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Name: Ethel Docking

Burial Number: 0546

Gender: Female

Born: 04/10/1878

Died: 07/09/1907

Buried: 12/09/1909


Ethel was born in Enfield, Essex, the elder of the two daughters of William Cracknell Docking, a member of the London Stock Exchange with an office in Throgmorton Street, and his wife, Elizabeth, née Stephens. In some documents William’s second name is written as Cotterel but Cracknell is correct. Ethel was baptised at Jesus Chapel, Enfield, on 8 January 1879. In 1881 the family was living at the Retreat, Potters Bar, but by 1891 Elizabeth and her daughters Ethel and Eva, had moved to Church Road, South Mimms, Middlesex. Elizabeth was now head of the household and still described as married although William is not on the Census form. He died the following year. In 1901 Ethel was a visitor in the household of Hugh Storr, a physician and surgeon, and his wife Ellen No family connection was found. In an attempt to find where Ethel might have lived in Worthing the whereabouts of her mother were traced to a house called “Redwood” in Harrow Road. Elizabeth is shown living there with a servant in 1911. Ethel did not marry so it very likely that mother and daughter had lived in Harrow Road together. There was sadness in the family for although Elizabeth lived to a good age William died at 42, Eva at 18 and Ethel at 28. No probate details were found. Ethel was buried at Heene on 12 September 1907.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 2 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): models.loft.maybe

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Ethel Docking born October 4th 1878, died September 7th 1907 "Earth holds one gentle Soul the less, and Heaven one Angel more. In affectionate memory of Elizabeth Docking died April 4th 1922 aged 72 "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: Ethel Docking

Gender: Female

Born: 04/10/1878

Town: Enfield

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/09/1907

Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Heart Failure

Address line 1: Redwood

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at The Retreat, Potters bar, London. William Cotterel (sic) Docking, 31, head, broker, member of the London Stock Exchange; Elizabeth Docking, 31, wife; Ethel Docking, 2, daughter; Eva Docking, 9 months, daughter; and 1 servant.


Living at –?– House, Church Road, South Mimms, Middlesex. Elizabeth Docking, 41, married; Ethel Docking, 12, daughter; Eva, 10, daughter; and 2 servants.


Living atPaterdale , Chailey, Sussex. Hugh Storr, 41, head, physician and surgeon; Ellen Storr, 39, wife; Ethel Docking,22, visitor; and 2 servants

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