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Name: George Saunders

Burial Number: 1832

Gender: Male

Occupation: Gentleman

Born: 2/11/1866

Died: 16/12/1950

Buried: 19/12/1950

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George was born in East Molesey, the son of George James Saunders and his wife Emily. He was baptised at St Paul’s Church, Kent Town on 16th December 1866. His father was a commercial clerk. By 1871, the family were living in Greenwich. When George Snr. retired, the family moved to Worthing, living at Chappell Croft in Mill Road.

On 20th June 1912, George married Agnes Violet Vivia Beckles, the daughter of Rev. Henry Beckles, the former Rector of Heene church. A daughter, Crystal Mary Hope was born in 1917 (baptised on 23rd December in Chelsea). By 1924, the family were living in West Dean near  Chichester. Later they moved to The Dower House in Walberton. It was here that Agnes died on 29th January 1932. In 1939, George was living at The Gardiner Hotel in Heene Terrace. He later moved to 1 Heene Court Mansions. George died on 16th December 1950 at “St Medans” Newlands Road, East Kilbride, Lanarkshire. Probate was granted on 4th April 1951 to Westminster Bank Ltd. Effects £24685 8s 11d (approx £770K in 2020).

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 53

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Agnes Violet Vivia beloved wife of George Saunders called to higher service on Jan 29th 1932 "The Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" Josh 1 9 "A beautiful mind lives forever"

Further Information


Name: George Walter Saunders

Gender: Male

Born: 2/11/1866

Town: East Moseley

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 20/06/1912

Spouse First Name: Agnes

Spouse Second Name: Violet

Spouse Last Name: Beckles

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/12/1950

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "St Medans"

Address line 2: Newlands Road

Town: East Kilbride

County: Lanarkshire

Country: Scotland


Worthing Herald 20th April 1951

“Artery test to prove his death”

Mr George Walter Saunders of East Kilbride, Lanarkshire, formerly of 1 Heene Court Mansions, Heene Terrace, Worthing who died on December 16th, left £24685 8s 11d (£24572 0s 3d net) of which duty of £3096 has been paid.

He left five guineas to the doctor who opened a principal artery to ensure that he was dead, and he desired to be buried in the same grave as his wife at Heene. He also left £50 to the Rector and churchwardens of Heene church who were charged with the upkeep of the family graves, and £50 to the governors of Durrington cemetery for the upkeep of family graves there.


Personal Effects

Money left to others: £24685 8 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £770000.00

Census Information


11 Circus, Greenwich

George J aged 33, merchant’s clerk. Emily aged 30. George W aged 4. Thomas aged 1. Plus 2 servants.


5 Gloucester Place, Greenwich.

George J aged 43, mercantile clerk. Emily aged 40. George aged 14. Thomas aged 11. Ethel Main aged 11, visitor. Plus 2 servants.


5 Gloucester Place, Greenwich.

George J aged 53, merchant. Emily aged 50. George aged 24. Thomas aged 22. Plus 2 servants.


Chappell Croft, Mill Road, Worthing.

George J aged 63, retired merchant. Emily aged 60. George W aged 34. Thomas aged 31. Plus 3 servants.


13 Market Street, Rye.

George W aged 44, boarder, independent means. Staying in the house of Jane Harvey, boarding house keeper.


Yew Tree Cottage, West Dean, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation
George Walter Saunders
Male 1867 54 Molesey, Surrey, England Retired
Agnes Violet Saunders
Female 1877 44 Broadwater, Sussex, At Home,
Crystal May Hope Saunders
Female 1918 3 Brixton, London, England
Charles Hollebone
Male 1890 31 Hellingly, Sussex, England House Servant
Rachel Hollebone
Female 1896 25 Hove, Sussex, England Home Servant


Gardiner Hotel, Heene Terrace, Worthing.

George W Saunders-widower.

Miscellaneous Information