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Name: George Kidd

Burial Number: 0306

Gender: Male

Occupation: Servant; Butler & Footman; Baker; Confectioner;

Born: 00/2/1835

Died: 14/12/1898

Buried: 17/12/1898


George was born in Upper Beeding, the son of Hugh and Elizabeth. He was baptised at St Peter’s church, Upper Beeding on 8th February 1835. His father was employed as a huckster, selling items from door to door. By the time he was 18, George was working as a servant in Steyning. In 1861, he was working as a butler in the household of George Orme, a landowner in Worthing. On 6th October 1864, George married Maria Kate Lucas at St Nicholas Church in Brighton. They moved to Worthing where George opened a baker’s shop in Brunswick Road.

The business was a successful one and George gained a reputation for providing excellent food at many occasions such as weddings, receptions and business meetings. He sometimes worked with the licensees of The Brunswick Hotel providing food for the parties held there.

In 1877, tragedy struck the family when George and Maria’s son Ernest died of diphtheria aged 9. By 1891, three of his children were helping in the business. George died on 14th December 1898. Probate was granted on 16th February 1899 to Maria Kate Kidd widow. Effects £3047 16s 2d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): ranged.guilty.risky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of George Kidd who fell asleep Dec 14th 1898 aged 63 "The memory of the Just is blessed". Also of Maria Kate his beloved wife passed peacefully away April 12th 1929 in her 89th year "Sweetest memories"

Further Information


Name: George Kidd

Gender: Male

Born: 00/2/1835

Town: Upper Beeding

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 6/10/1864

Spouse First Name: Maria

Spouse Second Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Lucas

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/12/1898

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Brunswick Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3047 16 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £238253.00

Census Information


Beeding Street, Upper Beeding.
Hugh aged 45, huckster. Elizabeth aged 50. Jack aged 20, agricultural labourer. George aged 5. Thomas aged 25, huckster. Sarah aged 15. Frances aged 14. Eliza aged 11. Mary aged 8. Ann aged 4.


Court Farm, Steyning.
George aged 18, house servant in household of William Elphick, farmer of 950 acres with 27 labourers


South Farm Mansion, South Farm Lane, Broadwater.
George aged 26, butler and footman in household of George Orme, landed proprietor and distiller.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 36, baker. Maria aged 30. George J aged 6. Kate M aged 4. Ernest E aged 2. Gertrude aged 7 mos. Plus 2 servants.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 46, baker and confectioner employing 1 man and 1 boy. Maria aged 40. George aged 16, grocer. Kate aged 14. Gertrude aged 10. Martha Nichol aged 60, teacher. Plus 2 employees and 1 servant.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 56, baker and confectioner. Maria aged 50, assistant. Kate aged 24, baker and confectioner. Gertrude aged 20, baker and confectioner

Miscellaneous Information

1871 – George was a prosecution witness in a case of theft. He bought a cart stolen by Josiah Bashford who was drunk at the time. He paid £1 for the cart and then reported the matter to the police. Mr Bashford got 6 months hard labour for theft.
Reported in Chichester Express & West Sussex Journal