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Name: Ellen Barnes

Burial Number: 1712

Gender: Female

Occupation: Stationer's Assistant;

Born: 13/11/1876

Died: 20/11/1939

Buried: 23/11/1939


Thomas Philmore, Ellen’s father, was a labourer for Lambeth parish, a roadman, and her mother was Alice, née Ewin. Ellen was born in 1876 in Stockwell. London, at 17, Fenwick Place. Her father died in 1899 and in the 1901 Census Alice and Ellen, sometimes called ’Nellie’, now a stationer’s? assistant were living alone at 17, Fenwick Place. On 29 April 1905 Ellen married Arthur William Barnes at St Andrew’s Church, Stockwell and by 1911 they were living at 4, Thorn Road, Worthing, with their 2 children, Gwendoline Alice Mary Philmore Barnes, born 25 May 1906 and Donald Philmore Barnes, born 26 June 1908. Gwendoline never married but was adventurous and spent several years in New South Wales describing herself as a ‘housewife’. Donald, a builder’s merchant’s shop assistant, was also single in 1939 when he, his sister and mother were still living at 4, Thorn Road. Ellen died at the end of 1939 on 20 November at Caer Gwent in Wykeham Road. Donald eventually married Kathelene Norah Nevill in 1943 at Worthing.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Ellen Barnes

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): songs.rams.ripe

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Sacred to the memory of Arthur William Barnes died 9th October 1932 and of Ellen his wife died 20th November 1939

Further Information


Name: Ellen Barnes

Gender: Female

Born: 13/11/1876

Town: Stockwell

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Philmore

Marriage Date: 29/4/1905

Spouse First Name: Arthur

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Barnes

Town of Marriage: Stockwell

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/11/1939

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Caer Gwent

Address line 3: Wykeham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £903 17 s 6 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


17,Fenwick Place, Stockwell, Lambeth, London
Thomas Phillimore (actually Philmore) , 53, head, general labourer; Alice Phillimore, 44, wife; Mary Phillimore, 9, daughter, scholar; Ellen Phillimore, 4, daughter, scholar; Henry Arnold, 46, widower, lodger, general labourer; George Innes, 20, carpenter, lodger; Ellen Barrell, 77, needlewoman; Alice Barrell, 33? 53?, needlewoman;


17, Fenwick Place, Stockwell
Alice Philmore, 64, widow; Ellen Philmore, 44, stationer’s assistant ;



4 Thorn Road, West Worthing
Arthur William Barnes,37, head, shopkeeper grocer ; Ellen Barnes, 34, wife; Gwendoline Alice Mary Philmore Barnes, 4, daughter; Donald Philmore, son;


Miscellaneous Information

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