Portrait of Marion Caley

Name: Marion Caley

Burial Number: 1854

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 14/04/1861

Died: 26/03/1953

Buried: 30/03/1953


Marion Stransom was born in Uxbridge, Middlesex, on 14th April 1861; her parents were John Henry Stransom, Estate Agent, Auctioneer /Valuer, 33yrs, and Annie Frances, nee Shoppie, 33yrs. (Often spelt Shoppee) She had 4 sisters, Ada Florence, b.1858, Minnie Ellen, b.1863, Laura Sophia, b.1864, Octavia Gertrude, b.1865 (died 1867), and a brother, John William, b.1867.

Marion’s father died in 1875, and in 1881, aged 19yrs, she was working as a governess and living with her widowed mother and sister, Ellen.

 On 28th September 1886, aged 25yrs, Marion married Arthur Pelham Caley, 25yrs, at St. Andrew’s Church, Fulham. Her husband was a branch manager for the Norwich Union life insurance company. They had 6 children, Arthur H. b.1887, Albert Sidney b.1889, (died 1918 in France on active service) Pelham Russell b.1891, (died 1917 in Belgium on active service), Hilda b.1893, Phyllis b.1897, and Eric b.1901.

Arthur and Marion moved several times after leaving Islington, in 1901 they were living in Streatham, and in 1911 they were in Barnes, Surrey. By 1921 they had moved to Surbiton, Surrey, and after his retirement, at some point, Arthur and Marion settled in Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at Bredon House, Manor Road.

Marion was widowed when Arthur died, aged 74yrs, on 4th November 1934. She later moved to 142, Broomfield Road, Worthing, remaining there until her death, aged 91yrs, on 26th March 1953, at Seadown House Nursing Home, Farncombe Road, Worthing. Probate was granted to Keith Alexander Buchanan Wilson and Arthur Cobby, solicitors, effects, £724 8s 7d. Value 2022 – £22,500.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Marion Caley

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 48

Exact Location (what3words): cities.universally.puddles

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of my beloved husband Arthur Pelham Caley 4th son of Nathaniel H Caley of Norwich died November 4th 1934 aged 74 "I know that my redeemer liveth" and of his wife Marion died March 26th 1953 aged 91 years "Abide with me"

Further Information


Name: Marion Caley

Gender: Female

Born: 14/04/1861

Town: Uxbridge

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Stransom

Marriage Date: 28/9/1886

Spouse First Name: Arthur

Spouse Second Name: Pelham

Spouse Last Name: Caley

Town of Marriage: Fulham

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/03/1953

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 142

Address line 3: Broomfield Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £724 8 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £22500

Census Information


Living at 26, Tavistock Square, St. Pancras, London. John Henry Stransom, Hd. 43yrs, Estate Agent, wife, Annie Frances, 44yrs, 4 children, Ada Florence, 12yrs, Minnie Ellen, 8yrs, Laura Sophia. 7yrs, and John William, 3yrs, plus 3 domestic servants. (9yr old daughter, Marion not present).


Living at 2, Alfred Road, Upper Holloway, London. Annie Frances Stransom, Hd. widow, Income from property, daughters, Marion, 19yrs, Governess, and Ellen, 18yrs, scholar.


Living at 130, Calabria Road, Islington, London. Arthur P. Caley, Hd. 29yrs, Branch Manager, Insurance Co., wife, Marion, 29yrs, 2 sons, Arthur, 3yrs, Albert, 2yrs, plus 2 boarders and 2 domestic servants.


Living at 4. Elmbourne Road, Streatham, London. Arthur Caley, Hd. 40yrs, Manager, Insurance Co., wife, Marion, 39yrs, 5 children, Harry (Arthur) 13yrs, Bertie, 12yrs, Russell, 9yrs, Hilda, 8yrs, Phyllis, 4yrs, niece, Ada A. 18yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 1, St. Mary’s Grove, Barnes Common, Barnes, Surrey. Arthur Caley, 50yrs, Manager Insurance Co., wife, Marion, 49yrs, Russell, 19yrs, Insurance Clerk, Hilda, 18yrs, Phyllis, 14yrs, Eric, 9yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 34, Lovelace Road, Surbiton, Surrey.

Arthur Caley
Male 1860 60 Manager To Insurance Co Norwich Union Life Office
Marion Caley
Female 1861 60 Home Duties
Eric Caley
Male 1901 19 Medical Student
Phyllis Gawley
Female 1896 24 Home Duties
Michael Gawley
Male 1920


142, Broomfield Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Marion Caley, Unpaid domestic duties, plus 5 members of the Haines family.

Miscellaneous Information

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