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Name: Lydia Way

Burial Number: 1271

Gender: Female

Occupation: Chambermaid;

Born: 00/00/1861

Died: 19/11/1926

Buried: 23/11/1926


Lydia Way was born in 1861 to Methodist parents, James, labourer, and Ruth (née Read) Hawkins and baptised as a ‘Bible Christian’ on 19 May . They were living with James parents, John, also a labourer, and Sarah in St Catherine Street, Godshill, Isle of Wight. Lydia became a chambermaid, one of a staff of 10 at the Marine Hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight. In 1892 she married Henry (Harry) Way , a coal porter, an Isle of Wight man, and they lived in his home town of Newport at ‘Riverside’. They had no children according to the 1911 Census but Richard C Way, described as’ son’, aged 15, lived with them in 1901. Lydia was widowed in 1913. She continued to live on the Isle of Wight. No Probate announcement was found so her death certificate was sent for. Her address was 6, Cross Lanes, Newport, Isle of Wight, at the time of her death from myocardial degeneration (which she had suffered from for 20 years) and cardiac failure. She never moved to Worthing. So why is she buried at Heene?  It was because she died at ‘Nava Rutnam’, 56, Grand Avenue, Worthing, which was run by John Andrew MRCS LRCP physician and surgeon. Presumably, this establishment specialised in heart conditions. There was no post mortem.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 7 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): senses.glad.boil

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves - buried with Louise Madeleine Stone


"Jesu Mercy" in loving memory of Louise Madeleine Stone who passed on December 8th 1926 and of Florence Mary Edwards April 22nd 1935

Further Information


Name: Lydia Way

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1861

Town: Unknown

County: Isle of Wight

Country: England


Maiden Name:Hawkins

Marriage Date: //1892

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Way

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: Unknown

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/11/1926

Cause of death: Myocardial Degeneration - 20 years; Cardiac Failure;

Address line 1: Nava Rutnam

Address line 2: 56

Address line 3: Grand Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Marine Hotel, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

William M Judd, 48, hotel proprietor; Ellen Adelaide Judd, 48, wife; Lucy E Judd, 20, daughter; Emily S R Lambert, 18, Bookkeeper;  Lydia Hawkins, 20, chambermaid;

plus 9 other servants


8, Alfred Road, Brading, Isle of Wight

William J Musson?, 26, head, Carpenter and joiner; Selina Musson?, 25, wife; Lydia Hawkins, 27, visitor;


‘Riverside’, Newport, Isle of Wight

Henry Way, 37, head, shoeing blacksmith; Lydia Way, 36, wife; Richard C Way, 15, son, errand post? boy;



‘Riverside’, Newport, Isle of Wight

Henry Way, 45, head, Coal porter; Lydia Ruth Way,45, wife; Thomas Frederick Dore, 11, nephew, scholar;

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.