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Name: John Sudbury

Burial Number: 1011

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bank Manager

Born: 00/00/1858

Died: 00/00/1920

Buried: 19/11/1920


John William Sudbury was born in 1858 in Sheffield Yorkshire to James Walter and Jane Sudbury.  James Walter worked as a Station Master at Park Station in Sheffield Yorkshire.   John William may not have been happy at home as on the 1st August 1870 aged just 12 years old, he ran away from home and was missing for a month.  He was found and by 1871 was sent to Low Ash Boarding School in Bradfield, Yorkshire.

Low Ash Farm – High up on the hilltop overlooking the Loxley Valley, this farm was once a boarding school for young gentleman. the school was established by a Mr Linley in 1850 and continued for 30 years until his death in 1879. The 1861 census, records that John and Betsy Lindley, both 51 years of age, lived there with 4 daughters and 46 young gentleman boarders. Originally, there were two separate buildings but, in this century a cottage was built joining the two buildings together. A feature inside the house is an old winding staircase leading to where the young gentlemen slept.”

On the 6th September 1880 John William  married Eliza Wardle (Daughter of John Wardle, Gentleman) at the parish church in Huddersfield, York. They lived at Greenway Road, Runcorn, Cheshire in 1881 and John William worked as a Bank cashier. They did not have any children.


1891 they had moved to 38 Lichfield Road, Aston, Warwickshire, and in 1901 they were still living in Lichfield Road in Aston but at number 11, John William was now a Bank Manager.




In 1911 they had moved to Frankfield Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, John William was still working as a Bank Manager.     Between 1911 and 1918 John Willian and his Wife Eliza moved to Westcot, Ripley Road, Worthing, Sussex.

John died while still living at Ripley Road, Worthing on 16th November 1920. He left £1736 6s (£50444 in 2020) with probate to Samuel Hoardly and Miriam Jukes.

After her Husband’s death Eliza lived with her sister Annie Wardle at 160 Poplar Avenue, Edgbaston, Birmingham. She died there on the 18th March 1924 and left  £325 18s 2d (£13344 in 2020) to her Sister Annie.





Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 4 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): into.barn.jelly

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Further Information


Name: John William Sudbury

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1858

Town: Sheffield

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 6/9/1880

Spouse First Name: Eliza

Spouse Last Name: Wardle

Town of Marriage: Huddersfield

County of Marriage: Yorkshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/00/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ripley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1736 6 s d

Current value of effects: £50444

Census Information


Low Ash Hall, Bradfield, Yorkshire

John W Sudbury age 13 (Scholar)


Greenway Road, Runcorn, Cheshire

John W Sudbury (Head) age 23, Eliza Sudbury (Wife) age 23


38 Lichfield Road, Aston, Warwickshire

John W Sudbury (Head) age 33, Eliza Sudbury (Wife) age 35, Annie Wardle (Visitor) age 39


11 Lichfield Road, Aston, Warwickshire

John W Sudbury (Head) age 42, Eliza Sudbury (Wife) age 44, plus 1 servant


Frankfield Wylde Green, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire

John William Sudbury (Head) age 53, Eliza Sudbury (Wife) age 55, plus 1 servant


160 Poplar Avenue, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Annie Wardle (Head) age 69, Eliza Sudbury (Sister) age 66, plus 1 boarder

Miscellaneous Information

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – September 3rd 1870

£1 Reward – Missing from his home since Monday, the 1st August last, John William Sudbury, Haymarket, Sheffield, Aged 12 years; last seen at Worksop, on the 7th August. Description: short in stature, fair complexion, brown hair, mark on right or left temple, black cap, jacket, and vest, and dark tweed trousers, laced boots.
Policeman and others are respectfully requested to search their neighbourhoods, and when found, detain him, and communicate with the undersigned, who will pay the above reward, together with all reasonable expenses.
John Jackson, Chief Constable, Town Hall, Sheffield, Aug. 17th, 1870

Worthing Gazette – December 15th 1920

Mr Dutton Briant, F.AI. – View this day. Sale Tomorrow.

By order of the Executors of the late J.W. Sudbury Esq.,
Westcot, Ripley Road, West Worthing.
Five minutes walk from Railway Station and Bus Routes.

Mr Dutton Briant, F.A.I. is instructed to Sell by Auction, the premises as above, On Thursday 16th December 1920, at 12 o’clock precisely, the whole of the clean well-made Modern Furniture and Effects, including a quantity of linen, blankets, and bedding, fine Sheraton design bedroom suites in inlaid mahogany, occasional tables, Brussels, Axminster, and Wilton pile carpets all in excellent condition, 5ft. Chesterfield in tapestry with drop end and two easy chairs to match, Wellington chest of drawers, set of four Chippendale design dining room chairs, a quantity of Cloisonne, Worcester, and Oriental china, mahogany sideboard, Broadwood piano, Japanese panels and trays inlaid with mother of pearl, fine quality settee in pink damask and 2 easy chairs en suite, 400-day clock, striking clocks and time pieces, piano player by Metaler and Co., occasional chairs, carved mahogany china display cabinet, a number of oil painting and water colour drawings, very fine canteen of cutlery, a few pieces of jewellery, about 1 1/2 tons of house coal, garden tools, etc.etc.
On view from 10 o’clock to 4o’clock day previous and morning of Sale. Catalogues (3d. each) may be obtained of Messrs. Aldridge and Son, Decorators, 42 Chapel Road, Worthing, and from the Auctioneer’s Offices, 29 Queens Road, Brighton.