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Name: Ellen Jacob

Burial Number: 0380

Gender: Female

Occupation: Schoolmistress

Distinction: Ladies College Principal

Born: 03/09/1813

Died: 02/02/1902

Buried: 05/02/1902


Ellen Parker was born on 3rd September 1813 in Middlesex, she was the daughter of Benoni Parker, clerk, and Elizabeth, 25yrs, nee Wright, a music teacher.

Ellen, aged 35yrs, married Johnson Jacob, 30yrs, on 21st June 1849, at St. Mary, Haggerston, Hackney, her husband was a brass manufacturer. In 1851, Ellen and Johnson were living with Ellen’s widowed mother, Elizabeth, in Shoreditch, where Ellen was a schoolmistress and Johnson a gas fitter.

Ellen was widowed in 1860 when her husband died, aged 41yrs, they had no children. Ellen then pursued her career in education, moving to Leominster, Herefordshire, where, in 1871, she was the Principal of a Ladies College.

In 1891, Ellen, 77yrs, and retired from teaching, was living with two nieces who ran a small school at Marine Parade, Worthing. In 1901 they were running a boarding house at 7, The Parade, where Ellen lived with them and where she died on 2nd February 1902, aged 88yrs.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): firm.extend.nation

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Ellen Jacob Febry 2nd 1902 aged 88 "He hath delivered me out of my trouble"

Further Information


Name: Ellen Jacob

Gender: Female

Born: 03/09/1813

Town: Unknown

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Parker

Marriage Date: 21/6/1849

Spouse First Name: Johnson

Spouse Last Name: Jacob

Town of Marriage: Hackney

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/02/1902

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 7

Address line 3: The Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 2, King Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex. Elizabeth Parker, Hd. widow, 63yrs, Teacher of Music, son-in-law, Johnson Jacob, 32yrs, Gas Fitter, daughter, Ellen Jacob, 37yrs, Schoolmistress, plus 2 domestic servants.


Visiting 19, Widemarsh Street, Leominster, Herefordshire. Henry Gethen, Hd. m. 40yrs, Draper, 4 children, Henrietta, 13yrs, Mary, 12yrs, Henry, 10yrs, Alfred, 2yrs, Visitor, Ellen Jacob, 47yrs, widow, formerly schoolteacher, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 136, Widemarsh Street, Leominster, Herefordshire. Ellen Jacob, Hd. widow, 57yrs, Principal of Ladies College.


Living at 87, Marine Parade, Worthing, Sussex. Ellen Head, Hd. 40yrs, Principal of School, sister, Florence Head, 37yrs, Principal of School, aunt, Ellen Jacob, widow, 77yrs, living on own means, plus 12 scholars and 3 domestic servants.


Living at 7, The Parade, Worthing, Sussex. Ellen Susan Head, s. Hd. 53yrs, Boarding House Proprietor, sister, Florence Head, 50yrs, Boarding House Proprietor Ellen Jacob, 87yrs, widow, boarder, living on own means, plus 2 other boarders.

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