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Name: Sarah Bachelor

Burial Number: 0920

Gender: Female

Born: 13/06/1848

Died: 27/10/1918

Buried: 01/11/1918


Sarah was the daughter of William H and Jane (née Rose) Lapthorn. She was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, where her father was a sail maker in Broad Street. In the 1871 Census, Sarah was at the Manor House, Church Street, Martock, Somerset, with her uncle and aunt, George and Mary Jane Taylor. Although aged 22, she does not seem to have had a job. By 1881 she was married. Her husband, John Gabriel Batchelor, was 15 years older than her and had adult children from his first late wife. John and Sarah married at Axminster in Devon in 1876 and had 3 children by 1881 – Edith F, Ronald George and Eveline Mary. Their address was ‘Heathcroft’, Bexley, Kent but John died on 11 July 1886 at ‘Tenterfield’, Mill Road, Worthing, leaving £12, 964 11s 9d. Sarah and Eveline were still living at ‘Tenterfield’ in 1891 but by 1901 Sarah was again with George and Mary Jane Taylor but now they had moved to ‘Coniston’, St Botolph’s Road, Worthing. At the time of the 1911 Census, Sarah was living with her son, Ronald George, an automobile engineer, and his wife, Olive, at 1, Binden Road, Ravencourts Park, W, but this may have been s visit for when Sarah died on 27 October 1918, her address was still ‘Coniston’, St. Botolph’s Road. She left almost £5,000.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 3 Plot: 7

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In loving memory of Sarah A Bachelor born 13th June 1848 died 27th Oct 1918. and of Eveline Mary Bachelor born 26th March 1850 died 19th Sep 1927

Further Information


Name: Sarah Ann Bachelor

Gender: Female

Born: 13/06/1848

Town: Unknown

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Lapthorn

Marriage Date: //1876

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Gabriel

Spouse Last Name: Batchelor

Town of Marriage: Axminster

County of Marriage: Devon

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/10/1918

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Coniston

Address line 3: St Botolph's Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4965 2 s 5 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Broad Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire
Wm H Lapthorn, 35, head, sail maker; Jane Lapthorn, 32, wife; Wm H Lapthorn, 8, son, scholar; Jas Lapthorn, 6, son, scholar; Sarah Lapthorn, 2, daughter; Ellen A Lapthorn, 1, daughter; Mary Rose, 60, mother-in-law; Thomas Hall, 29, brother-in-law, mariner; Kate E Hall, 28, wife (sic), ; Thomas R Hall, 2, son (sic);
plus one servant


not found


Manor House, Church Street, Martock, Somerset
George Taylor, 48, head, retired builder; Mary Jane Taylor, 46, wife; Sarah Ann Lapthorn, 22, niece;
plus one domestic servant


Heathcroft, Bexley, Kent
John G Batchelor, 47, head, warehouseman, woollen ; Sarah Annie Batchelor, 32, wife; John Arthur Batchelor, 23, son, warehouseman, cotton; Alfred W Batchelor, 21, son, warehouseman, silk; Edith F Batchelor, 6, daughter; Ronald G Batchelor, 3, son; Eveline
M Batchelor, 2, daughter; George Taylor, 58, uncle, retired builder;


Tenterfield’, Mill Road, Heene,Worthing
Sarah A Batchelor, 42, head, widow, living on own means; Evelyn (sic), M Batchelor, 12, daughter, scholar;
plus a cook and a housemaid


‘Coniston’, St Botolph’s Road, Heene, Worthing
George Taylor, 78, head, builder; Mary J Taylor, 76, wife; Sarah A Batchelor, 52, niece, widow of ? merchant;
plus one general domestic servant


1, Binden Road, Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith, London
Ronald George Batchelor, 33, head, automobile engineer; Olive Batchelor, 28, wife; Sarah Ann Batchelor, 62, mother; Lawrence Ronald Batchelor; 9, son;
plus one domestic servant

Miscellaneous Information

black and white portrait photograph of Ronald George Batchelor with a cigarette hanging from his mouth

Ronald G Batchelor - son of Sarah Batchelor