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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

Story

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

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

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

Further Information

Birth

Name: Edith Henrietta Ann Ramsbotham

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1848

Town: Oxford

County: Oxfordshire

Country: England

Marriage

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

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1318 16 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £85000

Census Information

1851

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.

1861

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.

1871

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.

1881

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.

1891

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.

1901

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.

1911

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.

1921

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

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

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