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Name: Emily Charman

Burial Number: 0043

Gender: Female

Occupation: Domestic Servant

Born: 00/09/1854

Died: 10/10/1878

Buried: 14/10/1878

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Emily Charman was born in Worthing in 1854, she was baptised on 10th September at St. Mary’s, Broadwater where her parents, Henry and Harriett, nee Joyce, were married on Sept. 30th, 1851. In 1861, Emily was 6yrs old and her brother, George, was 8yrs. Henry Charman, 30yrs, was a Coachman, Harriett was 33yrs and the family lived at 8, Richmond Place, Worthing (next to the Wheatsheaf Public House). On 14th May 1864 when Emily was 10yrs old, her father, now 34yrs of age, was admitted to the County Lunatic Asylum, St. Francis, in Haywards Heath suffering from “melancholia” * where he remained for the rest of his life, dying there, aged 58yrs, on 15th January 1889. In 1871 Emily, 17yrs, and her mother, Harriett, 44yrs, were both in domestic service, Emily was a housemaid with the Wassell family in Gloucester Place, Brighton, remaining there until September 1874 when, aged 20yrs, she too was admitted to St. Francis, County Lunatic Asylum, Haywards Heath suffering from “sub- acute mania*. She recovered from this episode and was discharged after seven months on 30th April 1875. Emily Charman died from Tuberculosis on 10th October 1878 at 3, Clarendon Place, Worthing, aged 24yrs, she was a domestic servant. Her death certificate gave the cause of death as “Phthisis”. Today, Henry and Emily would probably be diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder.

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The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 21

Exact Location (what3words): risky.tranfers.mental

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried with Agnes Newcombe


In loving memory of Agnes Lang Newcombe died 27th September 1925 aged 87

Further Information


Name: Emily Charman

Gender: Female

Born: 00/09/1854

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/10/1878

Cause of death: Phthisis

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Clarendon Place

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 8, Richmond Place, Worthing – Henry Charman, 30yrs, Coachman, wife, Harriett, 33yrs, and 2 children, George, 8yrs and Emily, 6yrs


Living at 25, Gloucester Place, Brighton – the household of Alfred Wassell, China Dealer, and wife, Jane, plus 4 daughters, a Cook and a Nurse, Emily Charman, 17yrs, Housemaid

Miscellaneous Information

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