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Name: Hersey Saul

Burial Number: 0449

Gender: Female

Occupation: Civil Servant

Distinction: Female Civil Servant

Born: 8/8/1838

Died: 22/09/1904

Buried: 26/09/1904


Hersey was born in Pimlico, the daughter of William and Elizabeth. She was baptised at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square on 10th October 1838. Her father was a Revenue Officer. Hersey worked for the Post Office firstly as a clerk and later as a supervisor. By 1871, she was living with her widowed sister Elizabeth Boys who ran a lodging house in Chelsea. Hersey retired in 1898 and continued to live in Chelsea until her sister’s death in 1903. She moved to Worthing, living at “Valetta” in Harrow Road. Hersey died on 22nd September 1904. Probate was granted on 17th October to Edward James Gibson solicitor. Effects £695 4s 5d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): melt.waving.aware

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Hersey Saul is buried under the headstone for James Lawson


In loving memory James Lawson died 20th June 1925 aged 81 "In sure and certain hope"

Further Information


Name: Hersey Saul

Gender: Female

Born: 8/8/1838

Town: Pimlico

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/09/1904

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Valetta"

Address line 2: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £695 4 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £54605.00

Census Information


Ebury Street, Westminster.

William aged 38, revenue officer. Elizabeth aged 39. Elizabeth aged 5. Hersey aged 3.


Burton, Westminster.

William aged 48, inland revenue officer. Elizabeth aged 49. Elizabeth aged 14. Hersey aged 12.


26 Oakley Street, Chelsea

Hersey aged 32, clerk. Living with her sister Elizabeth Boys, widow, lodging house keeper. Minnie Boys aged 5. Margaret Whitehead aged 59, aunt. Plus 1 servant.


14 Royal Avenue, Chelsea.

Hersey aged 42, supervising officer in Post Office. Elizabeth Boys aged 44, assistant supervisor in Post Office. Minnie aged 15, telegraphic clerk. Lodging in the house of Edward Watkins, stained glass dealer.


27 Oakley Street, Chelsea.

Hersey aged 51, civil servant. Elizabeth Boys aged 53, civil servant. Minnie Boys aged 24, telegraphist. Plus 1 servant.


27 Oakley Street, Chelsea.

Hersey aged 62, retired civil servant. Elizabeth Boys aged 64, retired civil servant. William Hunt aged 44, bank clerk. Minnie Hunt nee Boys aged 35. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information