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Name: Castilia Roche

Burial Number: 0951

Gender: Female

Born: 14/08/1849

Died: 01/05/1919

Buried: 05/05/1919


Castilia was born on 14th August 1849 in London to James and Rebecca Stapleton (nee Bull). James was a Landed Proprietor which means he owned land.  The family were living at the High Street, Clapham, London in 1851.

Castilia had 10 siblings-

Rebecca Glode,       born 1831 Lambeth

James Glode            born 1833 Clapham

Thomas Glode         born 1834 Clapham

Alfred Glode            born 1836 Clapham

Maria Glode            born 1836 Lambeth

Josiah Glode            born 1838 Clapham

Helen Glode             born 1840 Clapham

Philip Glode             born 1848 Clapham

Mary Glode              born 1849 Clapham

Anna Glode              born 1850 Clapham

In 1861 the family are living at Lee Park in Christchurch, Lewisham, London

Castillia married John Osborne Roche  in 1875, Hastings, Sussex. By 1881 John and Castillia and their 2 children – William Edward, born 1877 and Fanny born 1879, are living with Castillia’s Mother Rebecca Stapleton in Christchurch, Kent. John is working as a Market man / Tea trader.

By 1891 John is living on his own means. They now have another child – Gilbert Stapleton Roche born 1882.

By 1901 the children have left home and John and Castillia are living in Isle of Thanet, Broadstairs, Kent. Living with them is Castillia’s Sister – Anna Glode Stapleton.

In 1911 they have moved to Bognor Regis, Sussex along with Anna Glode Stapleton.

Castillia died on 1st May 1919 at Fernlea, Belsize Road, Worthing, and was buried in Heene Cemetery. She left an amount of £267 11s 8d (£7758 in 2020) with administration to Daniel Kenneth Capper Birt solicitor attorney of Gilbert Stapleton Roche (son).  After his Wife’s death John moved to the New Forest, Hampshire. He died there on the 23rd June 1943, but was buried with his Wife in Heene Cemetery, Worthing. There does not appear to be a will for him.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Castilia Roche

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): sadly.tells.deputy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Castilia Elode wife of John Osborne Roche born 14th August 1849 died 1st May 1919 aged 69 John Osborne Roche died 28th June 1943 aged 90 "Jesu Mercy"

Further Information


Name: Castilia Glode Roche

Gender: Female

Born: 14/08/1849

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Stapleton

Marriage Date: //1875

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Osborne

Spouse Last Name: Roche

Town of Marriage: Hastings

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/05/1919

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Fernlea

Address line 2: Belsize Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £267 11 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £7758

Census Information


High Street, Clapham, London

James Glode Stapleton (Head) age 49, Rebecca (Wife) age 44, James G (Son) age 18, Philip G (Son) age 3, Castilia G (Daughter) age 1, Rebecca Bull (Mother-in-law) age 84, plus 5 servants


Lee Park, Christchurch, Lewisham, London

James Glode Stapleton (Head) age 28, Thomas Glode Stapleton age 25, Maria Glode Stapleton, (Daughter) age 24, Helen Glode Stapleton (Daughter) age 21, Anna Glode Stapleton (Daughter) age 17, Alfred Glode Stapleton (Son) age 15, Castilia Glode Stapleton (Daughter) age 11, plus 3 servants


39 Lee Park, Kent

Rebecca Stapleton (Head) age 74, Mary G Guyer (Daughter) age 44, Helen G Stapleton (Daughter) age 41, Anna G Stapleton (Daughter) age 37, Castilla G Roche (daughter) age 31, John Roche (Son-in-Law) age 28, William Roche (Grandson) age 4, Fanny Roche (Grandaughter) age 2, plus 4 servants


Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon

John Osborne Roche (Head) age 38, Castillia Glode Roche (Wife) age 41, William Edward (Son) age 14, Fanny (Daughter) age 12, Gilbert Stapleton Roche (Son) age 9, Anna Glode Stapleton (Sister-in-Law) age 47, plus 1 servant


13 Percy Road, Broadstairs, Kent

John Osborne Roche (Head) age 48, Castillia Glode (Wife) age 51, Anna Glode Stapleton (Sister-in-Law) age 57


Farringford, Bognor, Sussex

John Osborne Roche (Head) age 58, Castillia Glode (Wife) age 61, Anna Glode Stapleton (Sister-in-Law) age 67, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

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