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Name: James Stoner

Burial Number: 0613

Gender: Male

Occupation: Servant; Dairyman's milkman.

Born: 00/11/1873

Died: 23/05/1910

Buried: 26/05/1910


James was born in West Grinstead, Sussex, the son of James and Harriet. He was baptised there on 30 Nov 1873. In 1875, his mother died. His father married again in 1878, his new wife being Mary Newman. By 1891, James had left home and was working on a farm at Lower Beeding. In 1898, he married Alice Foster at Billingshurst on 31st October. The banns were called at West Tarring church in the three weeks before the wedding. Their first son, Bernard Alec James was born in Worthing and baptised at West Tarring on 29 Oct 1899. The family lived for a while at Fullers Cottages in Ashacre Lane, Salvington. James worked for a local dairy delivering milk. Six of the children born to James and Alice survived childhood. They were Reginald born in 1901, Doris born in 1903, Eric born in 1905, Elsie born in 1908 and Eileen born in 1910. In 1908, the family were living at 3 Rugby Terrace, Rugby Road (later no. 74). James died on 23 May 1910 of double pneumonia and cardiac failure. On his death certificate, he is described as a gardener (not domestic).He was buried at Heene on 26 May. No Probate.

Alice took a job as caretaker at Elm Grove School. She died in 1957 and is buried at Durrington Cemetery, Worthing. Bernard was killed in France in August 1918. His name is on the Heene and Worthing War memorials.


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): dined.rainy.bride

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



James Stoner is buried under the headstone for Edith Knapp-Fisher


In loving memory of Edith Knapp-Fisher died 8th September 1939 aged 77

Further Information


Name: James Stoner

Gender: Male

Born: 00/11/1873

Town: West Grinstead

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 31/10/1898

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Last Name: Foster

Town of Marriage: Billingshurst

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/05/1910

Cause of death: acute double pneumonia and cardiac failure

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Rugby 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


Waterloo Cottage, West Grinstead

James aged 34, agricultural labourer. Mary aged 34. George aged 10. Annie aged 9. James aged 7. James Grant aged 69, lodger, ag. lab. Henry Grant aged 45, lodger, ag.lab.


Crawley Road, Lower Beeding, Sussex

James aged 16, servant on farm owned by Edward Randall.


Fullers Cottages, Salvington, Worthing

James aged 27, dairyman’s milkman. Alice aged 23. Bernard aged 2. William Fuller aged 20, boarder, market gardener.

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