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Name: Florence Detmar

Burial Number: 1571

Gender: Female

Born: 00/2/1859

Died: 28/1/1934

Buried: 31/01/1934


Florence Nightingale Mitchell was born in Newington, Surrey, she was baptised on 19th February 1859 at St. Paul, Lorrimore Square, Southwark. Her parents were, Thomas Mitchell, 40yrs, Clerk in Holy Orders, and Sarah, 40yrs, nee Bennett; she had 3 siblings, Harriet b.1851, William b.1857, and Eliza b.1862; over the next thirty years, their father’s church appointments took the family from Kingston, Surrey, to Buckinghamshire, and then to Oxfordshire.

On 15th November 1890, Florence, 32yrs, married Horace Ernest Detmar, 32yrs, at St. Michael’s, Great Tew, Oxfordshire, he was a member of the London Stock Exchange and they lived in Walthamstow, Essex. They had 2 children, Dorothy, born 1893, and Francis, known as Frank, 1896. In 1911, the family was living in Walton on Thames, and at some point, after retiring, Horace and Florence moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Newlands, Reigate Road.

Florence was widowed in 1928, when Horace died, aged 69yrs. She remained in Worthing, moving to 49, Madeira Avenue, where she died on 28th January 1934, aged 75yrs. Probate was granted to her son, Francis Horace Detmar, commercial traveller, effects £218 7s 5d. Value 2021 – £16K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): spout.evenly.punt

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Florence Nightingale Detmar

Gender: Female

Born: 00/2/1859

Town: Newington

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Mitchell

Marriage Date: 15/11/1890

Spouse First Name: Horace

Spouse Second Name: Ernest

Spouse Last Name: Detmar

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Oxfordshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/1/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 49

Address line 3: Madeira Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £218 7 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £16000

Census Information


Living at Canbury Place, Kingston, Surrey. Thomas Mitchell, 42yrs, Curate of All Saints, Kingston, wife, Sarah, 42yrs, 3 children, daughter, H.E. 10yrs, son, W.H. 4yrs, daughter, F.N. 2yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 1, Clifton Villas, Upton with Chalvey, Buckinghamshire. Sarah Mitchell, 52yrs, married, Clergyman’s wife, Thomas, 22yrs, Insurance Clerk, Harriet, 20yrs, William, 14yrs, Florence, 12yrs, Eliza, 9yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at The Vicarage, Great Tew, Oxfordshire. Thomas Mitchell, 62yrs, Vicar of Great Tew, wife, Sarah, 62yrs, Florence Nightingale, 22yrs, Eliza Mary Emily, 19yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Newlyn, Hampstead Road, Walthamstow, Essex. Horace Detmar, 32yrs, Hd. Member of London Stock Exchange, wife, Florence N. 32yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 12, Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Steyning, Sussex. Horace Detmar, 42yrs, Hd. Member of London Stock Exchange, wife, Florence N. 42yrs, 2 children, Francis, 5yrs, Dorothy, 8yrs, plus a governess and 1 domestic servant.


Living at Enstone, Burwood Park Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey. Horace Detmar, 52yrs, Hd. Member of London Stock Exchange, wife, Florence N. 52yrs, 2 children, Francis, 15yrs, Dorothy, 18yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

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