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Name: Charlotte Dunn

Burial Number: 1188

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means

Born: 17/10/1839

Died: 05/02/1925

Buried: 09/02/1925


Charlotte (Lottie) came from a family of agricultural labourers and was born in Saffron Walden. Her parents were James and Ann Wright. In 1881, Charlotte was one of ten servants in the household of Arthur Penrhyn Stanley, Dean of Westminster, who is believed to be the source of the character “George Arthur” in the novel Tom Brown’s Schooldays. In 1882, Charlotte married Robert Walter Dunn, a verger at Westminster Abbey. He had been widowed the previous year. They had no children. By 1911, the couple had moved to Abbey Side in Tarring Road, Worthing. Robert died here in 1917. Charlotte died in 1925 aged 85. No probate.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Charlotte Dunn

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): apple.became.loving

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


To the dear memory of Robert Walter Dunn who fell asleep April 21st 1917 aged 79 Also of Charlotte Dunn (Lottie) died 5th February 1925 aged 85 "Resting till the resurrection morn"

Further Information


Name: Charlotte Dunn

Gender: Female

Born: 17/10/1839

Town: Saffron Walden

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wright

Marriage Date: 26/9/1882

Spouse First Name: Robert

Spouse Second Name: Walter

Spouse Last Name: Dunn

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/02/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Abbey Side"

Address line 3: Tarring Road

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


Village, Debden, Essex.

James aged 45 ag lab. Ann aged 53. William aged 21, ag lab. James aged 19, ag lab. Charlotte aged 13.


Cloisters, The Deanery, St Margaret’s, Westminster.

Charlotte aged 31, housemaid. In household of Arthur P Stanley, Dean of Westminster.


1 Cloisters, Deanery, St Margaret’s, Westminster.

Charlotte aged 41, housemaid. In household of Arthur P Stanley, Dean of Westminster.


15 Graham Street, Hanover Square, Belgravia, London.

Robert W aged 50, verger (Abbey) church. Charlotte aged 51.


32 Graham Street, Hanover Square, Belgravia, London.

Robert aged 62, verger, church officer. Charlotte aged 61.


Abbey Side, Tarring Road, Worthing.

Robert W aged 73, pensioned from Westminster Abbey. Charlotte aged 71.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.