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Name: Ellen McNiell

Burial Number: 1849

Gender: Female

Born: 4/11/1859

Died: 17/11/1952

Buried: 21/11/1952


Ellen Augusta McNiell was born on 4th November 1859 in Greenwich, her father was Christian William McNiell, 31yrs, Army Captain, and her mother was Frances Penelope Dipple McNiell, 31yrs, nee Humphreys. She was the eldest of 3 children, her brother, Hardinge Charles Christian was born in 1864 and her sister, Frances Maria Christine, in 1867. The family moved several times during her childhood but always in the Greenwich/Woolwich area.

While her brother Hardinge studied medicine at Oxford University, becoming a physician and surgeon by the age of 26yrs, Ellen and her sister, Frances, remained at home, unmarried and living with their parents.

After their father retired from the Army, the family moved to Worthing, living at Gracemere, Richmond Road. Ellen’s mother died in 1904 and her father in 1914. She and her sister were wealthy women, living on private means, and at some stage they moved to 7, Abbotts Close, Worthing, Frances died in 1934 and Ellen remained there until her death on 17th November 1952, aged 93yrs. Ellen was a Roman Catholic and her requiem mass was held on 21st November 1952 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Worthing.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 8 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): birds.repair.civil

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Frances Penelope wife Colonel Christian Wm. and Frances McNiell died 28th Jan. 1934. also of Ellen Augusta Mc Niell elder daughter Colonel Christian Wm. And France Mc Niell died 17th Nov. 1952.

Further Information


Name: Ellen Augusta McNiell

Gender: Female

Born: 4/11/1859

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/11/1952

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 7

Address line 3: Abbotts Close

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 7, Woodland Road, Greenwich. Christian W. McNiell, 33yrs, Army Captain, wife, Frances P., 34yrs, daughter, Ellen A. 1yr, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Cambridge Villas, Portsea, Hants. Frances P. D. McNiell, 44yrs, wife of Army Captain, 3 children, Ellen A. 11yrs, Hardinge C. 6yrs, Frances M.C. 4yrs, Visitors, Harding S. Giffard, 47yrs, Queen’s Counsel in practice, sister, Caroline Giffard, 47yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 1, Champion’s Terrace, Woolwich. Christian W. McNiell, 53yrs, Lt. Col. Staff Officer of Pensions, wife, Frances P., 53yrs, Ellen A. 21yrs, Hardinge C. C., 16yrs, Oxford Student, Christine, 14yrs.


Living at Claverly, 10, Pond Rd, Charlton, Woolwich. Christian W. McNiell, Retired Army Colonel, wife, Frances P., 63yrs, Hardinge C. C., 26yrs, Physician and Surgeon, Ellen, 31yrs, Frances M. C., 24yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Gracemere, Richmond Road, Worthing. Christian W. McNiell, 73yrs, Retired Army Colonel, wife, Frances P. 73yrs, Living on own means, Ellen A. 41yrs, Frances M. C. 34yrs, Visitor, Adeline Miller, 73yrs., plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Gracemere, Richmond Road, Worthing. Christian W. McNiell, 83yrs, Col. Army Infantry Retired, Ellen A. 51yrs, Private Means, Frances M. 44yrs, Private Means, plus 2 domestic servants.


Ellen Augusta McNiell, 80yrs, single, living at 7, Abbott’s Close, Worthing, plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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