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Name: Lewis Sandy

Burial Number: 1868

Gender: Male

Occupation: Bank clerk

Distinction: Heene Church Worker

Born: 11/05/1878

Died: 30/06/1955

Buried: 05/07/1955


Heene Hallmark

Lewis Sandy was born on the 11th May 1878 in Croydon Surrey, to Lewis and Mary Louisa Sandy. Lewis’s Father, also called Lewis, worked as a Bank Clerk/Accountant  and was also a Churchwarden at St. Augustine’s church in Croydon.

In 1901 Lewis Jnr had followed his father and had also become a bank clerk for the National Provincial Bank in London.  Lewis lived with his parents for a large part of his life, in his spare time he was involved with the Croydon Histrionic society, the society put on many plays and entertainments in Croydon including at the Croydon Public Hall and St. Augustine’s church hall. He was also involved with the ‘Amber Group’ a new Croydon and Sanderstead Dramatic Society in 1922.


The photo shows a scene from a play called ‘the Peacemaker’ performed by the ‘Amber Group’ in 1922, at St Augustine’s Hall, South Croydon. (Lewis is first on the left).



Heene Hallmark

After his parent’s death (His father died in 1921 and his Mother died in 1929) and also after his own retirement, he came to Worthing in 1939.  He married Bertha Kate Shaw on 12th April 1939 at St. Botolph’s church, Heene, Worthing. Bertha was a widow and already had a daughter called Kathleen Elise Hill living in Arundel.   He became a prominent official and Churchwarden at Heene Parish Church.  When, he gave the position up due to increasing age he continued as a sidesman, and member of the Heene Church rooms committee. He was also secretary and treasurer of the rector’s stipend fund and the assistant clergy fund. Lewis and Bertha were living at 2 Ardale Close Worthing when he died on the 30th June 1955. He left an amount of £8250 18s 9d (£196889 in 2020) to his wife Bertha. After her Husband’s death Bertha moved to her Daughter’s house in 94 Wepham Arundel. She died on 9th march 1966. She left £5495 to Kathleen Elise Hill (Daughter) and Anthony Eric Hill (Grandson)

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 14 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): clubs.rates.brains

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Plaque on wall above plot


In loving memory of Mabel Louise Sandy sister of Lewis and Bertha Sandy born 22nd January 1880 died 2nd November 1954 R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: Lewis Sandy

Gender: Male

Born: 11/05/1878

Town: Croydon

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 12/4/1939

Spouse First Name: Bertha

Spouse Second Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Shaw

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 30/06/1955

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 2 Ardale Close

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Herald – 8th July 1955

Heene Church Worker dies – Mr Lewis Sandy, for many years a prominent official and worker at Heene Parish Church, died at his home in Ardale Close last Thursday after a brief illness. He was 77 years of age.
Mr Sandy resigned the last of his church offices in January last year, because of his increasing age, and the Rector of Heene, Cannon D.F. Wilkinson, M.C., wrote in the parish magazine at that time, “For several years he was one of our churchwardens, and when he felt he must give up that office he still continued as a sidesman, a member of the Heene Church Rooms committee, secretary and treasurer of the Rector’s stipend fund and the assistant clergy fund. We are deeply grateful to him for his devoted work for the church.”
Mr Sandy was formerly with the National Provincial Bank in London and came to Worthing 15 years ago on his retirement. He leaves a widow, and a step daughter, Mrs K. Hill of Arundel.
The funeral service was at Heene Church on Monday afternoon, Cremation followed at Brighton.



