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Name: Horace Potten

Burial Number: 0593

Gender: Male

Occupation: Wheelwright; Carpenter;

Born: 00/07/1842

Died: 04/01/1910

Buried: 08/01/1910


Horace was born in Patching, Sussex, the son of Henry and Mary Ann. He was baptised at Patching on 31st July 1842. Henry was a shoemaker and the family lived at Fox Hill. Horace was apprenticed to a wheelwright as a young man. On 10th June 1867, Horace married Matilda Elizabeth Bennett at St Nicholas church, Brighton. The couple moved to Worthing, living in Montague Street. Their daughter Kate was born in 1873 with a spinal defect. She died in 1891, 3 months before her 19th birthday. By 1881, the family had moved to Brunswick Road and Horace was now working as a carpenter. The family moved again before 1891 to Linden Cottage in Milton Road. Horace died at Linden Cottage on 4th January 1910. Probate was granted on 21st August to Matilda Elizabeth Potten widow and Benjamin Haslett hire carter. Effects £698 0s 6d. Re-sworn £648 0s 6d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): rope.down.deeper

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Horace Potten died January 4th 1910 aged 68 "Peace, perfect peace") And of Matilda Elizabeth his wife died April 25th 1914 aged 78

Further Information


Name: Horace Potten

Gender: Male

Born: 00/07/1842

Town: Patching

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 10/06/1867

Spouse First Name: Matilda

Spouse Second Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Bennett

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/01/1910

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Linden Cottage

Address line 3: Milton Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £648 0 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £5316.00

Census Information


Fox Hill, Patching, Sussex

Henry aged 50, shoemaker. Mary Ann aged 48. Mary aged 21. Albert aged 19. Emma aged 11. Horace aged 8. Amelia aged 4. Eliza aged 6. Plus 1 servant.


Cock Alley, Rochester, Kent

– Horace aged 21, wheelwright, lodging in the house of Robert Macey, blacksmith.


62 Montague Street, Worthing

Horace aged 29, wheelwright. Matilda aged 30. Frederick aged 3. Joseph aged 2. Henry aged 1 month. Catherine Bennett aged 70, widow, mother-in-law, grocer and baker.


Brunswick Road, Worthing

Horace aged 38, carpenter. Matilda aged 40. Frederick aged 12, telegraph messenger. Joseph aged 11. Henry aged 10. Kate aged 8. Mary Ann aged 7. Henry Richardson aged 40, lodger, gardener.


Linden Cottage, Milton Road, Worthing

Horace aged 48, carpenter. Matilda aged 49. Kate aged 18, dependent on father. Mary Ann aged 17, dressmaker. Herbert Poole aged 18, lodger, carpenter’s apprentice.


Linden Cottage, Milton Road, Worthing

Horace aged 58, carpenter. Matilda aged 60. Ernest Charles Dancy aged 25, son-in-law, grocer’s assistant. Mary Ann Dancy aged 27, daughter, costumier. Eva Grace Dow aged 21, niece, costumier’s assistant.

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