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Name: Harriett Steeles

Burial Number: 1474

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1865

Died: 00/00/1931

Buried: 12/01/1931


Harriet Eliza Steeles (nee Uttley) was born in 1865 in Charlton Hampshire to Thomas and Mary Ann Uttley (nee Wilds).  Thomas worked as an Agricultural Labourer.   In 1881 Harriet has left home and is working as a servant to James Goldsmith a farmer of 600 acres at Blendworth Farm, Blendworth, Hampshire.

She married Walter Steeles on the 28th January 1886 at the parish church, Chalton, Hampshire.   They then moved to Cardiff, Wales, where they lived at 18 Custom House Street, Cardiff in 1891


They had 11 children-

Edith Annie Steeles born 1886 Cardiff Wales – died 1950 Worthing

Alice Maude Steeles born 1889 Glamorgan Wales – died 1890 Worthing

Walter Henry Steeles born 1892 Cardiff Wales – died 1944 Worthing

Leonard George Steeles born 1894 Broadwater – died October 1896 Worthing

Lilian Hilda M Steeles born 1896 Broadwater Sussex – died 1981 Worthing

William Arthur Frederick Steeles born 1898 Broadwater – died 1917 France

Daisy Lucy Kate Steeles born 1899 Broadwater Sussex

Gladys Winifred Steeles born 1902 Broadwater Sussex

Vera May Steeles born 1905 Broadwater Sussex – died 1993 Bournemouth

Albert Edgar Steeles born 1907 Broadwater Sussex – died 1969

Dorothy Mary Steeles born 1909 Broadwater Sussex – died 1972 Southampton


By 1896 they had moved to Broadwater, Worthing, however shortly after moving tragedy was to strike when their son Leonard George Steeles was killed in 1896. He was playing in the road with his Sister Edith who was pushing a pram that had her baby sister Lilian in it when a horse and cart with the driver sitting on top of the vehicle was driven down the road.   Edith saw the horse and moved to the side of the road with the pram, but Leonard ran in front of the horse and then was run over by the cart.  A verdict of accidental death was given.

By 1901 the family are still living in Broadwater, but Walter is now working as a Builders Carpenter.  Then in 1911, the family are living at 8 Lavington Terrace, The Drive, Worthing. Walter has now gone back to working as a Wheelwright, there are still 8 children living at home.

In 1921 Harriet is staying in Hampshire and Walter and 4 of his children are still living in The Drive, Worthing.  Walter is working as a Wheelwright for F Mehew.

Walter died in 1930 in Worthing, Sussex. There does not appear to be a probate record for him

Harriet died in Bournemouth on 7 January 1931 at Ophir Lodge, Ophir Road. She left an amount of £156 18s 2d (£7142 in 2020) to her Daughter Vera May.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Harriett Steeles

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 21

Exact Location (what3words): chip.planet.shade

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In memory of my dear husband Walter Steeles died April 1930 aged 78. also Harriet Eliza his wife....

Further Information


Name: Harriett Eliza Steeles

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1865

Town: Chalton

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Uttley

Marriage Date: 28/1/1886

Spouse First Name: Walter

Spouse Last Name: Steeles

Town of Marriage: Chalton

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1931

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ophir Lodge

Address line 2: Ophir Road

Town: Bournemouth

County: Dorset

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £156 18 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £7142

Census Information


Chalton, Hampshire

Thomas Uttley (Head) age 42, Mary (Wife) age 32, Lucy (Daughter) age 12, Elizabeth (Daughter) age 10, Leonard (Son) age 8, Harriet (Daughter) age 6, Kate (Daughter) age 4, Alice (Daughter) age 1


Blendworth Farm, Blendworth, Hampshire

Harriett Uttley (age 18)  is working as a servant to James Goldsmith


18 Custom House Street, Cardiff, Wales

Walter Steeles (Head) age 32, Harriett (Wife) age 26, Edith A (Daughter) age 4, Alice Uttley (Sister-in-Law) age 22


Broadwater, Sussex

Walter Steeles (Head) age 40, Harriet (Wife) age 35, Walter (Son) age 9, Lilian (Daughter) age 5, William (Son) age 2, Daisy (Daughter) age 7 months


8 Lavington Terrace, The Drive, Worthing, Sussex

Walter Steeles (Head) age 50, Harriet (Wife) age 45, Edith Annie Cousins (Daughter) age 24, Lilian Hilda (Daughter) age 15, William Arthur (Son) age 12, Daisy Lucy (Daughter) age 10, Gladys Winnifred(Daughter) age 8, Vera May (Daughter) age 5, Albert Edgar (Son) age 3, Dorothy Mary (Daughter) age 1, Frederick Thomas Cousins (Grandson) age 3, William Henry (Grandson) age 11 months, Thomas William Cousins (Son-in-Law) age 29


Grosvenor Sanitorium, Kennington, Ashford, Kent

Harriett Steeles, age 55, Patient

Miscellaneous Information

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