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Name: Blanche Garrard

Burial Number: 1387

Gender: Female

Occupation: Saleswoman;

Distinction: Daughter of Master Mason

Born: 00/6/1864

Died: 20/03/1929

Buried: 23/03/1929


Blanche Rose Garrard was born in Hadleigh, Essex, in June 1864. Her parents were George and Elizabeth (née Welham) Downs. George was a master mason employing 2 men. At the age of 17 Blanche was a saleswoman in the artificial flower department of Bon Marché, a large store in Brixton Road, Stockwell, Lambeth.

She married Walter Garrard, a draper agent, on 30 August 1887 in Chiswick and by 1891 they were living at 18, Brackley Road, Chiswick, with 2 children and two of Walter’s sisters. They had moved to Willesden by1901 and to Brondesbury Park, London NW by 1911.

They were at 109, Heene Road, Worthing, in 1924 and Blanche died there on 20, March 1929, leaving £234 15s 9d to Walter.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): mice.wider.ants

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Blanche Rose Garrard who passed away 20th March 1929 aged 64 Also Walter Garrard who passed away 1st December 1930 aged 74 years

Further Information


Name: Blanche Rose Garrard

Gender: Female

Born: 00/6/1864

Town: Hadleigh

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Downs

Marriage Date: 30/8/1887

Spouse First Name: Walter

Spouse Last Name: Garrard

Town of Marriage: Chiswick

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/03/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 109

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £234 15 s 9 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


High Street, Hadleigh, Essex

George Downs, 37, head, master mason employing 2 men; Elizabeth Downs, 35?, wife; Kate h Downs, 12, daughter, scholar; Edward R Downs, 10, son, scholar; Emma E Downs , 8, daughter, scholar; Blanche R Downs, 6, daughter, scholar; Florence J Downs, 4, daughter, scholar; Ellen B Carter, 20, boarder, National Schools Governess;


Bon Marché, Brixton Road, Stockwell, Lambeth, London

(very large Staff )

Blanche Rose Downs, 17, saleswoman, artificial flowers department


18, Brackley Road, Chiswick, Middlesex

Walter Garrard, 34, head, cotton agent; Blanche R Garrard, 26, wife; Violet M Garrard, 2, daughter; Leonard D Garrard,  4 months, son; Ellen Garrard, 28, sister; Elizabeth A Garrard, 26, sister;


112, Chiswick ? Road, Willesden. Middlesex

Walter Garrard, 44, head, Agent wholesale drapery; Blanche Garrard, 36, wife; Violet M Garrard. 12, daughter; Leonard D Garrard, 10, son;


163, Brondesbury Park, London, NW

Walter Garrard, 56, head, London agent for Cotton Goods; Blanche Rose Garrard, 46, wife; Violet Mary Garrard, 22, daughter; Leonard Downs Garrard, 20, son, private secretary;


Living at 79, Palewell Park, Mortlake, Surrey.  Walter Garrard, Hd. 64yrs, wife, Blanche Rose Garrard, 57yrs.

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