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Name: Henrietta Johnson

Burial Number: 1346

Gender: Female

Occupation: Companion and Private means

Born: 21/09/1841

Died: 14/05/1928

Buried: 18/05/1928


Henrietta was born in 1841 in Belgaum in India, the daughter of Nicholas Fenwick Johnson and his wife Bridget Mary. She was baptised at Belgaum on 18th February 1842. Her Father was a Major General in the 26th Madras Native Infantry, and they were living at Secunderbad India.  In 1857 there was an Indian rebellion against the rule of the British East India Company, which functioned as a sovereign power on behalf of the British Crown.  This may explain why Bridget and her children came back to England and their Father stayed in India. Henrietta spent her childhood at Edwardes Square, Kensington.  In 1861 Bridget and her children were living at Oak Cottage, Dorman’s Land, Lingfield. Their Father also died in this year in Salem India of Liver Disease.

Bridget died on 18th August 1866 at 26 Pembroke Road, Kensington.

By 1871 Mary the oldest sibling is running the household and she is living with her other siblings at 2 Devonshire Villas, Main Road, Bexley Heath. The family are living on a pension from the Madras Military Fund.

In 1881 Henrietta is living at 3 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds and working as a companion to Eleanor Humble.  Eleanor died in 1882, and Henrietta would have lost her job.  There is no record of Henrietta until 1901, although she did spend a lot of her working years as a companion to several elderly ladies.

In 1901 Henrietta is back living with her Sister Mary and Alice at Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, Hants.

In 1906 Henrietta and Alice and her Brother William have moved to Worthing

In 1911 The siblings are living at ‘Norham’ Heene Road Worthing

In 1925 Henrietta is living at 64 Heene Road Worthing

Towards the end of her life she suffered with failing eyesight and other illnesses. Henrietta died on 14th May 1928 at St Botolph’s Lodge, Richmond Road of acute bronchitis. Probate was granted on 7th July to Alice Johnson spinster. Effects £599 11s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 1 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): craft.riding.stick

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of George Broadley Howard a priest formerly Assistant Indian Chaplain, Madras. A founder of the Clergy Friendly Society and of the Anglican Eastern Orthodox Churches Union who passed on 29th January 1913 "Rest eternal grant to him O Lord. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord, they rest from their labours and their works do follow them" aged 85 years. Also of Emilie Cecilia Martha his wife who passed on 7th April 1918 in her 87th year R.I.P. "Give us grace so to follow their good example that with them we may be partakers of the heavenly kingdom" 26th June 1939 also of dear Carton Henrietta Eliza Johnson sister of Emilie C.M. Howard. she died 14th May 1928 in her 87th year "Lord all pitying Jesus blest, grant her Thine eternal rest" Also of Alice Johnson sister of H.E.J. and E.C.M.H. daughter of the late Major General Nicholas Fenwick Johnson, Indian Army. she died 19th July 1930 in her 85th year.

Further Information


Name: Henrietta Eliza Johnson

Gender: Female

Born: 21/09/1841

Town: Belgaum

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/05/1928

Cause of death: Acute Bronchitis

Address line 1: St Botolph's Lodge

Address line 2: Richmond Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 23rd May 1928

Old Resident’s Death – The Late Miss H.E. Johnson

Another old inhabitant of Worthing, Miss Henrietta Eliza Johnson, has just died at the age of 86. Born in India in 1841, the fourth daughter of the late Major General Nicholas Fenwick Johnson, Indian Army (Madras), she passed her childhood in Edwardes Square, Kensington – still a peaceful old world backwater – and her adult life for the most part in Kent, Leeds, and Sussex, coming ultimately to reside in Worthing 22 years ago. Most of the time that she spent here she lived in Heene Road – for the last eight years at No 64.

Some years of Miss Johnson’s active life were spent in the capacity of “companion” and as such she comforted the declining years of several old ladies. Of a singularly amiable, gentle and generous disposition, she was beloved by all who knew her. In recent years failing eyesight and other infirmities of old age were a source of trial, but they were borne with characteristic patience and serenity. She succumbed after three day’s illness to an attack of acute bronchitis, and was buried on Friday in Heene Burial Ground.

Miss Johnson leaves one sister, a few years younger, now the sole survivor of a large family. Two other sisters, a brother and brother-in-law ended their days here at ages ranging from 74 to 86. They also rest in Heene Burial Ground.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £599 11 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £46000.00

Census Information


In India


Oak Cottage, Dorman’s Land, Lingfield, Surrey.

Mary aged 52, general’s wife. John aged 27, lieutenant Indian Army. Harriet aged 26, daughter-in-law. Henrietta aged 19. Ermina aged 18. Alice aged 15. Edith aged 13. Helen aged 1 grand daughter. Plus 1 servant.


2 Devonshire Villas, Main Road, Bexleyheath, Kent.

Mary F aged 36, receiving pension from Madras. Henrietta aged 29. Ermina aged 28. Alice aged 25. Edith aged 23. Helen aged 11, niece. Plus 1 servant.


3 Blenheim Terrace, Leeds, Yorkshire.

Henrietta aged 39, companion to Eleanor Humble aged 75.


Unable to trace any members of the family. Possibly abroad.


Aldershot Road, Church Crookham, Hants.

Mary F aged 66, own means. Henrietta aged 59. Alice aged 55. Plus 1 servant.



“Norham” Heene Road, Worthing.

Henrietta aged 69, private means. Alice aged 65, private means. William Nicholas G aged 75, brother, retired capt. and hon. major. Plus 1 servant.


Ingleside, 64 Heene Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Charles S G Howard
M 1863 58 Croydon, Surrey Bank Clerk Retired London County Westminster & Parris Bank Ld
Henrietta E Johnson
F 1841 79 Madras, India Not Occupied For A Living

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