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Name: Ernest Woolgar

Burial Number: 1270

Gender: Male

Occupation: Master Shoe Maker

Born: 9/8/1867

Died: 19/11/1926

Buried: 22/11/1926


Ernest Edwin Woolgar was the fourth of seven children born to Richard Woolgar of Steyning Worthing and Louisa Elizabeth Grevatt of Littlehampton who were married in Feb 1860 in Broadwater Worthing. Their children were Albert William 1860, Henry 1863, Alice Jane 1865, Ernest Edwin 1867, Arthur 1870, Alfred Rufus 1871 and Charlie Warren 1875. His Fathers Occupation was an Ostler, he was employed to look after the horses of People staying at an inn. Ernest started his working life as an Errand Boy and married in March 1891 in Broadwater Worthing to Amy Rose Lucy Goble who was also from Worthing. He was 23
By 1893 Ernest and his family were living in Willesden in London and Ernest was a bootmakers manager, Whilst living and working in Willesden in 1901, his first two daughters Dorothy and Amy were living in Worthing with Ernest’s mother Louisa Woolgar who became a widow in 1901 whilst Ernest aged 3 remained in Willesden with Ernest and Amy sharing a house with another family. They have another Son Charlie Eugene in London then move back to Worthing.
By 1911 the family are all living together at “The bridge House”, 122 becket Road and Ernest is now working as a Master Bootmaker and running his own business. His two daughters are bookkeepers for local businesses in the town and his first son Ernest is now working as an Errand Boy like his father.
Grandmother Louisa is living less than a mile away in Hertford Road and dies on March 1st, 1915 and is buried with her Husband in Broadwater cemetery.
The family move to 76 The Drive in Worthing and Sadly their first daughter Dorothy becomes ill with Inflammation of the Kidneys and dies in December 1916 aged 23.
Ernest dies on November 19th, 1926 in Worthing at the age of 59 years


Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 6 Plot: 4

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In memory of a dearly loved husband and father Ernest Edwin Woolgar died 19th November 1926 aged 59 "Peace" Also of his devoted wife and our dearly loved mother Amy Rose Lucy Woolgar died 2nd July 1944 aged 77 "He hath prepared for them a city"

Further Information


Name: Ernest Edwin Woolgar

Gender: Male

Born: 9/8/1867

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /3/1891

Spouse First Name: Amy

Spouse Second Name: Rose

Spouse Last Name: Goble

Town of Marriage: Broadwater

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/11/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

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Census Information


6 Bedford Row Worthing. Father Richard 32 was an Omnibus Conductor. Louisa 30 was a cook, Albert William 6 months. There was a 14-Year-old Nurse living with the family


Living at 13 Marine Place, Worthing – Richard Woolgar 42yrs Ostler, Louisa 39yrs, Albert 10yrs, Henry 8yrs, Alice 6yrs, Ernest 3yrs, Arthur 1yr.


Living at 13 Marine Parade Worthing Father Richard Woolgar 52 Ostler, Louisa 48, Alice 16 Milliner, Ernest 13 Errand Boy, Arthur 11, Alfred 9, Charlie 6, One Lodger (Coachman) and two Boarders (Grooms) living with the family.


Living at 11 Keslake Road, Willesden, Middlesex – Ernest E Woolgar 33yrs Bootmakers Manager, Amy R Woolgar 33yrs,


Living at The Bridge House 122 becket Road, Worthing. Head Ernest Woolgar 43, Boot and shoemaker on own account, Amy Woolgar 43 Housewife, Dorothy 17 Bookkeeper Grocers, Amy Woolgar 15 Bookkeeper Drapers, Ernest 14 Errand Boy, Charlie 9

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