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Name: John Houston

Burial Number: 0255

Gender: Male

Born: 11/08/1886

Died: 15/12/1895

Buried: 18/12/1895


John Lipscombe Houston was born in Paddington, London, in 1886 to Thomas John Houston, Butler and Kate Elizabeth nee Jones. He was baptised on 15th September at St. Saviour’s Paddington. In 1891 John aged 4yrs lived with his mother, Kate Elizabeth 36yrs, a dressmaker and sister Kate 2yrs at 10 Milton Street, Worthing. The household included Ellen E. Houston 21yrs, sister-in-law and 1 domestic servant. In 1893 his brother, Thomas Ralph Houston, was born, and in 1894 another brother, Robert, was born but died as an infant. John Lipscombe Houston died, aged 9yrs, on 15th December 1895 in Swandean Hospital, Worthing – his death certificate gave the cause of death as “Diphtheria”

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 6 Plot: 5

Exact Location (what3words): wiped.having.awards

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of John Lipscombe Houston born Aug 11 1886 died Dec 15 1895. Also of Robert Houston born Nov 28 1894 died March 5 1895 "Of such is the Kindom of Heaven"

Further Information


Name: John Lipscombe Houston

Gender: Male

Born: 11/08/1886

Town: Paddington

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/12/1895

Cause of death: Diptheria

Address line 1: Swandean Hospital

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

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 10 Milton Street, Worthing – John aged 4yrs, Kate Elizabeth 36yrs, mother, a dressmaker and sister Kate 2yrs. The household included Ellen E. Houston 21yrs, sister-in-law and 1 domestic servant.

Miscellaneous Information

Thomas John Houston was Butler to the Rt. Hon. Caroline Anne Hatherton, Dowager Baroness, of “Laerdal” Wordsworth Road, Worthing. She died in 1897, her estate of £14,212 would be valued at £1.8m. in 2020 and she is buried in Heene Cemetery. Thomas and family returned to London and in 1911 he was a self-employed Lodging house keeper at 46, Ebury Street, Westminster. His daughter, Kate, was a shorthand-typist at a Bank and Thomas Ralph became a Chartered Mechanical Engineer. He died in 1942 leaving £2250 to his son, Thomas Ralph, value in 2020 – £106K.