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Name: Elizabeth White

Burial Number: 1055

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cook; Wife of David William White.

Born: 00/00/1870

Died: 7/11/1921

Buried: 11/11/1921


Elizabeth was born in Portsea, the daughter of Sabina Fletcher and an unknown father. In 1871, Sabina married Alfred Shawyer, a gardener, in Portsea. In 1873, Alfred was sent to prison for larceny. Elizabeth’s mother left her at the local Union Workhouse and disappeared. Elizabeth was schooled at the workhouse and trained as a servant. She went to work for a retired army officer and his family in Portsea.
By 1901, Elizabeth was in London working for a theatrical manager in Putney. She married David William White at St John, Isleworth on 12 Jun 1904. By 1911, the couple had moved to Worthing, living in Ham Road and then in Thorn Road. They had no children.
Elizabeth died at Burnham on Crouch after a long illness on 7 Nov 1921. No Probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 4 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): ends.like.tall

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 Fletcher White

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1870

Town: Portsea

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Shawyer

Marriage Date: 12/6/1904

Spouse First Name: David

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: White

Town of Marriage: Isleworth

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 7/11/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Burnham-on-Crouch

County: Essex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


13 Alexandra Road, Portsea, Hants

Sabina aged 19, washerwoman. Elizabeth aged 1. Visiting Robert Kingshott, a labourer at the dockyard and his family.


Portsea Island Union Workhouse, Portsea, Hants.

Elizabeth aged 11, scholar, inmate.


60 St Andrew’s Road, Portsea, Hants.

Elizabeth aged 21, general servant in household of James Brogden, retired Army officer and family.


234 Upper Richmond Road, Putney, Surrey.

Elizabeth aged 29, domestic servant in household of James A Cook, theatrical manager and family.


West View, Ham Road, Worthing.

David aged 47, labourer. Elizabeth aged 42.


Metropolitan Convalescent Institution, Oatlands, Walton upon Thames, Surrey

Elizabeth Fletcher White,  age 51 years, born in Portsmouth Hampshire, Patient, Married.

Miscellaneous Information

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