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Name: Edward Woods

Burial Number: 0551

Gender: Male

Occupation: Solicitor

Born: 15/11/1842

Died: 12/01/1908

Buried: 15/01/1908


Edward was born in Northampton, the son of Francis Benjamin Woods and his wife Maria. He was baptised at All Saints church Northampton on 14 September 1843. His father was an apothecary and surgeon. Edward trained as an articled clerk eventually becoming a solicitor. The family moved to Worthing after Francis retired, living at Heene Villa in Heene Lane (Road). In 1871, Edward married Elizabeth Bullivant in Oundle, Northants. The couple moved to Walton in Cheshire where Edward set up his practice. They had six children, Agnes Mary, Ernest Edward, George, Charles Herbert, Elizabeth Beatrice and Katherine (Kitty). By 1901, the family had moved to Worthing, living at “Heylin” St Botolph’s Road. Edward died on 12th January 1908. Probate was granted on 27th February to Agnes Mary Woods spinster and George Woods maltster. Effects £16270 17s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Edward Woods

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): shaped.jelly.hears

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Edward William Woods formerly of Warrington born 15th November 1842 died 12th January 1908 "He giveth His beloved sleep"Psalm 12,2. "Let light perpetual shine on them" Also of Elizabeth his wife born 2nd August 1840 died 12th July 1931. Ernest Edward son of Edward Woods and Elizabeth Woods died 17th November 1917 aged 38 "the souls of the righteous are in the hand of God" Wisdom 111.1

Further Information


Name: Edward William Woods

Gender: Male

Born: 15/11/1842

Town: Northampton

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1871

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Bullivant

Town of Marriage: Oundle

County of Marriage: Northamptonshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/01/1908

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Heylin

Address line 3: St Botolph's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £16270 17 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £1271928.00

Census Information


West Street, Oundle, Northants

Edward aged 8, pupil at school run by Mary and Elizabeth Fowler. His sister Margaret was also a pupil


Heene Villa, Heene Lane, Worthing

Francis aged 51, MRCS & LSA not practising. Maria aged 47. Anne aged 21. Edward aged 18, solicitor’s articled clerk. Katherine aged 10. Benjamin aged 8. Charles aged 6.Herbert aged 1. Plus 2 servants


2 Allen Street, Warrington, Cheshire

Edward aged 28, solicitor, lodger in the house of Ann Ashton, house keeper and family


Walton House, Walton Inferior, Cheshire  Edward William aged 38, solicitor. Elizabeth aged 40. Agnes Mary aged 8. Ernest Edward aged 7. George aged 5. Charles H aged 4. Elizabeth B aged 2. Margaret Eliza aged 35, sister. Herbert aged 21, solicitor’s articled clerk. Plus 3 servants


Walton House, Walton, Cheshire

Edward aged 48, solicitor. Elizabeth aged 50. Agnes aged 18. Susan White aged 27, visitor, school teacher. Katherine White aged 26, visitor, school teacher. Plus 3 servants


“Heylin” St Botolph”s Road, Worthing

Edward aged 58. Elizabeth aged 60. George aged 25, maltster. Elizabeth B aged 22. Katherine aged 19. Plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

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