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Name: Emma Lorimer

Burial Number: 1737

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Born: 22/8/1847

Died: 09/09/1941

Buried: 13/09/1941


Emma was born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, the daughter of John and Anne Hislop Lorimer. She was baptised in Kirkcaldy on 28th October 1847. Her father was a wool carder and dyer. By 1861, Anne Lorimer was a widow and the family had moved to Edinburgh. Anne died in 1875. After her mother’s death, Emma moved in with her sister Elizabeth who had married a curate and lived in Quainton, Bucks. By 1892, Emma had moved to Worthing, living at “St Bernard’s” in Mill Road. She was a supporter of Heene church and served on several committees including one which sponsored a young girl in Africa called Rose. Emma also sang in the choir. By 1936, Emma had moved to 52 Rugby Road with a nurse and housekeeper. She died on 9th September 1941. Probate was granted on 27th May 1942 to Oswald Maslen Parker retired major HM Army, Charles Ronald Ritchie writer to The Signet and Robert Arnott Duncan solicitor. Effects £17091 14s 5d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Emma Lorimer

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 20 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): apples.eaten.supporter

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Emma Henrietta Stewart Lorimer who died September 9th 1941 aged 94

Further Information


Name: Emma Henrietta Stewart Lorimer

Gender: Female

Born: 22/8/1847

Town: Kirkaldy

County: Fife

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 09/09/1941

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 52

Address line 3: Rugby Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £17091 14 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £672497.00

Census Information


High Street, Kirkcaldy.
John aged 55, wool carder and dyer. Anne aged 42. Elizabeth aged 6. Emma aged 3. Plus 2 servants.


13 St Bernard’s Crescent, Edinburgh.
Anne aged 52, widow, proprietor. Elizabeth aged 16. Emma aged 13. Plus 2 servants.


13 St Bernard’s Crescent, Edinburgh.
Anne aged 62, widow, annuitant. Elizabeth aged 26. Emma aged 23. Plus 2 servants


The Rectory, Quainton, Bucks.
Emma aged 33, annuitant, living with her brother-in-law George Parker, curate and her sister Elizabeth and family


3 North Charlotte Street, Edinburgh.

Emma aged 43, annuitant, boarder in the house of Agnes Grierson, lodging house keeper.


“St Bernard’s” Mill Road, Worthing.
Emma aged 53, living on own means. Alice Stalbery aged 41, resident, friend. Plus 2 servants.


“St Bernard’s” Mill Road, Worthing.
Emma aged 63, private means. Plus 2 servants. (The house had 15 rooms)


St. Bernards, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Emma Henrietta Muriel Lorimer
Female 1847 73 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland None
Alice Rosina Statberg
Female 1860 61 London, England None
Martha Simpson
Female 1855 66 London, England Nurse Private


52 Rugby Road, Worthing.
Emma-incapacitated. Plus a nurse and housekeeper

Miscellaneous Information

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