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Name: Emma Crilley

Burial Number: 0609

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housemaid; Servant; Domestic Cook;

Born: 00/1/1860

Died: 00/4/1910

Buried: 18/04/1910


Emma Jane Bright was born in January 1860 in Farnham, Surrey, to William and Elizabeth Bright (nee Lovell). Emma was baptised on the 8th April 1860.

The 1861 census includes Emma aged just 1 year old with her mother and father at 3 Berkley Street, Lambeth, Surrey. No siblings are noted.

In 1871, Emma was living in Greenwich with her parents and four brothers, George (8), William (6), Arthur (4), and Alfred (7 months), all of them at 20 Acorn Terrace, Blackheath, Greenwich. Emma was noted on the census as a ‘scholar’.

In 1881, Emma was a ‘housemaid’, aged 22, in Charlton, London, at 25 Kidbrook Park Road. Seven years later, in July 1888, Emma married Thomas Crilley in Woolwich. Two years later, Emma gave birth to a baby girl named Elizabeth Ann who was born on the 23rd August 1890. Sadly she only lived for 7 days and died on the 30th August 1890.

In 1891, Emma, now 31 years old, is working as a servant with her husband for the Hirschfeld family at 2 Albert Terrace in Douglas, Isle of Man. It was here that baby Elizabeth was born and died the previous year. Emma was a ‘domestic cook’ and Thomas was a ‘general man servant’.

In 1901, Emma and Thomas (surname written as Critty on the census record) were still servants; more specifically Thomas was a ‘butler’. Both of them were working for the McLaughlin household whose abode was at ‘1+2 Stanley Gardens’ in Kensington, London. By now, Emma was 41 and Thomas was 49. They had no living children.

Emma died in April 1910 in Worthing, West Sussex. It is unknown why Emma was in Worthing at the time of her death but she may have been visiting or convalescing for health reasons.

Researcher: Sophie Watts

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 6

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Emma Jane Crilley is buried under the headstone for Sarah Teesdale


Sacred to the memory of Sarah the beloved wife of George Teesdale who departed this life.......

Further Information


Name: Emma Jane Crilley

Gender: Female

Born: 00/1/1860

Town: Farnham

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Bright

Marriage Date: /7/1888

Spouse First Name: Thojmas

Spouse Last Name: Crilley

Town of Marriage: Woolwich

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/4/1910

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

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