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Name: Edith Ramsbotham

Burial Number: 1382

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housekeeper

Born: 00/3/1848

Died: 28/02/1929

Buried: 02/03/1929


Edith Henrietta Anne Walker was born in Oxfordshire, she was baptised at St. Giles, Oxford, on 3rd March 1848. She was the daughter of Robert Walker, 46yrs, Clerk in Holy Orders, and Elizabeth, 44yrs, nee Holdsworth. Edith had 2 older siblings, Agnes, 11yrs, and Thomas, 6yrs; they appeared to be a wealthy family, as, when Edith was 3yrs old, and living at the Vicarage, Culham, Berkshire, they employed a governess, 2 nursery nurses, a footman, and 2 domestic servants. When Edith was 15yrs, in 1863, her mother died, and five years later, in 1868, her father also died. She moved with her brother, Thomas, to Kingston on Thames, Surrey, describing herself as his housekeeper in the 1871 census, whilst employing a footman, cook and housemaid.

On 9th June 1874 Edith, 26yrs, married Fielden Ramsbotham, 28yrs, at St. Mark, Surbiton, Surrey. They had 5 children, Edward b.1875, in Manchester, and James b. 1876, Edith b.1878, Mildred b. 1879, and Ruth b. 1884, all born in Sussex. Fielden was a Land Steward and Farm Bailiff, he worked in Sussex over the next 20yrs, and by 1901 had retired to Hereford with his family before moving to Bedfordshire, where they remained, with their adult daughters, until after 1911.

At some point, Fielden and Edith moved to Worthing living at 18, Queen’s Road, where Fielden died on 29th May 1922, aged 75yrs. Edith remained at this address and died, aged 81yrs, on 28th February 1929.

Probate was granted to her 3 daughters, Edith H, Mildred F, and Ruth A, spinsters. Effects £1318 16s 9d. Value 2021 – £85K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 9 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): basin.trunk.crate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory Fielden Ramsbotham also of Edith his wife died Feb. 28th 1929

Further Information


Name: Edith Henrietta Ann Ramsbotham

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1848

Town: Oxford

County: Oxfordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Walker

Marriage Date: 9/6/1874

Spouse First Name: Fielden

Spouse Last Name: Ramsbotham

Town of Marriage: Surbiton

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/02/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 18

Address line 3: Queens Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1318 16 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £85000

Census Information


Living at The Vicarage, Culham, Berkshire. Robert Walker, 49yrs, Vicar of Culham Parish, wife, Elizabeth, 47yrs, 3 children, Agnes, 14yrs, Thomas, 6yrs, Edith, 3yrs, plus 6 domestic servants.


Living at The Vicarage, Culham, Berkshire. Robert Walker, 59yrs, Vicar of Culham Parish, wife, Elizabeth, 57yrs, 3 children, Agnes, 24yrs, Thomas, 16yrs, Edith, 13yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 1, Browns Road, Kingston on Thames, Surrey. Thomas E. Walker, Hd. 26yrs, Clerk in Merchant’s Office, sister, Edith H. Walker, 23yrs, brother’s housekeeper, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Old Mill House, Buxted, Sussex. Fielden Ramsbotham, 34yrs, Land Steward, Farm Bailiff, wife, Edith, 33yrs, 4 children, Edward, 5yrs, James, 4yrs, Edith 3yrs, Mildred, 2yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Warren House, Crowborough Warren, Withyam, Sussex. Fielden Ramsbotham, 44yrs, Steward, wife, Edith, 43yrs, 4 children, Edward, 15yrs, Edith 13yrs, Mildred, 12yrs, Ruth, 6yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Ashford, Bodenham Road, Tupsley, Hereford. Fielden Ramsbotham, 55yrs, living on own means, wife, Edith, 53yrs, James H., 24yrs, Edith H., 23yrs, Mildred F., 22yrs, Ruth A. F., 16yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 9, Lansdowne Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire. Fielden Ramsbotham, 64yrs, Gentleman, Edith, 63yrs, Mildred Frances, 31yrs, Ruth Agnes, 26yrs, grandson, James F. Ramsbotham, 8yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 18, Queen’s Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Fielden Ramsbotham
Male 1846 74 Stand, Lancashire, England Gentleman, None
Edith Henrietta Anne Ramsbotham
Female 1848 73 Oxfordshire, England None
Mildred Frances Ramsbotham
Female 1879 42 Sussex, England None
Kate Louise Harriett Jones
Female 1872 49 Shoreham, Sussex, England Cook
Bessie Louisa Gooding
Female 1904 16 Dulwich, Surrey, England Home Duties

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