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Name: Isabell Crafer

Burial Number: 0366

Gender: Female

Born: 13/03/1863

Died: 17/08/1901

Buried: 21/08/1901


Isabel Crump was born into the family of Thomas Crump and wife Mary Ann Reeves. Isabel is the fifth child of six born. Mary Anna 1855, Sarah Jane 1856, Charlotte Elizabeth 1859, Alice Maud 1861 (Dies at Birth), Isabel 1863 and Brother Charles Thomas 1864.
Her father was a grocer, Tea dealer and provisions merchant in Mercery Lane and Butter Market in Canterbury Kent. He employed staff and had businesses in Mercery Lane, Northgate Street and Wincheap Street, Canterbury, and later also a grocer and Wine merchants. During Isabel’s childhood she is living with her father and her mother is living at her parent’s house through most of the Census forms. Her father has been steadily building up his grocery business and Isabel has not been listed as working.
At the age of 35, Isabel marries Edwin Henry Crafer who is 58 (23 years her senior ) and his occupation is a Civil Servant
Isabel and her husband marry in Steyning and live in Worthing at “Iddesleigh” Down view Road, Worthing. 3 Years later Isabel dies at Worthing and is buried in Heene Cemetery where her Husband Edwin Edward is also buried in her grave 16 years later in 1917

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): patio.pile.money

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of ISABEL wife of EDWARD HENRY CRAFER born 13th March 1863 died 17th August 1901 “Peace perfect Peace” Also of EDWIN EDWARD CRAFER died 23rd April 1917 aged 78

Further Information


Name: Isabell Crafer

Gender: Female

Born: 13/03/1863

Town: Canterbury

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Crump

Marriage Date: /04/1898

Spouse First Name: Edwin

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Crafer

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/08/1901

Cause of death: Carcinoma of Pancreas 2 years; Exhaustion

Address line 1: Iddesleigh

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £128 10 s d

Current value of effects: £15836

Census Information


Living at 16 Mercy Lane Canterbury Kent – her father Thomas is a master Grocer and all 5 children still living are at school. Mother Mary Ann is visiting her parents in Staplehurst. (16 Mercery Lane is a Grade 11 listed building called Butter market House )


Living at 16 Mercy Lane Canterbury Kent – her father Eldest sister Mary Ann and younger brother Charles. Father was a Master Grocer employing 13 and two boys. Son Charles is working in the grocers as a shop man. 8 employees are living at the premises at Mercy Lane. Sister Sarah Jane has married and left home.
Mother Mary Ann is again living at her parent’s house in Staplehurst with Daughter Charlotte


Living at – South Lyminge Village cottages, Canterbury – Isabel is living with her father who is still a grocer at 64 and they have a servant living with them. Mother Mary Ann is now living with her sister in law in Staplehurst with daughter Charlotte and living on her own means. Oldest sister and Youngest brother are living at 22 Dover Road in Folkstone working as Grocers. Isabel is now 28 years old


Living at “Iddesleigh” Down View Road, Worthing – Isabel is 38 and living in Worthing with her husband Edwin Henry Crafer who is a retired civil servant

Miscellaneous Information

CENSUS 1901 Mary Ann Crump Daughter and Father Thomas Crump living at Coombes House Totnes, Devon… Hilda Mary Norris Servant All living on own means