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Name: Rebecca Orton

Burial Number: 1068

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1850

Died: 20/01/1922

Buried: 25/01/1922


Rebecca Jane Hendry was born in Little Fransham, Norfolk, she was baptised there on 10th March 1850. Her parents were William Hendry, 46yrs, a farmer and bailiff, her mother, Hannah, 39yrs. She had 4 older siblings, Hannah, 15yrs, Harriett, 13yrs, William, 11yrs, and James, 3yrs.

On 24th July 1877, Rebecca, 27yrs, married the Rev. John Swaffield Orton, 40yrs, Rector of the Parish Church, Beeston, Norfolk. They had 2 children, John Swaffield Orton, September 1886, and daughter, Ellery Swaffield Orton, July 1889.

After 1891, John, Rebecca, and their two young children, moved to Worthing, Sussex, where they lived at a property they named Beeston, in Wordsworth Road; on 24th February 1895, Rebecca was widowed when John died, aged 57yrs.  Rebecca continued to live in Worthing with her daughter, Ellery, and on 20th January 1922, she died, aged 71yrs. Probate was granted to Charles William Previte Orton, Esquire, and John White, Solicitor. Effects £9054 5s. Value 2021 – £527K.

Researcher: Unknown

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 1 Plot: 23

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In loving memory of John Swaffield Orton priest 29 years Rector of Beeston-Next-Mileham Norfolk died February 24th 1895 aged 57 years "So he giveth His beloved sleep" Also of Rebecca Jane his wife died January 20th 1922 aged 71 years

Further Information


Name: Rebecca Jane Orton

Gender: Female

Born: 00/3/1850

Town: Unknown

County: Norfolk

Country: England


Maiden Name:Hendry

Marriage Date: 24/7/1877

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Swaffield

Spouse Last Name: Orton

Town of Marriage: Beeston

County of Marriage: Norfolk

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 20/01/1922

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Beeston

Address line 3: Wordsworth Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £9054 5 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £527000

Census Information


Living at Little Fransham, Norfolk. William Hendry, 47yrs, Bailiff and Farmer of 220 acres, employing 4 men/6 boys, wife, Hannah A., 40yrs, 5 children, Hannah 16, Harriett 14, William 12, James 4, Rebecca 1, visitor, Emily Woodgate 17, Dressmaker, Elizabeth Rump 36, unemployed annuitant, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Fransham Road, Beeston, Norfolk. William Hendry, 66yrs, Farmer of 120 acres, employing 3 men/1 boy, wife, Hannah, 60yrs, James, 24yrs, Butcher, Rebecca J., 21yrs.


Living at Fransham Road, Beeston, Norfolk. John S. Orton, 55yrs, Rector of Beeston, wife, Rebecca Jane, 40yrs, son, John S., 4yrs, daughter Ellery S., 1yr, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at Beeston, Wordsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex. Rebecca Jane Orton, 51yrs, widow, living on own means, daughter, Ellery S., 11yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Beeston, Wordsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex. Rebecca Jane Orton, 61yrs, widow, living on own means, daughter, Ellery S., 21yrs, visitor, Mary Harriett Shirreff, 45yrs, private means, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Beeston, Wordsworth Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Rebecca Jane Orton
Female 1850 71 Norfolk, England
Elizabeth Brooks
Female 1857 64 Wheatfield, Oxfordshire, England Private

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