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Name: Jane Grinley

Burial Number: 1790

Gender: Female

Distinction: Born in Scotland

Born: 15/11/1866

Died: 01/07/1945

Buried: 06/07/1945


Jane Wells Chapman was born in Edingburgh, Scotland, on 15th November 1866. Her parents were, Henry Chapman, 33yrs, Wine and Spirits Merchant, and Jane Chapman, 27yrs, nee Wells.

On 20th October 1886, Jane married Walter Davison Grinley, 27yrs, at St. Peter’s, Deptford. They moved to Beckenham, Kent, Walter was a manufacturer of ladies’ underclothing. They had 4 children, Geoffrey Chapman, b.1888, Gladys Mary, b.1890, Walter G.b.1898, and Nora Katherine b.1901. Walter was in partnership with William Lucas, and they employed over a hundred workers in Red Lion Square, London. In 1911 the family was in Sutton, Surrey, and in Carshalton, Surrey, in 1921.

At some point Walter and Jane moved to Worthing where they lived at Inkerman’s Residential Hotel, Shelley Road, and Walter died, aged 69yrs, on 31st January 1929. In 1939, Jane was living in Torquay, Devon, at the Foxlands Hotel, and on 1st July 1945, she died, aged 78yrs, in Devon.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): best.jazz.deed

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Walter D Grinley who fell asleep 31st January 1929 Also Jane W Grinley his widow who died 1st July 1945 aged 78 "With God the rest"

Further Information


Name: Jane Wells Chapman Grinley

Gender: Female

Born: 15/11/1866

Town: Edinburgh

County: Unknown

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name:Chapman

Marriage Date: 20/10/1886

Spouse First Name: Walter

Spouse Second Name: Davison

Spouse Last Name: Grinley

Town of Marriage: Deptford

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/07/1945

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Newton Abbot

County: Devon

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Lennard Road, Beckenham, Bromley, Kent.

Walter D. Grinley, 32yrs, Wholesale manufacturer of ladies’ underwear, wife, Jane Wells Grinley, 26yrs, son, Geoffrey C. 2yrs, Gladys M. 1yr, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 21, Coper’s Cope Road, Beckenham, Kent.

Walter D. Grinley, 42yrs, Underclothing and shirt manufacturer, wife, Jane, 36yrs, 4 children, Geoffrey 12yrs, Gladys 11yrs, Walter 3yrs, Nora 10months, father-in-law, Henry Chapman, 68yrs, Wine and Spirit Merchant, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Novington, Langley Park Road, Sutton, Surrey.

Walter D. Grinley, 52yrs, Wholesale manufacturer of ladies’ underwear, wife, Jane Wells G., 46yrs, Gladys Mary, 21yrs, Nora Katherine May, 10yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at The Cottage, Mayfield Road, Carshalton, Surrey. William Davison Grinley, Hd. 62yrs, Director Ladies Underclothing Factory, wife, Jane Wells Grinley, 56yrs, Home Duties,  sister, Elizabeth Grinley, 54yrs, aunt, Margaret Davison, 90yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Foxlands Hotel, Torquay, Devon. Jane W. Grinley, private means.

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