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Name: Frank Cory

Burial Number: 1619

Gender: Male

Occupation: Tailor; Teacher; School Master; Headmaster;

Born: 00/00/1853

Died: 13/09/1935

Buried: 17/09/1936


Frank was born in Northampton, the son of Samuel and Mary Ann. He was baptised Joseph Frank at All Saints church, Northampton on 8th October 1854. Frank’s father was a tailor and as a young man, Frank followed his father into the business. In 1875 however, Frank passed entrance examinations and was admitted to the Northampton School of Art on 13th February. He married Hannah Jennings Wilson in the village of Chilvers Coton, Warwickshire on 1st January 1880. Frank and Hannah were both teachers and worked in London mainly in the Hackney area, By 1901, Frank was headmaster at Rushmore Road Board School, Clapton.

Rushmore School, Clapton.

Frank was a Freemason, joining the Crichton Lodge in Camberwell in 1904. Until 1918, Frank and Hannah lived at 105 Mayola Road in Hackney. By 1920, the couple had retired and moved to Worthing, living at 44 Harrow Road. Frank was a member and treasurer of Worthing Horticultural Society and both he and Hannah worshipped at St Botolph’s Church. Frank died on 13th September 1935. Probate was granted on 11th December to Westminster Bank Ltd and Alice Maud Barton spinster. Effects £2500 2s 10d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Frank Cory

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 19 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): fear.move.orders

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Frank Joseph Middleton Cory fell asleep Sept 13th 1935 in his 82nd year. Also of his beloved wife Hannah Jennings Cory fell asleep July 7th 1943 in her 91st year.

Further Information


Name: Frank Joseph Middleton Cory

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1853

Town: Northampton

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 01/01/1880

Spouse First Name: Hannah

Spouse Second Name: Jennings

Spouse Last Name: Wilson

Town of Marriage: Chilvers Coton

County of Marriage: Warwickshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/09/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 44

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


The Worthing Herald – Wednesday 21, 1935

HEENE LOSES Its PEOPLE’S WARDEN -DEATH OF MR FRANK CORY FORMER TREASURER OF HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – For many years people’s warden St Botolph’s, Heene, and a representative on the Diocesan and Ruri-decanal Councils, Mr Frank Cory died at his home, 44, Harrow-road, last Friday, in his 82nd year.

The funeral was at Heene Cemetery on Tuesday.

Mr Cory had a long record of service in church work. Before he came to Worthing, he was people’s warden at All Saints’, Clapton, for some years.

A lovable character, with the heart and spirits of one half his age,  he threw himself Into parish activities, whether they were of a business social nature, with a zest that would hard to equal.

His death Is mourned by all who knew him.

LONDON SCHOOLMASTER Mr Cory was a schoolmaster by profession, and had charge of a number of L.C.C. schools before coming to Worthing 16 years ago. During the war be served In the Volunteer Corps and was a captain In the 10th London Cadet Corps. He was a Mason, belonging to the Crichton Lodge, London.

Mr Cory’s chief hobby was growing roses, and he exhibited In the Worthing Horticultural and Allotment Society’s Shows. He was for some time the society’s treasurer.

The chief mourners were: Mrs Cory (widow), Miss Barton (niece), Mr H. Cory (nephew), Mr Pllllnger. Mrs J. B. Sams. Mr A. Hester. Mr and Mrs James Smith and Mr and Mrs Pond.

THE FUNERAL service at Heene Church on Tuesday was conducted by the Rector, the Rev. E.A. Haviland. He was assisted by the Revs. L. Richardson and R.C. Rudgard (curates), and other priests attending included the Rev. D. MacDonald (Rural Dean) and the Rev. J.S. Stannard.

Those attending included:- Major Cross, Alderman H.T. Duffield, Messrs. Richard Gaywood (who succeeded Mr Cory at the Richmond Road L.C.C. School), W. Taylor (representing the Horticultural Society). J. White, F. Bone, H.C.B. Bowles, G.H. Boulton, J. Smith(churchwarden), E.P. Atkins (organist at St John’s Mission Church), W.Sams, J.P., G. Taylor, L.W. Richardson, G. Curtis, F.C. Hambleton, P.J. Pead, F. Holmes, R. Bennett, C. Whitcombe, W.G. Maybury, Mr and Mrs Emmett, Mr and Mrs E.W. Bennett, Mrs West, Mrs Haviland, Mrs Clow, Mrs Doherty and Mrs James Smith. Deaconess Edith, Miss James, Miss Clow, Miss O.C. Fisher, Miss Peters.

