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Name: Caroline Abbott

Burial Number: 1821

Gender: Female

Occupation: Headmistress

Born: 07/04/1863

Died: 23/11/1949

Buried: 28/11/1949


Caroline was born in Wellingborough, the daughter of John and Emma and the sister of Mary Elizabeth (Bessie). She was baptised with her sister at Little Harrowden, Northants on 26 Apr 1874.
Caroline trained as a teacher eventually becoming a headmistress of Rock Street School, Wellingborough in 1888. She retired in January 1923. By 1928 the sisters were living at 30 St Botolph’s Road, Worthing.
Mary died in 1931. Caroline continued to live in the house until 1949. In 1932, she visited New York, sailing on the Cunard ship “Franconia”. In the 1939 Register, Caroline is living with a companion Mary Vickers.
Caroline died at 14 Winchester Road, Worthing on 23 Nov 1949. Probate was granted on 7 Mar 1950 to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £17080 13s 10d (approx. £533K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): rally.feed.jams

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Bessie Abbott who passed away Janry. 17th 1931 also of Caroline Emma Abbott who passed away November 23rd 1949 "At Rest"

Further Information


Name: Caroline Emma Abbott

Gender: Female

Born: 07/04/1863

Town: Wellingborough

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Abbott

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/11/1949

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 14

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £17080 13 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £533042.00

Census Information


21 Little Park Street, Wellingborough –

John aged 43, painter. Emma aged 43. Mary E aged 14. John aged 12. Caroline E aged 7


48 Midland Road, Wellingborough

John aged 53, painter and glazier. Emma aged 53. Mary E aged 24, upper shoe fitter. Caroline E aged 17, pupil teacher. Plus 1 lodger


12 Lady Bridge, Turvey, Bedfordshire

Caroline aged 26, visitor, school mistress. Listed with the household of John Gardner, schoolmaster in a reformatory school.


95 Midland Road, Wellingborough

Emma aged 75, widow. Mary E aged 42. Emma C (Caroline) aged 37, school mistress


95 Midland Road, Wellingborough

Emma aged 85, widow, feeble-minded from age of 82. Mary E aged 52, housekeeper. Caroline E aged 46, head teacher


Living at 95, Midland Road, Wellingborough, Northampshire.

Mary ElizabethAbbott Head Female185863 Moulton, Northamptonshire, England, Home Duties-

Caroline EmmaAbbott Sister Female186358 Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, EnglandTeacher, Northants Education


30 St Botolph’s Road, Worthing

Caroline Emma Abbott

Mary Vickers-companion

Miscellaneous Information

Daily Echo Northampton 27 February 1923



Miss Abbott who has been headmistress of the Rock Street Infant School since 1888, has upon her retirement from that position been the recipient of a pleasing gift as a token of the high regard she has won from the scholars and staffs of all the departments connected with those schools. Miss Coles, headmistress of the Rock Street Girls School, Mr A M Arnott, headmaster of the joint Park Street and Westfield Road Boy’s Schools organised the presentation, the latter joining in the project because of the fact that what was later Westfield Road Boy’s School was located at Rock Street.

The Staffs of all the schools named, readily interested themselves in the matter, and the presentation was made at a social gathering at the schools. Miss Coles handed over the gift which consisted of a handsome barometer bearing the inscription: “ Presented to Miss Abbott from her scholars, staff and colleagues upon her retirement from Rock Street Schools January 31st 1923.”

Miss Coles spoke in terms of warm eulogy of Miss Abbott’s work, and voiced in appropriate terms the affection which that lady had won from all who had been associated with her. Miss Abbott made a feeling reply.