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Name: Rebecca Kennedy

Burial Number: 1745

Gender: Female

Occupation: Draper's Assistant

Distinction: Irish Immigrant

Born: 17/7/1867

Died: 24/02/1942

Buried: 02/03/1942


Rebecca was one of a pair of Irish sisters who came to England just before World War II. She was the daughter of Robert and Charlotte Kennedy and the older sister of Charlotte Elizabeth. Rebecca was born in Kilcullen, Co Kildare, Ireland where her father worked as a sergeant with the Royal Irish Constabulary. There are no Irish census records before 1901 as they were destroyed in a fire. Rebecca’s mother Charlotte died in 1897 and by 1901, the family were living in Dublin. Robert died in 1902. Rebecca never married and worked as a draper’s assistant. Due to the uprising in Ireland, there was no census taken in 1921 so it is not known when Rebecca and Charlotte came to Worthing before the War. Both sisters were living in Belsize Road, Worthing when the register was taken in September 1939. Rebecca died at 19 Belsize Road on 24th February 1942. Probate was granted on 8th June to Barclays Bank Ltd. Effects £8460 3s 11d. Re-sworn £8518 16s 9d.

Note: The Irish census was taken in 1926, so Rebecca’s record can be updated later.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 47

Exact Location (what3words): entry.dive.slower

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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Charlotte Elizabeth Kennedy at rest 29th April 1956 In loving memory of Rebecca Kennedy passed to the higher life 24th Feb 1942 "In his presence is everlasting joy"

Further Information


Name: Rebecca Kennedy

Gender: Female

Born: 17/7/1867

Town: Kilcullen

County: Co. Kildare

Country: Ireland


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/02/1942

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 19

Address line 3: Belsize Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £8518 16 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £323761.00

Census Information


House 57, Cabra Park, Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland

Robert aged 65, sergeant Royal Irish Constabulary. William aged 28, clerk. Rebecca aged 33, shop assistant. Mary Anne aged 35, unemployed. Charlotte Elizabeth aged 25, unemployed. George Arthur aged 22, unemployed.


House 11.1, Rathdown Terrace, Circular Road, Arran Quay, Dublin, Ireland.

Rebecca aged 43, boarder, draper’s assistant. Lodging with Rebecca Porter, widow and family.


19 Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Rebecca Kennedy b 17 July 1867, retired. Charlotte Kennedy b 15 Jan 1875, household duties.

Living with Alice Bransden, widow and John Watt, blind.

Miscellaneous Information

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