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Name: Charles Francis

Burial Number: 0625

Gender: Male

Occupation: Cheesemonger; Wine and Spirit Merchant;

Distinction: Son of grocer/tea dealer

Born: 29/3/1847

Died: 13/01/1911

Buried: 18/01/1911


Charles Randall Francis was born in Brighton, Sussex, on 29th March 1847, to Thomas Francis, 31yrs, and Emma, 29yrs, nee Curling. Charles was baptised on 1st August in the Weslyan Methodist Church. He was one of eight children, William 1845, Ellen 1848, Deborah 1850, Robert 1851, George 1854, Annie 1855 and Frederick 1857. His father was a Grocer by trade, running a large and successful business in Western Road, Brighton, employing 12 assistants. His mother died in 1858 when Charles was 11yrs old.
Charles married Janetta Stuchfield, 21yrs, on 14th July 1879 at St. Peter’s Church, Brighton, she was the daughter of George Stuchfield, a London grocer. In 1881 they ran a grocery business in Brighton, Charles describing himself as a Cheesemonger. Their daughter, Emma, was born in 1880, a son, Horace Arthur, in 1888, and two more daughters, Eva, 1891, and Hilda 1893. Charles expanded his grocery business becoming a Wine and Spirit Merchant at 78, Western Road, Brighton, and by 1901 he had moved his family to ‘Ivanhoe’ St. Botolph’s Road, Worthing.
Tragedy struck the family in 1911 when Charles died on 13th January, aged 63yrs, followed by the death of his wife, Janetta, 52yrs, 7 days later, on 20th January.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): honest.dive.hopes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of our dear father Charles Randall Francis who fell asleep 13th Jan 1911 Also of our dear mother Juanetta 21st Jan 1911 "Till we meet"

Further Information


Name: Charles Randall Francis

Gender: Male

Born: 29/3/1847

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 14/7/1879

Spouse First Name: Janetta

Spouse Last Name: Stuchfield

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/01/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ivanhoe

Address line 3: St. Botolph's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £25238 7 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £2900000

Census Information


Living at 78, Western Road, Brighton. Thomas Francis, 35yrs, Grocer and Tea Dealer, wife, Emma, 31yrs, 4 children, William 5, Charles 4, Ellen 2, Deborah 1. They employed an Apprentice, Shop Porter, and 2 general servants.


Living at 78, Western Road, Brighton. Thomas Francis, 44yrs, widower, Grocer employing 12 assistants, Ellen Edmund, 33yrs, Housekeeper, William 15, Charles 14, Ellen 12, Deborah 11, Robert 9, Annie 5, George 6, Frederick 4, plus Housemaid.


Living at 78 Western Road, Brighton. Charles R. Francis, 34yrs, Cheesemonger, wife, Janetta, 23yrs, H. Stuchfield, 21yrs, Clerk, plus 1 domestic servant and 2 shop assistants.


Living at 78, Western Road, Brighton. Charles R. Francis, 44yrs, Grocer, Wine and Spirit Merchant, wife, Janetta, 33yrs, 3 children, Emma A. 11yrs, Horace A. 3yrs, Eva N. 3months.


Living at Ivanhoe, St. Botolph’s Road, Worthing. Charles R. Francis, 54yrs, Grocer, wife, Janetta, 43yrs, 3 children, Horace A. 13yrs, Eva N. 11yrs, Hilda M. 8yrs.

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