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Name: John Jervis

Burial Number: 0806

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1889

Died: 21/11/1915

Buried: 25/11/1915


John’s mother was Alice Edith Bowden, born in Chelsea in 1850 to Father, John Bowden, a brewer, and Mary Ann Bowden. Sometime after 1881, in her thirties, she married an Italian, Luigi D’Antonio, probably abroad, she was widowed soon after and returned to Britain. She went back to her single name of Bowden and in 1886 she married William Jervis, in Barnet, their son, John Edward was born in 1889 in Hammersmith. William Jervis disappears from the records before 1901 when Alice (D’Antonio) again states she is a widow
In 1887 Alice had applied for re-admission as a British subject which was granted in 1901, she was then living in Worthing, aged 51yrs, on private means, but mysteriously, she reverted to calling herself D’Antonio until her death in 1948. She is buried in Brompton Cemetery.
In 1911, John Edward was a visitor at the Lakeside Hotel, Colton, Lancs. (now Cumbria), on the banks of Lake Windemere. He was 22yrs old and living on private means. The hotel proprietor was a Jane Robinson, widow, and her daughter, Evelyn, aged 20yrs, was a barmaid. Three years later, John Edward married Evelyn Robinson, December 1914 Steyning. They then lived in Worthing, at ‘Oban’, Wordsworth Road, where John sadly died, just 11 months after their marriage, aged 26yrs.
His death certificate gave the cause of death as “1) Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis 2) Heart failure.
Probate was granted to his widow, Evelyn Jervis, effects £668 17s 0d. Value 2021 – £71K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 4 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): pushes.fears.hungry

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of John Edward Jervis died November 21st 1915 aged 26 years

Further Information


Name: John Edward Jervis

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1889

Town: Hammersmith

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /12/1914

Spouse First Name: Evelyn

Spouse Last Name: Robinson

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/11/1915

Cause of death: Acute Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Heart failure;

Address line 1: Oban

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £688 17 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £71000

Census Information


Living at The Homestead, Mill Road, Worthing. Alice E. D’Antonio, widow, 51yrs, private means, son, John Edward Jervis, 11yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Visitor at Lakeside Hotel, Colton, Lancashire. Jane Robinson, widow, 55yrs, Hotel Proprietress, Evelyn M. Robinson, 20yrs, Hotel Barmaid, Gertrude Robinson, 18yrs, Hotel Book-keeper, Bernard Robinson, 16yrs, Coat Man, Dora Robinson, 14yrs, Sewing Maid, visitor, John Edward Jervis, 22yrs, private means, plus 7 hotel staff.

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