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Name: Jane Lephard

Burial Number: 0275

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1809

Died: 9/4/1897

Buried: 19/04/1897


Jane was born in Plumpton Sussex in 1809, to William and Elizabeth Hollingham.  William had two dwelling houses; one being used as a shop for grocery and attached to the tenement was a shoemaker’s shop. Both properties were in approx. one acre of land.  He sold these properties on 22nd June 1836.

Jane married Edward Isted on 1st March 1835 at Plumpton, Sussex.  They had 5 children- William born 1836 died 1836, Henry born 1837 died 1844, Edward Henry born 1838 died 1886, Theophilus born 1841 died 1847, Thomas born 1843 died 1912.

Edward owned much land and properties in Worthing, including Heene mill and also Sea Mill (also known as Isted’s Mill). Heene Mill was part of Heene Farm which used to cover a large part of Heene between Heene Road and Wallace Avenue and from Tarring road to the sea.   Edward also started Isted’s shop in Montague Street, (his Son Edward Henry then took over the running of the business on Edward’s death).

When Edward died on the 24th November 1845 in Ditchling Sussex, he left his entire estate to Jane.

Jane then married Edmund Lephard in 1848 Brighton. Edmund farmed the land that Jane’s first Husband had left her in his will; he also ran the mill at Heene.

Edmund died on 10th July 1896, and Jane died not long after on the 9th April 1897 in Worthing

Jane left an amount of £332 18s 5d (£25,000 in 2020) to Thomas Isted her Son.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 32

Exact Location (what3words): slam.noises.librarian

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Jane Lephard

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1809

Town: Unknown

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Hollingham

Marriage Date: 1/3/1835

Spouse First Name: Edward

Spouse Last Name: Isted

Town of Marriage: Plumstead

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 9/4/1897

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Church Farm

Address line 3: Church Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £332 18 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £25000

Census Information


New Street, Worthing
Edward Isted (Head) age 35, Jane (Wife) age 30, Henry (Son) age 4, Edward (Son) age 2,


4 Gloucester Place, Montague Street Worthing
Edmund Lephard (Head) age 35, Jane Lephard (Wife) age 41, Edward Lephard (Step-Son) age 12, Thomas Lephard (Step-son) age 8


47 Montague Street, Worthing
Edmund Lephard (Head) age 43, Jane Lephard (Wife) age 50, Edwin Lephard (Son) age 17, plus 1 servant


Heene Farm, Worthing
Edmund Lephard (Head) age 53, Jane Lephard (Wife) age 61, Edwin Lephard (Son) age 28, plus 1 servant


Manor Farm, Heene, Worthing
Edmund Lephard (Head) age 63, Jane Lephard (Wife) 71, plus 1 servant


Church Farm, Church Road, Heene, Worthing
Edmund Lephard (Head) age 73, Jane Lephard (Wife) age 81, Edwin Lephard (Son) age 48, Thomas Isted (Step-Son) age 49, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Property of Jane’s father is sold by auction.

Sussex Advertiser 20th June 1836

TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Drawbridge and Son

A desirable and compact trade premises to be sold by auction by Drawbridge and Son at the Swan Inn, Chailey, Sussex, on Wednesday he 22nd day of June instant, between the hours of Three and Five o’clock in the afternoon.

All the desirable premises, situate at Plumpton Green, in the county of Sussex, in the occupation of Mr W. Hollingham, and of which immediate possession may be had.

Comprising two good Dwelling Houses, the one having on the basement Floor an excellent kitchen, a parlour, now and for many years has been used as a shop for grocery, etc, etc, a small sitting and counting room, a large wash and bake house, a cellar, pantry and salt room; Second Floor, four good bed rooms; Third ditto, three attics. And attached to this tenement is a shoemaker’s shop and cutting room. The cottage tenement comprises a kitchen, wash house, and two good bed rooms; back yard, cow lodge, wood house, piggery etc, etc,; a well of excellent water, a large productive garden, and a ditto orchard. The whole space of ground is about one acre – the situation is very good, both for the general trade of a shop keeper, as it is also for the shoe making business – is well calculated for a person desirous of connecting both the businesses, and is equally convenient to divide. The premises are copyhold, held of the Lord of the Manor of Plumpton, paying a quit rent of one shilling, and fine and heriot certain at death or alienation. Half the purchase money may remain on mortgage, if required.

16th January 1846

This is the Last Will and Testament of me Edward Isted of Worthing in the Parish of Broadwater in the County of Sussex Miller whereby I mean to dispose of my worldly estate and effects as follows that is to say I give devise and bequeath all and singular my messuages lands, tenaments, hereditaments and premises in whatsoever and wheresoever situate and all and singular my household goods furniture plate linen china and effects and also my start in trade monies securities for money and all other my personal Estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto my dear wife Jane Isted her heirs executors administrators and also in as feeling well will assured that she will therewith take proper care of my children but subject nevertheless as to my personal to the payment of all my just debts funeral and last ?? expenses and I give and devise all Estates vested in me by way of mortgage or upon any trust whatever to my said Jane Isted her heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the nature and quality of the same respectively upon the trusts and subject to the equity of redemption subsisting or capable of taking effect in the same premises respectively at the time of my decease and to be ?? and assigned and disposed of accordingly but the money secured to me upon any such mortgage or mortgagers to be ?? as part of my personal estate and I nominate substitute and appoint my said wife and my brother in law Thomas Hollingham of Lindfield in the said main County of Sussex, Grocer Draper and farmer Executrix ad Executor of this my will in witness whereof the said Edward Isted the Testator gave to this my last Will and testament contained in one sheet of paper subscribed my name this fourteenth day of October one thousand eight hundred and forty three in the presence of the two persons whose names are hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses thereto – Edward Isted Signed made and acknowledged by the said Edward Isted the Testator as and for his last  will and testament in the presence of us was at his request in his presence and in the presence of ?? other have thereunto inscribed our names as Witness thereto – Wm. Tribe Solr. Worthing – Sydney Beck his Clerk. Proved at London 16th January 1846 before the Judge by the …..