Portrait of Charlotte Fisher

Name: Charlotte Fisher

Burial Number: 1961

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess. Wife of William Ernest Fisher.

Born: 19/11/1858

Died: 23/10/1947

Buried: 29/10/1947


Charlotte (Lottie) was born in Worthing, the daughter of William John Penfold and his wife Maria. William was a solicitor and the family lived in Bedford Row. Maria died in 1868 and William moved the family to Hove, where he was appointed returning officer and registrar. In 1871, William married Emma Beenham at Hove. By 1881, the family had moved to Warwickshire. Charlotte and her sister Alice worked as governesses in a private school. On 26th June 1889, Charlotte married William Ernest Fisher at Christ Church, Brondesbury. William was from Dublin and worked as a commission agent for a woollens company. The couple moved to Ireland, living in Dalkey near Dublin. They had two children, William Eric and Eileen. The family were still in Ireland in 1917 but by 1924, they had returned to England and settled in Charlotte’s home town Worthing, living at 15 Belsize Road. William died in 1943. Charlotte died on 23rd October 1947 at 139 Heene Road, Worthing. Probate was granted on 31st December to William Eric Fisher chartered accountant. Effects £2877 13s 7d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Charlotte Fisher

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 30

Exact Location (what3words): mason.leaps.weds

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of William Ernest Fisher 21 July 1861 26 September 1943. Also his wife Charlotte (Lottie) 19th November 1858 23rd October 1947. Both of this Parish

Further Information


Name: Charlotte Fisher

Gender: Female

Born: 19/11/1858

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Penfold

Marriage Date: 26/6/1889

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Second Name: Ernest

Spouse Last Name: Fisher

Town of Marriage: Brondesbury

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/10/1947

Cause of death:

Address line 2: 139

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2877 13 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £102304.00

Census Information


9 Bedford Row, Worthing.
William aged 37, solicitor. Maria aged 28. Charlotte aged 2. Alice aged 1. Plus 1 cook and 1 nurse.


17 Osborne Villas, Hove.
William aged 47, widower, returning officer & registrar of births etc. Charlotte aged 12. Alice aged 11. Catherine aged 7. Emily aged 5. Plus a governess and 1 servant.


21 Beauchamp Square, Leamington Priors, Warwickshire.
William aged 57, fundholder. Emma aged 47, school principal. Charlotte aged 22, governess. Alice aged 21, governess. Emily aged 15. Jessie Beenham aged 10, niece. Plus 1 French governess and 3 servants.


In Ireland. No Census records


Sorrento Road, Dalkey, Dublin.
William aged 39, cloth agent. Charlotte aged 42. William Eric aged 10. Eileen aged 7. Plus 1 servant.


Mount Merrion Avenue, Part of Blackrock No.1, Dublin.
William aged 49, commission agent, woollens. Charlotte aged 52. Eileen aged 17. Plus 1 servant.


Lyndhurst, Amary Road, Bryn, Chertsey, Surrey

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
William Ernest Fisher
M 1861 59 Dublin, Ireland Agent (Retired) Stralders Textiles & Co Wholesal Woollen Worsted Silk & Cotton Merchants
Charlotte Fisher
F 1858 62 Worthing, Sussex
Eileen Wallaghan Fisher
F 1893 27 Dublin, Ireland
Gertrude Elsie Smither
F 1901 19 Wisley, Surrey General Domestic Servant Private


15 Belsize Road, Worthing.

William Ernest Fisher: retired. Charlotte Fisher. Eileen Fisher: WVS. Lily Godden: domestic servant. Louisa Pearce: blind.

Miscellaneous Information

The Kilburn Times and Western Post 28th June 1889

Marriage at Brondesbury

The marriage of Mr W Ernest Fisher only son of Mr J B Fisher of Foxrock, County Dublin with Miss Charlotte Penfold eldest daughter of Mr W J Penfold of Clyde Lodge, Heathfield Park, Willesden, was celebrated in the presence of a large number of ladies on Wednesday at Christ Church, Brondesbury. The service was most impressively performed by Rev. C Dale-Williams, rector. The bride who was given away by her father wore a dress of ivory white silk, trimmed with Mechlin lace, long tulle veil with orange blossom and jasmine and wore beryl and pearl ornaments. The bridesmaids, four in number, sisters of the bride wore ivory pongee silk dresses trimmed with green, leghorn hats trimmed with pale pink roses and shamrocks. They carried bouquets of pink and white roses and wore gold shamrock brooches, the gift of the bridegroom.

During the afternoon, Mrs Penfold received between 50 and 60 guests, relatives of both families. The bride and bridegroom left at 4 o’clock for the Isle of Wight amidst a shower of rose leaves. The going away dress was of green and white summer cloth with bonnet to match.

Mr Cooke the organist played a number of appropriate pieces before the ceremony and the “Wedding March” at the conclusion. The presents numbered over 200. The carriages were supplied by Mr Finch of Willesden Green.