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Name: Eliza Finnis

Burial Number: 0376

Gender: Female

Occupation: Milliner; dressmaker

Born: 11/01/1864

Died: 21/12/1901

Buried: 28/12/1901

Rebecca Kent

George Finnis


Eliza was born in Westminster, the daughter of George and Rebecca. She was baptised at Holy Trinity, Westminster on 4 Jun 1865. Her father George was a police constable with the Metropolitan Police. In 1878, George was discharged from the police force on account of “debility and long service”. He received a pension of £62 8s per annum. The family moved to Worthing before 1881 where George had been born. His brother Henry ran The Running Horse pub in Paragon Street. George became a boatman and was a member of the crew of the Richard Coleman, Worthing’s lifeboat (see Edwardian Worthing by Rob Blann). Eliza died on 21 Dec in Worthing Infirmary. She was suffering from a stomach ulcer, subphrenic abscesses, lung abscess and septicaemia. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 35

Exact Location (what3words): wanted.bump.clay

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Eliza Finnis

Gender: Female

Born: 11/01/1864

Town: Westminster

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/12/1901

Cause of death: Ulcer of Stomach; Subphrenic Absess of Lung; Septicoemia

Address line 1: The Infirmary

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


Living at 34 Ponsonby Place, Westminster – George aged 45, police constable. Rebecca aged 45. Millicent aged 18, pupil teacher. Henry aged 15, messenger. Caroline aged 13. Emily aged 11. Eliza aged 7. Mary aged 2.


Living at 12 Thorn Terrace, Worthing – George aged 54, fisherman. Rebecca aged 55. Eliza aged 17, milliner. Mary aged 12.


Living at 12 Thorn Terrace, Worthing – George aged 63, retired police sergeant, boatman. Rebecca aged 66. Emily aged 31, dressmaker. Eliza aged 27, dressmaker. Mary aged 22, assistant schoolmistress. Madalaine Dubois aged 11, grand-daughter. William Haines aged 19, lodger, tutor in school.


Living at 12 Thorn Road, Worthing – George aged 73, boatman. Rebecca aged 76. Fanny aged 47, dressmaker. Eliza aged 37, dressmaker.

Miscellaneous Information

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