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Name: Beatrix Keppel

Burial Number: 1757

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means

Distinction: Sister of Cunigunda

Born: 2/6/1872

Died: 24/02/1943

Buried: 02/03/1943

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Beatrix was born in Norwich, Norfolk, the youngest daughter of Leicester Chantrey Keppel and his wife Emily. She was baptised at St John Maddermarket church, Norwich on 8th August 1872. Her father was a Captain in the Royal Navy and the family moved around England during her childhood. Leicester retired in 1895. At the time, the family were living at The Lodge in West Bergholt, Essex. For a while the family lived in Eltham, Kent but by 1905, they were settled in Worthing, living at Strafford House in Downview Road. In 1911, the family were living in Manor Road and it was here that Emily Keppel died in 1913. Leicester moved his family to “Guelderland” in Grand Avenue where he died in 1917. The three surviving sisters, Rose, Cunigunda (known as Cunie) and Beatrix moved to 4 Ripley Road. In 1930, they were living at 22 Highdown Avenue but by 1939, the three were living at 122 Broomfield Avenue. Beatrix died in hospital after an accident at home on 24th February 1943. No probate.

Ada (Cunie) died in 1953 and Constance (Rose) died in 1958. They are buried next to each other in Durrington cemetery.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Beatrix Keppel

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): civic.honey.blocks

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Cut grass and keep tidy


In loving memory of Beatrix dear daughter of Admiral & Mrs Keppel died February 24th 1943 "In blessing I will bless thee"

Further Information


Name: Beatrix Keppel

Gender: Female

Born: 2/6/1872

Town: Norwich

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/02/1943

Cause of death: Hypostatic Pneumonia; Burns.

Address line 1: 122

Address line 3: Broomfield Avenue

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


Gothic Cottage, Dover Road, Walmer.
Leicester aged 42, captain, Royal Navy. Emily aged 33. Ada aged 9. Beatrix aged 8. Leicester W aged 2 months. Plus 3 servants.


Flag Captain’s House, HM Dockyard, Sheerness.
Leicester aged 51, captain, Royal Navy. Emily aged 42. Rose aged 25. Cunigunda aged 19. Beatrix aged 18. Plus 4 servants including a Japanese man servant, Kichiro Hatsumura.


96 Eltham Road, Eltham.
Leicester aged 60, Admiral, Navy Office. Emily aged 50. Constance aged 29. Ada aged 24. Beatrix aged 23. Plus 3 servants.


“Melrose” Manor Road, Worthing.
Leicester aged 70, mariner, Royal Navy. Emily aged 58. Constance aged 32. Ada aged 27. Beatrix aged 26. Plus 2 servants.


Visitor at Old Manor House, Melbourn, Hertfordshire.

Edwin Charles Barnes Cosgrave
Male 1862 59 Army-Retired
Mabel Molyneaux Seela Foley
Female 1880 41 Home Duties
Nelly Molyneux Anderson
Female 1880 41 Independant Means None
Beatrice Keppel
Female 1879 42 Independant Means None
Rosetta Green
Female 1884 37 General Domestic Servant
Emily Green
Female 1884 36 General Domestic Servant


The three sisters were living at 122 Broomfield Avenue, Worthing.

Miscellaneous Information

The Herald March 5th 1943 –
Admirals niece dies at Worthing – A shout of “Rose, Rose, come, come” brought Miss Constance Rose Keppel hurrying downstairs where she found her sister, Miss Beatrix Keppel lying in the fire place, almost in the fire. She told the Deputy Coroner, Mr F.G. Stevens, at Saturday’s inquest on Miss Beatrix Keppel, that her sister had complained of feeling unwell the day before, and felt worse last Monday. She had phoned for the doctor and gone upstairs, leaving her sister sitting by the fire, reading a letter. When she reached her sister, she found her perfectly conscious “I’m burning, Rose” she cried. Miss Rose Keppel assisted her to a chair, where she appeared quite normal. She was removed to Worthing Hospital, where she died on Wednesday night. Mr A Sherwood M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., house surgeon at the hospital, gave his opinion that death was caused by hypostatic pneumonia which arose as a direct result of burns following a fall into the fire. The Deputy Coroner recorded a verdict of accidental death. Miss Beatrix Keppel, who lived at 122 Broomfield Avenue was 66 years of age, and was the daughter of Admiral Leicester Chantry Keppel.