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Name: Charles Hollis

Burial Number: 1739

Gender: Male

Occupation: Clerk in Holy orders; Vicar of Holy Trinity church.

Distinction: Holy Trinity Vicar

Born: 09/04/1866

Died: 14/12/1941

Buried: 18/12/1941


Heene Hallmark

Charles was born in Paddington, the son of Joseph and Caroline. He was baptised at St Mary’s church, Paddington Green on 9th May 1866. His father was a butcher. Charles went to St Paul’s School and entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1885. On 16th September 1890, Charles married Marion Chasemore at St John the Evangelist church, Shirley, Surrey. The couple moved to Sheffield where Charles worked as curate of St John’s Church in Park, Sheffield. In 1894, Charles was appointed curate of Bath Abbey and stayed there until 1900. Charles and Marion had four children, Marjorie, Lorna, Leslie and Daisy Marion. In 1900, Charles was appointed Vicar of Holy Trinity church in Worthing. The family moved into the vicarage in Shelley Road and stayed there until 1939. From 1915 until 1941 Charles was also Vicar of St Matthew’s church in Tarring Road. In 1925, he was also appointed Rural Dean of Worthing. On 31st December 1939, Charles retired due to ill health. The family moved to “Lynton” in Wykeham Road. Charles died at Holloway Sanatorium in Virginia Water, Surrey on 14th December 1941. The Sanatorium was a hospital for patients with mental illness. Probate was granted on 10th July 1942 to Marion Hollis widow, Leslie Chasemore Hollis CBE Brigadier HM Army and Percival John Warren bank manager. Effects £4336 13s 9d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): firm.brains.candle

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In most loving memory of Rev. Canon Charles Joseph Hollis M.A. called to his eternal home 14th Dec. 1941, beloved husband and father "Now we see through a glass darkly but then face to face" Also of Marion Hollis on 11th August 1960 beloved wife and mother "In Thy presence is fulness of joy"

Further Information


Name: Charles Joseph Hollis

Gender: Male

Born: 09/04/1866

Town: Paddington

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 16/09/1890

Spouse First Name: Marion

Spouse Last Name: Chasemore

Town of Marriage: Croydon

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/12/1941

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Holloway Sanitorium

Town: Virginia Water

County: Surrey

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 17th December 1941

“Death of Canon Hollis, 39 Years a Vicar at Worthing”

Canon C J Hollis, who was for 39 years Vicar of Holy Trinity and St Matthew’s Worthing, died on Sunday aged 75. Since his retirement on December 31st 1939, Canon Hollis had taken no part in public affairs owing to his health. Before coming to Worthing in 1900, the Canon had curacies at Sheffield and Bath Abbey. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1899 and became a priest in the following year. He was the third Vicar of Holy Trinity, the Rev. J Lancaster being the first. Canon Hollis was appointed Surrogate in 1910 and became Prebendary and Canon of Chichester Cathedral in 1922. He was made Rural dean of Worthing in 1925. Canon Hollis was a member of Worthing Education Committee and was nominated to Oxford University as a Governor of Worthing Boy’s High School. Amongst his outside interests was that of the British Israel World Federation and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

In 1933, Canon and Mrs Hollis were presented with a grandfather clock and a travelling clock. This was upon attaining 33 years as Vicar and to commemorate the 50th jubilee of the parish of Holy Trinity. A few days prior to his retirement, the parishioners presented the Canon with £175, but owing to his health no formal presentation was made, the gift being made to him by the treasurer Mr F G Green at the Canon’s residence.

He is survived by his widow, his son Brigadier General Leslie Hollis, Mrs Ferris of Caversham, Miss Daisy Hollis and Miss M Hollis. Canon Hollis had been living at “Lynton” Wykeham Road, Worthing.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4336 13 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £170632.00

Census Information


1 Maida Hill West, Paddington

Joseph aged 42, butcher. Caroline aged 40. Charles aged 4. Frederick aged 3. George aged 1. Mary Bowyer aged 41, sister-in-law, visitor, miller’s wife. Jessie Bowyer aged 8, niece. Plus 4 servants.


1 Maida Hill West, Paddington

Joseph aged 52, retired butcher. Caroline aged 50. Charles aged 14, scholar at St Paul’s School. Frederick aged 13. George aged 11. Maud aged 9. Rose aged 6. Plus 2 servants.


240 Duke Street, Sheffield

Charles aged 24, clerk in holy orders. Marion aged 27. Plus 1 servant.


Trinity Vicarage, Shelley Road, Worthing

Charles aged 34, clergyman. Marion aged 37. Marjorie aged 9. Lorna aged 7. Leslie aged 4. Maud Chasemore aged 37, visitor, own means. Plus 3 servants.


Holy Trinity Vicarage, Shelley Road, Worthing

Charles aged 44, clergyman. Marion aged 47. Marjorie aged 19. Lorna aged 17. Daisy Marion aged 7. Plus 3 servants.


Trinity Via, Shelley Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Charles Joseph Hollis
Male 1866 55 London, London Clerk In Holy Orders Vicar Of H Trinity Worthing
Marion Hollis
Female 1870 51 Croydon, Surrey Home Duties
Jane Spottswood
Female 1855 66 Sheffield, Yorkshire Domestic Servant Private
Elsie Kate Goodchild
Female 1904 16 Sussex Domestic Servant Private


56 Shelley Road, Worthing

Charles clerk in holy orders. Marion. Marjorie. Plus 1 servant.

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