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Name: Jennie Bushby

Burial Number: 1917

Gender: Female

Born: 03/04/1872

Died: 25/12/1963

Buried: 20/01/1964


Jennie’s father Thomas married Annie (nee Hack) in Brighton in 1866.

In 1871 they were living in Anchor Road, Worthing – now Lyndhurst Road – with their first three children, son Arthur Ernest, 3, daughters Jennie Rose, 2, and Agnes May, 5 months. Thomas was a Gardener as he was 10 years later, then living in Park Terrace, with Annie, Arthur, Jennie, May (Agnes), plus Thomas, Frederick and Evelyn.

In 1881 and 1891 they were living at Heene Farm – also known as Bushby’s Farm – which was where numbers 131 and 141 Heene Road are now – some of the old flint walls still stand. Thomas was then a Market Gardener and Nurseryman, with sons Arthur, Thomas and Frederick as his Assistants. They had one Domestic Servant, Fanny Grinsted from Nuthurst.

In 1901 the family were living at The Homestead, Heene. (In Pigot’s 1823 Directory, there was a Homestead in Downview Rd and another in St Botolph’s Rd.) Thomas was now a Farmer and Fruit Grower, Employer, with Annie, daughters Jennie and Evelyn  at home, single, and a 17 year-old Domestic Servant, Annie Driscoll.

In 1911 they were living at Heene Croft, in Heene Road. Croft Cottage is the flint-walled house with barred windows in Heene Road, just above Heene Gallery. It is likely that this is the same place as Heene Croft. Thomas was a Market Gardener, living with Annie, daughters Jennie, Agnes Mary, now a widow, and Evelyn Annie Buckeridge (married in 1905 to Malcolm Buckeridge.

Father Thomas died in 1916.

Annie was the Head of Household in the 1921 Census, at 69 Heene Road. With her were daughters Jennie and Evelyn, and Domestic Servant 35 year-old Ethel Turman, who was born in Brighton.

Annie died in 1927.

In 1939, still in Heene Croft, were Jennie and her sister Evelyn Buckeridge ( divorced from husband Malcolm)

Jennie didn’t marry. She died, aged 91, in December 1963. Her address was now 137 Heene Road, but she died at 16 St Michael’s Road. She gave probate to sister Evelyn. She left over £26,000.

A window was created in the North Wall of St Botolph’s Church, given by her sister Evelyn to commemorate her.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 28

Exact Location (what3words): year.rooms.person

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Thomas Bushby who departed this life 22nd Dec 1916 aged 72 years Also Annie wife of the above who died 24th May 1927 and their daughters Jennie Rose died 25th Dec 1963 Evelyn Annie

Further Information


Name: Jennie Rose Bushby

Gender: Female

Born: 03/04/1872

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/12/1963

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 16

Address line 3: St. Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £26045 s d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Heene Farm, Heene Road, Worthing – Thomas Bushby, 48yrs, Market Gardener and Nurseryman; Annie Bushby, 48yrs; Arthur E Bushby, 23yrs, Nurseryman’s Assistant; Jennie R Bushby, 21yrs; Agnes M Bushby, 19yrs; Thomas H Bushby, 18yrs, Nurseryman’s Assistant; Frederick W Bushby, 16yrs, Nurseryman’s Assistant; Evelyn  A T Bushby, 11yrs; Fanny Grinstead, 16yrs, General Servant;


Living at Homestead, Heene Road, Worthing – Thomas Bushby, 57yrs, Farmer and Fruit Grower; Annie Bushby, 58yrs; Jennie Bushby, 32yrs; Evelyn Bushby, 20yrs; Annie Driscoll, 17yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at Heene Croft, Heene Road, Worthing – Thomas Bushby, 61yrs, Market Gardener; Annie Bushby, 61yrs; Jennie Bushby, 40yrs; Agnes May Salmer, 38yrs, Private Means; Evelyn Buckeridge, 30yrs, Private Means; Ethel Treman, 23yrs, General Servant;


Living at Heene Croft, Heene Road, Worthing – Bridget Keller, Private Nursing; Jennie R Bushby, Household Duties; Evelyn A T Buckeridge, Retired;

Miscellaneous Information

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