Female portrait placeholder image

Name: Clara Aston

Burial Number: 1846

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Rev Sidney Clement Aston

Born: 3/2/1870

Died: 31/07/1952

Buried: 12/09/1952


Clara was born in Newton, Warwickshire, the daughter of Jinks and Clara. She was baptised at Clifton Upon Dunsmore on 17th August 1870 and again at Lilbourne, Northants on 28th August 1870. The farm where she lived was between the two villages. Clara’s mother died at the end of 1881 and in 1889, Jinks married Caroline Jenaway. In July 1908, Clara married the Rev. Sidney Clement Aston at All Saints church, Lilbourne. He was the curate at Heanor. Their son Richard was born on 9th April 1909. The family moved to Langley Mill in Nottinghamshire where Sidney took up a new posting. In 1916, they were living in Bedworth, Warwickshire and in 1921, moved to Little Packington near Coventry. In 1935, Sidney was vicar of Coughton in Worcestershire. After Sidney’s retirement in 1949, the couple moved to Worthing, living at Ramsay Hall in Byron Road which was a home for retired clergy. Clara died in Worthing Hospital on 31st July 1952. Probate was granted on 22nd October to Rev Sidney Clement Aston clerk and Richard Clement Frazier Aston farmer. Effects £1761 13s 2d.  Clara was cremated and her ashes buried on 12th September.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 45

Exact Location (what3words): police.silly.urban

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Buried with Cecil Thomas Douglas Lane


Cecil Thomas Edward Douglas Lane born November 29th 1856 died February 23rd 1898 "Oh Lord my God in Thee do I put my trust". Reginald Charles Douglas Lane born April 6th 1852 died December 27th 1892 "Then are they glad because they are at rest" Lucy Sadler Gardner Douglas Lane widow of Reginald Charles Douglas Lane and eldest daughter of the late Rev. Augustus Pyne Vicar of Horning, Norfolk died July 24th 1900 "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: Clara Ellen Elizabeth Aston

Gender: Female

Born: 3/2/1870

Town: Newton

County: Warwickshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Howkins

Marriage Date: /7/1908

Spouse First Name: Sidney

Spouse Second Name: Clement

Spouse Last Name: Aston

Town of Marriage: Lilbourne

County of Marriage: Warwickshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 31/07/1952

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Worthing Hospital

Address line 3: Lyndhurst Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1761 13 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £54979.00

Census Information


Clifton Upon Dunsmore, Warwickshire.

Jinks aged 30, farmer of 302 acres employing 6 men and 3 boys. Clara aged 30. Joseph aged 6. William aged 5. Jinks aged 4. Frederick aged 2. Clara aged 1. Plus 3 servants.


Lilbourne, Northants.

Jinks aged 40, farmer of 369 acres. Clara aged 40. Joseph aged 16. William aged 15. Jinks aged 14. Frederick aged 12. Clara aged 10. Walter aged 9. Albert aged 7. Frank aged 6. Sarah aged 5. Elizabeth Scott aged 72, mother-in-law. Plus 3 servants.


Lilbourne Furze, Northants.

Jinks aged 49, farmer, auctioneer and valuer. Caroline aged 35. Frederick aged 22. Clara aged 21. Walter aged 19, brewery pupil. Frank aged 16. Sarah aged 15. Plus 3 servants.


The Rectory, Bradley, Grimsby.

Clara aged 30, visitor, cousin of William Jenaway, bank manager and family.


3 Drummond Street, Aldercar, Langley Mill, Notts

Sydney aged 30, clergyman in established church. Clara aged 40. Richard aged 1. Plus 1 servant


Living at The Perting, Little Packington, Warwickshire.

Sidney Clement Aston
Male 1881 40 Saltley, Warwickshire, England Clerk In Holy Orders
Clara Ellen Elizabeth Aston
Female 1871 50 Lilbourne, Northamptonshire, England Housewife
Elizabeth Pennell
Female 1905 15 Buckinghamshire, England Housemaid


Coughton Vicarage, Redditch, Worcs.

Sidney Aston: Vicar of Coughton. Clara Aston. Ida Aston: sister. Temperance Aston: mother, invalid.

Miscellaneous Information

Belper News and Derbyshire Telephone 24th July 1908

“The Nuptial Knot”

Derbyshire Curate’s Wedding


Last week at the pretty old 13th century village church of All Saints, Lilbourne, Northamptonshire, and five miles from Rugby, there was solemnised the wedding of the Rev. Sidney Clement Aston, curate at the parish church Heanor. The reverend gentleman has only been in Heanor district about six months, but his genial manner has won for him no small measure of general appreciation and goodwill. The village of Lilbourne was lithe and gay with bunting. The interior of the church was decorated ornately with pink rosebuds, palms etc. The village choristers took part in the service and sang the two hymns. Among the list of wedding presents, it will be noticed that the choir and the villagers have shown their esteem for the bride who has taken an active part in church work in the parish.

The bridegroom is the only son of Mr & Mrs T R Aston of Small Heath, Birmingham and his bride was Miss Clara Ellen Elizabeth Howkins, eldest daughter of Mr Jinks Howkins of Lilbourne Furze, Clifton near Rugby. The bride, who was given away by her father wore a dress of white soft silk with embroidered chiffon trimming. Her bridal veil was interspersed with orange blossoms and she carried a bouquet of lilies. There were three attendant maids of honour- Miss Ida May Aston, sister of the bridegroom, Miss Eva Howkins, cousin of the bride, and Miss V Jennaway. They were attired in dresses of cream voile with heliotrope trimmings and they wore hats to match. They carried prayer books instead of the usual floral bouquets.

The Rev. C H Waller BA, curate in charge of Marlpool church discharged the duties of best man. Mrs Aston, mother of the bridegroom wore a dress of black silk voile with chiffon and passementerie trimming. The bride’s travelling dress was a cream serge costume and she wore a picture hat. The honeymoon will be spent at Saltburn and Matlock.

There follows a long list of gifts to the bride and groom.