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Name: Bertha Thrupp

Burial Number: 1446

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Robert Williams Thrupp

Born: 00/00/1860

Died: 13/06/1930

Buried: 16/06/1930


Bertha was born in Wrexham, the daughter of William and Margaret. She was baptised at Minera on 5 Jul 1860.
William was a civil engineer who also owned a colliery. When he died in 1886, his obituary mentioned that he had been assistant engineer in the construction of the Great Western Railway main line. He was also one of the earliest promoters of the Channel Tunnel enterprise in 1866 and had bought land at Dover and Calais to facilitate the project. He died in 1886.
Bertha married Robert Williams Thrupp at St Cuthbert’s, Kensington on 11 Jan 1888. Ruth was born later that year, followed by Hilda in 1889. The family moved to Alderminster near Stratford-on-Avon where Robert had been appointed vicar.
Between 1891 and 1900, six more children were born; Monica Mabel in 1891, Ursula Muriel in 1892, Agnes Helena in 1894, Joyce in 1895, Robert Lucien in 1898 and Caspur William in 1900.
In 1902, Mary Agatha was born and finally in 1907, Hermine Magdalene completed the family.
Robert died in 1914 three years after moving to Worthing. By 1919, Bertha had left Worthing. She died at 143 Oakwood Court, Kensington on 13 Jun 1930.

Probate granted on 17 Jul to Ruth Mary Young-Herries (wife of William Dobree Young-Herries) and Hilda Margaret Bertha Thrupp spinster.
Effects £5459 1s 6d (approx. £250K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Bertha Thrupp

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): acute.still.name

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



This headstone was a full length Art Nouveau bronze plate which unfortunately had been removed when we cleared the brambles in that area. Photograph taken by a member of the Sussex Family History Group c1980


"Requiescat in Pace" Robert Williams Thrupp, Priest, August 10th 1914 "Grant him eternal rest o Lord and let light perpetual shine on him" Also Bertha his wife June 13th 1930

Further Information


Name: Bertha Cameron Thrupp

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1860

Town: Wrexham

County: Denbighshire

Country: Wales


Maiden Name:Low

Marriage Date: 11/1/1888

Spouse First Name: Robert

Spouse Second Name: Williams

Spouse Last Name: Thrupp

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/06/1930

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 143

Address line 3: Oakwood Court

Town: Kensington

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 18 Jun 1930
Old Residents Death
The funeral took place at Heene Cemetery on Monday of Mrs Bertha Cameron Thrupp widow of the Rev. R W Thrupp who died in 1914 after having been for many years a member of the clergy staff of St Andrew’s. Mrs Thrupp who was 70 years of age, died at 143 Oakwood Court, Kensington.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5459 1 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £250000.00

Census Information


“Lloftwen”, Bersham, Wrexham.
William aged 46, civil engineer, colliery proprietor & managing partner employing 280 men and 120 boys. Elizabeth aged 40. Alice aged 18. Mary Louisa aged 15. William aged 14. John aged 12. Richard aged 10. Alexander aged 7. Jane Elizabeth aged 4. Llewelyn aged 2. Bertha Cameron aged 10 months. Edith Mackensie aged 10 months. Plus a nurse and 2 servants.


“Roseneath” 7 Grove Park, Wrexham.
William aged 56, JP, civil engineer. Elizabeth aged 50. Mary aged 25. Richard aged 20, student of medicine. Jane aged 14. Llewelyn aged 12. Bertha aged 10. Edith aged 10. Andrew aged 8. George Thomas aged 32, visitor, civil engineer. Plus a nurse and 3 servants.


“Roseneath” Grove Park, Wrexham.
William aged 66, JP, civil engineer. Elizabeth aged 60. Bertha aged 20. Andrew aged 18, pupil to civil engineer. Emily Pilkington aged 22, niece. Plus 4 servants.


Vicarage House, Alderminster.
Robert aged 36, clerk in holy orders. Bertha aged 30. Ruth aged 2. Hilda aged 1. Plus 3 servants.


31 Douglas Mansions, Cromwell Road, Kensington.
Lavinia Ainsworth aged 41, widow. Bertha Thrupp aged 40, cousin.


“St Francis” Rowlands Road, Worthing.
Robert aged 56, clergyman. Bertha aged 50. Ruth aged 22. Monica aged 19. Hermine aged 3. Plus 4 servants.


143 Rowlands Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation
Bertha Cameron Thrupp
Female 1860 61 Wales Home
Mary Agatha Pauline Thrupp
Female 1902 19 Worcestershire Home Duties
Margaret Pratt
Female 1895 26 Sussex, England Cook
Celine Dora Millard
Female 1895 25 Paris, France Maid

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