Name: Caroline Abbott
Burial Number: 1821
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
Location in Cemetery
Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 37
Exact Location (what3words): rally.feed.jams
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
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"
Name: Caroline Emma Abbott
Maiden Name:AbbottNo 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
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: £17080 13 s 10 d
Value of effects in 2020: £533042.00
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
30 St Botolph’s Road, Worthing
Caroline Emma Abbott
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.