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Name: Elsie Emmet

Burial Number: 1916

Gender: Female

Born: 28/12/1871

Died: 09/08/1963

Buried: 14/08/1963



Elise Emily Gruning was born in Hampstead, London, on 28th December 1871, she was baptised on 10th February 1872 at St. Mary, Islington. Elise was the daughter of Henry Gruning, 40yrs, a mechanical engineer, and Anna Maria, 33yrs, nee Princep; she had 4 siblings, John b.1870, Henry b.1874, Annie b.1876, and Louis b.1877.

Elise’s father died in 1883, aged 52yrs, and her mother moved the family to Eastbourne, Sussex, and in 1891, aged 19yrs, she was still a student.

On 20th June 1900, aged 28yrs, Elise married the Reverend George Nelson Emmet, 29yrs, at St. Peter, Ealing. (See below for a detailed newspaper report of the service). Their first child, Elise Joyce, was born in 1902 in Hertfordshire, and twins, George Nelson and Enid Dorothy were born in 1906 in Dunstable. Sadly, Enid Dorothy died the following year.

In 1920, George was appointed vicar of Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, they remained there until 1930 when he resigned due to failing health and they moved to Worthing, Sussex, living in Heene Way at a property named Hartley Row. Elise was widowed in 1931 when George died, aged 61yrs.

Elise remained at Heene Way, living until she was 91yrs of age, she died on 9th August 1963. Probate was granted to George N. Emmet, company director, and Elise Joyce Francis, widow, effects, £3790, value 2022 – £84,500.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 42

Exact Location (what3words): dices.frames.shop

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In ever loving memory of George Nelson Emmet Priest Vicar of Hartley Wintney Hants 1920-1930 born 1st July 1870 passed peacefully away at Worthing 12th September 1931. Dearly loved husband and father. And of Elsie Emily his wife "At rest" 9th Aug. 1963 aged 91 R.I.P. "Until the day break and the shadows flee away"

Further Information


Name: Elsie Emily Emmet

Gender: Female

Born: 28/12/1871

Town: Hampstead

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Gruning

Marriage Date: 20/06/1900

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Nelson

Spouse Last Name: Emmet

Town of Marriage: Ealing

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 09/08/1963

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Hartley Row

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Heene Way

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3790 s d

Current value of effects: £84498

Census Information


Living at 78, Belsize Park Gardens, Hampstead, London. Henry Gruning, 49yrs, Mechanical Engineer, wife, Anna, 42yrs, 5 children, John, 10yrs, Elise, 9yrs, Henry, 7yrs, Annie, 5yrs, Louis, 3yrs, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at 30, Furness Road, Eastbourne, Sussex. Anna M. Gruning, Hd. widow, 52yrs, living on own means, 5 children, John, 20yrs, Student, Elise, 19yrs, Scholar, Henry, 17yrs, Engineering Student, Annie, 15yrs, Louis, 13yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Marlins Square, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire. George N. Emmet, 30yrs, Clerk in Holy Orders, wife, Elise E. 29yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.



Living at The Vicarage, Hartley Wintney, Hampshire.

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age in years Birth place Occupation Employer
George Nelson Emmet
Male 1870 50 Bayswater, London, England Clerk In Holy Orders Vicar Of Hartley Wintney
Elise Emily Emmet
Female 1872 49 Hampstead, London, England
Ellen Lucy Moreton Emmet
Female 1845 76 Bloomsbury, London, England
Elizabeth Grace Wilson
Female 1871 50 Gravesend, Kent, England Art Mistress Queen Annes School Caversham
Annie Jackson
Female 1887 33 Bedfordshire, England Domestic Servant Private
Florence Pratt
Female 1890 31 Bedfordshire, England Domestic Servant Private


Living at 10, Heene Way, Worthing, Sussex.

Elise E. Emmet, widow, private means, Elise Joyce Emmet, single, private means.

Miscellaneous Information

Newspaper report of the marriage of Rev. George N. Emmet to Miss Elise E. Gruning. 20.06.1900.

The uncle of the bridegroom, the Rev. W. E. Emmet, with the Rev. H. E. Emmet (his brother) and the Rev. A. H. Parnell, officiated at the marriage of the Rev. George Nelson Emmet, the son of the late Mr. George Nelson Emmet, of Gordon Square, with Elise Emily, the daughter of the late Mr. Henry Gruning and Mrs. Gruning, of 3, Blakesley Avenue, Ealing. The ceremony took place at St. Peter’s, Ealing, on the 20th ult. The service was fully choral, the hymns “Thine for ever,” “0, Perfect Love,’ and “Now thank we all our God” being sung. Mr. J. Cliffe Forrester was the organist. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. H. H. Gruning. She wore a skirt and train of rich ivory duchesse satin, with a high Empire belt, the yoke and transparent sleeves being of tucked chiffon. The gown was enhanced with Brussels appliqué lace, and she carried a bouquet of choice white flowers. The bridesmaids were five in number. They were Miss Annie L. Gruning (sister of the bride), Miss Violet Schuster (her cousin), Miss A. H. Bradbury, Miss E. G. Wilson, and Miss A. Bramwell. They appeared in gowns of striped glace with white chiffon and vests of chiffon fastened with narrow green bands of velvet. Their presents from the bridegroom consisted of gold and pearl brooches and bouquets of lilies. Mr. Robert W. Emmet accompanied his brother as groomsman. The after reception was held at 3, Blakesley Avenue, when the guests included Sir Hermann, Lady, and the Misses Weber, Mr. L. Gruning, Dr. and Mrs. Schuster, Mr. H. H. Gruning, Mr. L. Gruning, Miss A. Gruning, Mr. R. W. Emmet, Rev.H. E. Emmet, Mrs. Empson, Mrs. A. Suckling Baron, Col., Mrs., and the Misses Empson, Rev. W. E., Mrs., and Miss Emmet, Mr. P. B. Emmet, Mr. Edward Emmet, Rev. A. H. and Mrs. Parnell, General and Mrs. Llanwell, Col. Jameson, Col., Mrs., and Miss Furlong, Mrs. C Emmet, Rev. A. G. Evans, and many others. The honeymoon is being passed in Devonshire. Mrs. G. N. Emmet travelled in a tailormade gown of grey cloth with a vest of white satin and lace, and a Tuscan hat having a white ostrich feather, chiffon, and black velvet The well-selected presents numbered 150, the cake coming from Messrs. W. and G. Buzzard.