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Name: Louisa Jarvis

Burial Number: 1479

Gender: Female

Occupation: Teacher and Governess

Born: 22/01/1863

Died: 27/01/1931

Buried: 29/01/1931


Louisa was born in Chelsea, the daughter of Henry and Emily. She was baptised at St James Church, Westminster on 15th February 1863. Her father was a veterinary surgeon. As a young woman, Louisa worked as a teacher and then a governess. In 1881, she was working in Kimberworth, Yorkshire and lodging at the station master’s house where she met George Jarvis who was working as a clerk on the railway. Louisa moved up to Scotland, working as a governess at Penninghame House near Wigtown and it was here she married George. The wedding took place at All Saints Church, Penninghame on 17th January 1883. George’s job took him all over the country and his family went with him. They lived in Ipswich, Exeter (where Louisa gave birth to Louise) and Heaton Moor. By 1926, the family were living at “Melgarth” in Wallace Avenue. Sadly Louisa’s daughter Louise died in this year and in 1928, her son Reginald died after a long illness. Then at the end of December 1930, Louisa was widowed. Her husband, son and daughter were all buried in Heene Cemetery. Louisa died on 27th January 1931. Probate was granted to her son Arthur Stopford Jarvis bank manager. Effects £5196 7s 3d (approx £192K in 2020).


Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Louisa Jarvis

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 39

Exact Location (what3words): tanks.dozed.void

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In ever loving memory of Louisa Jarvis a devoted wife, mother and sister who died Jan. 27th 1931 "Beloved by all"

Further Information


Name: Louisa Jane Jarvis

Gender: Female

Born: 22/01/1863

Town: Chelsea

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Loader

Marriage Date: 17/01/1883

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Jarvis

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Wigtownshire

Country of Marriage: Scotland

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/01/1931

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Melgarth"

Address line 2: Wallace Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5196 7 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £192000.00

Census Information


79 Fulham Road, Chelsea.

Louisa aged 8. Visitor to house of Martha Allen, coffee house keeper.


8 Princes Street, Kimberworth, Yorkshire.

Louisa aged 18, pupil teacher lodging in the house of Henry Jeffries, station master.


St Lawrence, Ipswich.

George aged 31, railway goods agent. Louisa aged 28. Arthur aged 5. Charlotte aged 9 months.


118 Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor.

George aged 41, railway agent. Louisa aged 38. Arthur aged 15. Marion aged 12. Charlotte aged 10. Louisa aged 5. Reginald aged 2.


11 Princes Road, Heaton Moor.

George aged 51, railway agent. Louisa aged 48. Marion aged 22. Charlotte aged 20. Reginald aged 12.


11 Princes Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport.

George aged 61, railway goods agent. Louisa J aged 58. Charlotte E aged 31. Louise M aged 25. Joan M aged 10, grand daughter (both parents dead).

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.