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Name: Mary Churcher

Burial Number: 1772

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1870

Died: 16/12/1943

Buried: 22/12/1943


Mary was born to Thomas and Esther in 1870 in Pulborough Sussex. Her Father worked as a carter and the family lived at Norwood cottage, Pulborough, Sussex. She had 2 siblings – Emily born 1866 Brighton and Flora born 1869 Brighton.

By 1881 the family had moved to The Dairy House, Stanbridge Lane, Awbridge, Romsey. Thomas was now working as a Dairyman. Mary had another 3 siblings – George born 1873 Pulborough, Ernest born 1875 Romsey Hants, William born 1879 Romsey Hants.

Mary married William Alexander Churcher on 21st May 1893 in Pulborough

Mary Ann had one child called Clifford Ronald Greenfield born 1891 before she married William. They then had another 3 children – Donald William born 1905 died 1981, Gwendoline Gladys born 1907 died 2007, Edgar Alexander Churcher born 1910 died 1977

In 1901 the family were living at 5 Thorley Terrace, Milton Street Worthing Sussex. William’s occupation was a bricklayer/builder.  He put in several tenders for work around Worthing, including building a new brick wall for the new pumping station in 1896.

In 1911 the family were still living in Thorley Terrace in Milton road Worthing.

By 1928 they had moved to ‘Nirvana’ no. 1 Milton Road


William died at home on 20th June 1928 after a serious illness. He left £1601 18s 1d  (£73302 in 2020) to his Wife Mary Ann

Mary Ann died on 16th December 1943 in Worthing

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): rugs.begin.starts

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband William Alexander Churcher died 20th June 1928 age 58. “Father in thy gracious keeping, Leave we now our loved one sleeping” Also of Mary Ann his wife died 17th December 1943 aged 73.

Further Information


Name: Mary Ann Churcher

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1870

Town: Unknown

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Greenfield

Marriage Date: 21/5/1893

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Second Name: Alexander

Spouse Last Name: Churcher

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/12/1943

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Thorley Terrace

Address line 2: 4

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


Northwood Cottage Pulborough Sussex

Thomas Greenfield (Head) age 30, Esther Greenfield (Wife) age 23, Emily Greenfield (Daughter)     age 5, Flora Greenfield (Daughter) age 2, Mary Ann Greenfield (Daughter) age 4 months



Dairy House Stanbridge Lane Romsey Hants

Thomas Greenfield (Head) age 40, Esther Greenfield (Wife) age 35, Flora (daughter) age 12,         Mary Ann Greenfield (Daughter) age 10, George (Son) age 8, Ernest (Son) age 6, William (Son) age 2


5 Thorley Terrace, Milton Street Worthing Sussex

William A Churcher (Head) age 30, Mary Ann Churcher (Wife) age 30, Clifford Churcher/Greenfield (Son) age 9


4 Thorley Terrace, Milton Street, Worthing Sussex

William (Head) age 40, Mary Ann Churcher (Wife) age 40, Clifford Greenfield (Son) age 19, Donald Churcher (Son) age 5, Gwendoline Churcher (daughter) age 3, Edgar Churcher (Son) age 1


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