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Name: Martha Teesdale

Burial Number: 1794

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of George Thomas Teesdale

Distinction: Mother of 15 Children

Born: 28/03/1868

Died: 04/10/1945

Buried: 08/10/1945

Elizabeth Beavis Phippard

William Phippard

Family No: 0013


Heene Hallmark

Martha was born in Langton Matravers, Dorset, the daughter of William and Elizabeth. Her father was a stone mason. After William died in 1881, Elizabeth worked as a needlewoman. By 1891, Martha was living in Worthing, working in the house of a bricklayer in London Street. On 31st October of that year, she married George Thomas Teesdale a cab driver, at Broadwater Church. The family lived in Brunswick Road until at least 1938. According to the 1911 Census, Martha gave birth to 15 children of which 8 survived to adulthood. Of the 7 who died, it is known that 5 are buried at Heene. Dorothy Alice was born in November 1894 and died in September 1895 aged 10 months. Martha Minnie was born in December 1895 and died in August 1896 aged 9 months. Lilian May was born in January 1897 and died in February 1902 aged 5. Violet Adelaide was born in January 1898 and died in September 1898 aged 8 months. Hilda Elizabeth was born in June 1902 and died in September aged 4 months. Two other boys Christopher George and Thomas Henry were born in 1893 and 1894 but both died in the same year. It is not known where they are buried. Martha died at “Hazeldine” in Tarring Road on 4th October 1945. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Martha  Teesdale

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words): closed.globe.sizes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Martha Teesdale is buried under the headstone for Emily Lydia Greenwood


In ever loving memory of Emily Lydia wife of George Greenwood died April 10th 1928

Further Information


Name: Martha Teesdale

Gender: Female

Born: 28/03/1868

Town: Langton

County: Dorset

Country: England


Maiden Name:Phippard

Marriage Date: 31/10/1891

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Teesdale

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/10/1945

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Hazeldine"

Address line 2: Tarring Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Langton Matravers, Dorset.

Elizabeth aged 32, wife of stone mason. Thirza aged 6. Martha aged 3.


Acton Field Cottages, Langton Matravers, Dorset.

Elizabeth aged 42, widow, needlewoman. Thirza aged 16. Martha aged 13. Eliza aged 8. Janes aged 6.


44 London Street, Worthing.

Martha aged 23, assisting in the house of Samuel Clarke, bricklayer.


2 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

George aged 29, cabman and groom. Martha aged 33. Kate Emily aged 10. Lilian May aged 4. Daisy aged 2. Victoria aged 2 months.


2 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

George aged 41, cab driver. Martha aged 43. Kate aged 20, domestic servant. Daisy aged 12. Victoria aged 10. Fred aged 7. Ivy aged 6. Ralph aged 4. Rose aged 1. Baby born 11.50 Sunday night (boy); later named George Ernest.


6 Brunswick Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Martha Teesdale
F 1868 53 Dorset, England Home Duties
Victoria E Teesdale
F 1901 20 Worthing, Sussex General Domestic Servant Private
Frederick R Teesdale
M 1903 17 Worthing, Sussex General Labourer Last Place Corporation Work, Out Of Work
Ivy Maud Teesdale
F 1905 16 Worthing, Sussex Shop Assistant Fresh Fruitures, Out Of Work
Ralph Teesdale
M 1907 14 Worthing, Sussex Shop Assistant Errand Lad For Laundry Shops


6 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

George Thomas Teesdale: motor driver. Martha Teesdale: unpaid domestic duties. Ivy Maud Teesdale: daily help.

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