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Name: Mabel Prowse

Burial Number: 1224

Gender: Female

Born: 6/7/1884

Died: 08/02/1926

Buried: 12/02/1926


Mabel was born on 6th July 1884 in Ballycastle Ireland to Thomas Francis and Mary Anna Prowse. Mabel’s Father was a Coastguard situated at the coast of Antrim and Donegal. He was also stationed at Port Ballantrae when the Portrush Lifeboat capsized and killed the Coxswain and the Chief Officer. He swam out to the lifeboat and assisted the remainder of the crew. For this he received a special gallantry medal by the RNLI and was promoted in the coastguard service. He took charge of a coastguard station in 1900 on the South Devon Coast, and as Chief Officer at Camber Station Dungeness before coming to Worthing in June 1907 and living at ‘Cornwallis’ 32 Wordsworth Road Worthing. He remained as Chief Officer in Worthing until he retired in September 1911.
Mabel worked as a Lady’s maid after she left school; she remained a spinster and lived all her life with her Parents in the family home. She died on the 8th February 1926 at Wordsworth Road of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and Tubercular Larynx, her Father was in attendance. She left £165 (approx £6700 today) to her Father.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mabel Prowse

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 3 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): sadly.tells.deputy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


Also his sister Mabel S Prowse fell asleep 8th Feb 1926 aged 42 "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Mabel Soby Prowse

Gender: Female

Born: 6/7/1884

Town: Unknown

County: Antrim

Country: Ireland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/02/1926

Cause of death: Pulmonary Tuberculosis; Tubercular Larynx

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £165 s d

Current value of effects: £6700

Census Information


Carthage Donegal Ireland
Thomas F Prowse (head) 49, Mary Ann (Wife) 47, Mabel (Daughter) 16, Beatrice (Daughter) 15, Annie (Daughter) 13, Ethel (Daughter) 11, Thomas C (Son) 7, Lillian (Daughter) 9, Selina A (Daughter) 4


Port Ballintoy, Co. Antrim, Ireland

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Malcolm Carlish Pilkington
Male 1873 47 Lancashire, England Stock Worker Employer
Eva Janet Emilia Pilkington
Female 1876 45 Moor Hall, Warwickshire, England
Denys Llewellyn Pilkington
Male 1913 8 London, London, England
Anne Emilie Pilkington
Female 1915 5 Essex, England
Blanche Isabella Lloyd
Female 1880 40 London, London, England
Alexander David Frederick Lloyd
Male 1912 8 London, London, England
Annie Isabel Allen
Female 1890 31 Thetford, Norfolk, England Housemaid Private
Minnie Mary Turner
Female 1895 26 London, London, England Kitchenmaid Private
Ethel Hardy
Female 1902 18 Toppesfield, Essex, England Housemaid Private
Kathleen Miriam Holmes
Female 1904 17 Erpingham, Norfolk, England Scullerymaid Private
Grace Harmer
Female 1899 21 Kensington, London, England Under Nurse Private
Lily Underwood
Female 1901 20 Cavendish, Suffolk, England Under Parlour Maid
Dora Mary Willis
Female 1894 26 Milton Ernest, Bedfordshire, England Cook
Jessie Barker
Female 1878 43 Pebmarsh, Essex, England Parlour Maid
Alice Marian Page
Female 1892 29 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Childrens Maid
Mabel Prowse
Female 1885 36 Antrim, Ireland Ladys Maid

Miscellaneous Information

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