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Name: Frances Rich

Burial Number: 0261

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Francis Henry Rich

Born: 00/00/1813

Died: 10/4/1896

Buried: 15/04/1896

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Frances (Fanny) was born in Westbury-on-Severn, the daughter of Reverend Richard Wetherell and his wife Caroline. (the 1881 census records that she was deaf from birth). Frances was baptised by her father at Westbury on 24th October 1813. By 1820, Richard was vicar of Ticehurst in East Sussex, living at Pashley House (Manor). Caroline died in 1833 and in 1836, Richard married a widow Sara Maria Duff in Bath. On 27th December 1842, Fanny married Francis Henry Rich at Ticehurst. It was a joint marriage ceremony with her sister Eleanora. For a while the couple lived with Francis’ parents in Walton-on-Thames. Between 1860 and 1865, they lived at 2 Spanish Place, Manchester Square, London. They had no children. After Francis retired, he and Fanny moved to Worthing, living at 9 Bath Place. However, by 1875, they were living at “Stoke Knoll” in Bishopstoke, Hampshire. Francis died there on 26th September 1878. Fanny moved to Eastbourne and then to 55 Pevensey Road, St Leonards-on-Sea. Frances died here on 10th April 1896. Probate was granted on 30th May to Herbert Francis Hayes Newington physician and surgeon and James Henry Crawley-Boevey solicitor. Effects £12957 1s 8d.

Pashley Manor was owned by Caroline Wetherell’s family, the Mays. It came into Richard Wetherell’s hands when Caroline married him. Richard and Caroline owned a plantation in Jamaica. When the slaves were freed in 1836, they were awarded through a Government compensation scheme, a share of £2820 6s 3d (approx. £191220 today).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 2 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): rides.panel.rocks

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Francis Henry Rich ...... Also of Frances Richenda relict of Francis Henry Rich...... died ....... last survival ...... Richard Wetherall Caroline .......

Further Information


Name: Frances Richarda Rich

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1813

Town: Westbury

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wetherell

Marriage Date: 27/12/1842

Spouse First Name: Francis

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Rich

Town of Marriage: Ticehurst

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/4/1896

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 55

Address line 3: Pevensey Road

Town: St Leonards on Sea

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £12957 1 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £1012881.00

Census Information


Pashley House, Ticehurst, Sussex.

Richard aged 65. clergyman. Sara aged 50. James aged 50, brother, clergyman. Frances aged 25. Ellen (Eleanora) aged 20. Edward aged 15. Plus 8 servants.


Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.

Anthony Rich aged 81, independent. Elizabeth aged 81. Francis H aged 48, registrar’s office, Court of Chancery. Frances aged 37, wife. Anthony aged 47, no occupation. Plus 3 servants.


Pinner Hill Road, Harrow, Middx.

Frances aged 47, lodger on house of Charlotte Ashton, widow and family.


9 Bath Place, Worthing.

Francis aged 68, dividends and annuities. Fanny aged 57. Edward Wetherell aged 48, visitor, interest.


4 South Terrace, Eastbourne, Sussex.

Frances aged 67, widow, income from interest, own money. Edward Wetherell aged 58, brother, income from interest. Plus 2 servants.


43 Marine Parade, Worthing.

Frances aged 77, widow, own means. Louisa Griffith aged 33, companion. Lodging with Emma Lock, lodging house keeper.

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