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Name: Eliza Beveridge

Burial Number: 1873

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess; In Charge of a Gentleman's House"

Born: 7/7/1863

Died: 21/12/1956

Buried: 27/12/1956


Of Eliza’s parents little is known except that they were William and Eliza Beveridge, who lived for a while in St John, Antigua in the West Indies, where little Eliza was born 1863. By 1871 Eliza was at a small school in Frome, Somerset, where she was by far the youngest at 7 years old when the other girls were 11 and older. Ten years later, Eliza, still only 17, was a governess in the household of William Alcock and his wife at Grove Park House, in Lee, London. In 1891 she is mentioned as the niece of Walter H Macnamara and “ in charge of Gentleman’s House” in Birchington, Kent. Walter Macnamara was an important man being Master of the Supreme Court in London and Registrar of Railway and Canal Commission under the Benefices Act. Unfortunately, the exact family connection was not found. In the next two Censuses Eliza is found living with her widowed mother. In 1901 they were at 8, Clifton Road, South Norwood, Croydon and in 1911 at 17, Stanley Road, Upper Warlingham, Surrey. On the earlier Census Eliza, senior, is said to have been born in Middlesex and in the later one in Pimlico but she still could not be reliably traced. The inscription on the Beveridge grave reads “ In loving memory of Eliza widow of William Beveridge died 22 May 1918. Also of her daughter Eliza died Dec. 21st 1956”. The last address of Eliza, junior, was 14, Dover Road, West Worthing, Probate “ BEVERIDGE Eliza of 14, Dover-road West Worthing spinster died 21 December 1956 Probate Lewes 29 January to Westminster Bank Limited, Effects £33345 6s 11d”

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): delay.activism.blend

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Eliza widow of William Beveridge died May 22nd 1918. Also of her daughter Eliza died December 21st 1956

Further Information


Name: Eliza Beveridge

Gender: Female

Born: 7/7/1863

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Antigua and Barbuda


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/12/1956

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 14

Address line 3: Dover Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £33345 6 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £580000

Census Information


Living at School, South Parade, Frome, Somerset – Sarah Jane Cox, 38, head, school mistress; Ellen Field, 37, assistant mistress; Louisa Elizabeth Prince, 15, pupil; Leonora Ann Baby, 13, pupil; Eliza Anna Pargeter, 13, pupil; Emily Maria Butler, 12, pupil; Mary Elizabeth Crees, 11, pupil; Clara Emma Morgan, 11, pupil; Eliza Beveridge, 7, pupil, born in Antigua; plus 2 general servants


Living at Grove Park House, Chinbrook Road, Lee, London – William Alcock, 58, head, retired ? ; Emily Alcock, 41, wife; Mary Ann Alcock, 23, daughter; William Alcock, 21, son, articled clerk to the Law; Emily Alcock, 10, daughter, scholar; George Alcock, 8, son, scholar; Eliza Beveridge, 17, governess, born in Antigua; plus cook and 2 domestic servants


1891 Census Living at The Hut, Spencer Road, Birchington, Kent – Walter H Macnamara, 39, head, registrar to Railway Commission ?; Florence L Macnamara, 35, wife; Harry M Macnamara, 6, son;
Living at Miramar Bungalow, Spencer Road, Birchington, Kent – Eliza Beveridge, 27, niece, in charge of Gentlman’s house, born Antigua, West Indies; Maude Smith, 48?, visitor; plus a cook
NB These properties next door to each other are both shown because of the uncle/niece relationship between Walter and Eliza.


Living at 8, Clifton Road, South Norwood, Croydon – Eliza Beveridge, 60, widow, head, living on own means; Eliza Beveridge, 37, daughter, born in West Indies;


Living at 17, Stanley Road, Upper Warlingham, Carshalton, Surrey
Eliza Beveridge, 70, widow, head; Eliza Beveridge, 47, daughter, born on Antigua;

Miscellaneous Information

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