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Name: Clarence Beckford

Burial Number: 1101

Gender: Male

Occupation: Solicitor;

Born: 25/5/1857

Died: 21/10/1922

Buried: 25/10/1922


Clarence was born on the 25th May 1857 in Fleet Street London to George Henry Beckford and Anne Beckford.  In 1841 Clarence’s father George was working as a Law Stationer, by 1851 he is employing 3 men. He must have done well for himself as by 1861 he is a Gentleman receiving a living from interest in Water Works, Gas works, Bank & insurance companies and other private means.

Clarence was attending and boarding at Streatham School in 1871. By 1881 he has moved back home and is working as a solicitor. His Father died in 1888 and Clarence is living on his own at Shawbury Hill Road Twickenham, and he is still working as a solicitor.

He married late in life to a widow called Fanny Aspinall in Kensington in 1919. They moved to Worthing and lived in Shelley road in Worthing Sussex.

Clarence died on 21st October 1922 and left an estate of £36343 12s 4d (approx. £1,000,000 in 2020) to Fanny his wife. He also left an annuity of £150 to his late housekeeper Alice Cuthery, and to the Inn-holders company he left £500 to provide a single piece of English silver in the form of a centre piece, cup or ornament, to be displayed on all festive occasions.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Clarence Beckford

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 12 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): feed.seated.often

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In fond memory of Clarence Beckford died October 21st 1922

Further Information


Name: Clarence George Beckford

Gender: Male

Born: 25/5/1857

Town: Westminster

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1919

Spouse First Name: Fanny

Spouse Last Name: Aspinall

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/10/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £36343 12 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £1000000

Census Information


1 Springfield villas, Hampstead
George Beckford (Head) age 45, Ann Beckford (Wife) age 46, Clarence Beckford (Son) age 3, plus 1 servant.


Streatham School
Clarence is boarding at Streatham School


James Hill Wandsworth
George Henry Beckford (Head) age 65, Clarence (Son) age 23, plus 2 servants


14 Shawbery hill Road Twickenham
Clarence Beckford (Head) age 53, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Freedom of the city admission papers C Beckford