Portrait of Eliza Elliott

Name: Eliza Elliott

Burial Number: 1881

Gender: Female

Occupation: Charwoman. Wife of William Patrick Fitzgerald and Oliver Levi Elliott.

Born: 21/5/1872

Died: 25/04/1958

Buried: 30/04/1958


Eliza was born in Langton Matravers, Dorset, the daughter of William and Elizabeth. Her father was a stonemason and often worked away from home. He died when Eliza was a child and her mother remarried. Her new husband was John Edmunds, a carter. Elizabeth and John married in 1885 and moved to Poole. Both Eliza and her sister Martha moved to Worthing where on 27th February 1893, Eliza married William Patrick Fitzgerald at Broadwater Church. William was a soldier, born in Ireland. He served with the East Kent Regiment of Foot and was based at Aldershot. Their daughter Olive Mabel (known as Mabel) was born in Aldershot on 26th February 1894. By 1896, William and Eliza were back in Worthing, living at the back of 9 Brunswick Road. Constance May was born in 1896 and Kathleen Daisy was born in 1897. Both were baptised at Heene church. William worked as a bath chair man but his health was poor. He died of heart disease on 31st December 1897 and was buried at Heene on 2nd January. Eliza found work as a charwoman. By 1901, her mother Elizabeth, now a widow was living with her daughter and young children. In 1906, Eliza married Oliver Levi Elliott, a gardener. The family moved to Lanfranc Road. The couple had three children, Doris, Olive and Gladys. The family continued to live in Lanfranc Road until Eliza’s death on 25th April 1958. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Eliza Elliott

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 6 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): trap.edge.plank

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of William Patrick Fitzgerald died 31st Dec 1897 aged 33. And of his widow, our dear mother Eliza Elliott died 25th April 1958 aged 85.

Further Information


Name: Eliza Elliott

Gender: Female

Born: 21/5/1872

Town: Langton Matravers

County: Dorset

Country: England


Maiden Name:Phippard

Marriage Date: 27/2/1893

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Second Name: Patrick

Spouse Last Name: Fitzgerald

Town of Marriage: Broadwater

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1906

Spouse First Name: Oliver

Spouse Second Name: Levi

Spouse Last Name: Elliott

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/04/1958

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Worthing Hospital

Address line 2: Lyndhurst Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Acton Field Cottages, Langton Matravers.

Elizabeth aged 42, widow, needlewoman. Thirza aged 16. Martha aged 13. Eliza aged 8. Jane aged 6.


Foxholes, Kinson, Poole.

John Edmunds aged 39, labourer, carter. Elizabeth aged 52. Eliza Phippard aged 18, step-daughter. Jane Phippard aged 16, step daughter.


Back of 9 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

Eliza aged 28, widow, charwoman. Mabel aged 7. Constance aged 4. Kathleen aged 3. Elizabeth aged 58? Mother, widow, charwoman.


29 Lanfranc Road, Worthing.

Oliver aged 36, gardener private. Eliza aged 38. Mabel aged 17, step-daughter, domestic servant. Constance aged 14, step-daughter. Kathleen aged 13, step-daughter. Doris aged 3. Olive aged 2.


9 Lanfranc Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Oliver Elliott
Male 1873 48 Worthing, Sussex, England Labourer At Gas Works
Elizabeth Elliott
Female 1872 49 Dorset, England
Doris Elliott
Female 1907 13 Sussex, England
Olive Elliott
Female 1909 12 Sussex, England
Gladys Elliott
Female 1912 9 Sussex, England
Mabel Fitzgerald
Female 1894 27 Sussex, England Toy Maker At Worthing Toy Factory


17 Lanfranc Road, Worthing.

Oliver b 27 May 1875, gardener. Eliza b 21 May 1872, domestic duties. Gladys b 19 Apr 1912, domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

Eliza Elliott nee Phippard with grandson David Robinson

A message for a current day family member:-

Eliza Phippard who lies to rest in Heene cemetery 21/05/1882 to 1958, she was a very petite lady and everyone remembers her as very dainty and a lovely lady. Her first husband died, they did not have children, she then married Oliver Levi Elliott and they had three daughters:

Olive who married and lived in Guildford, no children

Gladys who married Jim and had a son, David Guy, he tuned the pianos at The Pavillion Theatre and Glynbourne until his death two years ago.

Doris Anne Elliott married Tom Robinson and they had my father David and a daughter Elizabeth Anne. Doris is buried in Durrington cemetery 08/10/1907 to 24/06/1980.

Eliza was born in Swanage and we think her sister Martha may also be buried in Heene cemetery and her mother Elizabeth in Broadwater cemetery, Eliza died in Worthing

hospital. Oliver Elliott did not treat Eliza very well and my father remembers as a boy the police being called to the house 29 Lanfranc Road, Worthing (they previously lived at 9

Lanfranc Road), this is why she did not want to be buried with him. Oliver Levi died in Worthing hospital several years after Eliza, he is buried in an unmarked grave in

Broadwater cemetery, his father was a sheep farmer in Findon Valley and lived in the cottage on the corner of Bost Hill, my grandma, Doris Elliott remembers going to visit him,

that was before all the modern houses were built in the Valley and the A24 was just a track!

You and the team are doing such an amazing job of preserving Heene cemetery, thankyou from all the family.

Kindest regards,


Eliza Phippard later in life.