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Name: Martha William

Burial Number: 1661

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1853

Died: 12/05/1937

Buried: 21/05/1937


Martha was the wife of James Henry Mackenzie William, born Bengal, 1853.

James trained as an engineer from the age of 21yrs, attending Thomason College, originally called The Roorkee College, it was established in 1847 as the First Engineering College in the British Empire. The College was renamed as The Thomason College of Civil Engineering in 1854. James was an employee of the India Public Works Dept., rising from an assistant engineer in 1874 to an executive engineer in 1884, retiring in 1908, aged 55yrs.

James had married Martha Roseina, probably in India, and after his retirement they moved to Worthing, living at Narora, 19, Ripley Road. Martha was widowed in 1929, and she died on 12th May 1937 in Worthing Hospital.

Probate was granted to the Westminster Bank and Daisy Stuart William, widow.                        Effects £2448 16s 4d. Value 2020 – £168K.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Martha William

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): cheek.raced.ashes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of my dear husband James Henry Mackenzie William who passed away 30th March 1929 a devoted son and brother "The memory of the Just is Blessed" And Martha Rosina his wife who passed away 12th May 1937

Further Information


Name: Martha Rosina Mackenzie William

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1853

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: India


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //

Spouse First Name: James

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: William

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/05/1937

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Worthing Hospital

Address line 2: Lyndhurst Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2448 16 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £16800

Census Information


Living at Victoria, Harrow Road, Worthing, Sussex.

James Henry Mackenzie-William
Male 1853 67 India Civil Engineer Retired
Martha Mackenzie-William
Female 1853 67 London Home Duties
Fanny Churchill
Female 1888 32 Sussex General Domestic Servant

Miscellaneous Information

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