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Name: George Warleigh

Burial Number: 0589

Gender: Male

Occupation: Lieutenant R.N.; Commander R.N.;

Born: 1/9/1850

Died: 19/09/1909

Buried: 23/09/1909


George Anthony Warleigh was born on the 1 September 1850 at Parkhurst Prison, Isle of Wight to Henry and Ann, née Warleigh, Smith. Henry Smith was the Prison Chaplain. By the age of 10 George was a pupil at Springhill House, a boarding school at Millbrook, in Hampshire, under the headship of John Raddon Crabbe. The 1871 England Census could not be found but he enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1872 and the 1881 Census found him with the rank of Lieutenant on board HMS Beacon. He had already served on Excellent and Glatton and went on to serve on the Duke of Wellington, Pembroke, Leander, Revenge, Tamar, Black Prince, Swiftsure and Malabar before being retired, unfit, with the rank of Commander and a pension of £235 a year on 5 February 1892. He had married Mary Louisa Truefitt, the only daughter of George Truefitt, architect, on 28 November 1883 at Tufnell Park, Middlesex. In
1891 George was on board HMS Black Prince in Devon while Mary was living with her parents at Shelsley Lodge at Broadwater. Under ‘occupation’ in the 1891 Census beside her name is written ‘wife of Lieutenant George A Warleigh which has been crossed out. This seems to be
because it was an unnecessary entry not because of a divorce. When George died on 19 September 1909 at ‘Moorings’, Mill Road, Worthing, he left £2365 3s 11d to his widow, Mary Louisa Warleigh.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 4 Plot: 16

Exact Location (what3words): label.leaps.guess

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Geo. Anthony Warleigh Commander R.N died 19th Sept 1909 "He that believeth hath everlasting life" Also his wife Mary Louisa Warleigh died 20 March 1939 aged 78

Further Information


Name: George Anthony Warleigh

Gender: Male

Born: 1/9/1850

Town: Newport

County: Isle of Wight

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 28/11/1883

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Louisa

Spouse Last Name: Truefitt

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/09/1909

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Moorings

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Brighton Argus, 24th September 1909

The Late Commander Warleigh – Funeral at Worthing

At Heene Cemetery, yesterday morning, the funeral took place of Commander G.A. Warleigh, R.N. Deceased, who was 59 years of age, had lived at Worthing since his retirement from the Royal Navy in 1892. His death occurred, after but a short illness, at his residence, Moorings, Mill Road. The funeral service was conducted at St Botolph’s Church by the Rev. C.J. Hollis (Vicar of Holy Trinity), the lesson being read by the Rev. W.B. Ferris (Christ Church). The polished oak coffin was covered by a Union Jack, and on the top were placed the deceased’s sword and epaulets. There were numerous floral tributes, including an anchor composed of red and white flowers, from the Worthing branch of the Navy League, of which the deceased was Hon. Secretary.

copyright with East Sussex Record Office.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2365 3 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Parkhurst Prison, Carisbrooke, Hampshire
Henry Smith, 37, head, chaplain to Parkhurst Prison; Ann Smith, 45, wife; Henrietta Smith, 9, daughter; Emily Smith, 7, daughter; Frederick Smith, 5, son; Charles Smith, 2, son; George Smith, 4 months, son;
plus 2 servants


Springhill House, (boarding school) Millbrook, Hampshire

Anthony Warleigh (sic), 10, scholar


Royal Navy on board HMS Beacon

George W Hand, 39,Commander; Alex Dewar,42,chief engineer; David W Flynn, 31, acting gunner; George F S   ? nowling,26,Lieutenant; Alfred R A  Steele, 27, Lieutenant; George  A Warleigh,30, Lieutenant; Charles W Hamilton, 28,surgeon; George K? Tuck, Assist Pays in Ch:

William ? Mabb?, Assist Engineer;


on board HMS Black Prince anchored in Devon

Matthew F Ryan, 46, Fleet surgeon; Hough R Evans, 38, Lieutenant; George Warleigh, 40, Lieutenant; Alfred Orford, Captain RN act?; Picton Phillips, 22, Lieutenant RN act?; John B Noble, 22, Lieutenant RN act?; Jn Robt Hy Comfray, 22, Boatswain RN ; John Collins, 54, Boatswain; James Sullivan, 35, Boatswain; ?  J Collins; 34, CPO (chief Petty Officer); W  ?  , 38, POC1 (  Petty Officer 1st class); Thos Gregory, 38, PO2C ( Petty Officer 2nd class); Saml Ellis, 35, PO1C; Alf Baker, 35, PO1C; Jn Rucky, 31, PO1C;  ?  Green, 29, PO2C; Rd Hocking, 26, PO2C, W J Symonds. 39, PO1C;

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