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Name: Margaret Dobree

Burial Number: 1938

Gender: Female

Born: 23/01/1877

Died: 29/6/1967

Buried: 25/07/1967


Margaret was born on 23rd January 1877 in West Tilbury Essex to the Reverend James Bonamy Dobree and Harriet Dobree (nee Moor). She was one of 8 children born to James and Harriet; however 4 of the children died before 1911

James Bonamy Dobree was the rector of West Tilbury Church, a position he held for 47 years and the family lived in the vicarage. After his death in 1918 a stained glass window was created in the church in his memory, which read-  In as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. ‘I was hungred and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me drink’ To the glory of god and to the memory of the Rev. James Bonamy Dobree MA was for forty seven years Rector of this parish and who died Oct 25th 1918. This window was erected by parishioners and friends. He is buried in West Tilbury Churchyard. However the church was deconsecrated in 1979 and is now a private residence.

After the death of James, his Wife Harriet and two of her children, Doris and Margaret moved to Worthing where they lived in Downview Road Worthing, both Sisters remained spinsters.

Margaret  and Doris were volunteers of the Red Cross VAD (Voluntary Aid detachment) from 1915 to 1918. Both were involved in nursing duties at the Rosherville & Ingress Abbey VAD Hospital Gravesend. Margaret worked part time serving 3318 hours in total.

Like her sister Doris, Margaret was involved in a lot of charitable work, organising fetes and fairs in Worthing.

Margaret’s  Mother Harriet died on 21st October 1933 while living at Downview Road Worthing.                                                                                  Margaret died on the 29th June 1967 at 22 Mill Road Worthing and left an estate of £12077 (approx £212,775 in 2020)

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Margaret Dobree

Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 16 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): waddled.seats.hills

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Plaque on North Wall


In loving memory of Margaret De Lisle Dobree died 29th June 1967 and Doris Angela Dobree died 12th February 1971

Further Information


Name: Margaret De Lisle Dobree

Gender: Female

Born: 23/01/1877

Town: West Tilbury

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 29/6/1967

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 22

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £12077 s d

Current value of effects: £212775

Census Information


The Rectory West Tilbury Essex

James B Dobree (Head) age 45, Harriet (Wife) age 34, Edward B Dobree (Son) age 7, Claude H Dobree (Son) age 5, Margaret Del Lisle Dobree (Daughter) age 4, Charlotte Ester Dobree (Daughter) age 2, Fraser L Dobree (Son) age 8months, plus 4 servants


The Rectory West Tilbury Essex

James Bonamy Dobree (Head) 56, Harriet Dobree (Wife) age 44, Edward Bonamy Dobree (Son) age 17, Claude Hatherley Dobree (Son) age 15, Margaret D Lisle Dobree (Daughter) age 14, Fraser Lynn Dobree (Son) age 10, Hatherley Moor Dobree (Son) age 8, Arthur Hugh (Son) age 3, Doris Angela Dobree (Daughter) age 2, plus 2 servants


The Rectory West Tilbury Essex

James B Dobree (Head) age 65, Harriet Dobree (Wife) age 54, Claude C Dobree (Son) age 25, Margaret D Dobree (Daughter) age 24, Fraser L dobree (Son) age 20, Hatherley M Dobree (Son) age 18, Arthur H (Son) age 13, Doris A (Daughter) age 12, Noel R Dobree (Son) age 9, plus 2 servants


The Rectory West Tilbury Essex

James Bonamy Dobree (Head) age 75, Harriet Dobree (Wife) age 64, Claude Hatherley Dobree (Son) age 35, Margaret Di Lisle Dobree (Daughter) age 34, Hatherley Moor Dobree (Son) age 28, Doris Angela Dobree (Daughter) age 22, Noel Roy Dobree (Son) age 19, plus 1 servant


Chaucer Lodge, Chaucer Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Harriet Dobree
Female 1847 74 Suffolk, England Home Duties
Margaret D L Dobree
Female 1877 44 West Tilbury, Essex Home Duties
Doris A Dobree
Female 1888 32 West Tilbury, Essex Home Duties
Margaret Moor
Female 1855 66 Suffolk, England None
Edith A Stevens
Female 1902 19 Deptford, Kent General Domestic Servant Private


26 Downview Road Worthing

Margaret De Lisle Dobree age 62, Doris A Dobree age 51, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

The Village of West Tilbury and St James Church