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Name: Emily Covey

Burial Number: 0211

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housemaid

Distinction: Typhoid Victim

Born: 00/08/1875

Died: 06/08/1893

Buried: 08/08/1893


Emily Matilda Covey was born in 1875 in Billingshurst, Sussex, she was baptised on 29th August. Her father, William Covey, 27yrs, was an Agricultural Labourer, her mother was Eliza, 24yrs, nee Strudwick, and she had 2 older siblings, Albert 10yrs, and Agnes 9yrs, they lived at 2, Newbridge Wharf, Wisborough Green. In 1891 Emily’s sister, Agnes, 19yrs, was employed as a servant in Heene Villas, Heene Road, Worthing and Emily also took employment near to her sister at West View, Heene Road, Worthing as a housemaid/domestic. She became a victim of the Worthing town typhoid outbreak of 1893. Emily Matilda Covey died on 6th August 1893, aged 18yrs at West View, Heene Road. Her death certificate gave the cause of death as “Enteric Fever, Hyperpyrexia”

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): leap.bright.tools

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Emily Covey is buried under the headstone for Caroline Letitia Bomford


C.L. Bomford very dearly loved called home March 22nd 1928 "In Thy presence is fulness of joy"

Further Information


Name: Emily Covey

Gender: Female

Born: 00/08/1875

Town: Billingshurst

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/08/1893

Cause of death: Enteric Fever; Hyperpyrexia

Address line 1: West View

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Death Notice in The Worthing Gazette, Wednesday 23rd August 1893.COVEY – On the 6th inst. at West View, Heene-road, Worthing, Emily Matilda Covey, youngest daughter of William and Eliza Covey, Newbridge Wharf, Billingshurst, aged 18.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 2, Newbridge Wharf, Wisborough Green, Sussex – William Covey, 33yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Eliza, 31yrs, and 3 children, Albert 10, Agnes 9, and Emily 6


Living at 2, Newbridge Wharf, Wisborough Green, Sussex – William Covey, 44yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Eliza, 40yrs, and Emily, 15yrs

Miscellaneous Information

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