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Name: Eliza Haylor

Burial Number: 1381

Gender: Female

Occupation: Servant, Nurse, Lady's Maid, Cook, Housekeeper,

Born: 00/00/1844

Died: 25/02/1929

Buried: 01/03/1929


Eliza was born in Heene, Sussex, the daughter of George and Elizabeth. She was baptised at Heene on 6th October 1844. The family lived in Heene Lane (now Road) and George worked on one of the local farms. By 1871, Eliza was working in Chichester as a nurse in a surgeon’s household. Her nursing skills took her to Essex, where she worked for the Rector of Stanford Rivers, Robert Rolleston and his wife Lucy. Eliza was much loved by the family and lived with them for many years eventually working as housekeeper for the widowed Lucy. Eliza died on 25th February 1929 at Fitzwilliam House in Cambridge. Probate was granted on 20th April to Edwin Francis Burfoot potato merchant and Charles Morley gentleman. Effects £1308 8s 2d.

Please see below regarding the terms of Miss Eleanor Rolleston’s will re the upkeep of Eliza’s grave.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 4 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): excuse.tune.join

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In ever grateful memory of Eliza Haylor 1844-1929 "For love is God" Also in memory of her father George Haylor 1817-1898

Further Information


Name: Eliza Haylor

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1844

Town: Heene

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/02/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Fitzwilliam House

Address line 3: Fitzwilliam Street

Town: Cambridge

County: Cambridgeshire

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1308 8 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £59905.00

Census Information


Heene Village

George aged 32, farm labourer. Elizabeth aged 32. Elizabeth aged 12. Elsy aged 10. Esther aged 8. Eliza aged 6. Edward aged 4. Stephen aged 2.


4 Heene Lane, Heene.

George aged 44, agricultural labourer. Elizabeth aged 43, laundress. Eliza aged 16. Stephen aged 12, agricultural labourer. Eli aged 7. Emma aged 10. Ellen aged 5. George aged 2.


West Street, Chichester.

Eliza aged 27, servant, nurse in the household of Charles Jones, surgeon and family.


Rectory House, Stanford Rivers, Essex

Eliza aged 37, nurse in the household of Robert Rolleston, rector of Stanford Rivers and family.


Rectory House, Stanford Rivers, Essex.

Eliza aged 40? Lady’s maid in the household of Robert Rolleston, rector of Stanford Rivers and family.


The Rectory, Stanford Rivers, Essex.

Eliza aged 50? Cook in the household of Robert Rolleston, clergyman and family.


Little Laver Hall, Harlow, Essex.

Eliza aged 60? Housekeeper in the household of Lucy Grace Rolleston, widow of Robert Rolleston.


Little Laver Hall, Ongar, Essex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Ellinor Rolleston
Female 1876 44 Essex, England Not Occupied For A Living
Eliza Haylor
Female 1847 73 Worthing, Sussex Housekeeper Private
Jane Trundle
Female 1904 16 Essex, England Housemaid Private

Miscellaneous Information

Miss Eleanor Rolleston deceased – copy of extract of clause 8(e) of Will dated 12th March 1958

8(e) To the Chichester Diocesan Fund and Board of Finance (Incorporated) of which the registered office is at Diocesan Church House 9 Brunswick Square, Hove in the County of Sussex the sum of One Hundred pounds UPON TRUST to pay the income to the incumbent of the Parish of Heene Worthing in the County of Sussex and Diocese of Chichester for the maintenance of the church and churchyard of the said Parish so long as the graves of Eliza Haylor, Elizabeth Haylor and Alice Paice in Heene Churchyard are kept in good order and repair and the inscriptions thereon clearly legible and from and after any breach of this condition coming to the knowledge of the said Board I direct that the said Board shall hold the said sum and the investments representing the same and the income thereof for the general purposes of the Board and a Certificate signed every three years by the Rural Dean that the said graves are so kept shall be sufficient evidence in that behalf and any question as to breach of this condition shall be finally settled by him.