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Name: Emma Page

Burial Number: 0634

Gender: Female

Born: 28/12/1846

Died: 12/03/1911

Buried: 16/03/1911


Emma Page was born on the 28th December 1846 to Charles and Emma Dorman.  Charles worked as a Coal Merchant employing 3 men at South Eastern Coal Wharf, Ashford.

In 1851 Emma and her family are living at Station Road, Ashford Kent, and Emma is attending school.  In 1861 the family have moved to the High Street, Ashford, Kent.  Charles is now working as a Carrier & Brickmaker employing 10 men and 4 boys.

Emma married Thomas Page in 1871 in Ashford Kent, they did not have any children. Thomas was Emma’s first cousin.  Thomas & Emma lived in Terminus Road, Eastbourne in 1871 where Thomas became a Wine & Spirit Merchant employing 2 men and 2 boys.  By 1881 they had moved to 15 Avenue Road, Eastbourne where Thomas still worked as a Wine Merchant. By 1901 Thomas and Emma have moved to Ashford Kent and are living at 10 Canterbury Road, and Thomas is now living on his own means. By 1911 they had moved to ‘The Homestead’ Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Emma died on 12th March 1911 in Downview Road, Worthing and left £1905 (£148,918 in 2020) to her Husband, Thomas Page.

Thomas died on the 10th January 1915 and left £5692 18s (£335,783 in 2020) to Thomas Howard Page (Nephew), who was working as a merchant.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): spring.dance.modern

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Emma the dearly beloved wife of Thomas Page born December 28th 1846 died March 12th 1911 also of Thomas Page born February 7th 1842 died January 10th 1915 "Absent from the body, present with the Lord" 2 Cor. v.8

Further Information


Name: Emma Page

Gender: Female

Born: 28/12/1846

Town: Ashford

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Dorman

Marriage Date: //1871

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Page

Town of Marriage: Ashford

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/03/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Homestead

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5692 18 s d

Current value of effects: £335783

Census Information


Station Road, Ashford, Kent

Charles Dorman (Head) age 41, Emma (Wife) age 31, Charles (Son) age 5, Emma (Daughter) age 4, Arthur (Son) age 2, Ann (Daughter) age 1, plus 3 servants


High Street, Ashford, Kent

Charles Dorman (Head) age 51, Emma (Wife) age 41, Emma (Daughter) age 14, Fanny (Daughter) age 11, Frederick (Son) age 8, Louisa (Daughter) age 6, Robert (Son) age 5, Frank (Son) age 2, plus 3 servants


38 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 29, Emma (Wife) age 24, plus 1 servant


15 Avenue Road, Eastbourne, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 39, Emma (Wife) age 34, plus 2 servants


10 Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent

Thomas Page (Head) age 59, Emma (Wife) age 54, plus 2 servants


‘The Homestead’ Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 69,  William Gray Page (described as a visitor but is Thomas’s Brother) and 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Maidston Journal and Kent – 10th October 1848

T. Lewis, Coal Merchant, South Eastern Coal Wharf, Ashford –

Begs respectfully to return his thanks to the Inhabitants of Ashford and its vicinity, for the liberal support he has received since his commencement in business, and informs them he has relinquished the business in favour of Mr Charles Dorman, for whom he solicits a continuance of their favours.