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Name: Gertrude Pulford

Burial Number: 1638

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Born: 00/00/1867

Died: 05/07/1936

Buried: 08/07/1936


Gertrude was born in Croydon, Surrey, the daughter of Frederick Knighton Pulford and his wife Katherine Rebekah. Her father was a military tailor and outfitter with a business at 65 St James’s Street, Westminster. Gertrude never married and lived with her family all her life. The family were wealthy and by 1891 had moved to the Addiscombe area of Croydon. Gertrude was educated at a private school in Wanstead. Her mother died in January 1903 and Gertrude and her sisters Kate, Ada and Alice took over the running of the home. Frederick died in October 1911 leaving an estate of over £50K which was divided equally between his eight surviving children. He also left sums to his daughter’s companion Emma Cotton who had been with the family for many years and to his gardener. Gertrude’s sister Kate died in 1915 and Gertrude and Ada moved to Twickenham, Middlesex. By 1933, the sisters had moved to Worthing, living at 35 Boundary Road. Their nephew Frederick Gordon Pulford had a dental practice in Down View Road and a house in Richmond Road. He was the son of their brother Frank. Gertrude died on 5th July 1936. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): sulk.salsa.snack

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Gertrude Pulford died 5th July 1936

Further Information


Name: Gertrude Pulford

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1867

Town: Croydon

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/07/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 35

Address line 3: Boundary Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


“Backburn” Lansdowne Road, Croydon, Surrey

Frederick aged 42, military outfitter. Kate aged 16. Caroline aged 15. Robert aged 13. Leonard aged 10. Arthur aged 8. Ada aged 6. Gertrude aged 4. Frank aged 2. Alice aged 1. Plus 2 nurses and 2 servants.


“Goranlea” Woodford Road, Wanstead, Surrey.

Gertrude aged 14, pupil. Ada aged 16, pupil. At school run by Caroline Siffken and her six sisters.


“Burwood” Radcliffe Road, Croydon.

Frederick aged 62, military tailor and outfitter in London. Katherine aged 61. Robert aged 33, woollen warehouseman. Ada aged 26. Gertrude aged 24. Frank aged 22, clerk in military tailors. Alice aged 21. Plus 5 servants.


“Burwood” Radcliffe Road, Croydon.

Frederick aged 72, military tailor. Katherine aged 71. Kate aged 46. Ada aged 36. Gertrude aged 34. Frank aged 32, military tailor. Alice aged 31. Emma Cotton aged 55, nurse. Agnes Hoare aged 33, professional nurse. Plus 4 servants.


“Burwood” Radcliffe Road, Croydon.

Frederick aged 82, widower, military tailor and outfitter. Kate aged 56. Ada aged 46. Gertrude aged 44. Alice aged 41. Emma Cotton aged 65, companion. Kathleen Skitt aged 38, sick nurse (temporary). Plus 4 servants.


236 London Road, Twickenham, Middx.

Gertrude and Ada Pulford.

Miscellaneous Information

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