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Name: James Riddles

Burial Number: 0213

Gender: Male

Distinction: Typhoid Victim

Born: 00/06/1881

Died: 22/08/1893

Buried: 23/08/1893


James was baptised on 5 June 1881. His father, Martin, had married Georgina Mary Gates on 16 November 1878 at Heene. James only appears on the 1891 Census and was staying that night in the household of his grandparents, Martin and Barbara Riddles in Heene Road. He was one of four of the Riddles family to die of typhoid. James died on 22nd August 1893. His aunt Ellen Riddles died on 4th October after catching the disease in August. Both are buried at Heene. Ellen Mary Riddles died aged 5 in August and Martin Riddles died in September aged 35. Both are buried at West Tarring.

The group in the photograph of the Heene Handbell Ringers may include James and his father and even his grandfather for it was put on line by the Riddles family. The date is 1890 when James was about 9, Martin, senior, was 62 and Martin, junior, 31. James died in 1893 of Typhoid Fever and Exhaustion at the age of 12 and was buried at Heene on 23 August.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): vibe.shed.allows

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried under the headstone for Rose and Frances Schreiber and L Wilmer


Rose E. Schreiber 7th daughter of the late Rev. T. Schreiber. Frances F.L. Schreiber 6th daughter Rector of Bradwell on Sea, Essex. Died January 26th 1926 age 83 years. July 14th 1926 aged 82 years. "Looking unto Jesus" Heb. 12-2

Further Information


Name: James Riddles

Gender: Male

Born: 00/06/1881

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/08/1893

Cause of death: Typhoid Fever 21 days; exhaustion

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Heene Road, Heene (corner of Shelley Road)

Martin Riddles, 63, head, farmer’s carter; Barbara Riddles, 59, wife; Henry Riddles, 12, gardener’s boy; James Riddles, 9, scholar

Miscellaneous Information

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