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Name: Louis Woodward

Burial Number: 1621

Gender: Male

Occupation: Dairyman

Born: 29/03/1858

Died: 18/09/1935

Buried: 23/09/1935


Louis aka Lewis was born in Longsight, Manchester, the son of Thomas and Harriet. His father was a plumber and glazier. At the age of thirteen, he and his brother Thomas were working as grooms in Gorton, Manchester. In 1885, Louis married Mary Ellen Bennett, the daughter of a local solicitor. Two years later, with two children, the couple moved to Worthing. Louis set up a dairy at his home “Cawwood Cottage” in Brunswick Road and called it “Salts Farm Dairy”.  By the middle of the 1890’s, Louis had moved the dairy, now called “Woodward’s Creamery” to premises on the corner of Rowlands Road and Queen’s Road (33 Rowlands Road). Louis was a successful business man and a rival to Leal’s Creamery and Fuente’s in Rowlands Road. By 1907, Louis and Mary had lost five of their six children. Harold died in 1892, Nina in 1896, Dorothy in 1897, Mabel in 1904 and Leslie in 1912. Only Vera survived to adulthood. In 1910, Louis bought two properties in Heene Road and the following year another property in Sea View Road. These he let out. In 1915, Louis bought 25a Palmeira Mansions in Hove which he and Mary retired to around 1920.


He sold his creamery to Baines’ Creameries who had a business in West Worthing.




Mary died in 1928. Louis continued to live in Hove but made many visits to Worthing. He died suddenly at Worthing Station on 18 September 1935. Probate was granted on 22 November 1935 to Vera Constance Woodward. Effects £38896 0s 6d.

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 29

Exact Location (what3words): square.pans.elaborate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of M.E. Woodward wife of L.G. Woodward daughter of Barker Bennett, Barrister at Law, Gorton Hall, Manchester died March 21st 1928 aged 64 years. Also of Harold Barker their son died Feb 13th 1892 aged 5 years and 7 months. Also of Mabel Audrey their daughter born Feb 1st 1904 died August 13th 1904. "The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters, Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for Thou art with me: Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me. " Psalm 23 Also of Louis George Woodward born March 29th 1858 died September 18th 1935 "Rest in Peace"

Further Information


Name: Louis George Woodward

Gender: Male

Born: 29/03/1858

Town: Manchester

County: Lancashire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1885

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Ellen

Spouse Last Name: Bennett

Town of Marriage: Manchester

County of Marriage: Lancashire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/09/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 25a

Address line 2: Pameira Mansions

Town: Hove

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 25 September 1935

“Former Businessman Sudden death at Worthing”


Formerly in business for many years as a dairyman in Rowlands Road, West Worthing, and lately a resident of Hove, where he lived alone in a flat in Palmeira Mansions. Mr Louis George Woodward died with tragic suddenness at Worthing Railway Station on Wednesday evening.

He had just arrived at the station and had hurried through the subway with the apparent intention of catching a train that was already standing by the “up” platform, when on reaching the top of the steps, he was seen to put his arm round one of the pillars and then fall. He was at once picked up and carried to a waiting room but died before a doctor arrived.

Mr Woodward who was 77 years of age had been under medical attention and in the circumstances the Coroner decided to dispense with an inquest.

The funeral took place on Monday at Heene, the interment in the family grave at Heene cemetery being preceded by a service at St Botolph’s Church conducted by the Rector, the Rev. E A Haviland.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £38896 0 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £1970572.00

Census Information


6 Church Street, Gorton, Manchester

Thomas aged 41, plumber and glazier. Harriet aged 39, tailoress. William aged 13, errand boy. James aged 11. Thomas aged 9. Sarah aged 7. Lewis aged 3. Margaret aged 1.


49 Ducie Street, Gorton, Manchester.

Louis aged 13, assistant groom. Thomas aged 20, groom. Working in household of Eliza French, widow, general employer.


21 Molyneux Street, Chorlton Medlock, Manchester.

Louis aged 23, warehouseman. Lodging with James Wright and family.


4 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

Louis aged 30, dairyman, milk. Mary aged 26, assisting husband. Harold aged 4. Nina aged 2. Vera aged 1.



33 Rowlands Road, Worthing.

Louis aged 43, dairyman. Ellen aged 36. Vera aged 11. Alice Stock aged 49, aunt, living on own means. Wallace Crowe aged 17, lodger, milkman. Ralph Elsey aged 20, lodger. milkman.


33 Rowlands Road, Worthing.

Louis aged 53, dairyman. Ellen (Mary) aged 47. Leslie Gordon aged 4. Ada Parkhurst aged 28, servant.

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