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Name: Ralph Teesdale

Burial Number: 0281

Gender: Male

Occupation: Fly Driver; Fly Proprieter;

Born: 9/1/1841

Died: 11/08/1897

Buried: 14/08/1897

Sarah Upfold

George Teesdale

Family No: 0013


Ralph was born in Worthing, the son of George and Sarah. He was baptised at Broadwater Church on 7th February 1841. Ralph was one of eight children and lived with his family in the town, firstly in Field Row and then in Chapel Street (later called Portland Road). His father was a fly proprietor (a one horse, two wheeled carriage for hire) and Ralph followed George into the business. On 24th December 1866, Ralph married Elizabeth (Betsy) Peters at Broadwater Church. The couple lived in Portland Road, later moving to Heene Mews. They had six children. Ralph was a member of the Ancient Order of Foresters and when he died in 1897, they sent representatives to his funeral. Ralph died on 11th August 1897. Probate was granted on 2nd December to Elizabeth Teesdale widow. Effects £371 14s.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 3

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: Ralph Teesdale

Gender: Male

Born: 9/1/1841

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 24/12/1866

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Last Name: Peters

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/08/1897

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 8

Address line 2: Heene Mews

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 18th August 1897

“Forester’s Funeral”

Mr Ralph Teesdale, a well-known and respected fly proprietor and driver, died at his residence Heene Mews on Wednesday at the age of fifty-six. Deceased was for many years a member of Court Pride of Worthing, Ancient Order of Foresters, and at the funeral, which took place at Heene Cemetery on Saturday afternoon, the following representatives of the Court attended: Alderman F C Linfield, Trustee; Bro. G Madgwick, PCR; Bro. W Constable, PCR; Bro. C Cooper, PCR; Bro. A Pratley, PCR; and Bros. G Scutt, M Mitchell and Saunders. The Forester’s service was read at the graveside by Bro. Pratley.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £371 14 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £29056.00

Census Information


Field Row, Worthing.

George aged 30, fly man. Sarah aged 30. George aged 13. Eliza aged 11. Christopher aged 7. Alfred aged 5. Mary aged 3. Ralph aged 4 months.


19 Chapel Street, Worthing – George aged 44, fly man. Sarah aged 44. Eliza aged 20. Alfred aged 15. Mary aged 12. Ralph aged 10. Emma aged 7. Henry aged 4. Benjamin Belchamber aged 24, chimney sweep


Nelson Inn, Worthing

George aged 54, inn keeper. Sarah aged 54. Ralph aged 19. Edward Smithers aged 73, lodger, groom.


2 Portland Road, Worthing.
Ralph aged 30, fly driver. Elizabeth aged 30. Ralph aged 1.


5 Heene Mews, Worthing
Ralph aged 40, fly proprietor. Elizabeth aged 41. Ralph aged 11.George T aged 9. Harry R aged 6. Alice aged 5. Frederick aged 3. Kate aged 8 months.


8 Heene Mews, Worthing
Ralph aged 50, fly proprietor. Elizabeth aged 50. George aged 19, coach painter. Harry aged 16, stable boy, groom. Alice aged 15, dressmaker’s apprentice. Fred aged 13. Kate aged 10.

Miscellaneous Information

Fly Carriages similar to the ones Ralph Teesdale would have owned.