Name: Salmon Gifford
Burial Number: 0025
Occupation: Hotel Waiter; Hotel Manager;
Salmon was born in Comberton, Cambridgeshire, the son of John and Jane. His father was a farmer. Salmon was baptised at Oakington on 17 Oct 1819. Early in his working life he used the name Henry Salmon Gifford. By 1841, he was working in Bristol, firstly as a tailor’s servant and then as a waiter in a hotel. In 1856, Salmon married Rebecca Robinson at St George’s, Hanover Square. In the early 1860’s, the couple managed The Cambridge Hotel in Upper Norwood. In 1866, they took over the running of The Heene Hotel in Worthing. This was the “crown jewel” of the new Heene estate west of Worthing. The same year, Salmon was initiated into the Worthing Lodge of the Freemasons. In 1867, adverts appeared in the newspapers advising their clientele that the hotel’s name was to be changed to the “West Worthing Hotel”. The new Heene burial ground in Manor Road was consecrated on 29 Sep 1873, and Salmon provided a public breakfast at the Assembly Rooms for the invited guests. Salmon died at the hotel on 13 Jul 1876.
Researcher: Carol Sullivan
Location in Cemetery
Area: SES Row: 9 Plot: 28
Exact Location (what3words): packet.farmer.fork
Ashes or Urn: Unknown
No description of the headstone has been added.
In loving remembrance of Salmon Gifford who died July 13th 1876 aged 56 years "I know my Redeemer liveth". Sacred to the memory of Rebecca relict of Salmon Gifford who died May 3rd 1887 aged 57 years "I shall be satisfied when I awake with Thy likeness" Psalm 17 Ver.16
Name: Salmon Gifford
Occupation:Hotel Waiter; Hotel Manager;
Maiden Name: Not applicable
Marriage Date: //1856
Spouse First Name: Rebecca
Spouse Last Name: Robinson
Town of Marriage: Unknown
County of Marriage: London
Country of Marriage: England
Information at Death
Date of Death: 13/07/1876
Cause of death: Unknown
Address line 1: West Worthing Hotel
Address line 3: Marine Parade
No obituary has been entered.
Money left to others: £100 0 s 0 d
Value of effects in 2020: Not calculated
Listed as Henry Gifford. Tailor’s servant living at Frogmore Street, Bristol.
Living in lodgings at 67 Quay Street, Bristol. Occupation, hotel waiter.
Brixton Hill, Lambeth.
Salmon aged 41, fly master. Rebecca aged 30. James Gifford aged 36, tailor. James Somerville aged 73, boarder, gentleman.
West Worthing Hotel, Heene.
Salmon aged 51, manager. Rebecca aged 40. Plus 7 servants.
Memorial Tablet in South Transept of Christ Church, Worthing.
This tablet was erected by Rebecca Gifford in loving remembrance of Salmon Gifford born September 4th 1820, died July 13th 1876.
“Just as I am without one plea but that thy blood was shed for me and that thou bid’st me come to thee O Lamb of God I come ”
(the date of birth is incorrect as baptism records show Salmon was born in 1819).