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Name: Emma Green

Burial Number: 0521

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Antwerp, Belgium

Born: 00/00/1828

Died: 30/01/1907

Buried: 02/02/1907

Story

Emma Juliana Lange was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1828. Her father, John William Lange, a gentleman of wealth, was born and married in London but had connections to Holland and Belgium. Emma’s mother was Milborough Townshend, born in Kingston, Jamaica, c1795. Emma was the youngest of 7 children, Christiana, b.1817, Chelsea, William, b1818, Chelsea, Daniel, b.1821, Utrecht, Edward, b.1822, Utrecht, Frederick, b.1825, Henry, b.1826, Antwerp.

The Lange family had their family home in Elswick, Northumberland and this is where Emma was living as a young woman. Her brother, William James Montague Lange, was the Consul of the Netherlands, (later knighted by H.M. King of the Netherlands, 1867) and in 1861 Emma, 28yrs, was living with him. In 1870, Emma’s brother, Daniel, was also knighted, by Queen Victoria for his work in connection with the construction of the Suez Canal.

In January 1867, Emma, 39yrs, married Reverend George Edward Green, 42yrs, in Durham, he was a widower with 4 children. In November the following year, George died, leaving estate of £273K. (2021 value) for Emma and his children, she appears to have been a devoted stepmother.

In 1896, Emma’s brother, William, died aged 78yrs. He was immensely wealthy leaving estate of over £13m. (2021 value), and to Emma he bequeathed a lump sum of £8500, (£1m. 2021 value). She then moved to Worthing, Sussex, living at Stortford House, Manor Road, where she died, on 30th January 1907, aged 78yrs. Probate was granted to Herbert Francis Montague Pope, MD. (see below) and Reverend Edward Green, Clerk, effects £757 11s 4d. Value 2021 – £95000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Emma Green

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 24

Exact Location (what3words): face.each.smug

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Inscription:

None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information

Birth

Name: Emma Juliana Green

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1828

Town: Antwerp

County: Unknown

Country: Belgium

Marriage

Maiden Name:Lange

Marriage Date: /01/1867

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Edward

Spouse Last Name: Green

Town of Marriage: Durham

County of Marriage: Durham (County Durham)

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/01/1907

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Stortford House

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £757 11 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £95000

Census Information

1861

Living at Montague Cottage, Elswick Lane, Northumberland. William J. M. Lange, 40yrs, single, Consul of Netherlands, sister, Emma J. 28yrs, single, plus 2 domestic servants.

1871

Living at 2, Bentinck Terrace, Elswick, Northumberland. Milborough Lange, Hd. 76yrs, widow, daughter, Emma J. Green, 41yrs, widow, granddaughter, Frances Mary Green, 13yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

1881

Living at 16, Belgrave Terrace, Torquay, Devon. Emma J. Green, Hd. 52yrs, widow, stepdaughters, Catherine, 27yrs, Frances, 23yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

1891

Living at Howick Rectory, Howick, Northumberland. Charles Edward Green, 39yrs, Rector of Howick, stepmother, Emma J. Green, 62yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

1901

Living at Stortford House, Manor Road, Worthing, Sussex. Emma J. Green, Hd.72yrs, widow, living on own means, plus 2 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

Emma’s youngest stepdaughter, Frances Mary Green, married Doctor Herbert Francis Montague Pope, MD. in 1883, she died in 1892.

The Maidstone Journal and Kentish Times – Tuesday 4th October 1892.

DEATH OF MRS. POPE.

It is with deep regret that we have to record the death of Frances Mary Pope, wife of Dr. Herbert Francis Montague Pope, of West Malling, at the early age of 34 years, to which we made brief allusion in our last issue. Deceased met with an accident about three weeks ago, being thrown out of a trap at Ditton. This caused concussion of the brain, and ultimately deceased succumbed Saturday last from blood poisoning, induced by a scalp wound she sustained.

STRANGE SCENE AT THE INQUEST

Mr. Buss, coroner for Kent, held an inquest at Malling on Tuesday, on the body of Frances Mary Pope, aged 34, and the wife of Dr. Pope, who died on Saturday from the result of an accident. —Dr Roberts informed the coroner after the jury had been sworn that the body had already been screwed down and asked whether it was necessary to view the body. —The coroner: Yes; there is no inquest unless the body is viewed. —Dr. Roberts: But it will be injurious to the health of the jury if they view the body. —The coroner:   I cannot help that. The law says that the body must he viewed. —Dr. Roberts: The body has been screwed down in the interests of the family. Surely it is sufficient if I swear that it is the body of the deceased that is in the coffin.—The Coroner : The law requires the body to be viewed.—Dr. Roberts : Although it may injure the health of the jury?—The Coroner : I cannot help that.—Ultimately the coffin was unscrewed, and the remains formally viewed by the jury, who afterwards returned a verdict of accidental death.

 

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