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Name: Maude Teesdale

Burial Number: 0898

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Ralph Teesdale

Distinction: Mother of 15

Born: 00/00/1872

Died: 22/4/1918

Buried: 25/04/1918

Eliza Churcher

Edward Bex

Family No: 0013


Heene Hallmark

Maud Teesdale 1872 -1918

Mother of 15

Maud was born in St Leonards, Sussex, the daughter of Edward and Eliza. Her middle name Eveline was also written down as Emmeline or Emily. At the time of her birth, the family were living at 1 Stainsby Street but by 1874, they had moved to Clarence Terrace, Silverhill where her father worked in a photographic studio. By 1881, the family had moved to Lambeth where Edward worked as a photographer’s assistant. Eliza died in 1884 and Edward moved the family to Worthing. He set up a studio at Belle Vue, the north end of Chapel Street (now Portland Road). By 1891, Maud was living with Ralph Teesdale, a cab driver and groom, at 3 Heene Cottages. She married him at Broadwater Church on 4th April 1891. Their daughter Georgina was born in August but died in October and is buried at Heene. A second daughter Hilda, was born in 1893. Ethel Florence was born in October 1895 but died at the end of December. She was buried at Heene on 3rd January 1896. A son, Christopher Ralph was born in 1900. By 1901, the family had moved to Heene Mews where Ralph ran a livery stable. The family’s final move was to 1 Thorley Terrace in Milton Road. Maud became a member of the Independent Order of Foresters eventually becoming a sub-chief ranger. She died on 22 April 1918 of liver cancer. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): cried.assist.basin

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Maude Eveline Teesdale

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1872

Town: St Leonards on Sea

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Bex

Marriage Date: 4/4/1891

Spouse First Name: Ralph

Spouse Last Name: Teesdale

Town of Marriage: Broadwater

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/4/1918

Cause of death: Carcinoma of the liver

Address line 1: 1

Address line 2: Thorley Terrace

Address line 3: Milton Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 24th April 1918

“Female Forester’s Death”

In the annual report of Court Dowager Lady Hatherton, of the Ancient Order of Foresters, extracts from which were published in this column last week, sympathy was expressed with the Sub-Chief Ranger, Sister M E Teesdale in her illness. Members of the Court will learn with regret that the illness has had a fatal termination, for Mrs Teesdale died a few days since from cancer.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


32 Miles Street, Lambeth.

Edward aged 34, photographer’s assistant. Eliza aged 34. Maud aged 8. Charles aged 6.


3 Heene Cottages, Worthing.

Ralph aged 21, cab driver and groom. Maud aged 19. Both lodging with John Mash, coachman and groom.


7 Heene Mews, Worthing.

Ralph aged 31, cab driver, livery groom. Maud aged 29. Hilda aged 8. Christopher aged 6 months.


7 Heene Mews, Worthing.

Ralph aged 43, cabman. Maud aged 38. Hilda aged 18, dressmaker. Christopher aged 10.

Miscellaneous Information

Bex family photograph. Maud could be the 13 year old on the left.

Note: Maud’s father Edward was one of Worthing’s most famous photographers. He traded under the name of “Edward Edwards” and was based at 20 New Street. Her brother Charles ran the business when Edward died. For more information and examples of his work, see Sussex Photo History website.