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Name: Harriet Penrose

Burial Number: 1788

Gender: Female

Born: 22/07/1872

Died: 17/03/1945

Buried: 22/03/1945


Harriet Louisa Wells was born on 22nd July 1872 in Hayes, Middlesex. She was the daughter of George Wells, 32yrs, Miller, and Jane, 31yrs, nee Wilkins. She had an older sister, Elizabeth Jane, born 1862. Their mother died shortly after Harriet’s birth and in 1875 their father married Eliza Parker, 46yrs, and a half-sister, Annie L. Wells was born in 1876.

Harriet appears in no further records until she marries in 1925. Harriet gave her age as 48yrs, (spinster), her husband was John Joseph Penrose, 46yrs, a musician, (bachelor), they married at Christ Church, Brondesbury, Brent on 20th June 1925.

Harriet and her sister, Elizabeth Jane Fyfe, next appear in the 1939 register; they are both widows and living at 88, George V Avenue, Worthing, where Harriet is proprietor of an apartment house.

Elizabeth predeceased Harriet in 1942, and Harriet moved to 35, Church Walk, Worthing, where she died on 17th March 1945, aged 72yrs. Probate was granted to Elizabeth Catherine Wells, widow, effects £3282 17s 8d. Value 2022 – £151K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 23

Exact Location (what3words): hotel.piano.skins

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Harriett is buried under the headstone for James Fyfe


James Fyfe 1865-1931, Also his wife died 26th May 1942

Further Information


Name: Harriet Louisa Penrose

Gender: Female

Born: 22/07/1872

Town: Hayes

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wells

Marriage Date: 20/06/1925

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Joseph

Spouse Last Name: Penrose

Town of Marriage: Brondesbury

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/03/1945

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 35

Address line 3: Church Walk

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3282 17 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £151000

Census Information


Living at Tolson Cottage, Tolson Road, Isleworth, Middlesex. George Wells, 41yrs, Miller, wife, Eliza, 50yrs, Harriet L., 8yrs, Annie L. 5yrs.


Living at 88, George V Avenue, Worthing, Sussex.

Harriet Louisa Penrose, widow, proprietor of apartment house. Elizabeth Jane Fyfe, widow, sister of proprietor.

Gibson Lawrence, retired from RAMC, wife, Kathleen, daughter Mary.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.