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Name: Martha Overton

Burial Number: 1824

Gender: Female

Born: 00/03/1869

Died: 20/01/1950

Buried: 26/01/1950


Martha Ellen Harrington was born in Camberwell, March qtr. 1869. She was the daughter of James Harrington, 34yrs, Coachman, and Helen, 30yrs; she had 2 older brothers, Frederick, born 1863, and Richard, born 1866, her sister, Sarah, was born in 1871.

Martha married Joseph Overton, 21yrs, on 19th March 1883, at Christ Church, Clapham, (she gave her age as 19yrs), Joseph’s occupation was General Dealer. They had one daughter, Martha, baptised on 8th July 1883 at St. Mary, Lambeth. Joseph and Martha initially lived in Lambeth, but by 1901, they had returned to Clapham and Joseph was now a Florist/Gardener. Ten years later, in 1911, Joseph was working at home, a self-employed Florist, and registered as a ‘cripple’ on the census.

By 1921 they had moved to Worthing where Martha was widowed when Joseph died, aged 62yrs, on 28th January 1925. Martha appears to have remained in Worthing, her address at the time of her death was, Thornsley, Milton Street; she died on 20th January 1950, aged 82yrs.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 23

Exact Location (what3words): remedy.casual.booth

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Joseph Overton died 28th January 1925 aged 62 also of Martha Overton died 20th January 1950 aged 82 also William Sneath died 12th October 1925 aged 57 "At rest"

Further Information


Name: Martha Ellen Overton

Gender: Female

Born: 00/03/1869

Town: Camberwell

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Harrington

Marriage Date: 19/03/1883

Spouse First Name: Joseph

Spouse Second Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Overton

Town of Marriage: Clapham

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/01/1950

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Thornsley

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 6, Vining Street, Lambeth, London. James Harrington, 46yrs, Coachman, wife, Helen, 42yrs, 3 children, Richard, 15yrs, Baker’s Lad, Frederick, 18yrs, Bookbinder, Martha, 12yrs.


Living at 3, Richmond Place, Lambeth, London. Joseph Overton, Hd. 29yrs, General Dealer, wife, Martha, 25yrs, daughter, Martha, 7yrs, sister-in-law, Susie Huntingdon, 17yrs, boarder, William Sneath, 23yrs, General Labourer.


Living at 28, Brandon Street, Clapham, London. Joseph Overton, 38yrs, Florist/Gardener, wife, Martha, 37yrs, daughter, Martha, 17yrs, boarders, Harry Clifton, 5yrs, and William Sneath, 30yrs, Coalman.


Living at 5, Clifton Street, Wandsworth, London. Joseph Overton, 49yrs, Florist, wife, Martha, 47yrs, lodger, William Sneath, 45yrs, Carman /Contractor.


Living at Thornsley, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex, Joseph Overton, Hd. 59yrs, Retired Florist, wife, Martha, 56yrs, Home Duties, granddaughter, Gladys Reynolds, 6yrs, boarder, William Sneath, 54yrs, Retired Carting Contractor, boarder, Philip Jopson, 54yrs, Retired Bengal Police Inspector, visitor, Elizabeth Sneath, 60yrs, General Domestic Servant.

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