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Name: Charles Fibbens

Burial Number: 0072

Gender: Male

Born: 00/01/1882

Died: 09/01/1883

Buried: 10/01/1883


The son of Charles and Caroline Fibbens died of heart disease at I year old and was buried at Heene on 10 January 1883.
Cause of death “ Heart disease Tricuspid Regurgitation
Dropsy Convulsions” (tricuspid, according to the dictionary, is a valve in the heart with overlapping flaps which normally allows free flow of blood from the right auricle to the right ventricle)

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 40

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Charles Fibbens is buried under the headstone for Percival Greenwood


In ever loving memory of a devoted husband Percival Carwithen Greenwood died Feb. 13th 1931, aged 56 years "Fell asleep"

Further Information


Name: Charles James Fibbens

Gender: Male

Born: 00/01/1882

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 09/01/1883

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 2

Address line 3: Thorn Terrace

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

No census information is available for this burial record.

Miscellaneous Information

Charles Fibbens - father of Charles James Fibbens

Charles Fibbens husband of Caroline Fibbens

Charles Fibbens
b. 1848
d. 1925
husband of Caroline née Hodgson and
father of Charles James 1882 -1883.

Although he was not buried at Heene his life was so interesting I have taken the liberty of including it here.
Biography from the Worthing Gazette 11 March 1925

Charles Fibbens was born on 19 December 1848 in Angmering where the surname was common. He worked in journalism for almost 60 years and spent most of his life in Worthing. By 1861 the family had moved to Worthing Newtown. This was what the Clifton Road area was called at that time..
Charles was a determined, hard-working man, teaching himself Pitman’s shorthand in the early hours of the day. Aged 20, he became a member of the Phonetic Society and was granted a Teacher’s certificate. Already he was working for Owen Breads, a printer, stationer and proprietor of the Library in Warwick Street. By the time the 3 years of his apprenticeship were up he was a reporter at local meetings and a year later when Breads left Worthing his successor, Frederick Lucy, employed Charles as editor, reporter, printer and publisher of his newspaper.
Still in his twenties, Charles became a district reporter for the “Sussex Daily News”.
In 1880 Charles married Caroline Hodgson ( sometimes her surname was confused with her mother’s maiden name of Higgins, but her father was James Hodgson) on 18 October at Kennington, Surrey. Their son, Charles James, died at the age of 12 months in 1883 and Caroline died the following year aged 26. In 1887 Charles married Rebecca Hutson in Worthing. They had two children – Margaret Ada and Charles William. (After service in the Tank Corps between 1916 and 1919, Charles William joined his father at the “Worthing Gazette” and worked there for over 34 years, becoming Managing Director)
In the early 1890s Charles senior was reporting for “Sheldrake’s Military Journal” in Aldershot. His next appointment was with the “Tottenham Herald”. After 2 years he returned to Worthing to take charge of the “Sussex Coast Mercury” and lived in Paragon Street.
He rented a shop in Montague Street and opened a tobacconist and stationer business as well as doing a little printing. He renewed his acquaintance with the “Sussex Daily News” and continued with the “Sussex Coast Mercury”. Giving up the shop he moved to the West Worthing area. Charles then became Secretary to the Theatre Company in Ann Street as well as teaching shorthand at private schools.
He took part in a great deal of voluntary work which included being honorary secretary of the Britannia Rotary Club and the Excelsior Cycling Club. He himself was a keen cyclist. His other interests were literature and music, playing billiards and he was a skilled player of the concertina.
In the autumn of 1895 he was made a partner in the management of the “Worthing Gazette” and a Director in 1922.
He died on 11 March 1925 leaving more than £13,800.