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Name: Elizabeth Dyason

Burial Number: 0494

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Ramsgate

Born: 00/1/1803

Died: 27/03/1906

Buried: 31/03/1906


Elizabeth Illenden Pearce was born in Ramsgate in January 1803, and baptised in February 1803 at St Lawrence, Thanet. Her parents were Edward and Susannah (nee Huggett)  Pearce. Edward was a Cordwainer. Both he and Susannah were born in Kent.

In March 1832, in Ramsgate, Elizabeth’s son Isaac Edward Dyason was born. In September 1832, she married Isaac Dyason, from Ramsgate, at St James, Westminster. One of the witnesses was Mary Huggett Pearce.

Their first daughter Frances was born about 1834, daughter Eliza in 1836, son Frederick 1840, Julia in 1843, Edward Huggett in 1844, Charles Herbert 1847, Auguste 1849 and Catherine in 1851, all in Ramsgate.

The family lived in Bath Place, Ramsgate in 1851, where Isaac was a Bather.

All eight of their then children were Scholars, with an added note ‘Educated at Home’. The eldest son Isaac Edward was by then in Australia. Isaac senior’s single sister Frances was part of the household.

In the 1861 census, living in Bath House, Ramsgate were Elizabeth and Isaac with 7 of their children. Frederick was a Clerk in the London Custom House, and Edward a Receiver General. Sister Frances Dyason was living with them, another sister, and one General Servant.

Isaac Senior first appears as a Bather in 1847, at the Royal Clarence Baths, joining his father’s trade. He died in 1868 in Ramsgate.

As a seasonal facility, and affected by wars, a cholera epidemic, local competition etc., the business struggled and was greatly helped by money sent home from Isaac Edward from the Australian ‘gold diggings’. In 1842, when he was 10 he went to Cape Town with his Grandfather Dyason. He went from there to Adelaide when he was 18. (He died, having prospered, in Melbourne, Australia, in 1915)

Elizabeth Illenden Dyason letters SE Row 13 No 12

By 1871, Elizabeth had moved to Croydon with single daughter Elizabeth, sons Frederick and Edward, Customs Clerks, and son Charles, a Stationery Office Clerk. They had one General Servant.

There was another move, to Sevenoaks by 1881. Elizabeth shared the house with her son Edward, Head of Household, Clerk, HM Customs, daughter Frances, and Servant, Mary Wood, from Kent.

She had moved to Worthing by 1901. Living on her own means, at Monkton, Mill Road with single daughter Frances, 67, also living on her own means, son Edward Huggett, 57, retired Customs Officer, and one Servant, Emily Scardifield from Westhampnett, aged 26.

After Elizabeth’s death on 27th March 1906, at Monkton, probate was granted to Frederick Dyason, retired Civil Servant.

In the 1911 census, Frances was Head of House at the Poplars, Mill Road, with brother Edward, Retired Civil Servant, and Servant Emily Scardifield. .Edward died in July that year.

In 1891, Charles Herbert, with wife Margaret, born in Ireland, was living in Clapham, with daughters Eva, Mary and Margaret, plus a Servant from Ireland. Charles was described as a Clerk in HM’s Stationery Office

In 1901, Charles was living in Streatham, with his wife and their three daughters. He died in Streatham in 1905 and was buried in Heene Cemetery by the Rector, the Rev J.P.Fallowes, as was his mother the next year, and his brother in 1911.

Julia Hampson nee Dyason, Elizabeth’s daughter, was buried at Heene in 1923.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Elizabeth Dyason

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): longer.wheels.salads

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Elizabeth Illenden Dyason who died March 27th 1906 aged 102 years "She opened her mouth with wisdom and in her tongue was the law of kindness" Also of Charles Herbert Dyason son of the above who died May 16 1905 aged 59 years "The morning cometh" Also of Edward Huggett, fourth son of the above Elizabeth Illenden Dyason died July 1st 1906

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Illenden Dyason

Gender: Female

Born: 00/1/1803

Town: Ramsgate

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Pearce

Marriage Date: /9/1832

Spouse First Name: Isaac

Spouse Last Name: Dyason

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/03/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Monkton

Address line 3: Mill 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


Living at Bath House, Ramsgate, Kent – Isaac Dyason, 39yrs, Bather; Elizabeth Dyason, 43yrs; Frances Dyason, 17yrs; Eliza Dyason, 15yrs; Frederick Dyason, 10yrs; Julia Dyason, 8yrs; Edmund Dyason, 6yrs; Charles Dyason, 4yrs; Augustus Dyason, 2yrs; Catherine Dyason, 8mths; Frances Dyason, 42yrs, Sister;


Living at Bath House, Ramsgate, Kent – Isaac Dyason, 50yrs, Bather; Elizabeth I Dyason, 56yrs; Frances Dyason, 27yrs; Elizabeth Dyason, 25yrs; Frederick Dyason, 21yrs, Clerk in London Customs House; Edward Dyason, 17yrs, ??; Charles Dyason, 14yrs; Augusta Dyason, 12yrs; Catherine Dyason, 10yrs; Frances Dyason, 56yrs, Sister; Mary Grove, 48yrs, Sister; Maria Knock, 26yrs, Servant;


Living at 8 Enmore Road, Croydon, Surrey – Elizabeth I Dyason, 60yrs; Elizabeth P Dyason, 38yrs; Frederick Dyason, Customs Clerk; Edward Dyason, 28yrs, Customs Clerk; Charles Dyason, 26yrs, Stationary Office Clerk; Catherine Hesman, 15yrs, Servant;


Living at 17 Granville Road, Sevenoaks, Kent – Edward Dyason, 37yrs, Clerk to HM Customs; Elizabeth Dyason, 78yrs, Annuitant; Frances Dyason, 47yrs, Annuitant; Mary Wood, 20yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at Monkton, Mill Road, Heene, Worthing, Sussex – Elizabeth I Dyason, 96yrs, Living on own means; Frances Dyason, 67yrs, Living on own means; Edward H Dyason, 57yrs, Retired Higher Div Clerk H M Customs; Emily K Venns, 26yrs, General Servant;

Miscellaneous Information

Bathing Machines on Ramsgate seafront in 1830's

From Barry White’s “Thanet’s Baths and Bathing Machines 19th and early 20th Century”

“Ramsgate is a sea port of note, and within the last few years has arrived at considerable celebrity as a sea bathing place. In consequence of its sands being so very superior, its waters so fine and limpid, and its views so enchanting, it has become a powerful rival to Margate. Here are upwards of twenty-five bathing machines, and good rooms for the convenience of bathers. Here are also two excellent baths : PERRY’s and DYASON’s {1823}”