Portrait of Kate Graveson

Name: Kate Graveson

Burial Number: 1880

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means

Born: 16/5/1862

Died: 30/12/1957

Buried: 03/01/1958


Kate was born in Rochford, Essex, the daughter of William and Sarah Ann nee Bentell. She married Henry Petrie Graveson, an Indian Army officer on 6th August 1890 in Mhow, Bengal, India.

A daughter Eleanor Dorothy Ida was born on 14th February 1903 and baptised in Mhow on 21st March.

Sadly she died on 24 September 1906 aboard the troopship SS Assaye and was buried at sea near Bombay.

On the Graveson stone in Heene cemetery her father refers to her as “his darling daughter Doris”. Kate and Henry may have had another child.

In a photograph of Eleanor, shown in a pram in the care of an Ayah and another Indian servant, there is a boy of about 4 years old but he could not be verified as their son.



When Henry retired from the Army, he and Kate lived in Kendal, his home town. At some point they moved to 112 Heene Road, Worthing where Henry died in 1932. By 1939, Kate had moved to the Fortescue Hotel, 41 Wordsworth Road, Worthing. She died aged 94 at St Francis Nursing Home, Church Street, Littlehampton but her home address was a London one, 90 Mount Nod Street, London SW16.  Probate was granted on 11 February 1958 to Lloyds Bank Limited. Effects £200 11s 5d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Kate Graveson

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 30

Exact Location (what3words): mason.leaps.weds

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Sacred to the memory of Major Henry Petrie Graveson O.B.E S & T. Corps Indian Army who died 20th March 1932 aged 71. "Greatly loved in life, Honoured in death". Also of Kate Graveson died 30th Dec. 1957 aged 94. Also in memory of his darling daughter Doris died 24th Sept. 1906 aged 4 (Buried at sea near Bombay)

Further Information


Name: Kate Graveson

Gender: Female

Born: 16/5/1862

Town: Rochford

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Rogers

Marriage Date: 6/8/1890

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Petrie

Spouse Last Name: Graveson

Town of Marriage: Mhow

County of Marriage: Bengal

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/12/1957

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Francis Nursing Home

Address line 2: Church Street

Town: Littlehampton

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £200 11 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £3987.00

Census Information


28 Holbein House, Chelsea, London

Sarah Rogers aged 68, widow. Kate Graveson aged 36, daughter. Sarah Rogers aged 34, daughter. Ellen Rogers aged 28, daughter, dressmaker. Sarah Rogers aged 22, grand daughter, shop assistant.


Stain inn, Sandside, Milnthorpe, Westmorland

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
William Wiper
M 1860 61 Kendal, Westmorland Licensed Victualler Own Account
Emily Wiper
F 1892 28 Kendal, Westmorland House Keeper Mr Wiker Lisenced Victualler
Ethel May Halhead
F 1885 36 Kendal, Westmorland Household Duties
Isabella Addison
F 1873 48 Westmorland Servant Domestic Private
Henry Graveson
M 1861 59 Westmorland Officer Indian Army (Retired)
Kate Graveson
F 1865 56 Home Duties
Mary Keating
F 1862 59 Burnley, Lancashire Nurse (Mental)
Annie Pearson
F 1875 45 Skirwith, Cumberland Nurse (Mental) C A Lancaster


Fortescue Hotel, 41 Wordsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Kate Graveson  b.16 May 1862, widowed, army pension. Residing at hotel run by Winifred E Beaumont and family.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.