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Name: Elizabeth Snelling

Burial Number: 0650

Gender: Female

Occupation: Nurse; Lady's Maid; Useful Servant

Distinction: Lady's Maid

Born: 31/01/1853

Died: 13/11/1911

Buried: 16/11/1911


Elizabeth never married and was a servant all her life. From being a general servant at 18, she was a nurse in a dental surgeon’s family of 3 young children, then a lady’s maid with the same family for over 20 years. She was still appreciated as a “useful maid” just before she died. Elizabeth was the daughter of Thomas Snelling, a railway porter and his wife Ellen. She died at Norfolk Lodge, Mill Road, Worthing on 13th November 1911 and her estate was administered by Frederick John Snelling, a retired House of Commons messenger. he would have worn a uniform with a figure of Mercury on it when he worked. Several of the Harvie family are buried at Heene.

Probate was granted on 22nd January 1912 to Frederick John Snelling, retired House of Commons messenger. Effects £184 9s 6d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): placed.straw.length

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Elizabeth Snelling born 31st Jan 1853, died 13th Nov 1911 "I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn thee"

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Snelling

Gender: Female

Born: 31/01/1853

Town: Holborn

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/11/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Norfolk Lodge

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £184 9 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £17758.00

Census Information


8 George’s Place, Bermondsey, Surrey

Thomas aged 28, railway porter. Ellen aged 29. Elizabeth aged 7. Emily aged 2. Thomas aged 1.


5 Holywell Street, St Clement Danes, Westminster.

Kenneth Macdonald aged 40, boot maker. Helen Macdonald aged 29. Grant Macdonald aged 34, brother, boot maker. Elizabeth Snelling aged 18, general servant.


27 Oakley Square, St Pancras, Middx.

Oercy May aged 31, dental surgeon. Emma J aged 31. William S aged 6. Florence aged 3. Mary L aged 8 months. Elizabeth Snelling aged 27, nurse. Plus 2 servants.


1 Lawn Road, Hampstead, Middx

George Green aged 50, living on own means. Isabella aged 50. Eliza (Elizabeth) aged 37, cook. Plus 1 servant.


45 Prince’s Square, Paddington, Middx.

Elizabeth Harvie aged 25, living on parent’s means. Hayter Harvie aged 22, living on parent’s means. Francis Harvie aged 20, living on parent’s means. Elizabeth Snelling aged 48, lady’s maid. Plus 5 servants.


“Norfolk Lodge” Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Caroline Mary Harvie aged 56, widow. Elizabeth Adams Harvie aged 35. Louisa Maria Travers aged 71, late husband’s sister. Elizabeth Snelling aged 58, useful maid. Plus 5 servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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