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Name: Elizabeth Teesdale

Burial Number: 0892

Gender: Female

Occupation: House Servant; House Maid; Fly Proprieter

Born: 00//1838

Died: 11/02/1918

Buried: 16/02/1918

Catherine Bourn

Thomas Peters

Family No: 0013


Elizabeth was born in Horley, Surrey, the daughter of Thomas and Catherine. She was baptised at St Bartholomew’s Church, Horley on 13th May 1838. By 1851, Elizabeth or Betsy as she was known, was working as a house servant at Burstow Court in Reigate. She later moved to Sussex and worked as a housemaid at “The White Horse” pub in Chichester. On 24th December 1866, Betsy married Ralph Teesdale at Broadwater Church. The couple lived in Portland Road where Ralph was a fly driver. They later moved to Heene Mews where Ralph had room to stable his cabs and horses. Ralph died in 1897 and Betsy took over the running of the business helped by her son Harry. Betsy died on 11th February 1918. Probate was granted on 9th March to Harry Richard Teesdale stableman and Alice Burgess wife of Harry Ralph Burgess. Effects £465 17s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): cried.assist.basin

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Teesdale

Gender: Female

Born: 00//1838

Town: Horley

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Peters

Marriage Date: 24/12/1866

Spouse First Name: Ralph

Spouse Last Name: Teesdale

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/02/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 8

Address line 3: Heene Mews

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £465 17 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £27481.00

Census Information


Horley, Surrey

Thomas aged 30, agricultural labourer. Catherine aged 25. Anna aged 6. Sarah aged 5. Elizabeth aged 3. Mary aged 1.


Burstow Court Lodge, Reigate, Surrey

Elizabeth aged 12, house servant with her sister Anna in the house of Isaac Sayers, farmer of 210 acres.


“The White Horse” Chichester

Elizabeth aged 23, housemaid at the inn run by George Mant.


2 Portland Road, Worthing.

Ralph aged 30, fly driver. Elizabeth aged 30. Ralph aged 1.


5 Heene Mews, Worthing

Ralph aged 40, fly proprietor. Elizabeth aged 41. Ralph aged 11.George T aged 9. Harry R aged 6. Alice aged 5. Frederick aged 3. Kate aged 8 months.


8 Heene Mews, Worthing

Ralph aged 50, fly proprietor. Elizabeth aged 50. George aged 19, coach painter. Harry aged 16, stable boy, groom. Alice aged 15, dressmaker’s apprentice. Fred aged 13. Kate aged 10.


8 Heene Mews, Worthing.

Elizabeth aged 59, widow, fly proprietress. Harry aged 26, stableman, livery. Alice aged 25, dressmaker. Kate aged 20, dressmaker.


8 Heene Mews, Worthing.

Elizabeth aged 70, cab proprietress. Henry aged 37, stableman. Fred aged 33, cabman.

Miscellaneous Information

Example of Fly Carriages that may have been used by Ralph and Elizabeth Teesdale