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Name: Clara Russell

Burial Number: 1214

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means.

Born: 01/12/1858

Died: 18/12/1925

Buried: 21/12/1925


Clara was born in Birmingham, the daughter of William and Elizabeth. She was baptised at St Editha’s Church, Tamworth on 17th April 1874. Her father was a jeweller working in Birmingham. Clara was sent to school in Tamworth along with her sister Alice. Their sister Martha was a pupil teacher at the school. Four of the sisters, Clara, Alice, Eliza and Louisa were close and eventually moved to Worthing. Clara seems to have suffered from ill health most of her life. By 1891, she was living in a doctor’s house in Shropshire and may have been sent abroad in the early 1900’s. By 1911, Clara was a patient in a nursing home in Shelley Road Worthing. After leaving there, she lived at 26 Winchester Road with the nurse who ran the nursing home. Clara died at Groombridge Nursing Home, Chaucer Road on 18th December 1925. Probate was granted on 21st April 1926 to Eliza Elizabeth Russell spinster. Effects £12936 16s 7d. Her sister Louisa was buried beside her when she died in 1933. The two other sisters Eliza and Alice were buried at Durrington Cemetery, Worthing.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 9 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words): stale.gazed.soils

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Clara Russell who died 18th December 1925. Also of Louisa Russell sister of the above who died 6th February 1933

Further Information


Name: Clara Russell

Gender: Female

Born: 01/12/1858

Town: Birmingham

County: Warwickshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/12/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Groombridge Nursing Home

Address line 2: Chaucer Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £12936 16 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £531171.00

Census Information


8 Northampton Street, Birmingham.

William aged 34, jeweller employing 3 men and 3 boys. Elizabeth aged 28. Martha aged 7. Eliza aged 5. Clara aged 2. Alice aged 4 months.


Ladybridge Bank, Tamworth, Staffs.

Clara aged 12, pupil. Alice aged 9, pupil. Martha aged 18, pupil teacher. At school run by Harriet Gilman.


“Sunnyside” Poplar Avenue, Edgbaston, Warwickshire.

William aged 48, widower, jeweller. Martha aged 26. Eliza aged 25. Clara aged 22. Alice aged 20. Louisa aged 15.


Brook House, Westbury, Shropshire.

Clara aged 32, boarder in house of Alexander Howie, medical practitioner and family.


unable to trace.


Nightingale Lodge, Shelley Road, Worthing.

Clara aged 51, patient in nursing home run by Charlotte Maginn.

Miscellaneous Information

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