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Name: Martha Bewers

Burial Number: 0802

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of James Bewers

Born: 00/00/1834

Died: 07/10/1915

Buried: 12/10/1915


Martha Morgan was born in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, in 1834, to father, Robert, 23yrs, Oil and Hardware man, and Ruth, 23yrs. Her younger brother, Robert, was born in 1845. In 1851, Martha and her family lived in Blackfriars Rd., Southwark, also the address of her future husband, James Bewers, who she married in 1855, on 15th March, at Christ Church, Southwark.
They had 5 children, Charles 1856, Charlotte 1857, Alice 1858, Martha 1860 and James Robert 1866. James continued to run his successful Linen/Drapery business, assisted by Martha and later, his son Charles. They lived at 70, Blackfriars Road for many years, later moving to 41, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway. In 1887, aged 59yrs, James sold the business to Beecroft & Sons of Luton, and then moved, with Martha and his family to 22, Freegrove Road, Islington.
In the late 1890s they moved to Worthing, living at Irene, Manor Road, and in 1901, James ,74yrs, Martha, 67yrs, and 2 unmarried daughters, Charlotte, 44yrs, and Alice, 43yrs, all lived there.
Martha was widowed in 1912, she continued to reside at Manor Road until 1915 when she died, aged 81yrs, on 7th October. Probate was granted on 21st December to James Robert Bewers bank manager. Effects £2017 19s 1d. Martha was buried under the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880 which meant no funeral service.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): wiping.cried.august

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of James Bewers who passed peacefully away May 5th 1912 aged 86 yrs "Rest awhile our treasured love, called for ever safe above" Also of Martha widow of the above died 7th Oct. 1915 aged 81 years

Further Information


Name: Martha Bewers

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1834

Town: Clerkenwell

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Morgan

Marriage Date: 15/3/1855

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Last Name: Bewers

Town of Marriage: Southwark

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/10/1915

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Irene

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2017 19 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £119043.00

Census Information


6, King Street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex.

Robert Morgan, 30yrs, Oil and Hardware Man, wife, Ruth, 30yrs, Martha, 7yrs, Susan Morgan, 20yrs, Dressmaker.


Blackfriars Road, Southwark.

Robert Morgan, 43yrs, Oil and Coalman, wife, Ruth, 44yrs, Martha, 16yrs, Robert, 6yrs, employing 2 servants.


70, Blackfriars Road, Southwark.

James Bewers, 33yrs, Draper, wife, Martha, 27yrs, 3 children, Charles 5, Charlotte 4, Alice 3, plus an apprentice, Joseph Thompson, 18yrs. They employed 2 servants.


70, Blackfriars Road, Southwark.

James Bewers, 44yrs, Draper, wife, Martha, 37yrs, 5 children, Charles 15, assistant, Charlotte 14, Alice 13, Martha 11, James Robert 6. They employed 2 servants.


41, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway.

James Bewers, 54yrs, Draper, wife, Martha, 47yrs, Charles, 25yrs, Surveyor, Charlotte, 24yrs, Alice, 23yrs, Martha, 21yrs, James Robert, 21yrs, Banker’s Clerk.


Freegrove Road, Islington.

James Draper, 63 yrs, Retired Draper, wife, Martha 57yrs, Charlotte, 33yrs, Alice 32yrs, Martha, 29yrs, Shop Saleswoman, James R., 26yrs, Bank Clerk.


Irene, Manor Road, Worthing.

James Bewers, 74yrs, Own Means, wife, Martha, 67yrs, Charlotte, 44yrs, Alice, 43yrs. Employing 1 servant.


15, Church Road, Barnes.

James, 83yrs, Retired Draper, and wife, Martha, 74yrs, are visiting their son, James Robert, and daughter, Charlotte.

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