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Name: Denis Wade

Burial Number: 0927

Gender: Male

Occupation: Licensed Victualler

Born: 04/10/1864

Died: 22/11/1918

Buried: 27/11/1918


Denis Rice Wade was born on 4th October 1864 in Walsall, Staffordshire, he was the son of James William Wade, 22yrs, an Inland Revenue Officer, and Harriett, 25yrs, nee Craddock.

His family moved south to London and on 20th July 1887 Denis, 23yrs, married Kate Anna Scott, 21yrs, at St. Andrew, Holborn, he was employed as a clerk. Denis and Kate moved to Brighton, Sussex, where Denis became the landlord of a public house, The Temple Inn, and by 1900 they had 5 children when Kate tragically died aged just 34yrs.

In 1901, Denis was the landlord of the Gladstone Arms, Brighton, and he married a Brighton girl, his wife was Edith Caroline Allen, 23yrs, and they had 2 sons, Bernard Denis b.1904, and Lewis Eustace b.1909.

He became a Mason in 1896, joining the Burrell Lodge, Brighton, and was an active member of the Brighton and County Licensed Victualler’s Association, serving as chairman and then as a delegate representing the Association on behalf of its members.

In 1910 Denis was landlord of the Down View Hotel, West Worthing, living there with Edith and five of his younger children; he continued to represent the licensed victuallers of the town, organising the closure of all the pubs on the day of King Edward’s funeral.

Denis died on 22nd November 1918, aged 53yrs, at Peckham House, Peckham, Surrey. Probate was granted to his widow, Edith Caroline, and Joseph Wilkins Parker, solicitor, effects, £6651 10s 4d. Value 2022 – £402K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): dose.entry.lands

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband Denis Rice Wade who passed 22nd Nov. 1918 in his 54th year "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Denis Rice Wade

Gender: Male

Born: 04/10/1864

Town: Walsall

County: Staffordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/07/1887

Spouse First Name: Kate

Spouse Second Name: Anna

Spouse Last Name: Scott

Town of Marriage: Holborn

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1901

Spouse First Name: Edith

Spouse Second Name: Caroline

Spouse Last Name: Allen

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/11/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Down View Hotel

Address line 3: Down View Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6651 10 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £402000

Census Information


Living at 20, Caldmore Road, Walsall, Staffordshire. James W. Wade, 28yrs, Officer Inland Revenue, wife, Harriett, 31yrs, son, Denis, 6yrs.


Living at 13, Coleford Road, Wandsworth, London. James W. Wade, 38yrs, Officer Inland Revenue, wife, Harriett, 42yrs, son, Denis, 16yrs.


Living at Temple Inn, 2, Victoria Road, Brighton, Sussex. Denis Rice Wade, 26yrs, Licensed Victualler, wife, Kate E. 24yrs, 3 children, Phyllis, 3yrs, Norah, 1yr, Clarence, 1month, father, James W. Wade, 48yrs, Officer Inland Revenue, mother, Harriett, 51yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Gladstone Arms, 123, Lewes Road, Brighton, Sussex. Denis Rice Wade, 36yrs, widower, Licensed Victualler, 5 children, Phyllis, 13yrs, Norah, 11yrs, Alma, 6yrs, Edith, 4yrs, Stanley,


Living at The Down View Hotel, Down View Road, Worthing, Sussex. Denis Rice Wade, 46yrs, Licensed Victualler, wife, Edith Caroline, 33yrs, Assisting in Business, 5 children, Alma Winifred Marguerite, 16yrs, Edith Kate, 14yrs, Stanley Denis Rice, 12yrs, Bernard Denis, 7yrs, Lewis Eustace, 2yrs, plus 3 employees and 1 domestic servant.

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