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Name: Kate Goodger

Burial Number: 0729

Gender: Female

Occupation: Dressmaker

Born: 10/4/1883

Died: 20/10/1913

Buried: 25/10/1913


Kate was born in Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, the daughter of Lewis and Louisa. Her father was a groom working on the estate at Harperfield. By 1888, the family had moved to Teston, Kent where Lewis was working on a local estate. Lewis died that year and Louisa found work in London. Kate and her brother Henry were sent to live with their grandparents Henry and Mary Goodger in Brunswick Road, Worthing. By 1901, Kate and her mother were living in Milton Street where Kate worked as a dressmaker. In 1904, Kate was admitted to the Sussex County Asylum where she spent the rest of her life. At the time she was living at 6 Milton Street and working as a parlourmaid. She died in the asylum on 20th October 1913. She had been suffering from tuberculosis for a year.  No probate. Her brother Henry was killed the following year fighting in France. Kate’s mother Louisa died in 1939 and is buried with her daughter.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Kate Goodger

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): tens.waving.banana

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Brass Plaque on wooden stand supplied by FoHC


Kate Ellen Goodger 10.4.1883 - 20.10.1913

Further Information


Name: Kate Ellen Goodger

Gender: Female

Born: 10/4/1883

Town: Lesmahagow

County: Lanarkshire

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/10/1913

Cause of death: Tuberculosis

Address line 1: Sussex County Asylum

Town: Chichester

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


1 Brunswick Road, Worthing

Kate aged 7, grand daughter living with Henry and Mary Goodger.


17 Milton Street, Worthing

Kate aged 18, dressmaker, Louisa aged 40, domestic cook living in house of Charles Cooper, waiter and jobbing gardener.


Sussex County Asylum, Chichester.

Kate aged 27, patient.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.