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Name: Maria Kidd

Burial Number: 1397

Gender: Female

Occupation: Baker and Confectioner

Born: 15/12/1840

Died: 12/04/1929

Buried: 02/05/1929


Maria was born in Worthing, the daughter of John and Maria. She was baptised at Broadwater Church on 10th January 1841. Her father was a baker. The family lived in Market Street and then later moved to new premises in North Street. On 6th October 1864, Maria married George Kidd at St Nicholas Church, Brighton. The couple moved to Worthing and opened a baker’s shop in Brunswick Road. Maria assisted her husband in the business which became very successful. Adverts appeared in the local paper every week and there were several mentions in the paper’s columns regarding the excellent food provided by the bakery at many events. George and Maria had four children; George who became a grocer, Kate and Gertrude who assisted in the bakery, and Ernest who sadly died aged 9 from diphtheria. George died in December 1898 and Maria carried on the business with her daughters until her retirement. By 1911, Maria was living with her daughter Kate in Milton Street. They later moved to Thorn Road where Maria died on 29th April 1929. Probate was granted on 28th June to Kate Maria Kidd spinster and Gertrude Marian Waddington wife of Walter Warwick Waddington. Effects £1340 3s 1d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): ranged.guilty.risky

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In loving memory of George Kidd who fell asleep Dec. 14th 1898 aged 63. “The memory of the Just is Blessed” Also of Maria Kate his beloved wife. Passed peacefully away April 12th 1929 in her 89th year “Sweetest memories”

Further Information


Name: Maria Kate Kidd

Gender: Female

Born: 15/12/1840

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Lucas

Marriage Date: 6/10/1864

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Kidd

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/04/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 39

Address line 3: Thorn Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 1st May 1929

“Old Inhabitant’s Death”

One of the oldest inhabitants of Worthing, of which she was a native, Mrs Maria Kate Kidd, died at her residence Belvoir, 39 Thorn Road on Monday in her 89th year.

She was the widow of the late Mr George Kidd who pre-deceased her by upwards of thirty years. Well-known throughout a wide area as a caterer, Mr Kidd carried on business in Brunswick Road and for 30 years was sub-postmaster there. Despite her advanced age, Mrs Kidd had enjoyed very good health and was out walking only a few days before her death. Her son, Mr George Kidd Jnr who took over the business on his father’s death and opened additional premises at the corner of Portland Road and Montague Street, died some time ago but two daughters, Miss Kidd and Mrs Waddington (Leicester) are left. The funeral is taking place tomorrow at Heene.

Worthing Gazette 8th May 1929

“Old Inhabitant’s Funeral”

The funeral took place at Heene on Thursday of Mrs Maria Kate Kidd, one of Worthing’s oldest inhabitants, whose death at Belvoir, Thorn Road at the age of 89 was recorded in our last issue. The rector of Heene, the Rev. J P Fallowes officiated, and the family mourners were Miss Kidd and Mrs Waddington (daughters), Mrs George Kidd (daughter-in-law), Mr W Waddington (son-in-law), Mr W Lucas (brother), Mr B Lucas, Mr John Kidd and Mr C Dixon (nephews).

Wreaths were sent by “her sorrowing daughters”, Kate, Gertrude, Flo and Walter; brother John; brother William, Elsie and Elizabeth; Ethel and Reg (grandchildren); George and Margaret (great grand-children). Queenie and Norman (Newport); John and Martha Kidd; Tit and Tom (Cambourne); Carrie and John; Kitty and Bert; Cissy and Charlie; Mrs T Aullin and Ella (Leicester); Mr & Mrs J Glover (Leicester); Edie Paine (Norwich); Mrs E Neale (Brockley); Mr & Mrs J Osbourne; Mrs Edwards; Mr & Mrs J W Chadwick; Mrs Dean; Mr & Mrs E Puttick and family; Mr A S Bowes and Cynthia; Gladys and Elsie (Littlehampton); Mr & Mrs Lee and Lily; Mrs Tucker and family; Alma and Kate; Willie Constable.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1340 3 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £61359.00

Census Information


Market Street, Worthing.
John aged 20, baker. Maria aged 20. Fanny aged 2. Maria aged 6mos. Henry aged 20, brother. Plus 2 servants.


6 North Street, Worthing.
John aged 35, baker. Maria aged 39. Fanny aged 12. Maria aged 10. Mary aged 8. John aged 6. Henry aged 4. William aged 1. Luke Lucas aged 82, grandfather. Anne Feast aged 46, friend. Plus 3 servants


7 North Street, Worthing

John aged 45, baker and grocer employing 2 men. Maria aged 20, baker’s assistant. Mary aged 18, baker’s assistant. Henry aged 13, baker’s assistant. Plus 2 servants.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 36, baker. Maria aged 30. George J aged 6. Kate M aged 4. Ernest E aged 2. Gertrude aged 7 mos. Plus 2 servants.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 46, baker and confectioner employing 1 man and 1 boy. Maria aged 40. George aged 16, grocer. Kate aged 14. Gertrude aged 10. Martha Nichol aged 60, teacher. Plus 2 employees and 1 servant.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
George aged 56, baker and confectioner. Maria aged 50, assistant. Kate aged 24, baker and confectioner. Gertrude aged 20, baker and confectioner


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.
Maria aged 60, widow, baker and confectioner. Kate aged 32, baker and confectioner. Gertrude aged 29. Baker and confectioner. William Constable aged 23, baker


2 Milton Street, Worthing.
Maria aged 70, widow, private means. Kate aged 44, private means


39 Thorn Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Maria Kidd
Female 1840 80 Worthing, Sussex Home Duties
Kate Kidd
Female 1866 54 Worthing, Sussex Home Duties
James South
Male 1849 71 Shoreditch, London Musician Retired
Julia Alberta South
Female 1865 56 Paddington, London Home Duties

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