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Name: Rosamund Dell

Burial Number: 1947

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Henry Benifold Dell

Born: 30/11/1883

Died: 17/08/1969

Buried: 01/04/1970


Rosamund Esme Duncan was born on 30th November 1883 in Edinburgh, her parents were Charles Duncan, 39yrs, Painter/Artist, and Jane Vassie nee Davison, 29yrs. She had 4 siblings, Mabel b.1887, Constance b.1888, Charles b. 1890, and Harold b.1896.
By 1891, the family had left Scotland and settled in Worthing, Sussex, at Seaforth, St. Michael’s Road. Rosamund’s widowed grandmother, Mary Duncan, lived next door. In 1904 Rosamund’s mother died, and she moved with her father and siblings to Brighton. In 1911, aged 28yrs, she married Henry Benifold Dell, 31yrs, a Furnisher and Remover, with his family business in Brighton. They had 3 children, Henry Charles Roger Dell, b.1912, Mary Bettina, b.1914, and John Michael, b.1920. (John Michael had Downs Syndrome and his mother cared for him all his life, he died in 1976, aged 56yrs.)
Rosamund and Henry remained in Brighton until his retirement, and they then lived at Old Fort Road, on Shoreham Beach. Rosamund was widowed when Henry died in 1964, aged 85yrs.
Rosamund died on 17th August 1969, aged 85yrs, at 29, St. James’s Street, Pangbourne, Berkshire. Effects £3510, value 2020 – £58K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 1 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): armed.homes.sorters

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



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Mary widow of the late Thomas Duncan A.R.A. R.S.A. died 15th February 1905. John Michael Dell born 17th July 1920 died 28th Nov. 1976 "rest in peace" In Loving memory Henry Benifold Dell died 21st Nov. 1964 at Shoreham aged 85. In loving memory of Rosamund Esme Dell nee Duncan died 17th Aug. 1969 at Pangbourne aged 85

Further Information


Name: Rosamund Esme Dell

Gender: Female

Born: 30/11/1883

Town: Edinburgh

County: Midlothian (County of Edinburgh)

Country: Scotland


Maiden Name:Duncan

Marriage Date: //1911

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Benifold

Spouse Last Name: Dell

Town of Marriage: Brighton

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/08/1969

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 29

Address line 3: St James Close

Town: Pangbourne

County: Berkshire

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3510 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £58000.00

Census Information


Seaforth, St. Michael’s Road, Worthing.

Charles Duncan, 46yrs, living on own means, wife, Jane V., 36yrs, 4 children, Rosamund 7, Mabel 4, Constance 3, and Charles 1, plus 2 domestic servants.


Seaforth, St. Michael’s Road, Worthing.

Charles Duncan, 56yrs, living on own means, wife, Jane V., 46yrs, 5 children, Rosamund 17, Mabel 14, Constance 13, Charles 11, and Harold 5, plus 1 domestic servant.


Abingworth, Tongdean, Brighton.

Charles Duncan, 66yrs, widower, Painter/Artist, Rosamund 27, Mabel 24, Constance 23, Charles R. 21, Clerk P & O Co. Service, Harold 15.


1, Oldfield Crescent, Southwick, Sussex.

Henry B. Dell, Furnisher & Remover, wife, Rosamund E. Dell, ARP reserve and British Red Cross, son, John Michael Dell, Incapacitated.

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