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Name: Edwin Crafer

Burial Number: 0865

Gender: Male

Occupation: Civil Servant, Somerset House

Born: 25/11/1839

Died: 23/04/1917

Buried: 26/04/1917


Edwin Henry Crafer was the first born of seven children born to Edwin Turner Crafer from Wandsworth and Maris Margaretta Rucker from Streatham in London. Edwin Henry was the first born in 1939, Maria Mary 1841, Alfred 1843, Reginald Grey 1845, Charles Augustus 1848, Isabel Rosa 1851, Julia Ann 1854.
Edwin’s Father dies in 1854 while the family are living in Brixton London. His father worked at the Treasury department, when he died, he left his wife a pension of £150 which now would be worth £16,700 a year. The children mainly follow the occupation in Civil service and work in various government offices and are referred to as Gentleman in Census’s and directories. Edwin worked for the Inland Revenue at Somerset House, working in the Legacy and succession Duty department and his role would have been agreeing the charges of Tax from the Estates of the deceased. The family live mainly in Clapham and Brixton area of London, then at East Moseley.
Edwin lives at home with his mother until her death in 1897 at Lonsdale House, East Moseley.
The following year Edwin marries Isabel Crump in Steyning and is 23 years her Senior. The couple live in Worthing at “Iddesleigh” Down View Road, Worthing.
Two or three years before Edwin’s parents were married his fathers brother married his mother’s sister. Many of their children are all born at the same time. This Crafer family were living in and around Brighton and this could have been the draw to Worthing for Edwin. Also, a house that Edwin lived in as a young man was also the name “Iddesleigh” the same as the house he named in Worthing when living in Worthing.
Three years later after marrying Isabel Crump unfortunately she dies and is buried at Heene Cemetery.
Edwin Henry is also buried by her side 16 years later in 1917.

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 17

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In loving memory of ISABEL wife of EDWIN HENRY CRAFER born 13 March 1863 died 17th August 1901 " Peace perfect Peace" Also EDWIN HENRY CRAFER died 23 April 1917 aged 78

Further Information


Name: Edwin Henry Crafer

Gender: Male

Born: 25/11/1839

Town: Brixton

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1898

Spouse First Name: Isabel

Spouse Last Name: Crump

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/04/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Iddesleigh

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6206 5 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £433370

Census Information


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Unable to trace. Post Office Directory shows Family living at 1 Crescent, Clapham


Living at 34 Grafton Square, Clapham Edwin is working in Local service Legacy Duty, aged 21 and living at home with his mother and 6 siblings, along with two servants


Living at Manor Road in Winchester – .Edwin’s mother and 5 of his siblings.
Mary 28, Reginald 26, Charles 22, Isabel 19, Julia Alfred is now married Edwin is not living at home, but records show that Edwin is not on this Census


Living at home with his mother and 5 Siblings Edwin is an Inland Revenue Clerk, Sister Mary 39, is Divorced but stated on Census as a widow, Reginald 36, is a Post Office Clerk, Charles 32, Isabel 29, a Clerk, Julia 27, they have two servants


Living at Lonsdale House, East Moseley Edwin is with his mother Maria 79, Edwin is a Civil Servant aged 57, Sister Mary 45, Isabel 39, Charles 42 and Reginald 46


Living at “Iddesleigh” Downview Road, Worthing. Edwin is 61 and a retired civil servant, Isabel is 38. They have a general domestic servant living with them


Living at “Iddesleigh” Downview Road, Worthing. Edwin has a housekeeper and a general Servant living at the address

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