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Name: Emma Barber

Burial Number: 0195

Gender: Female

Born: 00/7/1827

Died: 03/04/1892

Buried: 07/04/1892


Emma Wrate was born in Sheerness, Kent, she was baptised on 29th July 1827 at Minster in Sheppey. Her parents were John Wrate, 30yrs, Agricultural Labourer, and Elizabeth, 26yrs. She had 3 younger siblings, James b.1833, Henry b.1835, and Anna b.1838.

She married Joseph Barber on 14th October 1844, at Sheppey, Kent, he was in the Royal Navy, joining at the age of 15yrs, and completing 22 years’ service. They had a daughter, Matilda, in 1849.

In 1871, Emma and Joseph (retired Naval Pensioner) lived in Broadwater, Worthing, and in 1881, they were living in Hove, Sussex. In 1891 Emma and Joseph were living back in Worthing, at 7, Milton Street, Worthing, where she died, the following year on 3rd April 1892, aged 64yrs.                                                                                                                                    Probate was granted to her husband, effects £160 3s 8d. Value 2021 – £21K.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Emma Barber

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 1

Exact Location (what3words): wanted.locker.bunk

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Emma Barber wife of Joseph Barber Died 3rd of April 1892 aged 64 years. "For I know that my Redeemer liveth and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth" "Her end was peace"

Further Information


Name: Emma Barber

Gender: Female

Born: 00/7/1827

Town: Sheerness

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wrate

Marriage Date: 14/10/1844

Spouse First Name: Joseph

Spouse Last Name: Barber

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/04/1892

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 7

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £160 3 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £21000

Census Information


Living at Telegraph Hill Cottage, Isle of Sheppey, Kent. John Wrate, 45yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Elizabeth, 41yrs, Jane Wrate, 48yrs, 4 children, Emma 15, James 8, Henry 6, and Anna 3.


Living at Hermitage, Havant, Hampshire. Joseph Barber, 39yrs, Coastguard, wife. Emma, 35yrs, daughter, Matilda, 12yrs.


Living at School Cottages, Broadwater, Worthing, Sussex. Joseph Barber, 49yrs, Navy Pensioner, wife, Emma, 44yrs, Francis T. Wells, 7 months, Nurse child.


Living at 7, Monmouth Street, Hove, Sussex. Joseph Barber, 59yrs, Naval Pensioner, wife, Emma, 53yrs, 2 lodgers, Joseph Foster, 59yrs, Jane Foster, 63yrs.


Living at 7, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex. Joseph Barber, 69yrs, Naval pensioner, wife, Emma, 63yrs.


Miscellaneous Information

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