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Name: Frederick Cripps

Burial Number: 0822

Gender: Male

Occupation: Tailor, Outfitter Employer, Hosier, Hatter

Born: 18/12/1827

Died: 25/03/1916

Buried: 29/03/1916


Frederick was born in Brighton, the son of Thomas and Frances (Fanny). He was baptised at St Nicholas Church, Brighton on 13 July 1828. Frederick’s father died in early 1841. He spent his youth learning the tailoring business eventually opening his own shop in Worthing. On 18 August 1851, Frederick married Emma Lindup at Hove. Their daughter Frances was born in 1852, followed by Frederick in 1855, Clara in 1857, Henry in 1859, Richard in 1862, Charles in 1864 and Louis (Lewis) in 1870. Emma died on 1 December 1878. The following year, Frederick married a widow Ada Sarah Elizabeth Ware at St Martin in the Fields Church. They had three sons, Frank b 1880, Alfred b1882 and Lionel (Jack) b1885.  After Frederick retired, the family lived in London for a few years but returned to Worthing in 1908. Frederick died on 25 March 1916. Ada continued to live in Worthing and died in 1935. She is buried at Durrington.

Probate granted on 20 May 1916 to Ada Cripps widow, James Blaker builder and Lionel Jack Redgrave Cripps architect. Effects £20916 10s 6d (approx £1.2million in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Frederick Cripps

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 4 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): liver.began.clips

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Frederick Cripps who lived in South Street Worthing 67 years and he went to rest on March 25th 1916 aged 89 "His hand was open as the day, his heart so kind, his nature brave, and when from Earth he passed away, our hearts went with him to the grave"

Further Information


Name: Frederick Cripps

Gender: Male

Born: 18/12/1827

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 18/08/1851

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Lindup

Town of Marriage: Hove

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 05/04/1879

Spouse First Name: Ada

Spouse Second Name: Sarah

Spouse Last Name: Ware

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/03/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Arcana

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 29th March 1916

“Death of Mr Frederick Cripps”

His Long Local Associations

The death occurred on Saturday at the age of ninety-two of Mr Frederick Cripps, who resided at “Arcana” Shelley Road. Mr Cripps was born at Brighton but settled in Worthing about seventy years ago, establishing a tailor’s business in South Street, in premises now occupied by Messrs James Hacker and Son. On retiring from business, he lived a quiet life but remained active up to a period of six months ago when his health began to fail. Mr Cripps was twice married and five sons survive him, two by the first marriage and three by the second. The funeral took place this afternoon at Heene Cemetery and was preceded by a service at St Botolph’s Church.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £20916 10 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £1200000.00

Census Information


Upper North Street, Brighton. Fanny aged 40, widow, dress maker. William aged 15. Frederick aged 15. Fanny aged 14. Emma aged 12. Edward aged 7. Anna aged 6.


5 East Street, Worthing. Frederick aged 26, tailor. Visitor at the house of William Heather, fisherman.


4 South Street, Worthing. Frederick aged 35, tailor. Emma aged 34. Frederick aged 5. Clara aged 3. Henry aged 1.


13 Graham Road, Worthing. Frederick aged 44, outfitter & Master employing 10 men & 3 boys. Emma aged 43. Frederick aged 15. Clara aged 12. Henry aged 11. Richard aged 8. Lewis (Louis) aged 8mos.


Liverpool Gardens, Worthing. Frederick aged 54 (listed as 47) tailor & outfitter employing 10men & 3 boys. Ada aged 38. Clara aged 23. Frank aged 10mos. Robert Ware aged 10, stepson.


34 Warwick Street, Worthing. Frederick aged 63, tailor, hosier, hatter & outfitter. Ada aged 48. Robert Ware, stepson aged 20. Frank aged 10. Alfred aged 8. Lionel aged 5.


20 Clanricade Gardens, Kensington. Frederick aged 75, retired tailor. Ada aged 58. Robert Ware aged 30, electrical engineer’s clerk. Frank aged 20, student engineer. Alfred aged 18, musician. Lionel (Jack) aged 15.


“Arcana” Shelley Road, Worthing. Frederick aged 86, retired tailor. Ada aged 68. Alfred aged 28, professor of music. Lionel (Jack) aged 25, architect and surveyor. Robert Ware aged 40, stepson, tobacconist. Elizabeth Ware aged 36, wife. Robert aged 4, son.

Miscellaneous Information

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