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Name: Emily Ashling

Burial Number: 1600

Gender: Female

Distinction: Lodging House Keeper

Born: 28/12/1860

Died: 11/12/1934

Buried: 15/12/1934



Emily Harriet Short was born in Chelsea, Middlesex, on 28th December 1860, she was the daughter of William Short and Sarah.

Emily’s mother married on 4th April 1870 in Broadwater, Worthing, her husband was Charles Honess, 29yrs, a Royal Navy Seaman, and Emily’s half-brother, William, was born in 1873. The family lived at 36, Park Road, Worthing, Sussex.

On 13th September 1882, Emily married Arthur Ashling, 22yrs, a builder and contractor, at the parish church Broadwater, they had 5 children, Ruby b.1884, Elsie b.1886, Mabel b.1891, Leonard b.1897, and Cyril, b.1900 (died aged 5months). The family lived at 14, Milton Street, Worthing, before moving to Karos, Rowlands Road, Worthing, and in 1911 all 3 of her daughters were in domestic service.  Arthur filed for bankruptcy in 1911, and he died in 1914, their daughter, Elsie, died in 1918.

By 1921 Emily had moved to 16, Thorn Road, Worthing, where she was running a lodging house, her son, Leonard, and her mother-in-law were resident with her.

Emily died on 11th December 1934, aged 73yrs, she was buried at Heene Cemetery on 15th December.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 13

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of William Charles Honess died July 17th 1904 aged 31 years "At rest" Also of Emily Harriet Ashling who died Dec. 11th 1934 aged 73 years.

Further Information


Name: Emily Harriet Ashling

Gender: Female

Born: 28/12/1860

Town: Chelsea

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Short

Marriage Date: 13/09/1882

Spouse First Name: Arthur

Spouse Last Name: Ashling

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/12/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 16

Address line 3: Thorn Road

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 15, James Place, Chelsea, Middlesex. Sarah Short, Hd. married, 29yrs, daughter, Emily Harriet, 6months.


Living at Alver Place, Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex. Charles Honess, Hd. 30yrs, Seaman RN, wife, Sarah, 35yrs, stepdaughter, Emily Short, 9yrs, mother, Harriet Honess, 60yrs, Nurse.


Living at 36, Park Road, Worthing, Sussex.  Charles Honess, Hd. 41yrs, Builder’s Foreman, wife, Sarah, 46yrs, son, William, 8yrs, stepdaughter, Emily Short, 20yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 14 Milton Street, Heene, Worthing.  Arthur Ashling, Hd. 31yrs, Builder & Contractor; wife, Emily H 30yrs, daughters, Ruby, 7yrs; Elsie,5yrs; Mable, 1yr.


Living at Karos, Rowlands Road, Heene, Worthing.  Arthur Ashling, Hd. 41yrs, Builder Employer, wife, Emily H 40yrs, daughters, Ruby, 17yrs, Elsie, 15yrs, Mable, 11yrs, son, Leonard A W, 3yrs.


Living at Karos, Rowlands Road, Worthing.  Arthur Ashling, Hd. 51yrs, Builder etc; wife, Emily Harriet 50yrs, daughters, Elsie Clara, 25yrs, Domestic Help; Mable Violet 21yrs, Domestic Help, son, Leonard Arthur 13yrs, Sarah Honess,78yrs, widow (wife’s mother).


Living at 16, Thorn Road, Worthing, Sussex. Emily Harriett Ashling. Hd. 60yrs, Lodging House Keeper, son, Leonard Arthur, 23yrs, Cinema Operator, mother, Sarah Honess, 88yrs, boarder, Mary Stiles, 51yrs, Hotel Linen Keeper, visitor, Harry Roche, 48yrs, Civil Servant, wife, Elizabeth Jane, 45yrs, and son, Harry Roche, 5yrs.

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