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Name: Florence Whyley

Burial Number: 0662

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Rev. Edward Bower Whyley

Born: 16/06/1837

Died: 20/02/1912

Buried: 23/02/1912


Florence was born in Wembley, daughter of Rev. John Edward Gray and Susanna Eliza. She was baptised by her father at Holy Innocents Church, Kingsbury on 27th August 1837. Florence was sent to a private school at Monken Hadley in Hertfordshire. On 10th January 1861, she married Rev. Edward Bower Whyley at St John the Evangelist Church, Wembley. Her husband was headmaster of King’s School, Peterborough. In 1875, the couple moved to Great Easton in Leicestershire where Edward had been appointed vicar. (For further details of his career, see Edward Bower Whyley). When Edward retired, he and Florence moved to Worthing, living at “Wembley” in Downview Road. Edward died in 1903 and Florence lived at “Wembley” until she died on 20th February 1912. Probate was granted on 19th April to Kythe Louisa Haslegrove widow (sister) and Sir Richard Melvill Beachcroft, Knight. Effects £16947 15s 1d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): ruled.decay.gift

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Rev. Edward Bower Whyley M.A. Hon. Canon of Peterborough at rest July 2nd 1903 aged 75 years "When I wake up after Thy likeness I shall be satisfied. Perfect through suffering" "In their death they were not divided" At Rest Feb. 20th 1912 aged 74 Florence his widow "Those whom God hath joined together"

Further Information


Name: Florence Whyley

Gender: Female

Born: 16/06/1837

Town: Wembley

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Gray

Marriage Date: 10/1/1861

Spouse First Name: Edward

Spouse Second Name: Bower

Spouse Last Name: Whyley

Town of Marriage: Wembley

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/02/1912

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Wembley

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £16947 15 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £1000000.00

Census Information


Wembley Park, Harrow, Middlesex.
Sarah Gray aged 65, grandmother. Rebecca Gray aged 40, sister to Sarah. Benjina Gray aged 35, sister to Sarah. Ellen aged 13. Kythe aged 5. Florence aged 4. Constance aged 8


Monken Hadley, Herts.
Florence aged 13, pupil. Kythe aged 14. Both pupils at school run by Frances and Margaret Johnson.


Alwalton, Huntingdonshire

Edward aged 33, headmaster. Florence aged 23. Visiting Edward Gray, Rector of Alwalton, brother of Florence.


King’s School, Minster Precincts, Peterborough:

Edward aged 43, Clerk in Holy Orders, Schoolmaster, Florence aged 33.


The Vicarage, Great Easton, Leicestershire:

Edward aged 53, Clerk in Holy Orders, Florence aged 43. Plus 2 visitors and 2 servants.


The Vicarage, Great Easton, Leicestershire

: Edward aged 63,  Clerk in Holy Orders. Florence aged 53.  Plus 2 servants.


” Wembley”, Downview Road, Worthing:

Edward aged 73, Clergyman Church of England.  Florence aged 63. Plus 3 servants, one of which is a nurse.


”Wembley”, Downview Road, Worthing.
Florence aged 73, widow. Plus 2 servants.

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