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Name: Caroline Cridland

Burial Number: 0496

Gender: Female

Born: 11/02/1820

Died: 30/03/1906

Buried: 03/04/1906



Caroline Locke Dobree was born in Clapton, on 11th February 1820, she was baptised on 23rd March 1820 at St. John, Hackney, London. She was the daughter of Bonamy Dobree, 26yrs, Merchant, and Caroline, 24yrs, nee Locke; she had 3 siblings, Bonamy, jnr., b.1818, Mary, b.1821, and Samuel, b.1823. Their mother died, aged 27yrs, 6 days after the birth of Samuel.

On 17th July 1841, Caroline, 21yrs, married Frederick John Morris, 21yrs, at St. Mary, Bryanston Square, Westminster; he was employed in the Bengal Civil Service, and they moved to Calcutta where their son, Frederick Bonamy, was born in 1842. Her husband, Frederick, died in May 1845, and Caroline gave birth to a daughter, Emma, a few weeks later.

Caroline returned to England and in 1851 she was living in Brighton, Sussex, in 1861 Caroline and Emma were living with her father in Westminster, he was then Governor of the Bank of England.*

Caroline, 43yrs, married again on 16th December 1863 at St. George’s, Hanover Square, her husband was Henry Cridland, 45yrs, a wealthy widower living in St. James, Piccadilly. After 27yrs of marriage, Caroline was again widowed when Henry died in 1890; on the probate document her address was given as 5, Tweeddale Terrace, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. The following year she was living as a lodger, on her own means, at London Road, Tunbridge Wells. In 1901 Caroline was living in Bridge Road, Chertsey, where her son, Frederick lived, and in 1906, aged 86yrs, Caroline died on 30th March at Culbin, Worthing, Sussex. Probate was granted to Frederick Bonamy Morris, Esquire, effects £16,224 4s 1d. Value 2021 – £2m.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): bucks.stuff.waters

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Caroline Locke Cridland who died 30th March 1906 in her 87th year

Further Information


Name: Caroline Locke Cridland

Gender: Female

Born: 11/02/1820

Town: Hackney

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Dobree

Marriage Date: 17/07/1841

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Second Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Morris

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 16/12/1863

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Cridland

Town of Marriage: Hanover Square

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/03/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Culbin

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £16224 4 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £2000000

Census Information


Living at 30, Russell Square, Brighton, Sussex. Caroline Morris, 31yrs, widow, Annuitant, daughter, Emma S. 5yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London. Bonamy Dobree, 66yrs, widower, Merchant and Foreign Banker, daughter, Caroline Morris, 41yrs, widow, granddaughter, Emma, 15yrs, plus Butler, Lady’s Maid and 3 domestic servants.


Living at London Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Caroline Cridland, 71yrs, widow, lodger, living on own means, visitor, Mary Dobree, 65yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Stradone, Bridge Road, Chertsey, Surrey. Caroline L. Cridland, 81yrs, widow, living on own means, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

* In June 2020 the Bank of England issued a public apology for the involvement of Dobrée, amongst other employees, in the slave trade following the investigation by the Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership at UCL.

The Bank said it would take down portraits of the governors with links to slavery. A database compiled by University College London of slave owners and other beneficiaries of slavery lists 11 former governors and 16 directors.