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Name: Priscilla Thompson

Burial Number: 1647

Gender: Female

Occupation: Parlourmaid; Cook.

Born: 9/7/1853

Died: 22/11/1936

Buried: 25/11/1936


Priscilla was born in Scoulton, Norfolk, the daughter of Robert Michael and Elizabeth. She was baptised at Holy Trinity Church, Scoulton on 20th August 1853. Her father was a labourer on a local farm and Priscilla spent her life as a servant in various houses. As a young woman, she worked as a maid in London before moving to Worthing by 1901. Priscilla worked as cook for the Laishley sisters in East Mansion, Heene Terrace. After she retired, Priscilla lodged with a Miss Hanlon at 12 Shelley Road. She died here on 22nd November 1936. Probate was granted on 21st January 1937 to William Thompson (brother) retired timekeeper. Effects £512 5s 7d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): discrepancy.storm.cracks

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Buried with Ellen and Frederick Quinn and Alwyn and Sarah Streeet


In loving memory of Ellen Elizabeth wife of Frederick Quin died 1st June 1930 aged 54

Further Information


Name: Priscilla Thompson

Gender: Female

Born: 9/7/1853

Town: Scoulton

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 22/11/1936

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 12

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £512 5 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £25952.00

Census Information


By Toll Gates, Scoulton, Norfolk.

Michael aged 47, ag lab. Elizabeth aged 39. Priscilla aged 7. Michael aged 3. William aged 1. Charles Bailey aged 24, lodger, ag lab. John Rose aged 22, lodger, shepherd.


Grammar School, Hingham, Norfolk.

Priscella aged 17, servant in school run by Thomas Spencer Turner and his wife Eliza.


5 Dacre House, Brandran Road, Lee, Essex.

Priscilla aged 27, parlourmaid in house of Arthur Witherby, retired stockbroker and his wife Mary.



Melbury Road, Kensington.

Priscilla aged 37, parlourmaid in house of John Sylvester, retired deputy surgeon general Indian Army and family.


1 East Mansion, Heene, Worthing.

Priscilla aged 47, cook in house of Ellen, Emma and Maria Laishley. (They lived on the ground and first floor of the building).


East Mansion, Heene, Worthing.

Priscilla aged 57, cook in the house of Ellen, Emma and Maria Laishley. (The sisters were still living here in 1924).


East Mansions, Worthing, Sussex

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation
Ellen Laishley
Female 1837 84 Southampton, Hampshire None
Priscilla Thompson
Female 1853 67 Scoulton, Norfolk, England Cook

Miscellaneous Information

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