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Name: Francis Chislett

Burial Number: 0771

Gender: Male

Occupation: Doctors Assistant; Dispenser of Medicine; Chemist and Druggist; G.P.;

Born: 00/00/1837

Died: 04/02/1915

Buried: 09/02/1915


Francis was born in Melbourne Port, Somerset, son of James and Eliza Chislett. Father James was a Land Agent in Milborne Port. The family – Francis was one of 7 children – were living in Wimborne, Dorset in 1841 and 1851.
By 1861 Francis was living in Marylebone, Assistant to a Doctor Scott, and Dispenser of Medicine.
Lucy was born in Bloomsbury. Her Mother, Lucy, was a Laundress, living in Hackney in 1861, and widowed. Her father, John Lewington, was named on her baptism certificate, but mother Lucy’s employment was shown.
Francis and Lucy were married, in Shoreditch, in 1867. They were to have no children.
In 1871, in Shoreditch, were Francis, Chemist and Druggist, Lucy, John Lavington, Brother-in-Law and Apprentice to Francis.
By 1881, still in Shoreditch. Francis MRCS, English, General Practitioner. (He trained at the London Hospital).They had a 28 year-old Medical Student as a Lodger.
They were living in Stamford Hill in 1891. Lucy Sanders, Lucy’s 7 year-old niece, was visiting. They also had a Boarder and one Servant.
By 1901 Francis was a Retired Surgeon, and they were living in Stoke Newington. On the census form Francis was described as Blind. Lucy’s niece, Lucy Sanders was still with them
When Lucy died, in 1908, the couple were living at Kingswood, St Botolph’s Road. (This is almost certainly the site of a Residential Rest Home today.)
In the 1911 census, Francis was at Kingswood, living there with Lucy Sanders as his Housekeeper, and with Eva Poore, a general Domestic Servant, from Worthing. Francis is described as having been blind for 17 years.
In 1915 he was living at Lucinia, Broadwater Road.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Francis Chislett

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 4 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): dared.tune.sober

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Lucy Elizabeth Chislett died August 20th 1908 aged 66 also of Francis Herbert Oakley Chislett died February 4th 1915 aged 78 years

Further Information


Name: Francis Herbert Oakley Chislett

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1837

Town: Unknown

County: Somerset

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/6/1867

Spouse First Name: Lucy

Spouse Second Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Lewington

Town of Marriage: Hackney

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/02/1915

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Lucinia

Address line 3: Broadwater Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1057 17 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Church Street, Wimborne Minster, Dorset – James Oakley Chislett, 47yrs, Land Husband; Eliza Teresa Oakley Chislett, 45yrs; George Oakley Chislett, 22yrs, Attorneys Clerk; Mary Agnes Oakley Chislett, 19yrs; Henry W Oakley Chislett, 17yrs, Fruiter; Mary Christian Oakley Chislett, 16yrs; Francis Herbert Oakley Chislett, 14yrs; Margaret Oakley Chislett, 11yrs; Elizabeth Oakley Chislett, 6yrs; Edward Warren Lamport, 69yrs, Schoolmaster; Henry Charles Joyce Herbert, 13yrs; John Bedloe Goddard, 12yrs;


Living at 55 Champion A??, St Leonard, Shoreditch, London – F H O Chislett, 44yrs, MRCS Eng and General Practitioner; Lucy Elizabeth Chislett, 38yrs; John Jos Lewington, 28yrs, Medical Student;


Living at 15 Dunsmure Road, Hackney, London – Francis H O Chislett, 54yrs, Surgeon registered MRCS; Lucy E Chislett, 48yrs; Eliza S Keighley, 31yrs, Clerk Post Office; Caroline Manning, 32yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at 124 Manor Road, Stoke Newington, London – Francis H O Chislett, 64yrs, Surgeon-retired; Lucy E Chislett, 58yrs;


Living at Kingswood, St Botolph’s Road, Worthing, Sussex – Francis Herbert Oakley Chislett, 74yrs, Widower living on own means; Lucy Elizabeth Sanders, 27yrs, Niece Housekeeper; Eva Louisa Poore, 16yrs, Domestic General Servant;

Miscellaneous Information

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