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Name: Ethel Edden

Burial Number: 1815

Gender: Female

Occupation: Partner of William Kaye Edden

Born: 17/08/1875

Died: 27/01/1949

Buried: 03/02/1949

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Ethel was born in South Stoneham, Hampshire, the daughter of Edward and Sarah. Her father was a railway clerk who eventually rose to become a railway carriers manager. The family lived in Yeovil for a while before moving to Portsmouth. In 1902, having met William Kaye Edden, Ethel gave birth to a son, Leslie Edden Fricker. The little boy died the following year. William was married to Ada and had eight children. In 1903 Ethel was named in an adultery case brought by Ada who named her husband as the father of Leslie. William denied paternity and the case was dismissed in 1904. William and Ada separated and William moved to Worthing living with Ethel at “Shelley Lodge” in Shelley Road. They had two children, John Kaye and Olive. In the 1911 census, Ethel is listed as a visitor and “single” although her surname is given as Edden. A marriage between William and Ethel has not been traced. William died on 17th July 1919. Ethel continued to live at Shelley Lodge until her death. Her daughter Olive married the son of Worthing’s Town Clerk. Ethel died on 27th January 1949. Probate was granted on 22nd April to John Kaye Edden garage proprietor, Olive Allerton and Robert Wallington Hale Green solicitor. Effects £19789 18s 4d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Ethel Edden

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 21

Exact Location (what3words): tower.verbs.nobody

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Complete maintenance


With deepest love to the dear memory of William Kay Edden late Royal Leinster Regiment born February 23rd 1849 died July 17th 1919 and of Ethel Julia Edden born August 17th 1875 died January 27th 1949 "The Lord is just and merciful. He hath turned the shadow of death into morning"

Further Information


Name: Ethel Julia Edden

Gender: Female

Born: 17/08/1875

Town: South Stoneham

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Fricker

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/01/1949

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Shelley Lodge"

Address line 2: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £19789 18 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £617618.00

Census Information


44 Middle Street, Yeovil

Edward aged 41, railway clerk. Sarah aged 39. Laura aged 14. Alice aged 12. Ethel aged 6. Sydney aged 4. Edith aged 1. Plus 1 servant.


3 Junction Road, Portsea.

Edward aged 61, manager to railway carriers. Sarah aged 50. Laura aged 24, school mistress. Ethel aged 16, dressmaker. Sydney aged 14. Edith aged 11.


1 Taswell Road, Portsmouth.

Edward aged 61, railway carriers manager. Sarah aged 59. Ethel Julia aged 25. Sydney Charles aged 24, insurance clerk.


Shelley Lodge, Shelley Road, Worthing.

William K Edden aged 62, private means. Ethel Julia Edden aged 37, visitor, single. Olive aged 6. John Kaye aged 2. Plus a nurse and 2 servants.


Shelley Lodge, Shelley Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Ethel Julia Edden
Female 1874 46 Southampton, Hampshire, England None
John Kaye Edden
Male 1909 12 Worthing, Sussex, England
Sarah Ann Fricker
Female 1841 80 Basingstoke, Hampshire, England None

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.