FLOWERS  were received from the following:- in loving memory of our darling, from his two loved ones (his wife and niece); the clergy and Parochial Church Council of St Botolph’s; Mrs Shaw and Miss Chamier; Mrs Sayer, Mr and Mrs Fogg; Mr and Mrs Bagnall and family; Mrs Barber-Starkey; Miss Thursbee; the Warner family; an old pupil; Frank, Harry, Anne and family, at Kettering; Mrs Bassett and daughters; Archie (nephew); Bert and Kitty Hester; Mr and MRs Aslett and Miss J Legg; Mr and Mrs G.H. Poulton; Mrs M.E. Dixon and Ronald; Phyll; Mr J.P. Sams and the boys.

All at 5m Harlesden Gardens, N.W.10; Worthing and District Horitucultural and Allotments Society; Tom, Kit and Paul; Mrs S Harris and family; the Rev. R.C. and Mrs Rurdgard; Mr and Mrs James Smith and Dorothy; Miss Lockwood; Mr and Mrs Arthur Ronson; Brother F.G. Rogers; Mrs. E.M. Doherty; nephews and nieces at Northiam; Miss EK Large; Mr FW. Pillinger; the Misses Baker; the Misses Silversides; Mrs Anderton Roberts and Mrs LGL Roberts; Mr and Mrs Emmet; the Rev. and Mrs L Richardson; Mrs Bourne; Kitty; Mr R Gaywood.

Staff and scholars of Heene Road School; Mr and Mrs Pond and Dorothy’ Mrs Bridger; Mr F Holmes and Miss Holmes; Edie; the Rector, Mrs E A Haviland and their sons; Mr N.W. Rumsey and the staff of Rumsey’s Nurseries; Mr and Mrs Jarvis and family; Mr and Mrs Boyse; Mr and Mrs Claydon; Mr and Mrs King and Mr and Mrs Crozier.

A bunch of roses from Mr Cory’s garden bore the inscription: ”Just from his own garden”

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2500 2 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £126656.00

Census Information


25 Wood Street, Northampton
Samuel aged 43, tailor. Mary Ann aged 42. Henry aged 12. Joseph F aged 7. Ann E aged 2. Elizabeth Bosworth aged 63, mother-in-law. Plus 1 servant.


46 Marefair, Northampton.
Samuel aged 52, tailor. Mary aged 51.Joseph F aged 17, tailor. Annie aged 12. Thomas Smith aged 16, tailor. Elizabeth Bosworth aged 74, widow.


18 Elfort Road, Islington.
Frank aged 27, teacher, public elementary school. Hannah aged 25, teacher, public elementary school.


85a Almark Road, Hackney.
Frank aged 37, certificated school master. Hannah aged 35, certificated school mistress. Caroline Wilson aged 72, mother-in-law. Plus 1 servant.


85a Almack Road, Hackney.
Frank aged 47, headmaster Rushmore Road Board School, Clapton. Hannah aged 45, school mistress. Annie Buck aged 47, visitor, school mistress. Plus 1 servant.


105 Mayola Road, Hackney.
Frank aged 57, school master with London CC. Hannah aged 55. Annie Buck aged 57, visitor, school mistress. Plus 1 servant.


Living at Hinton, Harrow Road, Worthing,Sussex.

Frank Cory
67 Northumberland, England Schoolmaster Retired
Hannah Jennings Cory
66 Warwickshire, England
Alice Maud Barton
25 Middlesex, England Home Duties
Anne Buck
67 Essex, England School Mistress Retired

Miscellaneous Information

Heene Church Parish Dance 1935 Frank Cory in bow tie next to his niece Miss Barton

Worthing Gazette – Wednesday 1st May 1935

A Parish Dance – The company at the very enjoyable dance held in connection with Heene Church at Heene Road on Wednesday. The Rector (the Rev. E.A. Haviland) and to his right holding a basket of flowers is Miss Barton the Secretary of the Organising Committee.