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Name: John Rope

Burial Number: 0925

Gender: Male

Occupation: Confectioner

Distinction: Confectioner to the Queen

Born: 05/12/1825

Died: 09/11/1918

Buried: 13/11/1918


John William Rope, junior, was born on 5th December 1825 in Bloomsbury, London. He was the son of John William Rope, 27yrs, Confectioner, and Elizabeth, nee Jones, and had 3 siblings, Emma b.1830, Thomas b.1832, and Louisa b.1834.

The family lived over the confectionery shop in St. George’s Terrace, Hanover Square, and as the eldest son, John inherited the business on the death of his father in 1845.

John married Mary Yeomans, 20yrs, on 3rd September 1849, at Old Church, St. Pancras, and over the following 15 years they had 6 children, 5 sons and 1 daughter.

In January 1858 John was initiated as a Mason into the Lodge of Peace and Harmony.

John was the caterer at the society wedding of the year at Crowhurst Park in July 1861. He was described as ‘confectioner to the Queen’, so his business had been successful enough to have acquired a Royal Warrant.

Between 1871- 1881 John and his family were living at Hyde Park Place, Cumberland Gate, where John was widowed in 1880. In 1885 he was living in Paddington. Sadly, four of John’s six children predeceased him. On census night 1901, he was staying at the Grand Hotel, Hastings, and in 1902 he was living in Bayswater.

In 1911 John was living with his widowed daughter-in-law, Blanche Mary Rope, in Browning Road, Worthing, Sussex. John died on 9th November 1918, aged 92yrs, in Worthing. No probate.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words): atoms.cities.fits

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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John William Rope born 5th Dec 1825 died 9th Nov 1918 Also George Henry Rope second son of the above born 16th Jan 1853 died 5th May 1930

Further Information


Name: John William Rope

Gender: Male

Born: 05/12/1825

Town: Bloomsbury

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 03/09/1849

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Yeomans

Town of Marriage: St Pancras

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 09/11/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Epor

Address line 3: Browning Road

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 St. George’s Terrace, St. George Hanover Square, London.   John W. Rope, Hd. 35yrs, Confectioner, wife, Mary, 30yrs, 4 children, John J. 10yrs, George H. 8yrs, Mary E. 6yrs, Arthur W. 1yr, plus 3 shop assistants and 1 domestic servant.


Living at 27, Hyde Park Place, Cumberland Gate, London. John William Rope, Hd. 44yrs, Confectioner, wife, Mary, 40yrs, 3 sons, John James, 20yrs, George Henry, 18yrs, Wine Merchant, Charles Percy, 7yrs, plus 3 shop assistants.


Living at 27-28, Hyde Park Place, Cumberland Gate, London. John William Rope, widower, 55yrs, Confectioner, 3 sons, George Henry, 28yrs, Wine Merchant, Arthur William, 21yrs, Commercial Clerk, Walter Frederick, 18yrs, Pastry Cook, plus 4 employees and 1 domestic servant.


Living at Epor, Browning Road, Worthing, Sussex. Blanche Mary Rope, Hd. widow, 50yrs, private means, father-in-law, John William Rope, 86yrs, private means, plus 1 domestic servant.

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