Male portrait placeholder image

Name: Charles Lacey

Burial Number: 1353

Gender: Male

Occupation: Grocer: Wine and Spirit Merchant.

Distinction: Parish Councillor

Born: 5/7/1846

Died: 26/06/1928

Buried: 29/06/1928


Charles was born in Peckham, Surrey, the son of Henry and Susannah. He was baptised at St Giles church, Camberwell on 16th August 1846. His mother died in 1848 aged just 33. Henry married again in April 1851. He and his second wife Eliza had already had a daughter Elizabeth in 1850 before their marriage. They were listed as husband and wife at the child’s baptism. Henry was employed as a coachman and Eliza worked as a laundress from their home. On 12th February 1872, Charles married Thirza Newcombe at St Anne’s church, Wandsworth. Charles is described as a grocer living in Wandsworth. The couple settled in Camberwell where they had their own shop in Grove Lane. Charles and Thirza had five children, three of whom survived to adulthood. In 1886, Charles was initiated into the Freemasons Duke of Connaught Lodge in Camberwell. He retired in 1894 and the family moved to Worthing, living at “Findon House” at the north end of Downview Road. Sidney, Charles youngest son was apprenticed to a stationer and eventually opened his own business in South Street, Worthing. In 1909, Charles was elected to West Tarring Parish Council. He was already on the Board of Guardians. Thirza died in 1925 and was buried at Heene. Charles died on 26th June 1928 and was buried beside her. Probate was granted on 4th October to Robert William Charles solicitor and Thirza Elizabeth Powell (wife of Frederick William Powell). Effects £13080 8s 2d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): apple.became.loving

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Thirza beloved wife of Charles Lacey who fell asleep 3rd August 1925 and of Charles Lacey who passed away 26th June 1928 aged 82.

Further Information


Name: Charles Lacey

Gender: Male

Born: 5/7/1846

Town: Peckham

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 12/2/1872

Spouse First Name: Thirza

Spouse Last Name: Newcombe

Town of Marriage: Wandsworth

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/06/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Findon House"

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £13080 8 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £662799.00

Census Information


Troy Town, Camberwell, Surrey

Henry aged 38, coachman. Eliza aged 34. Henry aged 15, errand boy. Mary Ann aged 12. Emma aged 8. James aged 6. Charles aged 4. Elizabeth aged 11 months.


4 Troy Town, Camberwell, Surrey.

Henry aged 48, coachman. Eliza aged 45, laundress (house). James aged 16, labourer. Emma aged 18, laundress (house). Charles aged 14, errand boy. Elizabeth aged 10. Sarah aged 8.


Unable to trace. Possibly living in Wandsworth working as a grocer (details on marriage cert 1872).


14a Grove Lane, Camberwell, Surrey.

Charles aged 35, grocer, wine and spirit merchant. Thirza aged 35. Thirza E aged 8. Ernest aged 6.


14a Grove Lane, Camberwell, Surrey.

Charles aged 45, grocer. Thirza aged 45, grocer. Thirza Elizabeth aged 18. Ernest Charles aged 16, grocer’s assistant. Sidney aged 9.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles aged 55, retired grocer. Thirza aged 56. Sidney Clifford aged 19, stationer’s and bookseller’s apprentice. Plus 1 servant.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles aged 65, gentleman. Thirza aged 66. Plus 1 servant.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles Lacey. Thirza Lacey. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.