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Name: Georgiana Dolby

Burial Number: 1796

Gender: Female

Occupation: Domestic Servant; Tailoress

Born: 9/3/1853

Died: 03/01/1946

Buried: 08/01/1946


Georgiana was born on 9th March 1853 to William and Sarah Blackett (nee Alcock/ Ancock,) and baptised on 17th April 1853 at St. Marys and All Saints Church, Sculthorpe, Norfolk. William was a wheelwright and the blacksmith for the village of Sculthorpe.

Sculthorpe (or ‘Skuli’s Hamlet’ in Old English) was a village with a long history being well established by the time of the Domesday book.

In 1861 schoolchild Georgiana lived at 79 Creake Road, not far from the Sculthorpe water mill, at ‘The Wheelwrights and Blacksmith House’ where her father employed 4 men and 4 boys.

Ten years later Georgiana was working as a domestic [servant] alongside two other girls at 16 Banks Street, Plea, Norwich. This was the home of Arthur Preston, a local solicitor and his two daughters. The building dated from the 16th century and had been heightened to three storeys and extended in the 19th century.

By 1876 Georgiana had moved to Tindall Street, Camberwell, London. It was while living here that she met Robert Burton and they married in Brixton on 25th June 1876. Their son Burton William being born in Walworth in April 1877 and dying tragically at the age of 21 in Hampshire in 1899.

Georgiana and Robert lived at various addresses in London (particularly in the Stoke Newington/ Walworth area) up to at least 1911.

By March 1939 she was registered as an invalid and living at 10 Sheephouse Road, Farnham, Surrey. Farnham had been extant since Roman times, gaining its town status due to the medieval castle built to protect its wool production and wheat trade.

Farnham was becoming a commuter town by the time of Georgiana’s death at 23 Hale Road on 3rd January 1946. Alfred Bluedon, a Trade Unionist who had previously handled husband Roberts’ Will also handled her Estate which totalled £232 11s 3d.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Georgiana Dolby

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 40

Exact Location (what3words): belt.tries.smiles

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Robert Burton Dolby died 8 March 1931 aged 77. Also of Georgiana his wife died 3rd Jan 1946 aged 92 "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Georgiana Dolby

Gender: Female

Born: 9/3/1853

Town: Unknown

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name:Blackett

Marriage Date: 25/6/1876

Spouse First Name: Robert

Spouse Second Name: Burton

Spouse Last Name: Dolby

Town of Marriage: Brixton

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/01/1946

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 23

Address line 3: Hale Road

Town: Farnham

County: Surrey

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £232 11 s 3 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 79 Creake Road, Sculthorpe –


Living at 16 Banks Street, Plea, Norwich –


Living at 66 Royal Road, Southwark


Living at 66 Royal Road, Southwark


Living at 87 Grosvenor Park, Stoke Newington –


Living at 41, Buxton Road, Thornton Heath, Croydon, Surrey.

Robert Burton Dolby
Male 67 Bloomsbury, London Woollen Draper Assistant Messrs J Cooper & Sons
Georgina Dolby
Female 68 Norfolk, England


Living at 10 Sheephouse Road, Farnham, Surrey –

Miscellaneous Information

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