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Name: Catherine Morley

Burial Number: 1905

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1877

Died: 19/08/1961

Buried: 23/09/1961


Catherine was born in 1877 in Halifax Yorkshire to Edwin and Martha Morley.

Her siblings were –

John born 1871 Halifax Yorkshire

Mary born 1873 Halifax Yorkshire

Ellen born 1875 Halifax Yorkshire,

Catherine born 1876 Halifax Yorkshire

Edwin born 1877 Halifax Yorkshire

Robert born 1879 Halifax Yorkshire

George born 1881 Halifax Yorkshire

Catherine’s Father Edwin was a Worsted Spinner at 44 Hopwood Lane Halifax Yorkshire. Worsted spinning produces a smoother yarn because the fibres lay flatter. Catherine was attending school.

In 1891 the family have moved to 22 Saville Park in Skircoat Yorkshire.  Catherine’s Father has retired from Worsted spinning. Catherine is still attending school

In 1901 Catherine’s Father has died, and Catherine is living with her mother at 22 Saville Park in Skircoat Yorkshire.

Catherine’s Sister Ellen married Edward Rowe Dickenson in February 1898 in Halifax Yorkshire; Catherine was one of the bridesmaids.  Ellen and Edward moved to Worthing before the outbreak of WW2 and it might be for that reason that persuaded Catherine to move to Worthing as well.

By 1961 Catherine was living at no. 1 St. Michaels Road Worthing. She never married and died on 23rd September 1961 at Seaward nursing home 10 St Michaels Road, Worthing. Her probate records show her effects of £754 (approx £15,000 today) were left to Cecil George Dickenson, her nephew.

Her ashes are under the headstone of Lieut. Col. Robert Stephen Porter VD DL, although there doesn’t appear to be any link between them

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 48

Exact Location (what3words): police.silly.urban

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Catherine Morley ashes buried under headstone for Robert Stephen Porter


In loving memory of Robert Stephen Porter Lieut. Col. V.D.D.L. died 24th May 1931 aged 82 yrs.

Further Information


Name: Catherine Morley

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1877

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/08/1961

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Seaward Nursing Home

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: St Michaels Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £754 8 s d

Current value of effects: £15000

Census Information


44 Hopwood Lane Halifax Yorkshire,

Edwin Morley (Head) age 55, Martha Morley(Wife) age 57, John H Morley (Son) age 10, Mary Morley(Daughter) age 8, Ellen Morley (Daughter) age 6, Catherine Morley (Daughter) age 5, Edwin Morley  (Son) age 4, Robert  Morley (Son) age 2, plus 2 servants



22 Savile Park, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire

Edwin Morley (Head) age 43, Martha Morley (Wife) age 47, John H Morley (Son) age 20, Catherine Morley (Daughter) age 14, Edwin Morley (Son) age 12, Robert Morley (Son) age 11, George Morley (Son) age 8, plus 2 servants


22 Saville Park, Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire

Martha Morley (Head) age 56, Catherine Morley (Daughter) age 24, Edwin Morley (Son) age 23, Robert Morley (Son) age 22, plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.