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Name: Jane Dredge

Burial Number: 0844

Gender: Female

Occupation: Mantle-maker

Born: 00/00/1827

Died: 23/11/1916

Buried: 27/11/1916


Jane Wood was born in Colchester, Essex, in 1827.

Jane, 20yrs, married George Dredge 26yrs, a printer, in 1848 in Marylebone, London. They had 6 children, George b.1849, Frederick b.1851, Agnes b.1852, Edgar b.1854, Walter b.1857, and Leonard b.1860. By 1861 George had become a master printer, employer of 4, and the family were living in East London.

On 23rd September 1861, George was prosecuted at the Old Bailey, London, accused of stealing from his Master, Charles Skipper, on 1st April 1861, 31lbs of metal type and 1500 metal print types. Although the stolen items were found in George’s house, where he ran his own printing business in addition to being employed as a printer for Charles Skipper, his defence was that he had paid for the items and after conflicting witness statements, he was found not guilty.

After moving to Islington, in 1871 Jane was a mantle-maker (ladies tailoress). She described herself as head of the household, and although still married, George did not appear on another census, suggesting that they had parted. He died in 1897, aged 82yrs.

Jane was living in Shoreditch in 1881, she was still a mantle-maker, her sons, Walter and Leonard were both mantle manufacturers assistants. From 1901, Jane lived with her married daughter, Agnes Bunting, moving to ‘D’Arcy’, Cowper Road, Worthing, Sussex, with them sometime after 1911, where she died, aged 90yrs, on 23rd November 1916.

Probate was granted to Frederick Dredge, Civil Servant, effects, £118 7s 3d. Value 2022 – £11K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 4 Plot: 8

Exact Location (what3words): caller.eggs.chill

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried with Frederick and Agnes Bunting


In loving memory of my devoted husband Frederick Bunting who passed away 25th July 1929 aged 83. Also of Agnes wife of Frederick Bunting who died 16th June 1934 aged 80

Further Information


Name: Jane Dredge

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1827

Town: Colchester

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Wood

Marriage Date: //1848

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Dredge

Town of Marriage: Marylebone

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/11/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: D'Arcy

Address line 3: Cowper Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £118 7 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £11000

Census Information


Living at 12, Turner Street, Stepney, Middlesex. George Dredge, 29yrs, Printer, wife, Jane, 23yrs, 2 sons, George, 2yrs, and Frederick, 2months.


Living at 8, Princes Street, St. Giles w/o Cripplegate, Middlesex. George Dredge, 39yrs, Master Printer, employing 4 persons, wife, Jane, 35yrs, daughter, Agnes, 8yrs, son, Edgar, 7yrs, niece, Emily Hemingway, 12yrs, boarder, Emma E. Crocker, 25yrs, Mantle-maker, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 162, New North Road, Islington, London. Jane Dredge, Hd. m. 44yrs, Mantle-maker, son, Frederick, 20, Export Packer, daughter, Agnes, 18yrs, Mantle-maker, sons, Edgar, 17yrs, Warehouseman, Walter, 13yrs, Leonard, 10yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 62, Pitfield Street, Shoreditch, Middlesex. Jane Dredge, Hd. m. 55yrs, Mantle-maker, sons, Frederick, 30yrs, Financial Agent, Walter, 23yrs, and Leonard, 20yrs, both Mantle Manufacturers Assistants, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 11, Birchington Road, Hornsey, Middlesex. Frederick Bunting, 54yrs, Civil Servant, GPO, wife, Agnes, 48yrs, mother-in-law, Jane Dredge, widow, 74yrs, private means.


Living at D’Arcy, Cowper Road, Worthing, Sussex. Frederick Bunting, 64yrs, Civil Servant, pensioned, Agnes, 58yrs, mother-in-law, Jane Dredge, widow, 84yrs, private means.

Miscellaneous Information

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