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Name: Catherine Mager

Burial Number: 1390

Gender: Female

Occupation: Apartment House Keeper

Born: 00/00/1852

Died: 25/03/1929

Buried: 29/03/1929


Catherine Alice Mager was baptised on 25th July 1852 at Droxford, Hampshire. She was the eldest child of Tobias Mager, 30yrs, Draper and Grocer, and Helena, 29yrs, nee Simpson. She had 5 siblings, Frederick b.1855, Charles b.1857, Jesse b.1859, Ella b.1860, and Albert b. 1865.

In 1871, their father had changed careers and become a licensed victualler, he was landlord of “The White House Inn” in Droxford and after a few years, Catherine’s father moved the family to Kingston-on-Thames where he became the landlord of “The Barley Mow” in Mill Street; he died there in January 1880 and in 1881 her mother had moved, with Catherine, Frederick and Ella, to Worthing, Sussex, where she traded as a grocer in Montague Street, assisted by Frederick.

In 1891, aged 48yrs, and unmarried, Catherine was living at 4, Victoria Terrace, (later Marine Parade) where she ran a lodging house, assisted by her sister, Ella, 40yrs, also single. They continued this business for many years, both living at the property, now known as 114, Marine Parade, until their deaths.

Catherine died, aged 76yrs, on 25th March 1929, at the Groombridge Nursing Home, Chaucer Road. Probate was granted to Albert Edgar Mager, commercial traveller, and Henry Hewitt Lambert, solicitor, effects £1734 5s 0d. Value 2022 – £117K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): caller.eggs.chill

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Catherine Alice Mager who passed to the higher life 25th March 1929 Also of Ella Mager her sister who entered into her rest 17th August 1931

Further Information


Name: Catherine Alice Mager

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1852

Town: Unknown

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/03/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 114

Address line 3: Marine Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1734 5 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £117000

Census Information


Living at Village, Droxford, Hampshire. Tobias Mager, 39yrs, Grocer and Draper, wife, Helena, 38yrs, 5 children, Catherine, 9yrs, Frederick, 6yrs, Charles, 4yrs, Jesse, 2yrs, Ella, 6months, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 36, Montague Street, Worthing, Sussex. Helena Mager, 56yrs, Grocer, Catherine A. 28yrs, Frederick, 25yrs, Assistant Grocer, Ella, 20yrs.


Living at 4, Victoria Terrace, Worthing, Sussex. Catherine Alice Mager, 38yrs, single, Lodging House Keeper, sister, Ella, 30yrs, single, Assistant in the business, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 4, Victoria Terrace, Worthing, Sussex. Catherine Alice Mager, 48yrs, single, Lodging House Keeper, sister, Ella, 40yrs, single, Assistant in the business, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 114, Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex. Catherine Alice Mager, 58yrs, single, Apartment House Keeper, sister, Ella, 50yrs, single, Assistant in the business, plus 2 domestic servants.


Visitor at 4, Beresford Road, Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Hampshire.

Jane Hannah Taylor
64 Proprietors, Apartments Employer
Dorothy Maid Taylor
27 Clerk J J Allen
Lilian Salter
34 General  Servant Private
Catharine Alice Mager
69 Home Duties
Ella Mager
60 Home Duties

Miscellaneous Information

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