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Name: Emily Hookey

Burial Number: 1418

Gender: Female

Occupation: Draper

Born: 00/07/1857

Died: 17/10/1929

Buried: 21/10/1929


Emily Rosamund Hensman was born in July 1857 in Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, she was the daughter of Uriah Hensman, 34yrs, grocer, and Ann, 39yrs, nee Elvidge. Emily was the youngest of 5 children, John, 9yrs, Mary, 7yrs, Eno, 4yrs, and Lettie, 2yrs.

Emily became a draper’s assistant in London, where she met Frederick Albert Hookey, who was also a draper’s assistant and they married in St. Pancras in January 1883. They had 2 children, Catherine Mary, born 1887, and Frederick, born 1900.

By 1891, Frederick had settled his family in Eastbourne, Sussex, he had his own drapery business with 3 employees. In 1901 Frederick and family were in Funtington, near Chichester, and by 1911 they had moved to Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex, where they ran a drapery shop, Emily and their daughter, Catherine, both assisted in the business.

Emily was widowed when Frederick Albert died on 5th November 1926, aged 76yrs, and three years later, Emily died, at Seabrook Nursing Home, Queen’s Road, Worthing, on 17th October 1929, aged 72yrs. Her address was 219, Tarring Road, probate was granted to her daughter, Catherine Mary Hookham, (wife of Augustus Hookham), and son, Frederick Hensman, draper, effects £6835 16s 7d. Value 2023 – £535,400.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Emily Hookey

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): mirror.path.little

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In memory of Frederick Alfred Hookey died Nov 5th 1926 aged 76 "Peace" Emily Rosamund Hookey died 17th October 1929 aged 72 "Until the day breaks"

Further Information


Name: Emily Rosamund Hookey

Gender: Female

Born: 00/07/1857

Town: Known

County: Lincolnshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Hensman

Marriage Date: /01/1883

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Second Name: albert

Spouse Last Name: Hookey

Town of Marriage: St Pancras

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/10/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 219

Address line 3: Tarring Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6835 16 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £535400

Census Information


Living at Turnpike Side, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire. Uriah Henson, Hd. 37yrs, Grocer, wife, Ann, 42yrs, 5 children, John 12, Mary 10, Eno 7, Lettie 5, and Emily R. 3.


Lodger at The Rectory, Linwood, Walshcroft, Lincolnshire.

Thomas Holditch, 66yrs, Rector, plus 6 others, Mary Hensman, 20yrs, Schoolmistress, and Emily R., 13yrs.


Living at 3 & 4, Little Portland Street, Marylebone, London.

Emily R. Hensman, 23yrs, Draper’s Assistant.


Living at 15, Seaside, Eastbourne, Sussex. Frederick Hookey, Hd. 40yrs, Draper, wife, Emily R. 31yrs, daughter, Catherine Mary, 3yrs, plus 3 employees and 1 domestic servant.


Living at High Street, Funtington, Sussex. Frederick Albert Hookey, Hd. 50yrs, Retired Draper, wife, Emily Rosamund, 43yrs, 2 children, Catherine Mary, 13yrs, and Frederick, 8months.


Living at 10, The Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Frederick Albert Hookey, Hd. 60yrs, Draper’s Clerk, wife, Emily Rosamund, 53yrs, Draper, 2 children, Catherine Mary, 23yrs, Assistant in the business, and Frederick, 10yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 10, The Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Frederick Albert Hookey, Hd. 70yrs, retired Draper’s Clerk, wife, Emily Rosamund, 63yrs, Draper, 2 children, Catherine Mary, 33yrs, Home Duties, and Frederick, 20yrs, Electrical Engineering Student, visitor, E.G. Heaseman, 68yrs, Hotel Proprietor.

Miscellaneous Information

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