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Name: Henry Pitman

Burial Number: 0467

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1855

Died: 00/00/1905

Buried: 09/08/1905


Henry was born in 1855, the son of Joseph, a clerk, and Sarah Pitman. He was one of 10 children they had together.

Joseph and family were still in Meltham in 1871. They had one Domestic Servant and children Henry, Pauline and Clarence living with them in 1871. Henry was a Clerk in a Cotton Mill.

Sarah died in 1873.

In 1874, in Meltham Mills, Yorkshire, Joseph married Amelia Fossick, nee Birchall. She was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Birchall, and was born in Leeds. She had been married before, to William Fossick, in 1858, but he died in 1867.

In 1881, in Meltham, Amelia, and step-daughter Pauline, were described as ‘Lady’ on the census return. Joseph was a Cashier at a Cotton Thread Works, and Henry was a Book-keeper at a Cotton Thread Works.

In 1901, Amelia, with Pauline and Henry, was still living at Sandown. Amelia and Pauline living on their own means, and Henry a ‘Retired Cashier’, at 46.They had a local Domestic Servant, Jessie Greenfield, aged 20.

Henry Osmond died in Worthing in 1905, aged 50.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Henry Pitman

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Sandstone - severely eroded


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Further Information


Name: Henry Osmund Pitman

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1855

Town: Meltham

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1905

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Sandown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 9 Aug 1905

Pitman – On August 5th, at Sandown, West Worthing, Henry Osmond Pitman, eldest son of the late Joseph Pitman, aged 50 years.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Amelia is living at Sandown Byron Road, where she continued to live until moving to 9 St. James’s Avenue Brighton. Her children Pauline and Henry Osmond are still living at home

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.