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Name: Harold Hilliard

Burial Number: 0576

Gender: Male

Occupation: Insurance broker's clerk, purser in a steamship company

Born: 00/07/1876

Died: 07/01/1909

Buried: 04/01/1909


Harold was the son and grandson of medical practitioners, but he did not follow their calling. His grandfather, William Henry, was a surgeon, and his father, Henry Charles, was a general medical practitioner. His mother, Kate Elizabeth née Houlder, was the daughter of a ship owner, Alfred Houlder. In the 1901 Census Harold is described as an insurance broker’s clerk, but on his marriage certificate in 1908 he is a “purser in a steamship company”, perhaps influenced by his mother’s brother. Barely more than six months after his marriage to Mabel Florence Rosen Merriman, Harold died of heart disease and was in a coma for 2 days. His home address was 24, High View Road in West Ealing but the place of his death was 14 Queen’s Road, West Worthing.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 2 Plot: 8

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In loving memory of Harold Thoroton Hilliard (Hillary) died 7th Jan 1909 aged 32 years

Further Information


Name: Harold Thoroton Hilliard

Gender: Male

Born: 00/07/1876

Town: Caterham

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/06/1908

Spouse First Name: Mabel

Spouse Second Name: Florence Rosen

Spouse Last Name: Merriman

Town of Marriage: Ealing

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/01/1909

Cause of death: Valvular Heart Disease; Ulcerative Endocarditis; Coma 2 days

Address line 2: 14

Address line 3: Queens Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £98 9 s 10 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Minley, Caterham, Surrey – Henry Charles Hilliard, 37 head, general medical practitioner; Kate E Hilliard, 26, wife; Harold T Hilliard, 4, son; Margaret Hilliard, 3, daughter; plus a nurse and cook


Living at Turwood? New Road, Caterham, Surrey – Henry C Hilliard, 47, head, registered medical practitioner; Kate Hilliard, 36, wife; Harold T Hilliard, 14, son; William Woods, 30, boarder, registered medical practitioner; plus two servants


Living at Hurst Place, Bealey, Kent – Alfred H Houlder, 44, head, ship owner; Alice M Houlder, 44, wife; Harold T Hilliard, 24, nephew, insurance broker’s clerk; plus 4 servants

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