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Name: Rose Hancock

Burial Number: 0497

Gender: Female

Occupation: Clergyman’s wife

Distinction: Nee Smith, b. Bayswater

Born: 00/00/1854

Died: 11/04/1906

Buried: 14/04/1906


Rose Augusta Frances Hancock nee Smith  1854 – 1906

London born, Rose married the Reverend Henry Hancock at the age of 43 after living in the family home in Hemel Hempstead. Her father was a wealthy farmer and her mother, Mary Ann, was from Bloomsbury. She had no children.


Rose Augusta Frances was born in 1854 in Bayswater, the youngest of 5 siblings, to Hugh Smith a Hertfordshire farmer and his wife Mary Ann. The family had a butler, a cook, a nurse and two housemaids. The family lived in Oxfordshire for some time before residing in London, where Hugh was a stockbroker and fundholder. Rose did not have a job during this time. In 1887, Rose inherited £4000 from her brother Graham and  by1891 she was living in Hemel Hempstead with her father, mother and sister Louisa and 3 servants.

On 14th October 1897 at St. Martin’s Church, Marylebone, Rose married Henry Charles Hancock, a clerk in holy orders in the presence of her sister, Louisa. The couple moved to Holland Lodge, in Worthing, shortly before her husband’s death in 1905. Widowed, Rose died on the 11th April, 1906 at Holland Lodge, St. Botolph’s Road, Worthing and left an estate of nearly £9000.




Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 48

Exact Location (what3words): dots.tame.palms

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: Rose Augusta Francis Hancock

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1854

Town: Bayswater

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Smith

Marriage Date: //1898

Spouse Second Name: Henry

Spouse Last Name: Hancock

Town of Marriage: Marylebone

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/04/1906

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Holland Lodge

Address line 2: St. Botolph’s Road

Address line 3: Worthing

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £8759 17 s 2 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

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