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Name: Martha Fell

Burial Number: 1765

Gender: Female

Occupation: Domestic Housekeeper

Born: 00/00/1859

Died: 24/09/1943

Buried: 29/09/1943

Story

Martha was born in 1859 to George and Ann Wright.  George worked as an Agricultural Labourer in Mundsley, Norfolk.

By 1881 Martha had left the family home and was living at Row 35 Great Yarmouth Norfolk, she was lodging at Mary Ann Cooper’s lodging House .

It is unknown why the rows originated as a town layout system, perhaps unique to Great Yarmouth. The rows were given numbers in 1804 and  there were 145 rows, but each row was extremely narrow. They were demolished in the 1930’s as they were classed as slums.

Martha married Christopher Fell on 18th July 1883 at St Barnabas Church, Kensington. They did not have any children.

By 1891 they were living at 58 Gordon Place, Kensington. Christopher was working as a Carpenter and Joiner

In 1901 they are living at 19 Queens Gate Place, Kensington, Christopher is now working as a Domestic Caretaker and Martha is working as a domestic Housekeeper.

By 1911 Christopher and Martha have moved to Worthing and are living at 73 Marine Parade Worthing, where they are running boarding apartments.

After this they lived at ‘Mundsley’ 9 Wordsworth Road, Worthing.

Christopher died in Worthing in 1935 and left an amount of £492 (approx. £25,000 today) to Martha.

Martha died on 24th September 1943 in Chichester

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 49

Exact Location (what3words): cities.universally.puddles

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

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Inscription:

In loving memory of Christopher Fell died 4th January 1935 also of Martha his wife died 24 Sep 1943 aged 82

Further Information

Birth

Name: Martha Fell

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1859

Town: Unknown

County: Norfolk

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name:Wright

Marriage Date: 18/7/1883

Spouse First Name: Christopher

Spouse Last Name: Fell

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/09/1943

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Mundsley

Address line 2: 9

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £492 s d

Current value of effects: £25000

Census Information

1861

2 Hastings Yard Mundsley Norfolk

George Wright (Head) age 36,  Ann Wright (Wife) age 37,  Richard Read (Son in law) age 15,

Martha Wright (Daughter) age 5,  George Wright (Son) age 11months.

1871

2 Hastings Yard Mundsley Norfolk

George Wright (Head) age 45,  Ann Wright (Wife) age 44,  Martha Wright (Daughter) age 14,

Ann Elizabeth (Daughter) age 6,  Mary Jane (Daughter) age 2,  Richard Read (Son in Law) age 24.

1881

Row 35 Great Yarmouth

Martha Wright lodging at Mary Ann Cooper’s lodging house

1891

58 Gordon Place Kensington

Christopher Fell (Head) age 41, Martha Fell (Wife) age 33.

1901

19 Queens Gate Place Kensington

Christopher Fell (Head) age 51, Martha Fell (Wife) age 42

1911

73 Marine Parade Worthing Sussex

Christopher Fell (Head) age 61, Martha Fell (Wife) age 52

 

Miscellaneous Information

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