a guest of Beatrice at Melrose, Manor Road, and had stolen several items of jewellery from her. Other charges were also brought, and the prisoner was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions in Chichester. Beatrice recovered her stolen goods. In 1925 she appeared to have moved to Sea Bank, Manor Road.

Beatrice died in Worthing on 21st March 1938, aged 71yrs. No probate.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 53

Exact Location (what3words): oiled.began.drip

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Cut grass and keep tidy. Attend to climbing roses as well.


Beatrice Mary Blanche Lynch died 21st March 1938

Further Information


Name: Beatrice Mary Blanche Lynch

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1865

Town: St Columb Major

County: Cornwall

Country: England


Maiden Name:Tregaskis

Marriage Date: 16/04/1900

Spouse First Name: Sidney

Spouse Last Name: Lynch

Town of Marriage: St Columb Major

County of Marriage: Cornwall

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/03/1938

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Sea Bank

Address line 3: Manor 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


Living at Sea Mills, St. Issey, Cornwall. Samuel T. Tregaskis, 39yrs, Merchant/Farmer of 100acres, wife, Charlotte, 42yrs, 6 children, Ella, 18yrs, Charlotte, 8yrs, Eliza, 6yrs, Beatrice, 5yrs, Edward, 4yrs, William, 1yr, mother-in-law, Jenifer Robbins, 73yrs, widow, niece, Mary Tregaskis, 16yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Sea Mills, St. Issey, Cornwall. Samuel T. Tregaskis, 59yrs, Manager/Flour Miller, wife, Charlotte, 62yrs, son, Samuel T. 35yrs, Miller Flour, Beatrice, 25yrs, Edward, 24yrs, Medical Student, William, 21yrs, Engine Maker/Fitter, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Trafford Park, Barton under Irewell, Lancashire. Sidney Lynch, 38yrs, Mechanical Engineer, wife, Beatrice, 35yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 58, Adelaide Road, Brockley, Lewisham, S.E. Sidney Lynch, Hd. 48yrs, Engineer, AMIEE, wife, Beatrice, 45yrs, sister, Lily Clayton, 47yrs, nephew, Cyril Clayton, 16yrs, daughter, Nissa, 9yrs, visitor, Madelina Growse, 73yrs, widow, visitor, Percy Bladrell, 28yrs, Stock Exchange Clerk, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 30-31-32, Upper Bedford Place, St. Giles in the Fields, Bloomsbury, Middlesex.  Miss Sands, Hd. boarder, Beatrice M. B. Lynch, 56yrs, married, Household duties, plus 62 others.

Miscellaneous Information

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