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Name: Elizabeth Agar

Burial Number: 1261

Gender: Female

Occupation:   Daily Governess; Sub-Superintendent then Lady Superintendent of The Mildmay Deaconess Institution

Born: 00/00/1841

Died: 27/08/1926

Buried: 30/08/1926


Elizabeth was born in New Windsor, the daughter of Thomas and Charlotte. Thomas was a butcher. Elizabeth received her education at a local girl’s school and assisted her parents in their shop. By 1871, Elizabeth and her sisters were working as governesses. Soon after, Elizabeth went to London to work as a Deaconess in the Mildmay Institution.
The Mildmay Deaconess Institution was founded in 1860 by Rev. William Pennefather and his wife Catherine. In 1864, the reverend built a large conference hall, Deaconess home, an invalid home, orphanage and hospital in Mildmay Park, Islington. The Deaconess home was built for Christian women not occupied in the home. The idea was to bring charity and mission work to the city slums.
By 1901, Elizabeth was Lady Superintendent of Mildmay Park.
By 1926, Elizabeth was living at “The Rest” 90 Heene Road (later 166 Heene Road). This was a home for retired members of Mildmay. She died on 27 Aug.
Probate was granted on 11 Nov to Mary Louise Agar and Francis Henry Agar nurseryman (children of Elizabeth’s brother Henry). Effects £601 9s 1d (approx. £25K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): mock.drill.broad

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Elizabeth Agar died 27th August 1926 aged 85 also Ella Mabel Hart called home 14th Oct. 1942 aged 78

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Agar

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1841

Town: New Windsor

County: Berkshire

Country: England

Occupation:Daily Governess; Sub-Superintendent then Lady Superintendent of The Mildmay Deaconess Institution


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/08/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Rest

Address line 2: 90 (now 166)

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £601 9 s 1 d

Value of effects in 2020: £25000

Census Information


Living at New Road, New Windsor – Elizabeth aged 10, pupil at a school run by Isabella Kellner and Mary Ann Lowth.


Living at 6 Peascod Street, New Windsor – Elizabeth aged 19, pork butcher’s shop. Amelia aged 15, assistant in shop. Annie aged 14. Plus 1 housekeeper, 1 servant, 1 Pork Butcher’s man and an errand boy


Living at 6 Peascod Street, New Windsor – Charlotte aged 55, widow, pork butcher. Henry Francis aged 16, assistant. Elizabeth aged 29, daily governess. Annie aged 24, assistant in shop. Kate aged 23, daily governess. Adelaide aged 21, daily governess. Louisa aged 19, daily governess. Plus 2 journeymen pork butchers, 1 errand boy and 1 servant


. Living at Deaconess Houses, Mildmay Park, Islington – Elizabeth aged 39, sub-superintendent.


. Living at Deaconess Houses, Islington – Elizabeth aged 49, sub-superintendent of deaconess Houses


Living at 68-70 Mildmay Park, Pennefather’s House – Elizabeth aged 59, lady Superintendent. Plus 7 boarders and 5 servants


. Living at 68-70 Mildmay Park – Elizabeth aged 69, lady Superintendent

Miscellaneous Information

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