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Name: Laura Flack

Burial Number: 1151

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housekeeper

Distinction: Married her employer

Born: 11/09/1857

Died: 24/01/1924

Buried: 29/01/1924


Laura Ellen Lidwell was born on 11th September 1857, and baptised at St. John’s, Notting Hill, on 18th November 1857. She was the daughter of Joshua Edward Lidwell, 32yrs, a chemist, and Mary Ann Gardner, 36yrs, nee Draper.

In 1881, aged 23yrs, Laura was employed as a Lady Housekeeper by Daniel Ludgate Flack, 38yrs, a widower with 5 children, in Chepstow, Monmouthshire. The following year Laura married her employer at St. Stephen, Shepherds Bush, Hammersmith, on 3rd October 1882. They had 4 children, Mary b.1885, Dorothy b.1887, Charlotte b.1888, and Hugh b.1891, all born in Penarth, Glamorganshire.

Laura’s husband was a shipping and export merchant, dealing in coal and fuel, and they lived in Wales for many years. By 1901 they were in Woking, Surrey, before moving to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Airedale, Boundary Road, Heene. Laura was widowed in 1920 when Daniel died, aged 77yrs, she continued to reside at Airedale, Boundary Road, where she died, on 24th January 1924, aged 66yrs.

Probate was granted to Frederick William Flack, farmer, effects £7135 2s 0d. Value 2022 – £462000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Laura Flack

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): latest.frozen.windy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband Daniel Ludgate Flack who died June 9th 1920 aged 77 years

Further Information


Name: Laura Ellen Flack

Gender: Female

Born: 11/09/1857

Town: Notting Hill

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Lidwell

Marriage Date: 03/10/1882

Spouse First Name: Daniel

Spouse Second Name: Ludgate

Spouse Last Name: Flack

Town of Marriage: Hammersmith

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/01/1924

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Airedale

Address line 3: Boundary Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7135 2 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £462000

Census Information


Living at 130, High Street, Kensington Town, Middlesex. Joshua Edward Lidwell, 36yrs, Chemist, employing 2 men, wife, Mary Ann, 40yrs, daughter, Laura Ellen, 3yrs, plus 2 employees and 2 domestic servants.


Living at Pwllmeyric House, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales. Daniel L. Flack, widower, 38yrs, sons, Herbert, 12yrs, Frederick, 9yrs, Reginald, 7yrs, daughter, Ida, 10yrs, Laura E. Lidwell, 23yrs, Lady Housekeeper, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 35, Plymouth Road, Penarth, Glamorganshire, Wales. Daniel L. Flack, 48yrs, Merchant Shipper, Coal & Fuel, wife, Laura, 33yrs, daughters, Bertha 23yrs, Mary 6yrs, Dorothy, 4yrs, Charlotte, 2yrs, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at Mayford House, Woking, Surrey. Daniel L. Flack, 58yrs, Merchant Shipper, Coal & Fuel, wife, Laura, 43yrs, daughters, Bertha 33yrs, Mary, 16yrs, Dorothy, 14yrs, Charlotte, 12yrs, sons, Frederick, 29yrs, Hugh, 9yrs, mother-in-law, Mary A. Lidwell, widow, 80yrs, plus 6 domestic servants.


Living at Airedale, Boundary Road, Worthing, Sussex. Daniel Ludgate Flack, 68yrs, Export Merchant, wife, Laura Ellen Flack, 53yrs, Mary L. 26yrs, Dorothy V. 24yrs, Charlotte A. 22yrs, Frederick William, 32yrs, Grazier, plus 4 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

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