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Name: Rose Schreiber

Burial Number: 1254

Gender: Female

Distinction: Daughter of Wealthy Vicar

Born: 08/03/1845

Died: 14/07/1926

Buried: 17/07/1926


Rose Edith Schreiber was born on the 8th March 1845, she was the 7th daughter and youngest of 15 children born to the Reverend Thomas Schreiber, 50yrs, and Sarah Maria, 40yrs, nee Bingham, in Bradwell-Juxta-Mare, (Bradwell near the Sea), Essex. Her mother was the daughter of Admiral Bingham of Lymington, Hampshire.

Thomas was the Rector of St. Thomas’s Church in Bradwell, a man of wealth, living in a large and handsome Rectory House, and acted as his own patron in this position. This meant that his parish was ministered by another vicar and Thomas was described as a clergyman without care of souls.

In September 1852, Thomas, Sarah and 8 of their children, including Rose, aged 7yrs, set sail from Liverpool for Canada, where they lived in York, Ontario, for four years. In 1856 Rose’s mother, Sarah, died in Canada aged 52yrs. The family returned to England and in 1861 were living at Christ Church Manse, Ipswich, Suffolk.

Rose continued to live with her father until his death in 1873, leaving estate in excess of £2m. She was very close to her sister, Frances Frederica Louisa, just 2yrs older than herself, and both being single, with private incomes, they decided to live together.

Rose and Frances moved frequently, in 1891 they were in Kensington, London, in 1901 they were in Cambridge, in 1911 they were in Hove, Sussex, and they finally settled in Worthing, living at South Hill, 32, St. Michael’s Road.

Frances died in January 1926, aged 83yrs, leaving her estate, (value 2022) of £2.7m. to Rose, but just six months later, on 14th July 1926, Rose also died, aged 82yrs. Probate was granted to Adrian Hugh Hassard Short, civil servant, effects, £50,723 6s 11d. Value 2022 – £3.4m.

In her will, Rose left £4000 (£300,000 – 2022 value) in trust for her nurse/housekeeper, and £4000 each to 5 nieces; the residue of her estate went to Adrian H.H. Short, secretary of the Poor Persons Committee, Law Society, (forerunner of Legal Aid).

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 8 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): vibe.shed.allows

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Rose E Schreiber 7th daughter of the late Rev T Schreiber Frances F L Schreiber 6th daughter Rector of Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex died January 26th aged 83 years July 14th 1926 aged 82 years "Looking unto Jesus. Heb.12-2"

Further Information


Name: Rose Edith Schreiber

Gender: Female

Born: 08/03/1845

Town: Unknown

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/07/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: South Hill

Address line 2: 32

Address line 3: St. Michael's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £50723 6 s 11 d

Current value of effects: £3400000

Census Information


Living at Althorne, Essex. Thomas Schreiber, Hd. 56yrs, Clerk without care of souls, wife, Sarah, 46yrs, 7 children, Collingwood, 19yrs, Emma, 16yrs, Wilfred, 14yrs, Percy, 12yrs, Fanny, 11yrs, Sidney, 7yrs, Rose E. 6yrs, plus a governess, male teacher, and 6 domestic servants.


Living at Christ Church Manse, Ipswich St. Margaret, Suffolk. Thomas Schreiber, Hd. 66yrs, widower, Clerk without care of souls, 5 children, Fanny, 21yrs, Julia, 20yrs, Frances, 18yrs, Sidney, 17yrs, Rose E. 16yrs, plus 6 domestic servants.


Living at 19, Tower Street, Ipswich, Suffolk. Thomas Schreiber, Hd. 76yrs, widower, Clergyman C of E. without care of souls, 3 daughters, Fanny, 31yrs, Julia, 30yrs, Rose, 26yrs, plus 4 domestic servants.


Boarders at 18, De Vere Gardens, Kensington, London. Frances F. L. Schreiber, 48yrs, and Rose Edith, 46yrs, both living on own means.


Living at Kirby, High Street, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire. Frances F. L. Schreiber, Hd. 58yrs, sister, Rose E. 57yrs, Living on own means.


Living at 50, Brunswick Place, Hove, Sussex. Frances F. L. Schreiber, Hd. 68yrs, sister, Rose E. 66yrs, Living on own means.


Living at 32, St. Michael’s Road, Worthing, Sussex. Frances F.L. Schreiber, Hd. 79yrs, single, sister, Rose Edith, 76yrs, single, Edith Payne, 52yrs, widow, Home Duties.

Miscellaneous Information

Added info. on Rose’s father’s visit to Canada.

George W. Allan, Mayor of Toronto, leased a house known as Home Wood to Thomas Schreiber who arrived from Essex in England in 1852.        He came from a wealthy, well-connected family (his grandfather made a fortune selling furs in London from the Hudson’s Bay Company among other importers) but according to his friend, the author William H.G. Kingston, “though able to live in the most perfect luxury in England… (Schreiber) wanted to find society for his elder children, education for the younger, and a variety of occupations for his sons”. Although “completely successful” in his quest, after Mrs Schreiber died in 1856 Thomas returned to Essex to be close to his large, extended family.