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Name: Frances McNiell

Burial Number: 0451

Gender: Female

Born: 15/01/1827

Died: 04/12/1904

Buried: 08/12/1904


Frances Penelope Dipple Humphreys was born in 1827 in Clerkenwell to William Corne Humphreys, 35yrs, Solicitor, and Jane Frances, 35yrs, nee Dunne, they lived at Goswell Terrace, Islington. She had 2 older sisters, Caroline, 5yrs, Ellen, 2yrs, and a brother, Charles Octavius, was born in 1828.

On 23rd May 1857, Frances Penelope married Christian William McNiell at Erith, Kent, they were both 30yrs of age, their daughter Ellen Augusta was born in 1859. Christian was an Army Captain in 1861 and they lived in Greenwich. A son, Hardinge C. McNeill, was born in 1864 in Kent, and a second daughter, Frances Maria Christine, was born in Southsea in 1868. The family returned to Woolwich where they remained until Christian retired and they then moved to Worthing, living at Gracemere, Richmond Road, Heene.

Frances Penelope McNiell died on 4th December 1904, aged 77yrs, in Worthing. Probate was granted to her husband, effects £4633 15s 3d, value 2020 – £567K.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 2 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): birds.repair.civil

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Frances Penelope wife Colonel Christian Wm. and Frances McNiell died 28th Jan. 1934. also of Ellen Augusta Mc Niell elder daughter Colonel Christian Wm. And France Mc Niell died 17th Nov. 1952.

Further Information


Name: Frances Penelope Dipple McNiell

Gender: Female

Born: 15/01/1827

Town: Clerkenwell

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Humphreys

Marriage Date: 23/5/1857

Spouse First Name: Christian

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: McNiell

Town of Marriage: Erith

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/12/1904

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Gracemere

Address line 3: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4633 15 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £567000000

Census Information


Living at Goswell Terrace, Islington. William Humphreys, 49yrs, Solicitor, wife, Jane, 49yrs, daughters, Caroline, 19yrs, and Frances P. 14yrs.


Living at 4, Lamb’s Conduit Street, Gray’s Inn Lane. William Humphreys, 59yrs, Attorney at Law, wife, Jane, 59yrs, daughters, Caroline, 29yrs, Frances P. 24yrs.


Living at 7, Woodland Road, Greenwich. Christian W. McNiell, 33yrs, Army Captain, wife, Frances P., 34yrs, daughter, Ellen A. 1yr, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Cambridge Villas, Portsea, Hants. Frances P. D. McNiell, 44yrs, wife of Army Captain, 3 children, Ellen A. 11yrs, Hardinge C. 6yrs, Frances M.C. 4yrs, Visitors, Harding S. Giffard, 47yrs, Queen’s Counsel in practice, sister, Caroline Giffard, 47yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 1, Champion’s Terrace, Woolwich. Christian W. McNiell, 53yrs, Lt. Col. Staff Officer of Pensions, wife, Frances P., 53yrs, Ellen A. 21yrs, Hardinge C. C., 16yrs, Oxford Student, Christine, 14yrs.


Living at Claverly, 10, Pond Rd, Charlton, Woolwich. Christian W. McNiell, Retired Army Colonel, wife, Frances P., 63yrs, Hardinge C. C., 26yrs, Physician and Surgeon, Ellen, 31yrs, Frances M. C., 24yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Gracemere, Richmond Road, Worthing. Christian W. McNiell, 73yrs, Retired Army Colonel, wife, Frances P. 73yrs, Living on own means, Ellen A. 41yrs, Frances M. C. 34yrs, Visitor, Adeline Miller, 73yrs., plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Gracemere, Richmond Road, Worthing. Christian W. McNiell, 83yrs, Col. Army Infantry Retired, Ellen A. 51yrs, Private Means, Frances M. 44yrs, Private Means, plus 2 domestic servants.

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