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Name: Frances McNiell

Burial Number: 1570

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1867

Died: 28/01/1934

Buried: 31/01/1934


Frances Maria Christine McNiell was born in Southsea, Hants, in 1867, her father was Christian William McNiell, 39yrs, Army Captain, and her mother was Frances Penelope Dipple McNiell, 39yrs, nee Humphreys. Frances was the youngest of three children, her sister, Ellen Augusta, was 7yrs and her brother, Hardinge, 1yr.

The family moved several times during her childhood but always in the Greenwich/Woolwich area.

While her brother Hardinge studied medicine at Oxford University, becoming a physician and surgeon by the age of 26yrs, Frances and her sister, Ellen, remained at home, unmarried and living with their parents.

After their father retired from the Army, the family moved to Worthing, living at Gracemere, Richmond Road. Frances’s mother died in 1904 and her father in 1914. She and her sister were wealthy women, living on private means, and at some stage they moved to White Cottage, Abbotts Close, Worthing.

Frances died on 28th January 1934, aged 66yrs. Probate was granted to Ellen Augusta McNiell, spinster, Frank Lipscomb, Land Agent, and Charles Melville, Solicitor.                                                                          Effects £6295 19s 4d. Value 2020 – £453K.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 8 Plot: 1

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 Mary Christine McNiell

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1867

Town: Southsea

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/01/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: White Cottage

Address line 3: Abbotts Close

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6295 19 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £453000000

Census Information


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.

Miscellaneous Information

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