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Name: Edith Falwasser

Burial Number: 1964

Gender: Female

Born: //1832

Died: 15/2/1904

Buried: 19/2/1904


Edith Falwasser was an example of the single daughter of a landed Victorian family. She moved around, staying with relations and doesn’t seem to have had her own home at any time.

She was born and baptised in 1832 in Cheltenham, the second child of Major John Frederick Falwasser, JP, educated at Wadham College, Oxford, and Rosetta Jane (nee Sewell). Major John was born in Maidenhead and Rosetta in Stockwell. They were married in Cheltenham in 1830.

Their first child, John Frederick, was born in Florence in 1831. (He became a Clergyman, married Frances in 1859, and died at Privett Vicarage, Alton in 1890.)

In 1849 the family was at Cornhill, Sherborne, Dorset, Major John listed among the Gentry in the Post Office Directory.

They were still living in Sherborne in 1861. Major John, County Magistrate and Landowner. Edith, Henry Charles, born Bishops Waltham in 1844, Florence Annie, born Sherborne 1849, and Edmund Grant, born Sherborne 1850. Plus a Nurse, a Cook, a Parlourmaid and a Housemaid. Brother Ernest, born in Hampshire in 1832, and John F (now married), were not then living with the family.

Edith was a Visitor at her Aunt Ellen Falwasser’s home in Monkton Combe, Somerset in 1881.

In 1891 she was living in Epsom with brother Ernest, then a Clerk in the War Office, and sister Florence, plus 3 Servants.

In 1901 Edith was living in Winchester with brother Edmund, a Clergyman, and 2 Servants. She was described as ‘living on her own means’. By 1911 Edmund was in a Lodging House in Tunbridge Wells.

When she died, Edith was living in Park Cottage in Shakespeare Road. Probate was given to Ernest Bateman Falwasser, Gentleman, and John Frederick Falwasser, Solicitor.

Edith’s brother Edmund went on to become a ‘Clerk in Holy Orders’, moving around the South of England to several Parishes. Henry Charles died in Brazil in 1871. Florence Annie stayed single. In 1901 she was living on her own means, with one Servant, in Norfolk Road, Littlehampton. She died in 1934 in Winchester.

No-one seems to know what the surname Falwasser means, or its origin, but, these days, most of them are in New Zealand and Australia.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): looks.gain.good

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



EndowedGrave: Responsibility for cutting the grass and keeping tidy


Edith Elizabeth Matilda Falwasser Died 15th.February 1904 aged 71 Eldest daughter of John Frederick Falwasser JP of Sherborne Dorseet

Further Information


Name: Edith Elizabeth Matilda Falwasser

Gender: Female

Born: //1832

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/2/1904

Cause of death:

Address line 1: Park Cottage

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £14134 8 s 10 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Cornhill, Sherborne – John F Falwasser, 54yrs, County Magistrate, Land Owner; Rosetta J Falwasser, 55yrs; Edith E Falwasser, 28yrs; Henry Carles Falwasser, 17yrs; Florence A Falwasser, 12yrs; Edmund G Falwasser, 11yrs; Mary Hann, 39yrs, Servant; Elizabeth Bailey, 28yrs, Servant; Elizabeth Stone, 27yrs, Servant; Sarah Patten, 23yrs, Servant;


Living at South View, Monkton Combe, Somerset – Ellen Falwasser, 76yrs, Income derives from houses and dividends; Edith Falwasser, 48yrs, Niece; Sarah Stockley, 40yrs, Servant; Harriet Martin, 22yrs, Servant; Agnes Sheep, 59yrs, Servant; William Pincher, 21yrs, Servant;


In 1891 she was living in Epsom with brother Ernest, then a Clerk in the War Office, and sister Florence, plus 3 Servants.


Living at 29 Christchurch Road, Winchester with brother Edmund, a Clergyman, and 2 Servants. Edith E M Falwasser, 68yrs, living on own means.

Miscellaneous Information

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