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Name: Mary Macgregor

Burial Number: 0829

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private means

Born: 10/8/1824

Died: 25/05/1916

Buried: 27/05/1916


Mary Selina Walker was one of 14 children of Thomas Walker, a Captain in the Scots Greys and his wife Constantia Frances Anne nee Beresford. Mary was baptised at Thorp Arch near Wetherby, Yorkshire on 14th August 1824. Some records state that she was born in Bern, Switzerland. Mary’s mother Constantia was continually pregnant and ran a vast household of servants (as many as 17 in the 1841 census). She outlived her husband by almost 30 years. Mary married Duncan Macgregor, the son of a general in the Army at St Mark’s church, Marylebone on 30th June 1867. Little can be found about Mary’s life after her marriage. Duncan Macgregor is listed on the 1891 census living at The Croft, Heene Road, Worthing but Mary is not listed. He died in 1896 and is buried at Heene. Mary is on the electoral rolls from 1904, living at The Croft in Heene Road, Worthing. She died on 25th May 1916. Probate was granted on 20th June to Helen Clogstoun widow. Effects £11786 8s 5d.

The contents of The Croft, Heene Road, Worthing were sold by auction in July 1916 raising approx. £1800 (£126292).

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary Macgregor

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 13 Plot: 24

Exact Location (what3words): valley.pose.chains

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In beloved memory of Duncan Macgregor who passed from earth Decr 7th 1896 "Deeply lamented" More than conquerors through Him that loved us" Romans 8:37 Also of Mary Selina widow of Duncan Macgregor died May 25th 1916

Further Information


Name: Mary Selina Macgregor

Gender: Female

Born: 10/8/1824

Town: Thorp Arch

County: Yorkshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Walker

Marriage Date: 30/6/1867

Spouse First Name: Duncan

Spouse Last Name: Macgregor

Town of Marriage: Marylebone

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/05/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "The Croft"

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £11786 8 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £826932.00

Census Information


Ravenfield Hall, Ravenfield, Yorkshire

Constantia Walker aged 44, independent. Constantia aged 20. Georgiana aged 17. Mary aged 16. Nanette aged 13. Helen aged 6. Henrietta aged 4. Sherbrook aged 2. Plus 17 servants including governess, gardener, dairy maid.

The Hall was destroyed by fire in 1963.



Aston Lodge, Aston-upon-Trent, Derbyshire.

Constantia aged 54, independent circumstances. Constantia aged 30. Selina (Mary) aged 26. Nanette aged 22. Henrietta aged 13. Plus 12 servants including butler, nurse, laundry maid, groom.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.