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Name: Marie Dudley

Burial Number: 1877

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1880

Died: 21/04/1957

Buried: 25/06/1957


Marie Kate Chrestien was born in Calcutta, India in 1880. Her father was Fernand Francois Chrestien, born in Bengal to a French family, and her mother Eliza, nee Day, was from Ilminster, Somerset. Marie Kate had a brother, Fernand Edward, born 1882, also in Calcutta, and a sister, Dora Marguerite, born 1885 in Marseilles. Her mother returned to Worthing to live with her children, her father remained in India running his Mica mining business. In 1891 when Marie Kate was 11yrs old, the family lived at Egerton Lodge, Rowlands Road, and by 1901 they had moved to a house named “Tisree” Richmond Road.

Marie Kate, 23yrs, married Edgar Dudley, 37yrs, at Heene on 13th September 1903, Edgar, at the time of his wedding was living in Plymouth, Devon, and was a Surveyor and Land Agent to HM War Office. They moved to Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey, had 2 children, Jack Frederick, 1908, and Honor, 1911, and remained there until Marie Kate was widowed in 1939. Her husband’s estate was valued at probate as £42394 17s 5d. Value – 2020- £2.8m. (In 1923 Marie Kate had received a legacy of £9000 – (Value 2020 – £550K) on the death of her father and was already a wealthy woman).

In March 1940, Marie Kate sold her home, auctioned by Messrs. Harrods, and at some point, she moved to Worthing where her parents had lived. She died on 21st April 1957, at 38, Mill Road, her address was 12a, Winchelsea Court, Worthing.

Probate was granted to her son, Jack Dudley, chartered accountant, effects – £797 18s – Value 2020 – £19K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 2 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): hooks.hulk.comet

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Marie's ashes are buried with the memorial stone for Fernand and Eliza Chrestien.


In loving memory Fernand Francois Chrestien born 15th March 1838 died 3rd October 1923 "The peace of God which passeth all understanding" also of Eliza his wife 1st October 1853 - 4th Feb 1933 "a loving mother and grandmother" Also in loving memory of Edgar Dudley died 5th October 1939 Marie Kate Dudley died 21st April 1957

Further Information


Name: Marie Kate Dudley

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1880

Town: Calcutta

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name:Chrestien

Marriage Date: 13/9/1903

Spouse First Name: Edgar

Spouse Last Name: Dudley

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/04/1957

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 38

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £797 18 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £19000

Census Information


Living at Egerton Lodge, Rowlands Road, Worthing. Eliza Chrestien, 37yrs, 2 children, Marie K. 11yrs, Dora M., 6yrs, niece, Charlotte Hamly, 15yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at ‘Tisree’, Richmond Road, Worthing, Eliza Chrestien, 47yrs, living on own means, daughter, Marie Kate, 21yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey, Edgar Dudley, 45yrs, Inspector (Eng.) Local Government Board, wife, Marie Kate, 31yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Copsham Rise, Claygate, Surrey.

Edgar Dudley
Male 1866 55 Engineering Inspector Ministry Of Health Whitehall
Marie Kate Dudley
Female 1880 41 Home Duties
Honor Dudley
Female 1911 10
Elise Schalenberg
Female 1894 27 French Governess Edgar Derdly, Ministry Of Health Whitehall
Laura Eliza Naf
Female 1892 29 Domestic – Parlourmaid Edgar Derdly, Ministry Of Health


Living at Copseham Rise, Oxshott, Surrey, Edgar Dudley, retired Civil Servant, Marie Kate Dudley, Jessie Dudley, daughter-in-law, Honor Stanier, daughter, plus Butler, Cook, Housemaid and 2 private state registered nurses.

Miscellaneous Information

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