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Name: Lilian Porteous

Burial Number: 0438

Gender: Female

Occupation: Daughter of Charles and Catherine Porteous

Born: 00/00/1876

Died: 02/05/1904

Buried: 04/05/1904

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Lilian was born in Godavery India, the daughter of Colonel Charles Arkoll Porteous and his wife Catherine Sophia. She was the sister of Dr Herbert Llewellyn Porteous. Lilian lived with her parents all her life and never married. The family lived in Hampstead until about 1903, when they moved to Worthing, living at 3 Heene Terrace. In April 1903, Lilian and her friend went cycling in the countryside north of Worthing. The ladies were coming down The Bostel at Washington when Lilian crashed into a bank at the side of the road. She fractured her spine and broke her collar bone. Her friend also suffered minor injuries. Lilian never recovered from her injuries and died a year and two days after the accident on 2 May 1904. (see report in Worthing Gazette 4 May 1904) No Probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 2 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): from.latest.shirts

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Lilian third daughter of Colonel C.A. Porteous died May 2nd 1904 aged 28 "Called unto His eternal glory" Peter v.1

Further Information


Name: Lilian Porteous

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1876

Town: Godavery

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/05/1904

Cause of death: injuries sustained in accident - fractured spine and broken collar bone; meningitis

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: Heene Terrace

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


The Worthing Gazette – 4 May 1904

“Sequel to a Cycling Accident” Death of Miss Porteous

Deep sympathy will be extended to Col. And Mrs Porteous of 3 Heene Terrace who have just sustained a terrible bereavement in the loss of their daughter Miss Lilian Porteous. The young lady who was twenty-eight years of age passed away on Monday after twelve months of suffering, death being due to a fracture of the spine and meningitis. The circumstances of the accident that befell Miss Porteous just a year ago will be remembered. She was descending The Bostel at Washington on her bicycle in company of Miss Walkey, when she steered into a rough part of the road at the side with the result that her machine collided with the bank, and she was heavily thrown sustaining severe injuries to the back and a broken collar bone. Miss Walkey was also involved in the collision but happily without any serious result, although she was stunned and severely bruised and shaken. An Inquest obviated. This occurred on April 29th last year and had death taken place but two days earlier, an inquest would have been imperative, for the statute compels this course where an injury proves fatal within a year and a day.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


83 Fellowes Road, Hampstead

Catherine aged 36, wife of major, Indian Staff Corps. Charles aged 15. Helen aged 11. Herbert aged 10. Percy aged 9. Donald aged 7. Katherine M aged 6. Lilian aged 5. Violet aged 3. Ernest R aged 2. Louise Tibbenham aged 24, governess. Plus 3 servants.


83 Fellowes Road, Hampstead

Kate aged 46. Ellen aged 21. Herbert aged 20, medical student. Donald aged 19. Mabel aged 16. Lilian aged 15. Violet aged 13. Roland aged 12. Eva Jackson aged 32, visitor. Plus 2 servants.


1 Wilton Road, Bexhill, Sussex

Charles aged 61, Colonel Indian Army Officer. Catherine aged 56. Helen aged 31. Lilian aged 25. Violet aged 23. Visitors staying at a lodging house run by John Stubberfield and family.

Miscellaneous Information

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