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Name: Miriam Eden

Burial Number: 0962

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of George Henry Eden

Born: 00/00/1869

Died: 20/08/1919

Buried: 25/08/1919


Miriam was born in Pimlico, London in 1869, the daughter of William and Jane Farnham. Her father was a warehouseman but later worked for the Civil Service. The family moved to better areas as William gained promotion. As a young woman, Miriam worked as a draper’s assistant. By 1901, the family were living in Milton in Kent and it was here that Miriam married George Henry Eden on 26th February 1901 at Holy Trinity Church. George was a retired Naval Officer. The couple moved to Worthing, living in Windsor Road (later called Rugby Road). A son, Hugh Morton Eden was born on 28th June 1903. By 1911, the family had moved to “The Gull” in Boundary Road, Worthing. Miriam died after a long illness on 20th August 1919. No probate. George moved to Hove and died in 1922. He was buried with Miriam at Heene. The photo on this page shows Miriam’s gravestone which was removed when George was buried. It was not replaced.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Miriam Eden

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 27

Exact Location (what3words): works.bigger.water

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - The stone was removed after her husband George's death and not replaced.


Sacred to the memory of Miriam Sophia dearly loved wife of Lt. Commander C.M. Eden R.N, who departed this life 20th August 1919 aged 46 years. "He that liveth and believeth in me shall never die"

Further Information


Name: Miriam Sophia Eden

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1869

Town: Pimlico

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Farnham

Marriage Date: 26/2/1901

Spouse First Name: George

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Eden

Town of Marriage: Milton

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/08/1919

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "The Gull"

Address line 3: Boundary Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 3rd September 1919

“The Late Mrs Eden”

The funeral of the late Mrs Eden took place at the Heene Burial Ground in the early part of last week, and in a brief In Memoriam paragraph in the Parish Magazine, regret is expressed accompanied with sympathy with Lieutenant-Commander Eden RN at the long illness and decease of that lady.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


17 Westmoreland Street, Westminster.

William aged 39, warehouseman. Jane aged 27. William aged 4. Miriam aged 2. Louisa aged 6 months.


30 Herbert Road, Lambeth.

William aged 48, civil service messenger. Jane aged 34. William aged 14, clerk. Miriam aged 12. Annie aged 2. Edward St Salvi aged 52, lodger, French tutor. Plus 1 servant.


4 Byrne Road, Streatham, Surrey.

William aged 59, civil servant stationery office. Jane aged 45. William aged 24, contractor’s foreman. Miriam aged 22, draper’s assistant. Louisa aged 20, draper’s assistant. Annie aged 12. George P Bidder aged 72, boarder, retired civil engineer. Joseph Hodgson aged 32, boarder, civil servant (India Office). Plus 1 servant.


“Avonturn” Windsor Road (later called Rugby Road), Worthing.

George aged 45, lieutenant RN retired. Miriam aged 30. Plus 1 servant.


“The Gull” Boundary Road, Worthing.

George aged 60, lieutenant RN retired. Miriam aged 39. Hugh aged 8. Plus a cook and nurse.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.