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Name: Mercy Nichols

Burial Number: 0175

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1864

Died: 5/5/1891

Buried: 09/05/1891


Mercy Kate Browning was born in Upper Beeding, Sussex, to Henry and Emily nee Fenden, she was baptised on March 6th, 1864. Mercy had 3 siblings, Frances A. 6yrs, Clara M. 5yrs, and Arthur J. 2yrs. In 1871 when Mercy was 7yrs old, the family lived in Small Dole, Sussex, her father, Henry, 63yrs was an Agricultural Labourer, mother, Emily, 48yrs, Frances A. 13yrs, Clara M. 11yrs, Arthur J. 9yrs. When Mercy was 17yrs old, still living in Small dole, her father, now 73yrs, continued as an Agricultural Labourer, and her brother, Arthur, 19yrs, was a Blacksmith.
Mercy Kate Browning married John Ward Nichols, a Tailor, in September 1886 in Steyning, Sussex. Their daughter, Madeline Alice was born on 27th January 1888, in Henfield, Sussex. In 1891, now living at 4, Heene Cottages, Worthing, their son, Arthur J. Nichols, was born on 15th March, and Mercy died 7 weeks later.
Mercy Kate Nichols died on 5th May 1891 at 4, Heene Cottages, Worthing, aged 27yrs. Her death certificate gave the cause of death as “Phthisis”

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 8 Plot: 7

Exact Location (what3words): spout.evenly.punt

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried with Alma and Ernest Bridger


In loving memory of Alma the dearly loved wife of Ernest Henry Bridger called home 13th Jan 1928 aged 55 "Ever in my thoughts" Reunited 3rd April 1939

Further Information


Name: Mercy Kate Nichols

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1864

Town: Upper Beeding

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Browning

Marriage Date: /9/1886

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Ward

Spouse Last Name: Nichols

Town of Marriage: Steyning

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 5/5/1891

Cause of death: Phthisis

Address line 2: 4

Address line 3: Heene Cottages

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


Henry Browning, 63yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Emily, 48yrs, 4 children, Frances A. 13yrs, Clara M. 11yrs, Arthur J. 9yrs, Mercy K. 7yrs, living at Small Dole, Sussex.


Henry Browning, 63yrs, Agricultural Labourer, wife, Emily, 57yrs, Frances Alice, 23yrs, Arthur, 19yrs, Blacksmith, Mercy Kate, 17yrs, John Simms, 8yrs, Grandson, living at Small Dole, Sussex.


John W. Nichols, 38yrs, Tailor, wife, Mercy K. 27yrs, 2 children, Madeline A. 3yrs and Arthur J. 3wks, living at 4, Heene Cottages, Worthing.

Miscellaneous Information

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