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Name: Catherine Way

Burial Number: 1145

Gender: Female

Born: 30/01/1842

Died: 23/11/1923

Buried: 29/11/1923


Catherine (also spelt Katherine) was born on 30th January 1842 in Tacolneston, Norfolk, to William Corbould Warren and his Wife Anne.  William Corbould was the Reverend of the parish church of Tacolneston in Norfolk.  Catherine was one of 9 children born to William Corbould and Anne.  He died on 30th August 1858, and has a memorial plaque in  the parish Church in Tacolneston.

Catherine’s Mother Anne Cubitt was the daughter of Sir William Cubitt born 1785 in Dilham, Norfolk.  He was an eminent English civil engineer and Millwright. (see separate note on sir William Cubitt)

Catherine married George Augustus Way on 3rd August 1864 at North Repps parish Church in Norfolk.

They had 9 children-

George John Way born 1865 India,

Lewis Norman Way born 1867 India,

Rupert Edward Way born 1868 India,

Mabel Katherine Way born 1870 India,

Winifred Way born 1872 India,

Charles Gregory Way born 1872 India,

Sybilla Way born 1875 Colchester Essex,

Katherine Way born 1876 Great Yeldham Essex,

Ehret Way born 1878 India (Ehret is also buried in Heene cemetery, he was a Mechanical engineer and spent time in India working for the Central Indian Railway Company)

The family lived in India during 1865 to 1872 where George was serving with the 58th Bengal Native Infantry. They came back to England in 1875 where George was made a Major.  They then went back to India in 1877  returning back to England in 1881 when George was made a Lieutenant-Colonel. George returned back to India and retired in 1894.  After retirement they moved to Worthing, Sussex.

George died on 19th October 1899 in Worthing Sussex, George and Catherine were living at 1 Heene villas at the time. He left £1363 10s (£106548 in 2020) to Catherine his widow.  After her Husband’s death Catherine moved to 14 Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington, London.  Catherine died in 1923 whilst living  in Cranleigh, Surrey.   She left £1100 11s 1d (approx. £45000 in 2020) with probate to Lewis Norman Way (son), and Sir Alfred Horsford Bingley and Mabel Katherine Bingley, and Dame Winifred Willcocks.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 6 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): into.envy.cube

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Sacred to the memory of Colonel Augustus Way CB .....born 6th March 1837 died 19th October 1899 and of his wife Katharine born 30th January 1842 died 23rd November 1923 also of Ehret Way son of Col. George Augustus Way C.B. born 1st September 1857 died 29th August 1919

Further Information


Name: Catherine Corbould Way

Gender: Female

Born: 30/01/1842

Town: Tacolneston

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name:Warren

Marriage Date: 3/8/1864

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Augustus

Spouse Last Name: Way

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/11/1923

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Old Cottage

Town: Cranleigh

County: Surrey

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1100 11 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £45000

Census Information


Towlgate Street, Northrepps, Norfolk,

Ann C Warren (Head) age 48, Catherine C (Daughter) age 19, John (Son) age 17, Frances C (Daughter) age 15, Edward C (Son) age 12


14 Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington. London

Katherine Way (Head) age 58, plus 1 servant


14 Wynnstay Gardens, Kensington, London

Katherine Way (Head) age 68, Lewis Norman Way (Son) age 43, Ina Margret Way (Daughter-in-Law) age 40, Plus 2 servants

Miscellaneous Information

Sir William Cubitt

Sir William Cubitt was born 1785 in Dilham, Norfolk.  He was an eminent English civil engineer and Millwright. He invented a type of windmill sail and in 1812 the prison treadwheel. He moved to London in 1826, and established a consultancy being extensively employed in canal engineering, and the improvement of the River Severn was carried out by him.  He was also an expert witness at many parliamentary inquiries, including as a witness for George Stephenson on the feasibility of making a railway line across Chat Moss in Salford Manchester. In the 1830s he took over the supervision of construction of the Birmingham and Liverpool Junction canals from Thomas Telford. He was the chief engineer of Crystal Palace erected in Hyde Park and supervised its construction in 1851, after which he was knighted. He died at his residence on Clapham Common on 13th October 1861.


Monumental Inscription for Rev. William Courbold-Warren in Norfolk