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Name: Edward Chaffer

Burial Number: 1354

Gender: Male

Occupation: Gardener Fruit Grower

Born: 00/12/1856

Died: 29/06/1928

Buried: 03/07/1928


Edward John Chaffer was born in Sidlesham, Sussex, in 1856, he was baptised at St. Mary our Lady in Sidlesham, on 4th January 1857. Edward was the son of Henry Chaffer, 27yrs, a farm labourer, and Elizabeth, 27yrs, nee Beach. He was 1 of 8 children and had 3 brothers and 4 sisters, the boys all followed their father as farm labourers from the age of 12yrs after leaving school, but Edward moved on as a Gardener, leaving Sidlesham in his early twenties to work in Middlesex.

On 16th February 1885 Edward, 29yrs, married Isabella Challen, 26yrs, at St. Mary’s Church, Broadwater, Worthing. They had 6 children, Edward b.1887, Herbert b.1888, Mabel b.1890, Ernest b.1895 (died 1897) Harold b.1897, and Ronald b.1903. In 1891 Edward and his family were living in Gillingham, Kent, he was employed as a gardener, and in 1901 they had returned to Worthing where they lived at The Rosery, Mill Road, and Edward worked as a fruit grower. It was a successful business and in 1911 both his older sons were employed as his assistants.

Edward and Isabella moved to Brooklyn, Valencia Road, Worthing, where Edward died, aged 71yrs, on 29th June 1928, probate was granted to his sons, Edward John and Herbert Sidney Chaffer, Fruit Growers, effects £10284 1s 8d. Value 2021 – £678K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Edward Chaffer

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): rugs.begin.starts

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Edward John Chaffer died 29th June 1928 aged 71 years "Thy will be done" Also Isabella Chaffer who passed on Jan 16th 1942 aged 88 "Reunited"

Further Information


Name: Edward John Chaffer

Gender: Male

Born: 00/12/1856

Town: Sidlesham

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 16/02/1885

Spouse First Name: Isabella

Spouse Last Name: Challen

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/06/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Brooklyn

Address line 3: Valencia Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10284 1 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £678000

Census Information


Living at Street End, Sidlesham, Sussex. Henry Chaffer, 31yrs, Farm Labourer, wife, Elizabeth, 32yrs, 5 children, William 7yrs, Ellen 5yrs, Edward 4yrs, Thomas 2yrs, Walter 1month, and Frances Beach, visitor, servant.


Living at Farm House, Sidlesham, Sussex. Henry Chaffer, 42yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Elizabeth 42yrs, 7 children, William 17yrs, Edward 14yrs, Thomas 12yrs, all agricultural labourers, Walter 10yrs, Fanny 6yrs, Sarah 4yrs, and Annie 2yrs.


Living at Lower Feltham, Middlesex. Mary Green, 48yrs, widow, Dressmaker, daughter, Georgina, 10yrs, Lodger, Edward Chaffer, 24yrs, Gardener


Living at Cottage, Straw Lane, Gillingham, Kent. Edward Chaffer, Hd. 34yrs, Gardener, wife, Isabella, 30yrs, 3 children, Edward, 4yrs, Herbert, 3yrs, and Mabel, 11months.


Living at The Rosery, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex. Edward Chaffer, 44yrs, Fruit Grower, wife, Isabella, 41yrs, 4 children, Edward, 14yrs, Herbert, 12yrs, Mabel, 10yrs, Harold, 3yrs, mother-in-law, Elizabeth Challen, 73yrs, widow.


Living at The Rosery, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex. Edward Chaffer, 54yrs, Fruit Grower, wife, Isabella, 50yrs, 5 children, Edward John, 24yrs, Assistant in Business, Herbert Sidney, 22yrs, Assistant in Business, Mabel Edith, 20yrs, Harold, 13yrs, and Ronald, 7yrs.


Living at Brooklyn, Valencia Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Edward I Chaffer
Male 1856 65 Retired Fruit Grower
Isabella Chaffer
Female 1859 62 Home Duties
Herbert A Chaffer
Male 1889 32 Fruit Grower
Mabel E Chaffer
Female 1890 31 Home Duties
Ronald Chaffer
Male 1903 18 Engineering Student

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