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Name: John Dickinson

Burial Number: 1748

Gender: Male

Occupation: Priest

Born: 10/5/1869

Died: 13/05/1942

Buried: 16/05/1942



John Harold Dickinson was born on 10th May 1869 at Chesterfield Street, St. George, Hanover Square, London. He was the youngest son of William Howship Dickinson, M.D. 37yrs, a distinguished physician and lecturer at the Royal College of Physicians, and Laura, 33yrs, nee Wilson.

John had 5 older siblings, Laura b.1862, William b.1863, Violet b.1865, Constance b.1867, Mary Florence b.1867.

In 1888 John entered Caius College, Cambridge, studying for Holy Orders; he was ordained Deacon 1895 Truro, and Priest 1896  Penzance. The first 2 years of his ministry were spent in Scarborough but as John’s father had retired to Tintagel, Cornwall, he spent the rest of his church career in that county, moving to 77, George V Avenue, Worthing, Sussex, after his retirement.

In 1940, aged 71yrs, John married Isabel Katharine Blanche Latimer, 50yrs, a schoolteacher, at Chanctonbury, Sussex. They lived at George V Avenue.

John died at 2, Shakespeare Road, on 13th May 1942, aged 73yrs. Probate was granted to his wife, effects, £15954 0s 7d. Value 2022 – £801K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 1

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In loving memory of John Harold Dickinson M.A. Priest who died May 13th 1942 aged 73. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on Thee"

Further Information


Name: John Harold Dickinson

Gender: Male

Born: 10/5/1869

Town: Hanover Square

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1890

Spouse First Name: Isabel

Spouse Second Name: Katharine

Spouse Last Name: Latimer

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/05/1942

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Kidburngill

Address line 2: 77

Address line 3: George V Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £15954 0 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £801000

Census Information


Living at 9, Chesterfield Street, Hanover Square, London. William Howship Dickinson, 38yrs, Physician, M.D., wife, Laura, 34yrs, 4 children, Louise, 8yrs, Constance, 4yrs, Mary, 3yrs, John Harold, 1yr, plus 5 domestic servants.


Living at 9, Chesterfield Street, Hanover Square, London. William Howship Dickinson, 49yrs, widower, Physician, 5 children, Laura, 18yrs, Violet, 15yrs, Constance, 14yrs, Florence, 13yrs, John Harold, 11yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 9, Chesterfield Street, Hanover Square, London. William Howship Dickinson, 58yrs, widower, Physician, William, 27yrs, Physician/Surgeon, John Harold, 21yrs, Undergraduate, Constance, 24yrs, Esther Dow, 65yrs, cousin, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Bolventor Vicarage, Altarnun, Launceston, Cornwall. John Harold Dickinson, 31yrs, single, Clergyman, C of E, visitor, William Selles, 30yrs, Professor of Music, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at St. Juliot’s Rectory, Boscastle, Cornwall. John Harold Dickinson, 40yrs, single, Clerk in Holy Orders, sister, Constance Louise Mary, 42yrs, single, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 77, George V Avenue, Worthing, Sussex. John H. Dickinson, Clerk in Holy Orders, retired.

Edith Fry, Nurse.

Mabel G. Kerrison, Domestic Worker – Paid.

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