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Name: Christopher Sennett

Burial Number: 0508

Gender: Male

Occupation: Waterman; Lighterman; Furrier; Foot Butler;

Born: 12/8/1827

Died: 23/09/1906

Buried: 27/09/1906


Born on 12 August 1827, Christopher Andrew Sennett was baptised on 2 September 1827 at Horselydown, St John Southwark. His parents were Christopher Sennett, a skinner and furrier, and Elizabeth Jane Sennett, née Dunford.

Although he eventually became a furrier, Christopher Andrew was, at 23, a waterman and lighterman and described in the 1881 Census as a retired ‘foot butler’.

When he first came to Heene he lived at 113, Lansdowne Road, however, in the1891 and 1901 Censuses he was at

‘Seacroft’, 9, Lansdowne Road, but this may have been a case of re-numbering of the houses.

He died on 23 September 1906 at ‘Southview’, a nursing home in Crowborough leaving the substantial sum of £14,860 15s to his widow and his son, Lt-Col Christopher Thomas Sennett.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Christopher Sennett

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 1

Exact Location (what3words): pill.expand.trips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Sacred to the memory of Christopher Andrew Sennett of Seacroft, West Worthing who died at Crowborough Sept 23rd 1906 in his 80th year "His was peace" Also of Sarah Williams Sennett wife of the above died August 10th 1908 in her 82nd year "None shall be weary"

Further Information


Name: Christopher Andrew Sennett

Gender: Male

Born: 12/8/1827

Town: Southwark

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 12/8/1852

Spouse First Name: Sarah

Spouse Second Name: Williams

Spouse Last Name: Baker

Town of Marriage: Southwark

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/09/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Southview Nursing Home

Town: Crowborough

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £14860 15 s 0 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Snowfields, Bermondsey,

Christopher Sennett, 50, head, skinner furrier; Elizabeth Jane Sennett, 48; Jane Elizabeth Sennett, 19; Christopher Sennett, 13; Richard Sennett, 7; John Walsduck?, 45, labourer; Caroline Walsduck?, 40, tayloress(sic);


114, Snowfields

Christopher A Sennett, 23, head, waterman and lighterman; Richard Sennett, 16, brother, assistant; Jane Sennett, 27, sister, house keeper;


6,     ?  Cottage, St Mary Lambeth, Norwood

Christopher A Sennett, 33, head, furrier; Sarah W Sennett, 34, wife; Chistopher T Sennett, 5, son; Alfred Rich Sennett; 2, son; Sarah T/ J/ Hannaford, 46, married sister;

plus 1 servant


109 Clapham Road  Lambeth

Christopjer A Sennett, 43, head, furrier; Sarah W Sennett, 44, wife; Alfred R Sennett, 12, son, scholar

plus 1 servant


Lansdowne Road, Heene

Chris A Sennett, 53, head, retired foot butler; Sarah W Sennett, wife; Alfred R Sennett, 22, son, civil engineer;


‘Seacroft’, 9, Lansdowne Road, Heene

Christopher A Sennett, 63, living on his means; Sarah W Sennett, 64, wife; Louisa Villars. 35, domestic companion;

plus a cook


‘Seacroft’ , 9, Lansdowne Road, Heene

Christopher A Sennett, 73, furrier retired; Sarah W Sennett, 74, wife;

plus a cook and a housemaid

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.