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Name: Edward Holden

Burial Number: 1416

Gender: Male

Occupation: Florist; Nurseryman.

Born: 00/00/1873

Died: 25/09/1929

Buried: 28/09/1929


Edward was born in Worthing, son of Oliver and Caroline. he was baptised at Broadwater Church on 1st June 1873. The family lived at 72 Station Road in the north of the town. In 1873, Edward’s father had been appointed clerk and sexton at the newly built St Botolph’s Church in Heene. He also laid out the new burial ground. As a young man, Edward trained as a florist. In 1901, he married Sarah Jane Hill at Liss, Hampshire in January. Sarah was known as Sally. The couple moved to The Drive in West Worthing where Edward worked as a commercial grower at Elm Grove Nurseries. By 1914, the couple were living in Ripley Road. Sarah died in 1928 and was buried at Heene. The following year, Edward married Amy Beatrice Collings. Edward died after a long illness at St Botolph’s Lodge in Richmond Road. Probate was granted on 6th December to Sidney Walter Bostel builder. Effects £11220 13s 8d. Re-sworn £12870 13s 8d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Edward Holden

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 7 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): giant.meant.corn

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Sally the beloved wife of Edward Holden who passed away 4th October 1928 aged 56 years "Peace perfect peace" Also of Edward Holden who passed away 25th September 1929 aged 56 years "Thy will be done"

Further Information


Name: Edward Holden

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1873

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /01/1901

Spouse First Name: Sarah

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Hill

Town of Marriage: Liss

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1929

Spouse First Name: Amy

Spouse Second Name: Beatrice

Spouse Last Name: Collings

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/09/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Botolph's Lodge

Address line 3: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 2nd October 1929

“Worthing Grower’s Death”

Funeral of Mr Edward Holden

The death occurred in a local nursing home of Wednesday, of Mr Edward Holden of “Berwyn”, Ripley Road. Mr Holden was the only son of the late Mr Oliver Holden who for over half a century was actively identified with Heene Church as its first verger. Mr Edward Holden had for many years been actively engaged in the market growing industry at the Elm Grove Nurseries, and until ill health had necessitated his giving up the work, he was a member of the committee of the West Sussex Market Growers branch of the National Farmers Union.

The funeral took place on Saturday afternoon, the interment in Heene Cemetery being preceded by a service at St Botolph’s Church. The chief mourners were the widow, Mr & Mrs Chidwick (brother-in-law and sister), Mr & Mrs Standing (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs Maxey Clarry (sister), Mr Douglas Adams (nephew), Mrs Oliver Holden, Mr Collins (father-in-law), Mr & Mrs J Hill, Miss Nellie Hill, Mr & Mrs Aldridge and Mr E Hill. Also at the church were Mr Ashdown (representing the staff and employees at the Elm Grove Nurseries), Mr Coxon, Mr J Feest, Mr & Mrs P Twine, and Mr & Mrs J E Saunders (Hall & Co).

The service was conducted by the rector of Heene, Rev. J P Fallowes and as the mourners left the church, Mr A Boyce at the organ played Mendelssohn’s “O rest in the Lord”.

Among the wreaths were flowers from “Chum” (the widow); Cad, Bob and Bern; Dot and Alwyn; E Clarry; Doug; Mary; Auntie Clara; Mum and Dad; Jim, Lidie, Winnie and Albert; Harry, Alice and Lally; Alf, Edie, Dick and Pat; Charlie, Kitty and Eve; Mum and all at Liss; Frank, Mollie and Albert; Ern, Lily and Tommy; Nin; Emily and Charlie; the staff and employees; Mr Botting; Jack Feest; Mr & Mrs Coxon and Tom; Mr Gordon Leeney; Messrs F E Sparks and Sons; Mrs Maddock, Mrs Smith and Miss Thursday.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £12870 13 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £589288.00

Census Information


72 Station Street, Broadwater, Worthing.

Oliver aged 37, carpenter. Caroline aged 37. Caroline aged 11. Edward aged 8. Clara aged 5. Ellen aged 3.


72 Station Road, Broadwater, Worthing.

Oliver aged 47, widower, master builder. Caroline aged 21. Edward aged 18, florist. Clara aged 15. Ellen aged 13. May Holden aged 6, niece.


The Drive, Worthing.

Edward aged 28, commercial gardener. Sarah aged 28.


Edward aged 38, nurseryman, fruit grower. Sarah aged 38.


Berwyn, Ripley Road, Worthing, Sussex
First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Edward Holden
Male 1878 43 Worthing, Sussex Fruit Grower Employer
Sarah Jane Holden
Female 1872 48 Hampshire, Home Duties

Miscellaneous Information

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