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Name: Emma Husband

Burial Number: 1651

Gender: Female

Occupation: Independent means

Born: 00/00/1853

Died: 24/12/1936

Buried: 05/01/1937


Emma was born in Stoke Damerel, Devon, the daughter of Thomas and Emma. Her father was a banker and brewer. She was baptised at Stoke Damerel on 16 September 1853. Thomas died in 1864. Her mother moved to London with Emma and her sister Cordelia. In 1879, Emma’s mother married Thomas Pooley Smyth at Christ Church Paddington. Mrs Smyth died at Paignton in 1882. Emma continued to live with her step-father and eventually moved to Worthing with him. Thomas Smyth died in Worthing in 1895 and is buried in Heene Cemetery (see separate record). Emma moved to Cobham in Surrey, living next door to her sister Cordelia who had married a farmer. She moved twice around the area, finally settling at The Paddock, Cobham in 1922. A woman of independent means, she inherited a further annuity of £300 per year in 1935 from the will of George Hobson Thompson of Leicester. Emma died on 24 December 1936 whilst staying at the Hotel Royal Westminster in Menton, France. Probate was granted on 15 February 1937 to Hugh Alexander Merriman solicitor. Effects £3766 6s 8d (approx £191000 in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Emma Husband

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): rated.mostly.pink

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving and ever grateful memory of Thomas Pooley Smythe who died February 22nd 1895 aged 82. also of Emma Wilson Husband stepdaughter of the above died 24th November 1936 aged 82 years

Further Information


Name: Emma Wilson Husband

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1853

Town: Stoke Damerel

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/12/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Hotel Royal Westminster

Address line 3: Menton

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: France


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3766 6 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £191000.00

Census Information


17 Porchester Terrace

Emma aged 48, widow, houses and dividends. Cordelia aged 21. Emma aged 17. Plus 2 servants.


2 Stanhope Terrace, Marylebone.

Thomas aged 68, income from land and dividends. Emma aged 58. Emma W aged 27, step-daughter. Plus 2 servants.


“Wynnestead” New Steyne, Worthing.

Thomas aged 78, living on own means. Emma W Husband aged 37, living on own means. Boarders in the house of George Chart, retired mason.


Leigh Hill Cottage, Cobham.

Emma W aged 47, living on own means. Plus 1 servant.


Green Court, Cobham.

Emma aged 57, private means.


20 The Steyne, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Frances Maine
Female 1852 69 Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales Home Duties
Elizabeth Ann Sambrook
Female 1867 53 Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales Domestic Help Private
Georgina Hallam
Female 1853 68 Glamorganshire, Wales Domestic Help Private
Annie Louisa Hallam
Female 1859 62 Glamorganshire, Wales Boarding House Keeper
Marguerita Hallam
Female 1864 57 Glamorganshire, Wales Boarding House Keeper
Laura Kate Plaister
Female 1868 52 Frome, Somerset, England Home Duties Private
Susanna Emily Leele Brown
Female 1882 39 South Norwood, Surrey, England House Keeper
Lucy Mabel Cooper
Female 1864 57 Caversham, Oxfordshire, England None
Florence Cooper
Female 1865 56 Caversham, Oxfordshire, England None
Emma Wilson Husband
Female 1853 67 Plymouth, Devon, England None

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.