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Name: Frances Wilton

Burial Number: 0514

Gender: Female

Occupation:   Daughter of Harry and Rose Wilton

Born: 31/07/1897

Died: 25/11/1906

Buried: 28/11/1906


Frances was born in Worcester, the daughter of Harry and Rose Louise. She was always known as “Molly”. Her mother was a nurse and the daughter of Louis Charles Alexander, a banker and author. He founded and was secretary of the Royal Historical Society. Harry and Rose had married in Worcester in 1896. Rose moved to Worthing by 1901, living with Molly in Heene Road. There was no mention in the census of her husband Harry. Molly died of polio on 25th November 1906. Her beautiful memorial was erected by her grandfather. In 1908, 2 guineas was given to the children’s ward at Worthing Hospital in memory of Molly. By 1911, Rose was back living with her family in Wandsworth and described as a “widow”. In 1921, Rose came back to Worthing to attend the funeral of former Mayor James White. She was there as part of the District Nursing Association.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): stole.rotate.remit

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Molly Wilton the beloved child of her widowed mother and grand daughter of L.C.Alexander L.L.D. of Putney. Born 31 July 1897 died 25 November 1906 "Is it well with the child? It is well"

Further Information


Name: Frances Mary Wilton

Gender: Female

Born: 31/07/1897

Town: Worcester

County: Worcestershire

Country: England

Occupation:Daughter of Harry and Rose Wilton


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/11/1906

Cause of death: Acute Polio Myelitis. Bulbar Paralysis. Paralysis of Respiration.

Address line 1: "Heene Cottage"

Address line 2: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated

Census Information


Heene Cottage, Heene Road, Worthing.

Rose Louise aged 35, married, own means (listed as Mary Louise) . Frances aged 3. Plus 1 servant.

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