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Name: Mary Truefitt

Burial Number: 0268

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1824

Died: 16/09/1896

Buried: 19/09/1896


Mary Truefitt (née Haywood) was born in 1824 at Holt in Worcestershire. Her mother was also called Mary and her father was James Haywood, a bricklayer. In the 1851 England Census the family were living at 26, Broad Street, Worcester. Mary married George a successful architect, on 23 September 1852 and by 1861 they were living at 1, Middleton Road Islington, London, with 3 children and 2 servants. In 1871 they had moved to Bartholomew Road, Fernbank, Islington. The 2881 Census could not be found but at some point they had moved to Sussex and in 1891 they were at Shelsley Lodge, Broadwater. Interestingly, their married daughter, Mary Louisa Warleigh,  was with them and under occupation is listed as “wife of Lieut George A Warleigh” which has been crossed out, suggesting a divorce. George Warleigh did not die until 1909. Mary Truefitt died on 16 September 1896. No probate announcement was found. Exactly 3 months later George Truefitt remarried. He was 72 and his new wife was 26.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 15

Exact Location (what3words): glare.shack.thing

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Erected to the memory of Mary wife of George Truefitt..ered.. Sep 16 1896 aged 73."To the people of God" also to the memory of George Truefitt ?.D. R.I.B.A. born on St Valentines Day 1824 and died on August 11 1902

Further Information


Name: Mary Truefitt

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1824

Town: Holt

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Haywood

Marriage Date: 23/19/1852

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Last Name: Truefitt

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/09/1896

Cause of death: Unknown

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


26, Broad Street, Worcester

Mary Haywood, 56, head, widow, Trust? Holder; Joseph Haywood, 28, son, nurseryman employing 4 men; Mary Haywood, 24, daughter, Trust? Holder;

plus 1 domestic servant


1, Middleton Road, Islington

George Truefitt, 37, head, architect; Mary Truefitt, 36, wife; George Haywood Truefitt, 5, son; Mary L Truefitt, 1, daughter; Lewis Haywood Truefitt, 3, son;

plus 2 house servants


Bartholomew Road, Fernbank, Islington

George Truefitt, 47, head, architect; Mary Truefitt, 46, wife ;George H Truefitt, 15, son, scholar; Lewis H Truefitt, 13, son, scholar;

plus a cook and a housemaid


Shelsley Lodge, Broadwater

George Truefitt, 67, head, architect; Mary Truefitt, 67, wife; Mary Louisa Warleigh, 31, daughter, wife of Lieut George A Warleigh (crossed out); plus a cook and a housemaid

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