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Name: James Rumsey

Burial Number: 0357

Gender: Male

Occupation: Clerk in the Stock Exchange

Born: 00/00/1856

Died: 05/04/1901

Buried: 10/04/1901


When James was born he lived with his family in Maidenhead in Berkshire, but by 1871 the family had moved to Hove Sussex.
James’s Father was a vicar, but described as a ‘Graduate of Cambridge, without the cure of souls’. This means he was ordained but because he may have been well off didn’t have to earn a living working on the Parish Duties.
James got a job in the stock exchange in London as a clerk (clerks were not necessarily members of the stock exchange but some could transact business on the floor of the exchange by approval).
In July 1881 he married Isabella Turner in Islington (born 1858 Dane Hill Sussex).
They had 3 children – Isabella (born 1880 Dane Hill Sussex) she married Reginald Long in 1906 and had 1 Son called Richard.
Florence (born 1884 London) she married Frederick Searle in 1906 and had 1 Daughter Audrey.
Caroline (born 1889 Sandown Isle of Wight) she married Saumarez Ewan Nott (born 1885 Hendon Middx) he joined the 13th Battalion of the Royal Sussex Regiment but was killed in action at Ypres Belgium on 9th September 1917
The family moved to the Sandown Isle of Wight where James was still working as a clerk.
James’s Father died in 1898 and left his estate of £7558 (£680,000 today) to his two Sons James and Carrick. However their two sisters, Florence and Adela filed a law suit claiming the will had not been duly executed. The Brothers produced the handwritten will which they claimed was written by their Father on 18th August 1897. In the end the judge agreed the will and the Sisters lost the case.
By 1901 the family have moved to Harrow Road Worthing. James is no longer working and is living on his own means.
James died on the 5th April 1901 at Harrow Road Worthing of Cirrhosis of the liver and fatty degeneration of the heart, his wife Isabella was present at the death. James left an estate of £2425 (about £300,000 in today’s money) to Isabella.
Isabella died on 30th August 1929 and is also buried in Heene Cemetery

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for James Rumsey

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): tone.formed.courier

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of James Richard Rumsey who died April 5th 1901 aged 44 yeers Also of Isabella his wife who died 30th August 1929 aged 73 years "Rest in peace"

Further Information


Name: James Richard Rumsey

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1856

Town: Maidenhead

County: Berkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /7/1881

Spouse First Name: Isabella

Spouse Last Name: Turner

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/04/1901

Cause of death: Cirrhosis of the liver and fatty degeneration of the heart

Address line 3: Harrow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2425 s d

Current value of effects: £300000

Census Information


Brickwick Road Berkshire
James R Rumsey (head) b.1824 Edmonton, Caroline (Wife) b. 1831 Edmonton, Florence (Daughter) b. 1851 Edmonton, Albert (Son) b. 1852 St. Leonards, James Richard (son) b. 1856 Maidenhead, Carrick (Son) b. 1859 Maidenhead, Infant (Daughter) b. 1861 Berkshire. Plus 2 servants


6 Medina Villas Hove Sussex
James R Rumsey (head) b. 1824, Caroline (Wife) b. 1831, Florence (Daughter) b. 1851, James Richard Rumsey (son) b. 1856, Carrick (Son) b. 1859, Adela (Daughter) b. 1861, Beatrice (Daughter) b. 1864 Cliftonville, Caroline (Daughter) b. 1866 Cliftonville. Plus 2 servants


Seddon Road Islington London
James Richard Rumsey (head) b. 1856, Isabella (wife) b. 1857, Reginald Rumsey (Cousin) b. 1860 Guildford, Isabella (Daughter) b. 1880 Dane Hill Sussex


5 Station Road Brading Hampshire
James Richard Rumsey (head) b. 1856, Isabella (Wife) b. 1857 Dane Hill Sussex, Isabella (Daughter) b. 1880 Dane Hill Sussex, Florence (Daughter) b. 1884 London, Caroline (Daughter) b. 1889 Sandown Isle of Wight.


Harrow Road Heene, Worthing
James Richard Rumsey (Head) b. 1856, Isabella (Wife) b. 1857 Dane Hill Sussex, Florence (Daughter) b. 1884, Caroline, (Daughter) b. 1889. Plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

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