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Name: Elizabeth Fyfe

Burial Number: 1749

Gender: Female

Occupation: Mantlemaker

Distinction: Ladies Tailor

Born: 24/08/1862

Died: 26/05/1942

Buried: 29/05/1942



Elizabeth Jane Wells was born on 24th August 1862 in Richmond, Surrey, she was baptised at Mortlake, on 20th September 1862. She was the daughter of George Wells, 22yrs, Labourer, (later, Miller) and Jane, 21yrs, nee Wilkins. Jane’s youngest sibling was a sister, Harriet Louisa, born 1872.

In 1881 Elizabeth was a Mantlemaker, (Tailoring over- garments for ladies). She married James Fyfe, 33yrs, on 16th July 1898 at St. John’s, Kensal Green; James was born in Scotland, he was the son of a tailor, he was employed as a stockbroker’s clerk.

Elizabeth and James lived in Ilford, Essex, before moving to Willesden Green, N.W. London, where they were still living in 1921. They had no children. At some point they moved to 12, Grand Avenue, Worthing, Sussex, where Elizabeth was widowed in 1931, and when she died on 26th May 1942, aged 79yrs, at St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester, her address was 39, Brooklyn Avenue, Worthing.

Administration was granted to Harriett Louisa Penrose, effects, £145 11s 11d. Value 2022 – £7K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 23

Exact Location (what3words): hotel.piano.skins

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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James Fyfe 1865-1931 also his wife died 26th May 1942

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Jane Fyfe

Gender: Female

Born: 24/08/1862

Town: Richmond

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wells

Marriage Date: 16/07/1898

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Fyfe

Town of Marriage: Lambeth

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/05/1942

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 39

Address line 3: Brooklyn Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £145 11 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £7000

Census Information


Living at 53, Ellerdale Street, Lewisham, London. George Barnard, 23yrs, Engineer, Sarah Barnard, 23yrs, Elizabeth Griffiths, 61yrs, Annuitant, boarder, John Randall, 19yrs, apprentice engineer, and visitor, Elizabeth Wells, 19yrs, Mantlemaker.


Living at 89, Bedford Road, Ilford, Essex. James Fyfe, 35yrs, Stockbroker’s Clerk, wife, Elizabeth Jane, 35yrs.


Living at 62, Kings Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. James Fyfe, 45yrs, Stockbroker’s Clerk, wife, Elizabeth Jane, 45yrs, father-in-law, George Wells, 71yrs, widower, boarder, John Bright Worthington, 25yrs, Schoolmaster.


Living at 62, Kings Road, Willesden Green, London N.W. James Fyfe, 55yrs, Stockbroker’s Ledger Clerk, wife, Elizabeth Jane, 55yrs,


Living at 88, George V Avenue, Worthing, Sussex.

Harriet Louisa Penrose, widow, proprietor of apartment house. Elizabeth Jane Fyfe, widow, sister of proprietor.

Gibson Lawrence, retired from RAMC, wife, Kathleen, daughter Mary.

Miscellaneous Information

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