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Name: Francis Hill

Burial Number: 1204

Gender: Male

Occupation: Prospector; Private Means

Distinction: Prospector in S Africa

Born: 00/00/1860

Died: 06/08/1925

Buried: 10/08/1925


Francis was the son of Edward James Hill, Rector of Panfield, Essex and his wife Emily Ann. He was their fifth child. Francis had private means and seems to have had no occupation although the census records show that he had been to South Africa working as a prospector. On 16th February 1904, Francis married Frances Annie Matilda Eland in Uckfield, Sussex. Both were in their 40s and no children were born during the marriage. By 1911, the couple were living in Worthing at “Panfield” in Byron Road. Frances died on 19th February 1915 and was buried at Heene. Francis moved to Gold Martin, Mawnan Smith near Falmouth, Cornwall. He died at Reynolds Cottage in Mawnan Smith on 6th August 1925. Francis was brought back to Worthing and buried beside his wife. Probate was granted on 12th November to Westminster Bank Ltd. Effects £2159 3s 5d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Francis Hill

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): healthier.input.divide

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving and ceaseless remembrance of Frances Anne Matilda Hill who fell asleep 19th January 1915 aged 58 years "Looking for that blessed hope" Francis William Hill husband of the above died August 6th 1925 aged 64 years

Further Information


Name: Francis William Hill

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1860

Town: Panfield

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 16/2/1904

Spouse First Name: Frances

Spouse Second Name: Annie

Spouse Last Name: Eland

Town of Marriage: Uckfield

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/08/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Reynolds Cottage

Address line 3: Mawnan Smith

Town: Falmouth

County: Cornwall

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2159 3 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £108448.00

Census Information


Rectory House, Panfield, Essex

Edward James aged 36, rector of Panfield. Emily Ann aged 29. Reginald E aged 7. Percy A aged 6. Richard C aged 5. Mary A aged 2. Francis W aged 7 months. Plus 5 servants.


Panfield Green, Panfield, Essex.

Edward J aged 46, rector of Panfield. Emily Ann aged 39. Francis W aged 10. Mary Agnes aged 12. Rose Emily aged 9. Ernest C aged 4 months. Ann Handley aged 52, nurse. Plus 3 servants.


1 Erddig Road, Wrexham Abbot, Denbighshire.

Francis William aged 20, boarder in house of Edward H Williams, assistant overseer and family.


22 Lansdowne Street, Hove, Sussex.

Francis W aged 40, boarder, prospector South Africa. Living in house of Louise Crowley, boarding house keeper.


“Panfield” Byron Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Francis William aged 50, gentleman, private means. Frances Annie Matilda aged 55. Plus 1 servant.


Gold Martin, Mawnan, Cornwall.

Francis William Hill aged 60, widower, gentleman. Eleanor Kendall aged 65, housekeeper.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.