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Name: Rhoda Day

Burial Number: 1785

Gender: Female

Born: 31/10/1868

Died: 15/10/1944

Buried: 20/10/1944


Rhoda was born on the 31st October 1868 Tatsfield Surrey to Thomas and Amelia Cole. Thomas worked as an agricultural Labourer, and the family lived on Westmore Green Tatsfield, Surrey.


The family were poor as in 1879 Rhoda’s Mother, Ameilia applied for poor relief for herself and her children. the family were living at Farleigh Green, Farleigh, Surrey at this time. Thomas was working as a Farm Labourer.

In 1879 Rhoda was attending Chesham Common C of E School.


In 1891 Rhoda was working as a Housemaid for Charles Moss, a merchant at 12 The Waldrons, Croydon, Surrey.  By 1911 she is working as a Servant to Mr Newberry at Maes Manor, Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey

She married Arthur Day, a widower, in 1919 in East Preston, Sussex.  Unfortunately, Arthur died on 20th August 1920 while they were living at ‘Ebenezer’, Heene Road, Worthing, Sussex. He left an estate of £2502 8s 4d (£72702 in 2020) to Rhoda.

Rhoda died on 15th October 1944 at St. Richards hospital Chichester, she was living at ‘Whyteleafe’ 59 Pavilion Road Worthing Sussex. She left £934 8s 1d (£33,200 in 2020) probate to Dorothy Evelyn Mugridge

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 4 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): recall.feels.gross

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In affectionate memory of Arthur S Day entered into rest 20th Aug 1920 "Until the day break and the shadows flee away"

Further Information


Name: Rhoda Day

Gender: Female

Born: 31/10/1868

Town: Unknown

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name:Cole

Marriage Date: //1919

Spouse First Name: Arthur

Spouse Second Name: Somerset

Spouse Last Name: Day

Town of Marriage: East Preston

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 15/10/1944

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St Richards Hospital

Town: Chichester

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £934 8 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £33200

Census Information


Westmore green, Tatsfield Surrey

Thomas Cole (Head) age 29, Amelia (Wife) age 24, Eliza (Daughter) age 3, Rhoda (Daughter) age 2, Amelia (Daughter) age 8 months


Farleigh Green, Farleigh, Surrey

Thomas Cole (Head) age 39, Amelia (Wife) age 34, Rhoda (Daughter) age 12, Amelia (Daughter) age 10, Thomas (Son) age 8, George (son) age 7, Bertha (Daughter) age 4


12 The Waldrons, Croydon, Surrey

Rhoda was housemaid To Charles Moss


Maes Manor, church Road, Surrey

Rhoda was working as a servant to Mr Newberry


59 Pavilion Road Worthing Sussex

Rhoda Day age 71,

Miscellaneous Information

The family were poor as in 1879 Rhoda’s Mother, Ameilia applied for poor relief for herself and her children. This is a copy of the application for Rhoda. It was found in the Surrey History Centre, Surrey County Council.


First name(s)      Rhoda

County                  Surrey

Last name            Cole

Place                    Godstone

Birth year            1868

Event                     Workhouse

Age                        11

Year                       1879

Application date 3 Nov 1879

Archive reference BG5/55/6

Application year 1879

Parish                    Farleigh

Dataset title Godstone Poor Law Union Application And Report Books 1869-1915

Record set Surrey Institutional Records 1788-1939

Category Institutions & organisations

Page number 86

Subcategory Workhouses and Poor Law

Year range 1869-1915

Collections from England, Great Britain

Country England