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Name: Samuel Cheshire

Burial Number: 0835

Gender: Male

Occupation: Tea Broker

Born: 13/11/1835

Died: 28/07/1916

Buried: 01/08/1916


Samuel was born in Stepney, the son of Joseph and Sarah. He was baptised at St George in the East on 11th December 1835. His father worked as a clerk in a brewery. Samuel trained as a tea dealer eventually becoming a tea broker. On 7th April 1859, he married Elizabeth Ann Batchelor at St Mary’s Church, Newington. Elizabeth died the following year aged just 28 and was buried in Norwood Cemetery on 6th February. Samuel built up his tea brokering business and in 1861 was in Hankow, China with his sister Fanny. On 27th April 1867, Samuel married Kate Ann Smith at St Giles Church, Camberwell. Sadly she died in 1870 and was buried in Southwark Cemetery on 4th October. By now Samuel had four children so his sister Fanny moved in to take care of them. In 1873, Samuel married for the third time. His new wife was Ada Alice Clutterbuck. The marriage took place at St Gabriel’s Church, Warwick Square, Pimlico on 13th March. On 16th February 1876, Samuel was granted the Freedom of the City of London. His occupation was given as tea broker of 29 Mincing Lane. The family moved to Croydon by 1891 and Samuel’s sons Harley and Leslie followed him into the business. In 1909, Samuel, Ada and daughter Alice moved to Worthing, living at “Pendyke” in Belsize Road. Samuel’s sister Fanny died there in 1914. Samuel died on 28th July 1916. Probate was granted on 24th August 1916 to John Kenelin Stenning tea broker and Ada Alice Cheshire widow. Effects £10747 18s 3d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): candle.alert.silver

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Fanny Maria Cheshire died April 21st 1914 aged 81

Further Information


Name: Samuel Harley Cheshire

Gender: Male

Born: 13/11/1835

Town: Stepney

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 7/4/1859

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Batchelor

Town of Marriage: Newington

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 27/04/1867

Spouse First Name: Kate

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Smith

Town of Marriage: Camberwell

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: 13/3/1873

Spouse First Name: Ada

Spouse Second Name: Alice

Spouse Last Name: Clutterbuck

Town of Marriage: Pimlico

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/07/1916

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Pendyke"

Address line 2: Belsize Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £10747 18 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £634000.00

Census Information


St Mary, Newington

Joseph aged 45, clerk. Jane aged 20. Samuel aged 5. Sarah Lamb aged 30.


16 Churchyard Row, Newington.

Joseph aged 57, cashier in brewery. Samuel aged 15. Plus 1 servant.


In Hankow, China.


2 Ellismore Villas, Forest Hill.

Samuel aged 35, tea dealer. Fanny aged 38, sister. Elizabeth aged 11. Alice aged 3. Harley aged 2. Charles aged 6 months. Plus 2 servants.


8 College Gardens, Camberwell.

Samuel aged 45, tea dealer. Ada A aged 36. Elizabeth aged 21. Harley R aged 12. Hugh S aged 5. Leslie aged 11 months. Plus 3 servants.


10 Crescent Road, Croydon.

Samuel aged 55, gtea broker. Ada aged 46. Alice aged 23. Harley aged 22, tea broker’s assistant. Fanny M aged 58, sister. Plus 3 servants.


8 Crescent Road, Croydon.

Samuel aged 65, tea broker. Ada aged 56. Alice aged 33. Leslie aged 20, tea broker’s assistant. Plus 2 servants.


“Pendyke” Belsize Road, Worthing.

Samuel aged 75, retired tea broker. Ada aged 66. Alice aged 43. Doris aged 6, grand daughter. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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