Personal Effects

Money left to others: £8250 18 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £196889

Census Information


Southbridge road, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 30, Mary Louisa (Wife) age 25, Lewis (Son) age 2, Mabel Lewis (Daughter) age 1


‘Lyndhurst’, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 40, Mary Louisa (Wife) 35, Lewis (Son) age 12, Mabel Louisa (Daughter) age 11, plus 1 servant


‘Lyndhurst’ Haling Park Road, Croydon, surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 50, Mary L (Wife) age 45, Lewis (Son) age 22, Mabel L (Daughter) age 21


‘Lyndhurst’ Haling Park Road, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 60, Mary Louisa (Wife) age 54, Lewis Sandy (Son) age 32, Mabel Louisa (Daughter) age 31


6 Marlborough Road, Croydon

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 43, Mary Louisa (Mother) age 65, Mabel Louise (Sister) age 41


13? Heene Terrace, Worthing Sussex

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 61, Bertha K (Wife) age 60

Miscellaneous Information

Croydon Guardian – 11th November 1899

Dramatic Entertainment at the Public Hall – The announcement of an entertainment by the members of the Croydon Histrionic Society – the first they have given in  Thornton Heath – drew the first crowded audience which has been seen in the Public Hall since the re-opening after the covering-in of the bath. The programme was a thorough success from beginning to end. Two pieces were performed, the comedietta Wethered Leaves (F.W. Broughton) and the well known two-act farcical comedy Checkmate (Halliday). In Wethered Leaves the “Tom Conyers” of Mr Lewis Sandy, jun., was an excellent conception of the wilful and wanton son of “Sir Conyers Conyers” (Mr A.J. Moore) Mr Dale Moore satisfactorily undertook the part of “Arthur Middleton,” and Mr J.A. Cardwell that of “Cecil Vace”. Miss Mabel Sandy, as the young wife of the baronet, and Miss Mary Mortimer as “May Rivers” were bright and vivacious, giving to the scenes a capital charm. Checkmate was produced by a company who, so to speak, tumbled well to the humour intended by the author. Mr W.G. Stapleton as “Sam Winkle” and Miss Ethel Briscoe as “Martha Bunn” very grotesquely accomplished their assumption of positions for which by birth or education neither was fitted. The “Sir Everton Toffee” of Mr F Roffey, and the “Miss Charlotte Ruin” of Miss Mary Mortimer, who played in low degree that which under the rules of love’s strategy the other pair were doing openly and in high degree, invested their parts with intelligence and all-round capable acting. Various characters incidental to the carrying out of the plotting, and all of the domestic servant order were undertaken by Mr Lewis Sandy jun., Mr Herbert Ashby, Mr Walter H Raymond, Mr F.R. Roffey, Mr Herbert Saratot, Miss Mabel Sandy, and Miss Briscoe. Mr E Roffey had charge of stage arrangements. The chief part of the scenery used was painted by Mr Dale Moore.

Croydon Chronicle – 12th May 1906

Croydon Histrionic Society. Performance of “The Idler” – The above society have their fifth annual club performance at the Public Hall on Thursday evening, and again it has to be recorded that they met with every success. There was a very large, in fact a crowded audience, and the production of the piece selected – that delightful play “The Idler” from the pen of C. Haddon Chambers – gave intense satisfaction. Those who had been chosen for the caste had evidently given their parts very careful study, for in almost every case the portrayal was a perfect one. Mr G Dale Moore should be specially mentioned for his very skilful acting and Mark Cross, while another excellent exponent of the histrionic art is Mrs Fred Lawrence, who was all that could be desired as Lady Harding. Mr Arthur J Moore was admirable a Sir John Harding, M.P., while Mr Fredric E Roffey,, as Simeon Strong, and Mr Lewis Sandy, jun., as General Merryweather, satisfactorily impersonated those characters. Miss Hebe Ridmead acted extremely well as Kate Merryweather, and others who contributed to the successful production were Mr Woodford Grant (Bennett), Miss Mabel Sandy (Mrs Cross), and Miss Alice Rhodes (Mrs Glynn-Stanmore). The play was well staged under the direction of Mr C.W. McCabe, the furniture being supplied by A.C. Ebbutt of High Street. The Croydon Excelsior Bijou Orchestra (conducted by  Mr Arthur Money) was present, and during the evening rendered a choice programme of music.