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Name: Lilian Boodle

Burial Number: 1901

Gender: Female

Occupation: Commercial Clerk; Legal Clerk;

Born: 14/07/1883

Died: 27/01/1961

Buried: 01/02/1961


Lilian Maria Eels was born on 14th July 1883, in Croydon, Surrey, she was baptised on 2nd September at Christ Church, Norwood. Her parents were Thomas Walter Eels, 43yrs, Silversmith, and Martha, 41yrs, nee Brownsword. Lilian had 2 brothers, Arthur, born 1873, and a younger brother, Sydney Ernest, born 1884.

Lilian began her career in office administration, aged 17yrs, moving from a commercial clerk in 1901 to a legal clerk in 1911. At 37yrs of age, in 1921, she married a solicitor, Trelawny Frederick Boodle, 59yrs, on 20th April, at St. Stephens Church, Paddington. It was a first marriage for them both.

Trelawny and Lilian then moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Homestead, Bath Road, Heene. On 28th April 1930, Lilian was widowed when Trelawny died aged 69yrs. She remained in Worthing, living at 56, Manor Road, in 1939, and finally at 164a, Heene Road.

Lilian died on 27th January 1961, aged 78yrs, at 22, Mill Road, Worthing. Probate was granted to Eric Eels, retired Marine Insurance Official, and Arthur Trelawny Boodle, Solicitor, effects, £5749 17s 4d. Value 2021 – £131K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Lilian Boodle

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): valve.tree.leap

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Martha Eels a beloved mother 17th Nov 1842 - 24th Jan 1929. Trelawny Frederick Boodle 27th Nov 1861-28 April 1930 Lilian Maria Boodle 14 July 1883-27 Jan 1961 "Holy Holy Holy Lord God of Hosts"

Further Information


Name: Lilian Maria Boodle

Gender: Female

Born: 14/07/1883

Town: Croydon

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Eels

Marriage Date: 20/4/1921

Spouse First Name: Trelawny

Spouse Second Name: Frederick

Spouse Last Name: Boodle

Town of Marriage: Paddington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/01/1961

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 164a

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5749 17 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £131000

Census Information


Living at 16, Woodland Hill, Norwood, Croydon. Thomas Eels, 50yrs, Silversmith Gold, wife, Martha, 48yrs, 3 children, Arthur, 17yrs, Engraver, Lilian 7yrs, and Sydney, 6yrs.


Living at 8, Dale Park Road, Croydon. Martha Eels, widow, 58yrs, Lilian, 17yrs, Commercial Clerk, and Sydney, 16yrs, Silversmith.


Living at Edenhurst, Howberry Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey. Martha Eels, 68yrs, Lilian M, 27yrs, Law Clerk, Sydney E. 26yrs, Silver Engraver.


Living at 2, St. Stephen’s Crescent, Paddington, Middlesex.

Trelawny Frederick Boodle
Male 1862 59 Own Account
Lilian Maria Boodle
Female 1883 37
Edith Mildred Smith
Female 1900 21 General Domestic Servant


56, Manor Road, Worthing. Lilian M. Boodle, widow, Private Means.

Miscellaneous Information

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