Male portrait placeholder image

Name: Francis Bone

Burial Number: 0360

Gender: Male

Occupation: painter; plumber

Born: 00/05/1840

Died: 03/05/1901

Buried: 06/05/1901


Francis was born in Arundel, the son of Charles and Jane. He was baptised in Arundel on 3rd May 1840. His father was a turner and chair maker. Francis trained as a painter but later became a plumber.

On 3rd February 1867, he married Mary Ann Slaughter in Shoreham, Sussex. The couple set up home in Littlehampton with Mary’s father George who was a shoemaker. They had seven children, Jane, George Augustus, Frank, Walter, Annie Maude, Alice and Albert.

By 1881, the family were living in Western Row, Worthing. They eventually moved to Thorn Road. Francis kept pigs on land in Bath Road.

In 1894, he went to court to accuse three local boys of killing three of his prize pigs. Their boy’s parents were bound over for the sum of £5 each. Francis worked for many years for Robert C Blaker, builder, of 31 Marine Parade. Francis died on 3rd May 1901. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): beyond.violin.blaze

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Francis Bone

Gender: Male

Born: 00/05/1840

Town: Arundel

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 03/02/1867

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Slaughter

Town of Marriage: Shoreham-by-Sea

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/05/1901

Cause of death: Heart disease

Address line 1: 11

Address line 3: Thorn Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 8th May 1901

“Death of Mr F Bone”

An old and respected resident of West Worthing died a few days since is Mr Francis Bone who was for many years in the service of the late Mr R C Blaker and subsequently established himself in business as a plumber. The deceased who was sixty-one years of age succumbed to heart disease. He was buried at Heene Cemetery on Monday.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


High Street, Arundel

Charles aged 40, turner. Jane aged 35. Thomas aged 9. John aged 7. Charles aged 3. Francis aged 1


Mount Pleasant, Arundel

Charles aged 52, chair maker. Jane aged 42. Thomas aged 19, apprentice cabinet maker. John aged 17, apprentice cooper. Charles aged 13. Francis aged 11


King Street, Arundel

Charles aged 60, wood turner. Jane aged 55. Charles aged 23, surveyor’s clerk. Frank aged 21, painter.


Purbeck Place, Littlehampton

George Slaughter aged 70, shoemaker. Francis Bone aged 30, son-in-law, plumber. Mary Ann aged 27. Frank aged 3. Jane aged 18 months. Alice Slaughter aged 1, grand daughter


Western Cottages, Western Row, Worthing

Francis aged 40, plumber. Mary aged 37. Jane aged 13. Frank aged 11. George aged 9. Walter aged 6. Annie Maud aged 2. Alice aged 4 months. George Slaughter aged 80, father-in-law, retired shoemaker


11 Thorn Terrace (later Road) Worthing

Francis aged 50, plumber. Mary Ann aged 47. Jane aged 23, assistant school mistress. Frederick (George Augustus) aged 19, whitesmith. Walter aged 16, compositor. Maude aged 12. Alice aged 10. Albert aged 7. James Merrett aged 13, visitor. (Frank was in Brighton).


11 Thorn Road, Worthing

Francis aged 60, plumber. Mary Ann aged 57. Frank aged 31, whitesmith. Clara Blanche aged 30, daughter-in-law. Alice Emily May aged 20, dressmaker. Albert Edward aged 17, carpenter. Ernest Albert Treager aged 18, boarder, carpenter

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.