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Name: Mary Edmonds

Burial Number: 1362

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1836

Died: 18/10/1928

Buried: 22/10/1928


Mary Elizabeth Edmonds was born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, in 1836; her parents were, William Edmonds, 21yrs, Farmer, and Anne, 24yrs, nee Plaistowe. Mary was the eldest surviving daughter, one of at least 8 children; her mother died in 1859 and her father remarried, she then had 4 half-siblings. Mary had a sister, Eleanor, one year younger, and they were very close, Eleanor never married and lived with Mary for most of her life.
On 16th April 1863, Mary Elizabeth, aged 27yrs, married a widower, John Edmonds, 48yrs, (possibly a cousin), at St. Paul, St. Pancras; he was a Silk Mercer, and Mary acquired 3 stepchildren, Edwin 11, Annie 9, and Edward 2. She and John had 2 sons, Arthur James, 1866, and Ernest Sydney, 1869.
Mary and John lived in St. Pancras for 25yrs, and in July 1890, Mary was widowed when John died, aged 75yrs. In 1891 she was living at South Mimms, Middlesex, with her sons and her sister, and in 1901 she and Eleanor were in Worthing, at 10, Milton Street, where Eleanor died, aged 65yrs, on 9th February 1903. Mary then moved to 11, Eriswell Road, and on 18th October 1928, she died, aged 93yrs, at The Myrtles, Farncombe Road, Worthing. Administration was granted to Ernest Sydney Edmonds, civil servant, effects £38 7s 10d. Value 2021 – £2,400.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): blows.duck.audit

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Eleanor Edmonds died Febry 9th 1903 aged 65 years "Asleep in Jesus" Also of Mary Elizabeth Edmonds died Octbr 18th 1928 aged 93 years

Further Information


Name: Mary Elizabeth Edmonds

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1836

Town: High Wycombe

County: Buckinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Edmonds

Marriage Date: 16/4/1863

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Last Name: Edmonds

Town of Marriage: St Pancras

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/10/1928

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Myrtles

Address line 3: Farncombe Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £38 7 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £2400

Census Information


Ladies School, Temple End, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth Edmonds, 15yrs, scholar.


Living at Abbey Barn Farm, Chipping Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. William Edmonds, widower, 45yrs, Farmer, Mary Elizabeth, 23yrs, Eleanor, 22yrs, Richard 17yrs, Winifred 16yrs, Ann, 11yrs, Godfrey, 9yrs, George, 8yrs, plus 1 domestic servant and 3 farm employees.


Living at 26, St. Augustine’s Road, St. Pancras, London. John Edmonds, 55yrs, Silk Buyer, wife, Mary Elizabeth, 34yrs, Edwin Kirkwood, 19yrs, Commercial Clerk, Annie Kate, 17yrs, Arthur James, 5yrs, Ernest Sydney, 2yrs, sister-in-law, Eleanor Edmonds, 33yrs, governess, plus 1 domestic servant


Living at 26, St. Augustine’s Road, St. Pancras, London. John Edmonds, 66yrs, retired Silk Mercer, wife, Mary Elizabeth, 43yrs, Kate, 27yrs, Edward, 20yrs, Silk Warehouseman, Ernest, 12yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Marriot Road, South Mimms, Middlesex. Mary Elizabeth Edmonds, Hd. Widow, 52yrs, living on own means, sons, Arthur James, 25yrs, Cycle Maker, Ernest Sydney, 22yrs, Civil Servant, sister, Eleanor Edmonds, 51yrs, living on own means.


Living at 10, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex. Mary Elizabeth Edmonds, Hd. Widow, 64yrs, living on own means, sister, Eleanor Edmonds, 63yrs, Companion, visitor, Charlotte Humphries, 55yrs, Matron of Hospital.


Living at 11, Eriswell Road, Worthing, Sussex. Mary Elizabeth Edmonds, Hd. Widow, 75yrs, Private Means, Rose Squire Sutton, 56yrs, single, Companion/Help.

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