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Name: Mary Russell

Burial Number: 1234

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Robert Henry Russell

Born: 00/00/1846

Died: 07/04/1926

Buried: 10/04/1926


Mary was born in Glynde, Sussex, the eldest daughter of the Rev. William de St Croix vicar of the village. William had been recently appointed to the parish and he and his wife Martha lived in the rather grand vicarage.


William was a noted cricketer, having played for Cambridge University. As a young girl, Mary was sent to a private school in Brighton. The school was mainly for young ladies who were daughters of the clergy. On 3rd October 1878, Mary married Robert Henry Russell, a clerk in the City of London Dues Office. The couple lived in Hendon for a while before moving to Reigate. They had no children. After Robert’s retirement, they moved to Worthing, living in Browning Road. Robert died on 28th December 1917. Mary moved to Seaford, living at “The Gables” in East Blatchington. She died on 7th April 1926. Probate was granted on 5th May to Francis de St Croix gentleman. Effects £1215 2s.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 10 Plot: 28

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Robert Henry Russell died 28th Dec 1917 aged 72 years "Peace perfect peace"

Further Information


Name: Mary Emily Russell

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1846

Town: Glynde

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:de St Croix

Marriage Date: 3/10/1878

Spouse First Name: Robert

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Russell

Town of Marriage: Seaford

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 07/04/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "The Gables"

Address line 2: East Blatchington

Town: Seaford

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1215 2 s d

Current value of effects: £49887.00

Census Information


Glynde Vicarage, Glynde, Sussex

William aged 31, vicar of Glynde, Martha aged 27. Mary E aged 4. William aged 3. Elizabeth aged 1. Caroline aged 4 months. Plus 3 servants.


St Mary’s Hall, Eastern Road, Brighton.

Mary aged 14, pupil at school run by Maria and Lucy Newport.


Glynde Vicarge, Glynde, Sussex.

William aged 51, vicar of Glynde. Martha aged 47. C=Mary E aged 24. Caroline aged 20. Amy aged 19. Emma aged 17. Ethel aged 6. Francis aged 2. Plus a cook and housemaid.


4 Sunnyside, Ridge Road, Hendon, Middx.

Robert aged 36, clerk for Corp of London. Mary aged 34. William Russell aged 27, visitor, sugar broker’s commercial clerk. Plus 1 servant.


43 Earlswood Road, Reigate, Surrey.

Robert aged 45, living on own means. Mary aged 44.


43 Cockshott Road, Reigate, Surrey.

Robert aged 55, retired official Corp of London. Mary aged 54.


“Wootton” 5 Browning Road, Worthing.

Robert aged 65, retired officer, pensioner of Corp of London. Mary aged 64.


The Gables, East Blatchington, Newhaven, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place
Emma Martha De St Croix
Female 1853 68 Glynde, Sussex, England Home Duties
Ethel Augustus De St Froix
Female 1864 56 Glynde, Sussex, England Home Duties
Mary Emily Russell
Sister, boarder
Female 1846 74 Glynde, Sussex, England Invalid
Emily Jane Towner
Nurse, help
Female 1891 29 Barcombe, Sussex, England Nurse Help

Miscellaneous Information

Sussex Advertiser 8th October 1878

“Marriage of Miss de St Croix”

On Thursday was solemnised at the Parish Church, the marriage of Mr Robert H Russell, second son of the late Mr W Mozart Russell, of Clapton to Miss Mary E May de St Croix, eldest daughter of the late Rev. W de St Croix of Glynde. Shortly before eleven o’clock, the bridegroom accompanied by his best man, Mr G J Dare arrived at the church where they waited the arrival of the bridal party. The bride, richly attired in an ivory white silk dress with tulle veil and wreath of orange blossoms, looking exceedingly well. She was escorted by Mr J C Lucas, her brother-in-law, and attended by four bridesmaids: Miss A C de St Croix and Miss E M de St Croix (her sisters), and Miss E R Russell and Miss M Russell (sisters of the bridegroom), each carrying a splendid bouquet, a gift from the bridegroom. The wedding guests consisted only of near relatives of the bride and bridegroom viz Mrs de St Croix, Mr F de St Croix, Mrs Lucas, Mr W T H Evans, Mrs Russell, Miss Russell, Miss E K Russell, Miss E M Russell, Mr Walter Russell and Mr W M Russell. The service was read by the Rev. H C de St Croix (uncle of the bride), vicar of Figheldean, Wilts, assisted by Rev. W H Meads Buck, vicar of Seaford. The wedding breakfast to place at the residence of the bride’s mother. The newly married pair departed in the afternoon for Lewes, en route for Buxton where they will spend their honeymoon.