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Name: Percy Ashwell

Burial Number: 1885

Gender: Male

Occupation: Apprentice Engineer; Market Grower; Nurseryman; Market Gardener;

Born: 25/5/1889

Died: 11/04/1959

Buried: 27/04/1959


Percy Ashwell was born on 25th May 1889 in St. Helier, Jersey C.I., he was baptised on 15th June. His father was Albert (Berto) Henry Ashwell, 33yrs, Clergyman, and his mother, Eliza Blow, nee Glover, 32yrs. Percy had 3 older siblings, Olive 4, Kathleen 2, and Albert 1.

Percy attended Eastfield House, Preparatory School, in Ditchling, Sussex. In 1900 his brother, Albert, died, aged 12yrs, and in 1902, his sister, Kathleen, died, aged 16yrs.

Percy was living in Stoke-on-Trent in 1911, aged 21yrs, he was an Apprentice Engineer, Staffordshire was his father’s birthplace.

When his mother, Eliza Blow Ashwell, died in 1930, at Salisbury House, Salisbury Rd. Worthing, she left her estate of £6291 3s 2d -value 2020 – £413K. to Percy, by then working as a Market Grower, and his sister, Olive.  In the Kelly’s Directory of 1930 Percy Ashwell was listed as – Nurseryman, Ashacre Nurseries, Ashacre Lane, Worthing.

Percy and Olive were both living at 54, Richmond Road, Worthing when the 1939 Register was taken. They were both listed as Single and Percy Ashwell, 50yrs, as a Market Gardener.

Percy Ashwell died, aged 69yrs, on 11th April 1959, Brighton, Sussex. His Will was reported in the Worthing Herald, 14th August 1959, describing him as a retired fruit grower, he left estate of £11,815, value 2020 – £276K. Among bequests he left £25 to the Distressed Gentlefolks Aid Society.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 11 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): buzz.common.energetic

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



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R.I.P. Albert Henry Ashwell, Priest, Rector of Alford, Chester. Passed over August 17th 1921 aged 65. R.I.P. Olive Ashwell died July 12th 1960. R.I.P. Percy Ashwell died April 11th 1959

Further Information


Name: Percy Ashwell

Gender: Male

Born: 25/5/1889

Town: St Helier

County: Unknown

Country: Channel Islands (Jersey)


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/04/1959

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Royal Sussex County Hospital

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £11815 s d

Current value of effects: £276000

Census Information


Living at 2, Drayton Place, St. Helier, C.I. Arthur H. Ashwell, 35yrs, Clerk in Holy Orders, wife, Eliza, 34yrs, 4 children, Olive 6, Kathleen 4, Albert 3, Percy 1, plus 3 domestic servants.


Percy Ashwell, 11yrs, boarder, Eastfield House, Preparatory School, in Ditchling, Sussex.


Living at Egerton House, Hartshill Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.  George Felix Thomson, M.D., 41yrs, wife, Ella, 40yrs, Percy Ashwell, 21yrs, boarder, Apprentice Engineer, plus 1 domestic servant.


Visiting at Trafford House, Marine Drive, Denbighshire, Wales.

Percy Ashwell
Male 1889 32 St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands Engineer (Retired)


Living at 54, Richmond Road, Worthing. Percy Ashwell, 50yrs, single, Market Gardener, sister, Olive Ashwell, 55yrs, unpaid domestic duties.

Miscellaneous Information

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