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Name: Mary Thomas

Burial Number: 1839

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess. Living on own means

Born: 28/05/1876

Died: 19/01/1952

Buried: 24/01/1952


Mary was born in Shepperton, Middlesex, the daughter of Edmund Frederick and Jane nee Young. She was baptised at Shepperton on 11th July 1876. Mary’s father died in 1879 and her mother in 1887. Mary and her sisters Jane and Emily were sent to live with their aunts Mary Ann and Maria at “Breinton” in St Botolph’s Road, Worthing. As a young woman, Mary worked as a governess at Rogate in the north of Sussex. She returned to Worthing in 1914 and continued to live at “Breinton” until 1935. By then, her two sisters Emily and Jane were living at 11 Longfellow Road in Worthing. During the war, Mary moved in with a family at South Harting. By 1951, she had moved in with her sisters in Longfellow Road. Mary died at St Helen’s Nursing Home, Reigate Road, Worthing on 19th January 1952. Probate was granted on 18th March to Jane Dorothy Thomas and Emily Frederica Thomas spinsters. Effects £5148 4s 1d. Jane died in 1954 and Emily in 1956. They are buried together at Durrington Cemetery.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NB Row: 2 Plot: 4

Exact Location (what3words): pages.fear.taker

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Mary Anna Young died 13th February 1914 aged 76 years. Also of her sister Maria Young died on her birthday 10th July 1919 aged 77 years "He giveth His beloved sleep" Also in memory of a beloved sister Mary E Thomas died Jan 19th 1952 aged 75

Further Information


Name: Mary Elizabeth Thomas

Gender: Female

Born: 28/05/1876

Town: Shepperton

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 19/01/1952

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Helen's Nursing Home

Address line 3: Reigate Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5148 4 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £160668.00

Census Information


3 Royston Gardens, Richmond, Surrey

Charles Young aged 42, colonial banker. Elizabeth Augusta aged 39. Alice Elizabeth aged 16. Percy Frederick aged 12. Ethel Mary aged 9. Ernest Augustus aged 7. Mary Elizabeth Thomas aged 4, niece. Jane Dorothea Thomas aged 2, niece. Beatrice Simkins aged 15, visitor. Plus a cook, nurse and maid.


“Breinton” St Botolph’s Road, Worthing

Mary Ann Young aged 53, own means. Maria Young aged 48, own means. Mary Thomas aged 14, niece. Jane Thomas aged 12, niece. Emily Thomas aged 11, niece. Percy Young aged 22, Oxford undergraduate. Plus a cook and maid.


“The Firs” Nyewood, Rogate, Sussex

Mary Elizabeth aged 24, resident governess in the household of Elizabeth Franklin aged 57, widow.


Unable to trace, possibly abroad


“Vine Cottage” South Harting

living with Margaret Garman and her family. Her two sisters Jane and Emily were living at 11 Longfellow Road, Worthing.

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