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Name: Mabel Sandy

Burial Number: 1863

Gender: Female

Distinction: Histrionic Society Member

Born: 22/01/1880

Died: 02/11/1954

Buried: 11/11/1954


Mabel Louise Sandy was born on 22nd January 1880 Croydon Surrey to Lewis and Mary Louisa Sandy. Mabel was into amateur dramatics along with her brother Lewis and both were members of the Croydon histrionic society.  Mabel remained a spinster and lived with her parents until their death  (Her father died in 1921 and her Mother died in 1929). After this she is living at 39 Woodcote Valley road, Coulsdon and Purley Surrey with Warwick and Marjorie Payne in 1939. By 1954 Mabel is living with her Brother Lewis and his Wife Bertha at 2 Ardale Close Worthing.

When Mabel died on 2nd November 1954 at Southlands hospital Shoreham Sussex, she left £4444 14s (approx. £106000 in 2020) to her Brother Lewis.

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 14 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): clubs.rates.brains

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Mabel Sandy is buried under the headstone for John and Edith McCance


In most loving memory of John McCance born May 27th 1859 died November 22nd 1893 Also of Edith Sophia his wife born May 29th 1856 died January 5th 1931 "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him" "He saith, He that believeth in me hath everlasting life"

Further Information


Name: Mabel Louise Sandy

Gender: Female

Born: 22/01/1880

Town: Croydon

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 02/11/1954

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Southlands Hospital

Town: Shoreham-by-Sea

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4444 14 s d

Current value of effects: £106000

Census Information


Southbridge road, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 30, Mary Louisa (Wife) age 25, Lewis (Son) age 2, Mabel Lewis (Daughter) age 1


‘Lyndhurst’, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 40, Mary Louisa (Wife) 35, Lewis (Son) age 12, Mabel Louisa (Daughter) age 11, plus 1 servant


‘Lyndhurst’ Haling Park Road, Croydon, surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 50, Mary L (Wife) age 45, Lewis (Son) age 22, Mabel L (Daughter) age 21


‘Lyndhurst’ Haling Park Road, Croydon, Surrey

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 60, Mary Louisa (Wife) age 54, Lewis Sandy (Son) age 32, Mabel Louisa (Daughter) age 31


6 Marlborough Road, Croydon

Lewis Sandy (Head) age 43, Mary Louisa (Mother) age 65, Mabel Louise (Sister) age 41


39 Woodcote Valley Road, Coulsdon and Purley, Surrey

Warwick Payne (Head) age 39, Marjorie Payne (Wife) age 40, Mabel L Sandy (boarder?) age 59

Miscellaneous Information

Croydon Guardian – 11th November 1899

Dramatic Entertainment at the Public Hall – The announcement of an entertainment by the members of the Croydon Histrionic Society – the first they have given in  Thornton Heath – drew the first crowded audience which has been seen in the Public Hall since the re-opening after the covering-in of the bath. The programme was a thorough success from beginning to end. Two pieces were performed, the comedietta Wethered Leaves (F.W. Broughton) and the well known two-act farcical comedy Checkmate (Halliday). In Wethered Leaves the “Tom Conyers” of Mr Lewis Sandy, jun., was an excellent conception of the wilful and wanton son of “Sir Conyers Conyers” (Mr A.J. Moore) Mr Dale Moore satisfactorily undertook the part of “Arthur Middleton,” and Mr J.A. Cardwell that of “Cecil Vace”. Miss Mabel Sandy, as the young wife of the baronet, and Miss Mary Mortimer as “May Rivers” were bright and vivacious, giving to the scenes a capital charm. Checkmate was produced by a company who, so to speak, tumbled well to the humour intended by the author. Mr W.G. Stapleton as “Sam Winkle” and Miss Ethel Briscoe as “Martha Bunn” very grotesquely accomplished their assumption of positions for which by birth or education neither was fitted. The “Sir Everton Toffee” of Mr F Roffey, and the “Miss Charlotte Ruin” of Miss Mary Mortimer, who played in low degree that which under the rules of love’s strategy the other pair were doing openly and in high degree, invested their parts with intelligence and all-round capable acting. Various characters incidental to the carrying out of the plotting, and all of the domestic servant order were undertaken by Mr Lewis Sandy jun., Mr Herbert Ashby, Mr Walter H Raymond, Mr F.R. Roffey, Mr Herbert Saratot, Miss Mabel Sandy, and Miss Briscoe. Mr E Roffey had charge of stage arrangements. The chief part of the scenery used was painted by Mr Dale Moore.

Croydon Chronicle – 12th May 1906

Croydon Histrionic Society. Performance of “The Idler” – The above society have their fifth annual club performance at the Public Hall on Thursday evening, and again it has to be recorded that they met with every success. There was a very large, in fact a crowded audience, and the production of the piece selected – that delightful play “The Idler” from the pen of C. Haddon Chambers – gave intense satisfaction. Those who had been chosen for the caste had evidently given their parts very careful study, for in almost every case the portrayal was a perfect one. Mr G Dale Moore should be specially mentioned for his very skilful acting and Mark Cross, while another excellent exponent of the histrionic art is Mrs Fred Lawrence, who was all that could be desired as Lady Harding. Mr Arthur J Moore was admirable a Sir John Harding, M.P., while Mr Fredric E Roffey,, as Simeon Strong, and Mr Lewis Sandy, jun., as General Merryweather, satisfactorily impersonated those characters. Miss Hebe Ridmead acted extremely well as Kate Merryweather, and others who contributed to the successful production were Mr Woodford Grant (Bennett), Miss Mabel Sandy (Mrs Cross), and Miss Alice Rhodes (Mrs Glynn-Stanmore). The play was well staged under the direction of Mr C.W. McCabe, the furniture being supplied by A.C. Ebbutt of High Street. The Croydon Excelsior Bijou Orchestra (conducted by  Mr Arthur Money) was present, and during the evening rendered a choice programme of music.