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Name: Henry Ellis

Burial Number: 1283

Gender: Male

Occupation: Decorator, Stationery Shopkeeper

Born: 26/02/1868

Died: 08/02/1927

Buried: 12/02/1927


Henry Arthur Ellis was born on 26th February 1868 in Birdham, Sussex. His parents were, Henry Seagrave Ellis, 27yrs, Builder/Carpenter, and Harriet, 26yrs, nee Billingshurst. He had 5 siblings, William Charles b.1869, Annie b.1871, Alfred Raymond b.1874, Ernest Robert b. 1878, and Ethel Marian b.1890.

On 9th August 1893, Henry, 25yrs, married Agnes Jane Dunston, 27yrs, at St. Mary’s, Yapton, Sussex, where she was a schoolteacher. At the time of his marriage, Henry was a decorator by trade, but ten years later he was a stationer with his own shop in Tarring Road, Worthing, he was also an income tax collector. Henry and Agnes had 3 children, their first child, Doris Ruth, born 1900, died at the age of 5yrs, their son, Roderick Henry, was born in 1904, and a second daughter, Lenora Joan, in 1906.

In 1927, when Henry died, aged 58yrs, on 8th February, he and Agnes were living at Melrose, 44, Crescent Road, Worthing. Probate was granted to Agnes, effects £3854 6s 11d. Value 2021 – £248K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 18

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In loving memory Henry Arthur Ellis born Feb. 26th 1868 died Feb. 8th 1927. Also of Doris Ruth Ellis born Feb. 18th 1900 died Nov. 12th 1905. And of his beloved wife Agnes Jane Ellis born April 6th 1866 died Feb. 2nd 1936 "Thy kingdom come"

Further Information


Name: Henry Arthur Ellis

Gender: Male

Born: 26/02/1868

Town: Unknown

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 9/8/1893

Spouse First Name: Agnes

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Dunston

Town of Marriage: Yapton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/02/1927

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Melrose

Address line 2: 44

Address line 3: Crescent Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3854 6 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £248000

Census Information


Living at Carthagena, Birdham, Sussex. Henry S. Ellis, 30, Builder and Carpenter, employing 3 men/1 boy, wife, Harriet, 29yrs, sons, Henry Arthur, 3yrs, William Charles, 1yr, and daughter, Annie, 3months.


Living at Registrar’s House, Barnham, Sussex. Raymond Ellis, widower, 64yrs, Relieving Officer, son, Henry Seagrave Ellis, 40yrs, Carpenter, daughter-in-law, Harriet, 39yrs, grandsons, Henry A., 13yrs, William C., 11yrs, granddaughter, Annie, 11yrs, grandsons, Alfred Raymond, 7yrs, and Ernest Robert, 3yrs.


Living at Barnham, Eastergate, Sussex. Henry S. Ellis, 50yrs, Relieving Officer, Registrar of Births/Deaths, wife, Harriett, 49yrs, sons, Henry A. 23yrs, Decorator, William C. 21yrs, Grocer’s Assistant, Ernest, 13yrs, daughters, Annie, 20yrs, Ethel, 10yrs.


Living at Rodger Villas, Bognor, Sussex. Henry S. Ellis, 60yrs, Relieving Officer, wife, Harriet, 59yrs, Henry A., 33yrs, Stationer, Annie, 30yrs, Ernest, 23yrs, Coach Painter, Ethel, 10yrs.


Living at 4, Broadway, Tarring Road, Worthing, Sussex. Henry Arthur Ellis, 43yrs, Stationer, wife, Agnes Jane, 43yrs, 2 children, Roderick Henry, 6yrs, Lenora Joan, 4yrs, sister-in-law, Lena Dunston, 42yrs, single, brother-in-law, Walter Herbert Dunston, 40yrs, Builder.


Living at 4, The Broadway, Worthing, Sussex.

Henry Arthur Ellis
Male 1869 52 Book Seller & Stationer Employer
Agnes Lane Ellis
Female 1866 55 Book Seller & Stationer H A Eden, Book Seller & Stationer
Roderick Henry Ellis
Male 1904 16
Lenard Joan Ellis
Female 1906 14
Lena Dunston
Female 1868 52 Schoolmistress (Head) Manageress St, Andrews

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette 21st August 1907.

THEFT OF AN AIR GUN. A boy of eleven, named Daniel Streams, pleaded guilty to the theft of an air gun, of the value of 5s, the property of Henry Arthur Ellis, on the 15th of August. The evidence went to show that the air gun was missed from the windowsill at the back of Mr. Ellis’s residence in the Broadway, Tarring Road, and when P.C. Carpenter called at the accused home in Becket-road, the lad himself denied all knowledge of the theft; but his sister, a girl of thirteen, brought out the gun, and he then owned up to it. The lad’s father said he had thrashed the boy and done everything he could to check him, but it was no good. He did not think he was a bad boy, but he was forgetful. After a consultation with Mr. Strottes and the Police Court Missionary, the Bench adjourned the case for a week, in order that inquiries might be made with a view to getting the boy into a Home.