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Name: Harriett Jillett

Burial Number: 1227

Gender: Female

Occupation: General Domestic Servant

Born: 00/00/1873

Died: 23/02/1926

Buried: 27/02/1926


The Jillett family was another Sussex family who lived and worked around Sussex for many years. There is very little in the records about them – they lived very ordinary lives.

William’s father was William Huggett Jillett and he was a Miller. His mother was Sarah (nee Carey, born in Lewes) and the couple had 8 children.

William Huggett was born in Fletching, in 1844, to Frances Jillett, after his father had died. His mother died 2 years later and he was raised by his mother’s family, and apprenticed to a Miller.

William junior was born at Clayton in November 1868.

In 1871 the family was in Plumpton, where there was a watermill. William H described as a Miller, and the family as ‘Visitors’.

By 1881 the family had moved to Lamberhurst village, William Henry, with his parents, sister Flora Jane (born in Lamberhurst) and four brothers John, George, Nelson and Albert.

In 1899 William married Harriett (Jupp) in Steyning.

Harriett’s father was Charles Jupp, and her mother Charlotte, nee Stilwell. Harriett was one of Charles and Charlotte’s 10 children. In 1881 the family was living in St Pancras, Chichester. Charles was a Bricklayer. By 1891, Harriett was a General Domestic Servant in Park Road – in the home of Grocer, Percy Golds.

In 1901 at 87 Becket Road were William, 33, Nursery Gardener, Harriett, 28, born Chichester, daughter Alice Maud, aged 1. (Alice was baptised at Heene in 1899.) Plus visiting Kate Hubbard, Retired School Governor, aged 52, from Norfolk. Albert Henry was born, and died, in September 1901.

(Father  William  H. Jillett and family was at no 79 Becket Road– William now aged 56, Market Garderner’s Labourer, born Fletching. Sons George and Nelson, living with their parents, were also Market Gardener’s Labourers. Son John was a Butcher.)

In 1907 William and Harriett’s son William Herbert Tom was born.

By 1911 William (now a Jobbing Gardener) and Harriett were living in Clipper Castle Cottage, Tarring. With them were Alice Maud, 11 and son William Herbert Tom, aged 3.

William lost his younger  brother, Nelson in 1917 – Nelson was part of the British Expeditionary Force.

In 1918, aged nearly 50, William joined the RAF – briefly – and by 1919 he was in the Reserve. He was officially Retired in 1923.

In 1939, William was living, with daughter Alice, at 71 The Drive, Worthing. He was described as an Old Age Pensioner.

He was still living, at The Drive, when he died. William and Harriett were buried together, but not with their baby son Albert.

Alice died in 1952 aged 53.

(William Herbert Tom married Delisa Perham, in Chanctonbury, in 1944.)

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 6 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): window.gangs.behave

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In ever loving memory of a devoted wife and mother Harriett Jillett died 23rd Feb 1926 aged 52 Also of William Henry Jillett her husband died 21st January 1951 aged 82

Further Information


Name: Harriett Jillett

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1873

Town: Chichester

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Jupp

Marriage Date: //1899

Spouse First Name: Harriett

Spouse Last Name: Jupp

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/02/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at St Pancras, Chichester –


Living at Park Road – Percy Golds, Grocer; Harriett Jupp, Domestic Servant


Living at 87 Becket Road – William, 33 yrs, Nursery Gardener; Harriet 28yrs, Alice Maud 1yr; Kate Hubbard 52yrs, Retired School Governor, visitor;


Living at Clipper Castle Cottage, Tarring –


71 The Drive, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
William Henry Jillett
Male 1869 52 Clayton, Sussex, England Jobbing Gardener Own Account
Harriett Jillett
Female 1873 48 Sussex, England Home Duties
Alice Maud Jillett
Female 1899 21 Worthing, Sussex, England Dress Maker Own Account
William Herbert Tom Jillett
Male 1907 13 Worthing, Sussex, England
Elizabeth Cawley
Female 1898 22 Worthing, Sussex, England Dress Maker Own Account
Martha Sharp
Female 1884 37 Bow, London, England
Neslri Sharp
Female 1908 12 Poplar, London, England
Eva Sharp
Male 1916 4 Poplar, London, England

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