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Name: Louisa Tennant

Burial Number: 0825

Gender: Female

Occupation: Barmaid

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 07/05/1916

Buried: 10/05/1916



Louisa Figgins was born in North Waltham, Hampshire, in 1854, she was the daughter of Peter Figgins, 38yrs, a farmer of 16 acres, and Hannah, nee Tilbury. She was the youngest of 6 daughters   and her mother died shortly after she was born. Her father married Mary Prior in 1857.

In 1871, when Louisa was 17yrs, she was living with her brother-in-law, Thomas, in Weeke, Winchester, and her sister, Susan, and infant son; she was working as a barmaid. In 1873, Susan died, aged 29yrs, a year after the birth of her second son, Frank. Two years later, on 30th December 1975, Louisa married her widowed brother-in-law, Thomas Saunders, 30yrs, at St. John Evangelist, Lambeth, London. He worked as a waiter. In 1877, their daughter, Lilian, was born and in 1886 Louisa was widowed when Thomas died, aged 41yrs.

On 29th June 1889, Louisa married James Tennant, Staff Instructor, late of the Garrison Gymnasium, in Southsea, Hampshire, she then moved overseas and lived in Shanghai for many years.

At some point, Louisa, now widowed again, returned to Worthing, living at Chaonfoong, Shakespeare Road. She died at the Groombridge Nursing Home, Chaucer Road, Worthing, Sussex, on 7th May 1916, aged 62yrs.

Louisa left effects of £60, value 2023 – £6,600. Probate was granted to her daughter, Lilian Florence Reynolds, widow.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): towers.export.gossip

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Not listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Not listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Louisa Tennant

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Basingstoke

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Figgins

Marriage Date: 30/12/1875

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Saunders

Town of Marriage: Lambeth

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 29/06/1889

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Tennant

Town of Marriage: Southsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/05/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Chaonfoong

Address line 3: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Louisa had an obituary in the London and China Express newspaper, dated 16th May 1916, describing her as ‘late of Shanghai’.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £60 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £6600

Census Information


Living at North Waltham, Hampshire.

Peter Figgins, Hd. 45yrs, Farmer 16 acres, wife, Mary, 42yrs, 4 daughters, Kate 16yrs, Fanny 11yrs, Mary 8yrs, and Louisa 7yrs.


Living at 3, Avenue Terrace, Weeke, Hampshire.

Thomas Saunders, Hd. 26yrs, Waiter, wife, Susan, 27yrs, son Harry, 7months, sister-in-law, Louisa Figgins, 17yrs, Barmaid.


Living at 27, Parchment Street, Winchester, Hampshire.

Thomas Saunders, Hd. 36yrs,Waiter, wife, Louisa, 27yrs, sons, Henry, 10yrs, Frank, 8yrs, daughter, Lilley, 4yrs, plus 1 boarder.

Miscellaneous Information

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