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Name: Rose Strange

Burial Number: 1453

Gender: Female

Born: 00/10/1860

Died: 11/09/1930

Buried: 15/09/1930


Rose Fanny Cobbold was born in Walton, Suffolk, she was baptised on 4th October 1860. Her father was Horace Cobbold, 36yrs, farmer of 227 acres, and her mother, Katherine Sarah, 28yrs, nee Haward. In 1871, Rose had 8 siblings, Louisa b.1854, Florence b.1856, Alice b.1857, Emily b.1859, George b.1863, Horace b.1864, Eva b.1867, and Octavia b.1870.

Aged 21yrs, Rose married William Lumisden Strange, 24yrs, on 3 Dec 1881 in Ahmadnagar, Bombay, India, he was a civil engineer working for the Public Works Department in Madras. They had 3 children, Frank Horace b.1884, (India), Nora Kathleen b.1885, (India), and James Anstruther b.1893, (Suffolk).

William and Rose retired to Worthing in 1911 where they lived at St. Olaves, Boundary Road. In 1929, Rose was widowed when William died on 7th February, aged 71yrs. She moved to 12, Park Avenue, Worthing, where she died the following year, on 11th September 1930, aged 70yrs. Probate was granted to her daughter, Nora K. Stanley (wife of Edward Gower Stanley), effects £10087 18s 3d. Value 2021 – £676K.

Researcher: Maggie Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words): caller.eggs.chill

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Sacred to the memory of William Lumsden Strange M.Inst.C.E. Late Bombay P.N.D. born April 22nd 1857 died February 7th 1929 "What doth the Lord require of thee but to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with thy God" Micah v. 18 Also of Rose Fanny his wife died at Mercul Burma June 11th 1930 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you"

Further Information


Name: Rose Fanny Strange

Gender: Female

Born: 00/10/1860

Town: Unknown

County: Suffolk

Country: England


Maiden Name:Cobbold

Marriage Date: 3/12/1881

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Second Name: Lumisden

Spouse Last Name: Strange

Town of Marriage: Bombay

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: India

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/09/1930

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 12

Address line 3: Park Avenue

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10087 18 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £676000

Census Information


Living at Wadgate Farm, Walton, Suffolk. Horace Cobbold, 37yrs, Farmer of 227 acres, wife, Katherine S., 29yrs, 5 daughters, Louisa 7, Florence 5, Alice 3, Emily 2, and Rose 9 months, plus 4 domestic servants.


Living at Wadgate Farm, Walton, Suffolk. Katherine S. Cobbold, 38yrs, farmers wife, 6 children, Louisa 17, Emily 12, and Rose 10, Horace 6, Eva 3, Octavia 7 months, plus 5 domestic servants.

Miscellaneous Information

James Anstruther Strange of Tamok Rubber Estates Mergui Lower Burma died 11 June 1930 at the Mergui Hospital Lower Burma. He died from heart failure and fever.