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Name: Mary Willshere

Burial Number: 0693

Gender: Female

Occupation: Dressmaker

Born: 00/00/1858

Died: 03/12/1912

Buried: 07/12/1912


Mary was born in Worthing, the daughter of Henry Goodger and his first wife Ellen. She was baptised at Broadwater church on 1st August 1858. Mary’s mother died the following year and Henry married Mary Lawrence in 1860. The family lived in Washington village for a short while before moving to Heene Terrace in Worthing. Mary worked as a dressmaker and by the 1870’s, was living in London with her uncle’s family. On 7th July 1879, Mary gave birth to a daughter Annie Amelia. She married widower Edward Willshere at St James the Less church, Bethnal Green on 23rd July 1882. Mary’s sister Lucy was a witness. Edward was a millwright working for local brewers. A second daughter Inez Ellen was born on 5th May 1883. Both girls were baptised at St Peter’s church, Mile End in 1895. By then, the family had moved to Mile End Old Town, living in Argyle Road. Mary died on 3rd December 1912 and was buried at Heene on 7th December. No probate.

Edward married Mary’s sister Faith Minnie in 1914. After her death, he married for the fourth time and moved to Surrey. Annie Amelia died in Worthing in 1953. Inez became Mrs Sidney Mann and died in 1974.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Mary Willshere

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 28

Exact Location (what3words): square.pans.elaborate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In loving memory of Mary Jane Willshere died 3rd December 1912 aged 54 "We shall know each other there. In loving memory of Faith Minnie Willshere died 8th Nov 1931 aged 65

Further Information


Name: Mary Jane Willshere

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1858

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Goodger

Marriage Date: 23/7/1882

Spouse First Name: Edward

Spouse Last Name: Willshere

Town of Marriage: Bethnal Green

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/12/1912

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 13

Address line 3: Argyle Road

Town: Mile End Old Town

County: Middlesex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Montpelier Row, Washington Village, Sussex.

Henry aged 43, gardener, labourer. Mary aged 29. Fanny aged 11. Lucy aged 9. Lewis aged 6. Mary Jane aged 3.


3 Heene Terrace, Worthing.

Henry aged 52, gardener. Mary aged 38, laundress. Lewis aged 15. Mary J aged 12. Amy B aged 9. Lawrence (Charles) aged 7. Faith M aged 4.


262 Old Ford Road, Bethnal Green, Middx.

Mary aged 22, dressmaker. Living with her uncle William Sibley, baker, and his wife Fanny.


48 Carlton Road, Mile End Old Town, Middx.

Edward aged 34, millwright. Mary J aged 32. Annie A aged 11. Inez E aged 7. Emily Willshere aged 14, niece. Florence Goodger aged 17, visitor, dressmaker. Elizabeth Ravens aged 41, visitor, dressmaker.


13 Argyle Road, Mile End Old Town, Middx.

Edward aged 44, mechanical engineer. Mary aged 42. Annie A aged 21. Inez E aged 17, pupil teacher. Daisy Staines aged 25, boarder, postal clerk.


13 Argyle Road, Mile End Old Town, Middx.

Edward aged 54, millwright (brewers). Mary Jane aged 52. Annie Amelia aged 31. Alethea Daisy Staines aged 35, boarder, post office clerk. Violet Winifred Prince aged 29, boarder, teacher.

Miscellaneous Information

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