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Name: Frank Tapley

Burial Number: 0705

Gender: Male

Occupation: Fishmonger

Distinction: Freeman of London City

Born: 05/11/1836

Died: 28/02/1913

Buried: 04/03/1913


Frank Tapley was born on 5th November 1836 in Billingsgate, Middlesex, and baptised on 21st December 1836 at St. Boltoph, Billingsgate; he was the son of Francis Tapley, 40yrs, fishmonger, and Elizabeth, 39yrs, nee Winch.

Frank became a fish salesman working at Billingsgate fish market where his father and grandfather had had a successful business for many years. In 1865 Frank was admitted into the Freedom of the City of London, by patrimony, in the Company of Fishmongers.

Frank, 24yrs, married Sarah Minter Claris, 23yrs, in Canterbury, Kent, in 1860.

Sarah and Frank lived in Croydon for over 20yrs, they had no children. By 1891, Frank had retired, and the couple were living in Eastbourne, Sussex. In 1901 they had moved to Folkstone, Kent, and by 1911 they were living at 12, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex, where Frank died, aged 76yrs, on 28th February 1913.

Probate was granted to his widow, effects £239 18s 5d. Value 2023 – £35,000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Frank Tapley

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of my dear husband Frank Tapley who died 28th February 1913 aged 76 "Thy will be done" Also of Sarah Minter Tapley widow of the above who entered into rest 24th April 1923 aged 85 "Until the day break"

Further Information


Name: Frank Tapley

Gender: Male

Born: 05/11/1836

Town: Unknown

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1860

Spouse First Name: Sarah

Spouse Second Name: Minter

Spouse Last Name: Claris

Town of Marriage: Canterbury

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/02/1913

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 12

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £239 18 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £35000

Census Information


Living at 100, Lower Thames Street, St. Botolph, Billingsgate, Middlesex. Francis Tapley, Hd. 44yrs, Fish Salesman, father, Francis Tapley, 82yrs, Independent, son, Frank, 4yrs, wife, Elizabeth, 43yrs, daughter, Elizabeth, 19yrs, Elizabeth, 38yrs, George Winch, 19yrs.


Living at 15, St. John Road, Croydon, Surrey. Frank Tapley, Hd. 24yrs, Fishmonger/Salesman, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 4, Ebenezer Terrace, Croydon, Surrey. Frank Tapley, Hd. 34yrs, Fish Salesman, wife, Sarah M., 33yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Park Lodge, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey. Frank Tapley, Hd. 44yrs, Fish Salesman, wife, Sarah M., 43yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 10, Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, Sussex. Frank Tapley, Hd. 54yrs, Living on own means, wife, Sarah, 53yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 56, Radnor Park Road, Folkstone, Kent. Frank Tapley, Hd. 64yrs, Retired Fish Merchant, wife, Sarah, 63yrs.


Living at 12, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex. Frank Tapley, Hd. 74yrs, Retired Fish Merchant, wife, Sarah Minter Tapley, 73yrs.

Miscellaneous Information

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