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Name: Lucy Shank

Burial Number: 1608

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1845

Died: 08/04/1935

Buried: 12/04/1935


Lucy did have to work for her living. In 1861 she was a Needlewoman and was working as a Domestic Servant in Southwick Green in 1891.

When Lucy died, still in Milton Street, in 1935, probate went to John Virrell Shank, a Waiter.

Shanks or Shank is a nickname for someone with particularly long legs, or some peculiarity of gait. The derivation is from the Old English pre 7th Century word “sceanca”, meaning shin-bone, leg. Hence Shanks’s pony!

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 9 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): lifted.layers.gifted

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Emma Shank who died December 16th 1893 aged 76 years. Also Marianne sister of the above who died May 31st 1915 aged 96 years. And Lucy Shank who died April 8th 1935 aged 90 years.

Further Information


Name: Lucy Shank

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1845

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/04/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 6 Clayton Cottages, Islington, London – Henry Shank, 44yrs, Bankers Clerk; Marion Shank, 36yrs; Lucy Shank, 6yrs; Mary Linton, 22yrs; Charles Walker, 32yrs,


Living at Nelson Cottage, King Henry’s Walk, Islington, London – Henry Shank, 54yrs, Bankers Clerk, Boarder; Lucy Shank, 16yrs, Needlewoman, Boarder;


Living at 4 Grove Terrace, Hackney, London – Henry Shank, 64yrs, Bankers Clerk; Thomas Shank, 28yrs, Clerk; Lucy Shank, 26yrs, Milliner;


Living at 2 Eastbourne Villas, Litton Grove, London – Marianne Shank, 62yrs, Annuitant; Lucy Shank, 36yrs, Brothers Housekeeper;


Living at Southwick Green Cottages, Southwick – Ada Hardwick, 42yrs, Living on own means; Martha Rigden, 71yrs, Living on own means; Lucy Shank, 46yrs, Domestic Servant;


Living at Chalfont, Milton Street, Heene – Marianne Shank, 82yrs, Living on own means; Lucy Shank, 56yrs, Companion;


Living at Chalfont, Milton Street, Worthing – Marianne Shank, 92yrs, Independent; Lucy Shank, 66yrs, Niece;


24 Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age in years Birth place Occupation Employer
Lucy Shank
Female 1845 76 Middlesex, England Retired Private
Alice May Jackson
Female 1869 51 Wiston, Sussex, England Private
Blanche Churcher
Female 1860 60 West Wickham, Kent, England Independent

Miscellaneous Information

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