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Name: Edgar Dudley

Burial Number: 1876

Gender: Male

Occupation: Surveyor; Land Agent in War Office; Government Inspector;

Born: 27/01/1866

Died: 04/10/1939

Buried: 25/06/1957


Edgar Dudley was born on 27th January 1866, he was baptised on 26th February at St. Mary’s, Islington. His father, Samuel Dudley, a Meat Salesman, and his mother, Catherine Dudley, lived at Minerva Place, Islington. He was privately educated and in 1881, aged 15yrs, he was a scholar at Cranford College, Berkshire. Edgar qualified as a surveyor and joined the War Office as a Land Agent. He later became a Local Government Board Inspector and an Inspector for the Ministry of Health. In 1901 Edgar was living as a Boarder in Plymouth, Devon,

In 1903, Edgar, aged 37yrs, married Marie Kate Chrestien, 23yrs, at Heene, on 13th September. They moved to Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey and had 2 children, Jack Frederick, 1908, and Honor, 1911. Edgar’s employment as a government inspector required him to attend local government inquiries all over the country relating to land purchase, building development and all types of council business. He was a successful, influential and wealthy man, employing a butler along with other household servants; he and Marie Kate continued to live at Copseham Rise until his death on 4th October 1939.

Probate was granted to Marie Kate Dudley, widow, Jack Dudley, chartered accountant, and Montague Piesse, solicitor. Effects – £42,394 17s 5d.  Value 2020 – £2.8m.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 2 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): hooks.hulk.comet

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



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In loving memory Fernand Francois Chrestien born 15th March 1838 died 3rd October 1923 "The peace of God which passeth all understanding" also of Eliza his wife 1st October 1853 - 4th Feb 1933 "a loving mother and grandmother" Also in loving memory of Edgar Dudley died 5th October 1939 Marie Kate Dudley died 21st April 1957

Further Information


Name: Edgar Dudley

Gender: Male

Born: 27/01/1866

Town: Islington

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/9/1903

Spouse First Name: Marie

Spouse Second Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Chrestien

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/10/1939

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 3: Copseham Rise

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England


The funeral of Mr. Edgar Dudley, of Copseham Rise, Oxshott, chief ranger of Oxshott Heath, whose death, at the age of 73, was reported in last week’s Surrey Advertiser, took place on Friday last week. Cremation at Woking was preceded by a service at St. Andrew’s Church, Oxshott, conducted by the Vicar (the Rev. T.J.C. Ford). The organist was Mr. P. Dean, and family mourners included Mrs. Dudley, (widow), Mr. Jack Dudley (son), Mr. and Mrs. Stainer (son-in-law and daughter), Col. and Mrs. Kent and Mr. and Mrs. Chrestian (brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law), Miss Hammond (niece), Mrs. Gillman, Mr. Gillman, and Mr. and Mrs. Pieffe. There were over 40 wreaths.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £42394 17 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £2.8000000

Census Information


Living at 13, Leigham Terrace, Plymouth, Devon as a Boarder, Land Agent to HM War Office.


Living at Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey, Edgar Dudley, 45yrs, Inspector (Eng.) Local Government Board, wife, Marie Kate, 31yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey, Edgar Dudley, retired Civil Servant, Marie Kate Dudley, Jessie Dudley, daughter-in-law, Honor Stanier, daughter, plus Butler, Cook, Housemaid and 2 private state registered nurses.

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