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Name: Eugenie Bridgland

Burial Number: 1578

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1861

Died: 15/04/1934

Buried: 18/04/1934

Story

 

Eugenie Elizabeth Argent was born in Islington, in 1861. She was the daughter of John Argent, 22yrs, Solicitor’s Clerk, and Elizabeth, 24yrs, nee Collins. Eugenie had 4 siblings, John b.1860, Ada b.1863, Sydney b.1867, and Amy 1871.

In 1881, aged 20yrs, Eugenie and her family were living in Hackney and then moved to London Road, East Grinstead, where they were neighbours to the Bridgland family, in business as ironmongers, and Eugenie married Charles Bridgland, 21yrs, on 12th July 1886 in East Grinstead. The couple remained there for the next 15 years; they had no children. By 1901, Charles had retired at the early age of 37yrs, he was living on private income and shortly after, Charles and Eugenie moved to Worthing, Sussex. They lived at Bournecroft, Harrow Road, and Eugenie was in poor health.

In 1912, Charles had a small loss on the Stock Exchange, and he showed signs of depression; on 12th August, at 5am. he was found drowned on the sands close to the Burlington Hotel. The inquest verdict was ‘Found drowned’. Charles was a wealthy man, leaving estate of over £800,000, (2022 value) and Eugenie was comfortably off for the rest of her life. She remained in Harrow Road, and died on 15th April 1934, aged 73yrs. Probate was granted to Clement George Bridgland, Manager, and William Alfred White, Bank Manager, effects £6291 16s 9d. Value 2022 – £480K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): asserts.person.swept

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In loving memory of my dear husband Charles Bridgland died August 12th 1912 aged 47. Also of Eugenie Elizabeth Bridgland wife of the above died April 15th 1934 aged 73

Further Information

Birth

Name: Eugenie Elizabeth Bridgland

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1861

Town: Islington

County: London

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name:Argent

Marriage Date: 12/07/1886

Spouse First Name: Charles

Spouse Last Name: Bridgland

Town of Marriage: East Grinstead

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/04/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Bournecroft

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6291 16 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £480000

Census Information

1881

Living at 45, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, London. John Argent, 42yrs, Solicitor’s General Clerk, wife, Elizabeth, 44yrs, 5 children, John, 21yrs, Solicitor’s General Clerk, Eugenie, 20yrs, Ada, 18yrs, Sydney, 14yrs, Amy, 10yrs.

1891

Living at 45, Powerscroft Road, Hackney, London. John Argent, 42yrs, Solicitor’s General Clerk, wife, Elizabeth, 44yrs, 5 children, John, 21yrs, Solicitor’s General Clerk, Eugenie, 20yrs, Ada, 18yrs, Sydney, 14yrs, Amy, 10yrs.

1901

Living at 212, London Road, East Grinstead, Sussex. John Argent, 62yrs, Solicitor’s Clerk, wife, Elizabeth, 64yrs, Eugenie Bridgland, m. 39yrs, Ada Argent, 36yrs, (Blind), Amy Argent, 30yrs, son-in-law, Charles Bridgland, 37yrs, Retired – own means.

1911

Living at Bournecroft, Harrow Road, Worthing, Sussex. Charles Bridgland, 46yrs, Retired Ironmonger, wife, Eugenie Elizabeth, 49yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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