Name: Lizzie Kilgour
Burial Number: 0403
Occupation: Dressmaker and Milliner
Lizzy was born in Stepney, the daughter of John and Lizzy. She was baptised at St Philip the Apostle church, Stepney on 9 Sep 1846. Her father was a joiner and the family lived in Sidney Street. By 1851, the family had moved to Lowestoft in Suffolk. Lizzy trained as a dressmaker and milliner working in a lady’s outfitters in the town. In 1877, she married Robert Richardson Kilgour at St George’s, Hanover Square in London on 1 Feb.
Lizzy’s daughter Gertrude Mary was born on 18 Jun 1879 but sadly died early the following year. By 1881, Lizzy ran her own business as a dressmaker and milliner employing her sister Mary and three other women. A son, Sydney Robert was born on 14 Sep 1883. In 1885, Lizzy was listed in the London Post Office directory as a dressmaker with premises at 2 Baker Street.
Robert and Lizzy moved to Hornsey where in 1889, a daughter Christian Arnot was born on 16 Feb. Ten years later in 1899, the family had moved to Worthing. Robert opened Kilgour & Co, a stationers and library in Rowlands Road.
Lizzy died from breast cancer on 6 Jan 1903. No Probate.
Robert moved to 14 Thorn Road (1911 Census) and later back to Scotland where he died in 1918.
Researcher: Carol Sullivan
Location in Cemetery
Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 13
Exact Location (what3words): clever.handle.save
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
Lizzie Kilgour is buried under the headstone for Mary Agnew/Wharton
Sacred to the memory of Mary widow of Major Charles Agnew and relict of the Rev. James Wharton died Febry. 1902 aged 90.
Name: Lizzie Mary Kilgour
Occupation:Dressmaker and Milliner
Marriage Date: 1/2/1877
Spouse First Name: Robert
Spouse Second Name: Richardson
Spouse Last Name: Kilgour
Town of Marriage: Hanover Square
County of Marriage: London
Country of Marriage: England
Information at Death
Date of Death: 6/1/1903
Cause of death: breast cancer, malignant disease of the breast
Address line 1: Edina House
Address line 3: Rowlands Road
Worthing Gazette 14 Jan 1903
“Funeral of Mrs Kilgour”
The funeral of the late Mrs Kilgour took place at the Heene Burial Ground on Friday. The deceased lady who was the wife of Mr R R Kilgour stationer and librarian, of Edina House, Rowlands Road, had undergone long and painful illness.
Money left to others: No value recorded
Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated
Back Street, Lowestoft.
John aged 29, joiner. Lizzy aged 24. Lizzy aged 4. Mary aged 11 months. Lodging with Robert Barrow, gardener.
London Road, Kirkley, Lowestoft.
John aged 39, joiner. Lizzy aged 34. Lizzy aged 14. Mary aged 11. Henry aged 2. John aged 1. James Bolt aged 29, brother, joiner. William Hacker aged 19, boarder, joiner.
5 London Road South, Lowestoft.
Lizzie aged 24, assistant ladies outfitter. Working for Elizabeth Harper, ladies outfitter.
77 George Street, Marylebone.
Robert aged 35, commercial clerk. Lizzie aged 34, dressmaker and milliner. Mary Bolt aged 30, wife’s sister, dressmaker and milliner. Elizabeth Beddie aged 22, dressmaker and milliner. Jessie Johnson aged 20, dressmaker and milliner. Margaret Akenhurst aged 14, dressmaker. Plus 1 servant.
50 Lorne Road, Hornsey.
Robert aged 46, corn factor agent. Lizzie aged 44. Sydney aged 7. Christian aged 2. Elizabeth Collins aged 39, sick nurse.
Edina House, Rowlands Road, Worthing.
Robert aged 55, stationer and bookseller. Lizzie aged 54, stationer and bookseller. Sydney aged 17, cycle engineer. Christian aged 12. Caroline Van Buren aged 69, boarder, own means. Elizabeth Collier aged 49, nurse.
Lowestoft Journal 21 Jul 1883
Re: John Bolt
“Drunk and Disorderly”
John Bolt joiner was charged with being drunk and disorderly. PC Watling said on the night of 11 July, he was on duty in Kirkley Street, and the defendant was turned out of the Lord Raglan Inn, and he advised him to go home. He refused to do so, and as a great disturbance was made, he took his name. he also pulled a woman out of the house at the same time. Defendant said he was insulted by a man who was a bully, who struck him two blows upon the nose, and he returned them, and the woman referred to also called him names, and he certainly struck her.
The Chairman said the Bench were certainly sorry to see such a respectable man as defendant in such a position, and they fined him £1 including costs.