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Name: Herbert Hart

Burial Number: 1642

Gender: Male

Occupation: Draper

Distinction: Dealer in Fancy Goods

Born: 00/12/1859

Died: 02/09/1936

Buried: 05/09/1936


Herbert Hart was born in Hudson, Staffordshire, he was baptised there on 21st December 1859. Herbert was the son of Joseph Hart, 50yrs, draper, and Maria, 40yrs, schoolmistress; he was the youngest of at least 6 children. Herbert began his working life as an assistant draper in Worcester where the family had moved, then he became a dealer in fancy goods and continued in this trade until his retirement.

Herbert, 26yrs, married Blanche Emily Cosser, 25yrs, on 16th June 1886 at St. Mary, Kilburn, Camden, her father was also a dealer in fancy goods. They had a son, Harold Ravenhill Hart, baptised on 3rd February 1889, at St. Paul’s, Haringey, a daughter, Florence Lillian, baptised in October 1891, died in infancy.

Herbert moved his family many times in the Middlesex area, from Haringey to Stoke Newington, then to Hornsey, and at some point, after 1921 to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at a property called Pulborough, in Wykeham Road.

Herbert was widowed when Blanche died in 1931, and 5 years later, Herbert died on 2nd September 1936, aged 76yrs. Probate was granted to his son, Harold Ravenhill Hart, wholesale dealer in fancy goods, effects £10628 11s 11d. Value 2022 – £800K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): ripe.every.crew

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my beloved wife Blanche Emily Hart departed this life 5th May 1931

Further Information


Name: Herbert Hart

Gender: Male

Born: 00/12/1859

Town: Unknown

County: Staffordshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 16/06/1886

Spouse First Name: Emily

Spouse Second Name: Blanche

Spouse Last Name: Cosser

Town of Marriage: Camden

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/09/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Pulborough

Address line 3: Wykeham Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10628 11 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £800000

Census Information


Living at Church Hill Road Ladies School, Handsworth, Staffordshire. Joseph Hart, 51yrs, Draper, wife, Maria, 41yrs, 5 children, Maria, 18yrs, Harold 10yrs, Lucy 8, Tom 5yrs, Herbert 1yr.


Living at 1, Edgemond Terrace, Aston, Warwickshire. Joseph Hart, 63yrs, Warehouseman, 5 children, Maria 28yrs, Charles 26yrs, Gardener, Harold, 20yrs, Jeweller, Gertrude, 18yrs, Herbert, 11yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Trafalgar Road, Kings Norton, Worcestershire. Joseph Hart, 73yrs, Retired Draper, wife, Maria, 62yrs, sons, Harold, 30yrs, Clockmaker, Herbert, 21yrs, Draper’s Assistant, daughter, Lucy, 18yrs, servant.


Living at 9, Stoke Newington Road, Stoke Newington, London. Herbert Hart, 31yrs, Fancy Draper, wife, Blanche, 26yrs, son, Harold, 2yrs, boarder, Sidney Edge, 19yrs, Porter, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 33, Granville Road, Hornsey, Middlesex. Herbert Hart, 40yrs, Dealer in Fancy Goods, wife, Blanche, 37yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 82, Hornsey Lane, Hornsey Rise, N. Islington, London. Herbert Hart, 51yrs, Fancy Goods Dealer, wife, Blanche, 49yrs, son, Harold, 22yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Pulborough, Wykeham Road, Worthing, Sussex. Herbert Hart, Hd. 61yrs, Fancy Goods Merchant, wife, Blanche, 59yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.

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