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Name: Mary Prowse

Burial Number: 1394

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cook;

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 04/04/1929

Buried: 08/04/1929


Mary Ann was the daughter of William and Charity Soby, of Halwill by Holdsworthy, in Devon. She was the second of their 12 children. Father William was a Farmer of 150 acres. In 1881, now living in Mill Lane, Highweek, at home on the farm, at Highweek, Mary Ann was a Cook.

Thomas Francis Prowse was born in Teignmouth in 1856 and married Mary Ann Soby in Devon, in 1883

Mabel was their first child and she was born in Ballycastle. Thomas Cecil was born at Ellanbough, County Antrim, in 1894, their sixth child, and only son.

In 1911 Thomas and Mary Ann were living at 110 Marine Parade, Worthing, with single daughters Beatrice, Ethel May and Selina.

Thomas Francis of Cornwallis, Wordsworth Road died on 15th February 1929, leaving effects of £1489.19s.1d to William Edward Carter general post office overseer

Mary Ann of Cornwallis, Wordsworth Road died leaving effects of £755.15s.6d to William Edward Carter post office overseer

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): exist.lonely.trim

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Thomas F. Prowse who passed away 15th Feb. 1929 aged 72 Also Mary Ann his wife, who was re-united with him 4th April 1929 aged 75

Further Information


Name: Mary Ann Prowse

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Unknown

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name:Soby

Marriage Date: //1883

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Soby

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Devon

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 04/04/1929

Cause of death: Unknown

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


Living at Brinham, Halwill – William Soby, 48yrs, Farmer of 150 acres; Charity Soby, 38yrs; William Soby, 18yrs; Mary Ann Soby, 17yrs; Selina Soby, 13yrs; Josias Soby, 11yrs; Edwin Soby, 10yrs; John Henry Soby, 8yrs; Eva Soby, 6yrs; Emma Soby, 4yrs; Laura Soby, 8mths; William Northcott, 19yrs, Farm Servant;


Living at Brinham, Halwill, Holsworthy – William Soby, 58yrs, Farmer of 135 acres; Charity Soby, 48yrs; Mary Ann Soby, 37yrs, Cook; Ellen Soby, 25yrs, Laundress; Josias Soby, 21yrs, Farmers son; Edwin Soby, 20yrs, Ploughman; John H Soby, 17yrs, Farmers son; Emma Soby, 13yrs; Laura Soby, 10yrs; Alfred Soby, 7yrs; Ernest Soby, 4yrs;


Living at Chub Tor, Buckland Monachorum, Tavistock – Thomas Prowse, 45yrs, Navvy; Mary J Prowse, 43yrs; Thomas Prowse, 8yrs, nephew; Richard Mathews, 25yrs, Navvy, Boarder; James R Cole, 19yrs, Navvy, Boarder;


Living at 110 Marine Parade, Worthing – Thomas Francis Prowse, 54yrs, Chief Officer, Coastguard; Mary Ann Prowse, 57yrs; Beatrice Prowse, 25yrs, Housework; Ethel Mary Prowse, 21yrs, Dressmaker; Selina Amy Prowse, 14yrs, Milliner;


Corn Villas, 4 Wordsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
Thomas Francis Prowse
Male 1856 64 Teignmouth, Devon, England Chief Officer Coast Guard (Retired) Royal Navy
Mary Ann Prowse
Female 1854 67 Halwill, Devon, England Home Duties
Beatrice Prowse
Female 1885 35 Antrim, Ireland Home Duties
Ethel Mary Prowse
Female 1890 31 Antrim, Ireland Dressmaker Own Account

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