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Name: Samuel Beckles

Burial Number: 0473

Gender: Male

Distinction: Managing Director

Born: 27/05/1852

Died: 12/10/1905

Buried: 18/10/1905


Samuel Husbands Beckles 1852 -1905

M.D. of Flour Mill


Samuel Husbands Beckles was born in Marylebone, London, on 27th May 1852. He was the son of the Reverend Edward Hyndman, 36yrs, Lord Bishop of Barbados, and Margaret Simpson, 37yrs, nee Walcott. He was I of 8 children, all born in the West Indies apart from Samuel.

In 1871, aged 18yrs, Samuel was employed as a clerk, and was a lodger living in Marylebone.

On 7th October 1880 Samuel married Caroline Jane Terry, at St. Mary, Willesden, they had 3 children, Olive Cecilia, b.1881, Leslie Edward. B.1886, and Evelyn Lina, b.1888.

In October 1888 Caroline Jane Beckles filed a petition for a judicial separation from her husband, Samuel, on account of his adultery, but in June 1889 the petition was dismissed as the couple had agreed to live apart. In 1891 Samuel was residing at the home of his parents in Hastings, Sussex. They later appeared to have reconciled as in the 1901 census they were again living together.    Samuel and his family had moved to Staverton, Devon where, in 1901, he was managing director of a Flour Mill company, 4 years later he died on 12th October 1905, in Brighton, aged 53yrs, but his address for probate was 2, Steyne Gardens, Worthing. Administration was granted to his widow, Caroline Jane, effects, £1746 16s. 0d. Value 2024 -£266,000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Samuel Beckles

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 53

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Samuel Husbands Beckles born May 27th 1852 translated October 12th 1905 "God is Love"

Further Information


Name: Samuel Husbands Beckles

Gender: Male

Born: 27/05/1852

Town: Marylebone

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 7/10/1880

Spouse First Name: Caroline

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Terry

Town of Marriage: Willesden

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/10/1905

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 2

Address line 3: Steyne Gardens

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1746 16 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £266000

Census Information


Living at The Cedars, London Road, Hastings, Sussex. Edward H. Beckles, Hd. 78yrs, Bishop of C of E, wife, Margaret, 75yrs, son, Samuel H., 38yrs, Merchant in London City, daughter, Mary, 33yrs.


Living at Burden’s Flour Mills, Goulds, Staverton, Devon. Samuel H. Beckles, Hd. 48yrs, Managing Director of Burden’s Flour Mills, wife, Caroline Jane, 44yrs, 3 children, Olive Cecilia, 19yrs, Leslie Edwards, 15yrs, Evelyn Lina, 12yrs, mother-in-law, Jane Terry, 71yrs, widow, plus 1 domestic servant.

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