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Name: Katherine Girling

Burial Number: 1263

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Brough Walter Girling

Born: 30/09/1846

Died: 15/10/1926

Buried: 19/10/1926


Katharine was born in Intwood, Norfolk, the daughter of Gibbs Howes Murrell and his wife Jane Anne. She was baptised at Ketteringham on 8th November 1846. Her father was a farmer but was declared bankrupt in December 1860. Katharine and her sisters were sent to live with their grandparents in Great Yarmouth. Benjamin Fenn was a JP and fish merchant. On 28th April 1874, Katharine married Brough Walter Girling, a banker’s clerk, in Great Yarmouth. The couple lived in Islington and had six children. Sadly their son Benjamin died aged 2 in 1882. By 1891, the family were living in Wimbledon. After Brough retired, they moved to Buxted in Sussex. After the war in 1918, Brough and Katharine moved to Worthing, living at “Deltota” in Shakespeare Road. Their final move was to 27 Winchester Road, Worthing in 1924. Katharine died on 15th October 1926. Probate was granted on 27th November to Jane Anne Girling spinster. Effects £266 1s 10d.

Also buried at Heene is Brough and Katharine’s grandson Hugh Richard Lant Carpenter. He died of meningitis aged 9 in July 1922. Their daughter Katharine married Hugh Carpenter. She died in Suez on 10th July 1921. Hugh Carpenter died on 28th March 1922 in Gibraltar.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 22

Exact Location (what3words): note.zest.depend

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Katherine Jane Ann wife of Brough W Girling born 30th September 1846 died 15th October 1926 Also of Brough Walter Girling born 13th March 1846 died 21st July 1929 "The souls of the righteous are in the hands of God. They are in peace"

Further Information


Name: Katherine Jane Ann Girling

Gender: Female

Born: 30/09/1846

Town: Intwood

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name:Murrell

Marriage Date: 28/4/1874

Spouse First Name: Brough

Spouse Second Name: Walter

Spouse Last Name: Girling

Town of Marriage: Great Yarmouth

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/10/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 27

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £266 1 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £10924.00

Census Information


Surlingham, Norfolk

Gibbs aged 28, farmer 468 acres employing 32 labourers. Jane Anne aged 28. Katharine aged 4. Edward aged 2. Clement aged 2. Ellen Alicia aged 3 months. Plus a nurse and 3 servants.


69 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

Katharine aged 14. Ellen aged 10. Mary aged 6. Living with their grandparents Benjamin Fenn JP and fish merchant and his wife Hannah.


69 Regent Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk.

Katharine aged 24. Gertrude aged 20. Living with their grandmother Hannah Fenn, widow.


50 Aberdeen Park Road, Islington.

Brough aged 35, banker’s clerk. Katharine aged 34. Beatrice aged 6. Jane aged 5. Katharine aged 3. Benjamin aged 1. Benjamin aged 2 months. Plus 1 nurse and 1 servant.


33 Denmark Hill, Wimbledon, Surrey.

Brough aged 45, banker’s clerk. Katharine aged 44.  Katharine aged 13. Frederic aged 10. Gertrude aged 7. Plus 2 servants.


28 Lancaster Road, Wimbledon, Surrey.

Brough aged 55, banker’s clerk. Katharine aged 54. Beatrice aged 26. Jane aged 25. Frederic aged 20, surveyor’s clerk. Gertrude aged 17. Plus 2 servants.


“Heatherwood” Buxted, Sussex.

Brough aged 65, retired. Katharine aged 64. Beatrice aged 36. Jane aged 35, lady gardener. Beatrice Flowers Yelland aged 34, visitor, lady gardener. Plus 2 servants.


Living at 27 Winchester Road, Worthing

Brough Walter Girling, Head, 75yrs 3mths; Married; Born Eartham, Norfolk; Bank Clerk Retired, for Messrs Coutts & Co in 440 Strand W.C.;

Katherine Jane Anse Girling, Wife, 74yrs 9mths; Married; Born Intwood, Norfolk; Home Duties;

Beatrice Eleanor Girling, Daughter, 46yrs 4mths; Single; Born Highbury, London; Home Duties;

Jane Anne Girling, Daughter, 45yrs 3mths; Single; Born Highbury, London; Gardener, Own Account in various private gardens;

Daisy Maud Tetsall, Servant, 38yrs 4mths; Single; Born Forest Gate, Essex; General Domestic Servant, Private;

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