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Name: Marjorie Liesching

Burial Number: 1856

Gender: Female

Occupation: Missionary

Distinction: Missionary

Born: 00/00/1891

Died: 13/05/1953

Buried: 23/05/1953

Story

Marjorie was the youngest daughter of Rev. Louis George Pett Liesching  and his wife Maude Eldridge Liesching. She was born in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and was confirmed in England on 20th March 1907 at All Saint’s church, Eastbourne. She was a member of the Church Missionary Society and never married.

She devoted her life to missionary work, mainly in Egypt, although when she sailed from Southampton aboard the Union Castle steamship “Kenilworth Castle” on 5th November 1920 bound for Cape Town, she was described as a nurse.

 

In 1911 and 1921, Marjorie lived with her family in Winslow, Buckinghamshire. She lived at various addresses when she returned to England from Egypt. In 1935, her address was c/o 33 Surrey Street, The Strand, London; in 1945 it was 16 St Phillipa’s Road, Surbiton, Surrey and in 1946, CES Building, 6 Salisbury Square, London EC4. She finally settled in Worthing at Flat 3, 79 Rowlands Road. Marjorie died on 13th May 1953 at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases, 4 St Pancras Way, London. She left £7364 6s to be administered by her sister Marie Grace Liesching  and William James Eldridge OBE, solicitor. The funeral service was held at St Paul’s church, Worthing and interment of her ashes took place at Heene Cemetery on Friday, 22nd May at 2.30pm. The flowers were sent to Poland’s in Montague Street. Marjorie’s sister Daisy is also buried at Heene. She was training to be a missionary when she died of tuberculosis in 1914.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): others.damp.quite

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only

Headstone

Description:

Cut grass and keep tidy

Inscription:

In sacred memory of Daisy Evangeline Maude dearly loved daughter of the Rev. L.C.P. and Mrs Liesching called home Jan 20th 1914 aged 29 yrs. "Until the day break and the shadows flee away" Her sister Marjorie Clairemonde Liesching at rest May 13th 1953 Also her sister Marie Grace Liesching at rest December 19th 1963

Further Information

Birth

Name: Marjorie Clairmonde Liesching

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1891

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Sri Lanka

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/05/1953

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Flat 3

Address line 2: 79

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £7364 6 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £175752.00

Census Information

1911

The Vicarage, Little Horwood, Winslow, Bucks.

Louis George Pett Liesching aged 54, clergyman est. 20. Madeline Ada church. Maude aged 58. Daisy Evangeline aged 26. Marjorie Clairmonde aged 20. Madeline Ada Mary Holles aged 27, sick nurse. Plus 1 servant.

1921

The Vicarage, Little Horwood, Winslow, Bucks.

Louis aged 65, vicar of parish. Marie Grace aged 37, secretary Tylnona Brick and Medical Mission. Marjorie aged 30, Margaret L Jeans aged 41, visitor, no occupation. Eleanor Mary Grieg aged 26, boarder, no occupation. Ivy M Vallance aged 33, visitor, children’s nurse. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.