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Name: Mary Steward

Burial Number: 0929

Gender: Female

Occupation: Baby Linen Machinist

Born: 00/00/1876

Died: 15/12/1918

Buried: 18/12/1918


Mary was born Mary Elizabeth Mantle and one of three children born to Father Henry Mantle of Halstead Kent and Mother Elizabeth Lead of Stafford, Staffordshire.
Her parents married at St Mary’s in Lambeth, London 0n June 6, 1868. In 1871 Son Edward John was born in Hornchurch Essex, 1874 Daughter Emma Julia was born in Blackheath Kent, then in 1876 in Bromley Kent Mary Elizabeth was born.
The family lived in Greenwich, Newington and Camberwell. Her father was a Gardener. Mary was working as a Baby Linen machinist.
While living in Springfield Street in Camberwell, Mary’s future husband is boarding with their family and his occupation is a Stoker Petty Officer in the Royal Navy. As a boarder he received his accommodation with all meals included, where a lodger does not have food included.
Mary and George were married in Camberwell, London by the end of the year in 1911. Mary and George did not have any children and in 1918 George retired from the navy in March and were living at 37 Arundel Road in Littlehampton. In December of that year Mary had an operation for a malignant tumour of the ovary and died 42 hours later of Shock at Seabrook Nursing Home in Queens Road Worthing on 15th December.
Mary Elizabeth Steward was laid to rest at Heene Cemetery 3 days later, on the 18th December.
George had moved back to Deptford and in 1939 was lodging with a family there. George died in Greenwich in 1954 aged 80

Researcher: Gail Warner-Clarkson

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 10 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): tapes.quite.gained

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Mary Elizabeth beloved wife of George William Steward who departed this life 15th Dec 1918 aged 42 years "Father in Thy gracious keeping leave we now our loved one sleeping"

Further Information


Name: Mary Elizabeth Steward

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1876

Town: Bromley

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Mantle

Marriage Date: //1911

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Steward

Town of Marriage: Camberwell

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/12/1918

Cause of death: Malignant Tumour of the Ovary

Address line 1: Seabrook Nursing Home

Address line 3: Queens Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £194 2 s 6 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Queens Road Lodge in Greenwich. Father Henry (45) was a Domestic Servant Gardener. Mother Elizabeth (38), Edward (10), Emma (7) and Mary (4)


Living at 16 Royal Road St Mary Newington in London. Father Henry (55) Gardener. Mother Elizabeth (48), Edward (20) Gardener, Emma (17) Dressmaker, and Mary (14) Machinist. They were sharing a house with a married couple


Living at 13 Whittington Terrace, Springfield Street Camberwell, London. Father Henry (65) Gardener, Mother Elizabeth (58), Emma (27) Dressmaker and Mary (24) Baby Linen Machinist.


Living at 16 Wingfield Street, Camberwell. Father (75) Jobbing Gardener, Elizabeth (68), Mary (34) Baby Linen machinist. Two others living in the house Boarder George William Steward (36) Born Clerkenwell, Middlesex, a Stoker Petty Officer in the Royal Navy, and Lodger Mary Davey (76)

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