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Name: Christopher Fell

Burial Number: 1604

Gender: Male

Occupation: Carpenter and Joiner; Caretaker; Lodging House Keeper.

Born: 00/00/1849

Died: 04/01/1935

Buried: 09/01/1935


Christopher was born in Tynemouth, Northumberland, the son of John and Sarah. His father was a stone mason and bricklayer. John died in 1867 at the young age of 43 and Sarah depended on her three eldest sons to support the family. Christopher worked as a joiner, Thomas and William worked as labourers, William leaving school at 14. Christopher moved to London and on 18th June 1883, married Martha Wright at St Barnabas church, Kensington. They had no children. The couple lived in Kensington where Christopher worked as a carpenter and joiner. By 1901, they were looking after a large house in Queens Gate Place as caretaker and housekeeper. The house belonged to Admiral Lord Hood of Avalon and his wife. The Admiral was ill and the couple had moved down to a family home in Somerset leaving Christopher and Martha to mind the property. Their neighbour was Hiram Maxim, inventor of the machine gun and arms manufacturer. Admiral Hood died in November 1901, and soon after this, Christopher and his wife moved to Worthing. They ran a boarding house on Marine Parade until 1914 when they moved to Mundesley, 9 Wordsworth Road where they took in lodgers. Christopher died here on 4th January 1935. Probate was granted on 31st January to Martha Fell, widow. Effects £492 13s 9d.

Martha died in 1943 and was buried beside Christopher at Heene.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 49

Exact Location (what3words): cities.universally.puddles

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Christopher Fell died 4th January 1935 Also of Martha his wife died 24 Sep 1943 aged 82

Further Information


Name: Christopher Fell

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1849

Town: Tynemouth

County: Northumberland

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 18/6/1883

Spouse First Name: Martha

Spouse Last Name: Wright

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/01/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Mundesley"

Address line 2: 9

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £492 13 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £27749.00

Census Information


Hartley, Tynemouth, Northumberland

John aged 26, stone mason. Sarah aged 25. Anthony aged 3. Christopher aged 1.


215 Bell Street, Walker, Northumberland.

John aged 37, bricklayer. Sarah aged 36. Anthony aged 13, bricklayer’s help. Christopher aged 11. Thomas aged 10. William aged 4.


273 Caledonia Street, Walker, Northumberland.

Sarah aged 46, widow. Christopher aged 21, joiner. Thomas aged 21, labourer. William aged 14, labourer. Joseph aged 9. John aged 7.


58 Gordon Place, Kensington, Middx

Christopher aged 41, carpenter and joiner. Martha aged 33.


19 Queens Gate Place, Kensington, Middx.

Christopher aged 51, caretaker. Martha aged 42, housekeeper.


73 Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex.

Christopher aged 61, boarding and apartments (jointly). Martha aged 52.


“Mundesley” 9 Wordsworth Road, Worthing.

Christopher Fell. Martha Fell. Plus 2 lodgers.

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