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Name: Herbert Cullingford

Burial Number: 1609

Gender: Male

Occupation: Electrical Engineer's Clerk; Master Butcher;

Born: 00/00/1869

Died: 16/04/1935

Buried: 20/04/1935

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Herbert was born in Clewer, Berks, the son of Arthur and Elizabeth. He was baptised at Clewer on 8th August 1869. His father was a cook and sadly he committed suicide in 1879 (see newspaper report below). By 1891, the family had moved to Battersea where Herbert worked as a clerk. He later became a butcher in Willesden. In 1908, Herbert’s brother George who worked as a butler, killed himself. Herbert never married and continued to live with his mother and two sisters. By 1924, Herbert had retired to Worthing, living at “Suncroft” in Ariadne Road. A few years later, he moved to “Northover” in the same road. Herbert died at Seabrook Nursing Home, Queen’s Road, Worthing on 16th April 1935. Probate was granted on 16th July to Midland Bank Executor and Trustee Co Ltd. Effects £15203 3s 1d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 50

Exact Location (what3words): cities.universally.puddles

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Herbert James Cullingford died 16 Apr 1935 aged 65 Also of Kathleen Alice sister of the above died 11th May 1937 aged 77 Also of Mary Grace sister of the above died 6th July 1941 aged 76

Further Information


Name: Herbert James Cullingford

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1869

Town: Clewer

County: Berkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/04/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Seabrook Nursing Home

Address line 3: Queens Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £15203 3 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £770224.00

Census Information


87 Bexley Street, Clewer.
Elizabeth aged 36. Unity aged 13. Edith aged 12. Kathleen aged 11. Adelaide aged 9. George aged 8. Edwin F aged 7. Mary Grace aged 4. Herbert aged 1. Mary Ann Bowler aged 56, mother.
(Arthur was lodging in London. He was described as a cook)


87 Bexley Street, Clewer.
Elizabeth aged 46, widow, annuitant. Herbert aged 11. Kathleen aged 21, teacher. Mary Bowler aged 71, annuitant.


22 Petworth Street, Battersea.
Elizabeth aged 57, widow, own means. Mary G aged 24. Herbert aged 21, electrical engineer’s clerk.


92 Craven Park Road, Willesden.
Herbert aged 31, butcher, shopkeeper. Elizabeth aged 67, widow, own means. Kathleen aged 41. Mary Grace aged 34. Plus 1 servant.


92 Craven Park Road, Willesden.
Herbert aged 41, master butcher. Elizabeth aged 76, mother. Kathleen aged 51. Mary Grace aged 44.


Living at 92, Craven Park Road, Harlesdon, Willesden, Middlesex.

Herbert James Cullingford
51 Clewer, Berkshire, England Butcher Employer
Elizabeth Farley Cullingford
86 King’s Cross, Middlesex, England None
Kathleen Alice Cullingford
61 Clewer, Berkshire, England Home Duties
Mary Grace Cullingford
55 Clewer, Berkshire, England

Miscellaneous Information

Buckinghamshire Advertiser, Uxbridge and Watford Journal – September 27th 1879

SAD SUICIDE:- An inquest was held at the Bexley Arms Public House, before Mr W. Weeden Esq., coroner for the county of Berks, and a jury (Mr McCloskie Foreman) to enquire into the death of Arthur Cullingford a cook, 45 years of age. – Catherine Cullingford, daughter of the deceased, said he was the mess-master to the 1st Life Guards, He had looked very ill for some time past but had not been under medical treatment. He was desponding in consequence of being out of work for the last three weeks, the mess having been broken up and not likely to be re-opened for about 8 months. This worried him, and he often talked about it and could not sleep at night, and walked from room to room talking to himself. In the day time he appeared quite rational. Witness’s mother was a great invalid. At about half past 11 on Saturday, witness and deceased were with her mother, answering a telegram which came from deceased’s brother, asking him to come and see him. He left the room and in about two or three minutes she heard a report of a firearm. She called her brother who went into the bedroom, and she also went in, and saw her brother supporting deceased’s head. Witness her a groan, but before restoratives could be obtained he died. Witness saw blood running from a wound on his left side, and saw a pistol lying near him. No one else was in the room. She had heard her uncle say deceased’s father had committed suicide, but did not know it before. In reply to one of the jury, she said the bottle produced, labelled poison, was on his left side, but deceased had a rash on his arm, and witness did not know if he used it for that. – Edwin Francis Cullingford, son of the deceased, said he was entering the house about 11:40 on Saturday morning and heard the report of firearms and screams. He ran upstairs at once, and seeing smoke in the bedroom ran in, and found his father lying on the floor, both arms stretched out, and near his right hand a pistol (produced). There was no one else in the room, but his sister and grand mother came in directly after. Witness did not notice any bottle then, but on his return from fetching the doctor saw it on the drawers. – The coroner summed up, remarking on the straightforward manner in which the witnesses had given their evidence. There was a independent witness if the jury would like to hear him, but they intimated that they were satisfied, and returned a verdict “That deceased committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity”