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Name: Sarah Grace

Burial Number: 0944

Gender: Female

Born: 23/09/1847

Died: 01/03/1919

Buried: 05/03/1919


Not much is known about Sarah’s early life only that her Father worked as a farmer and lived in Bermondsey, London with his family. By 1861 aged just 14 Sarah had left home and was a house servant to Jonathan Pannell and his family, living at 72 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire. Jonathan Pannell was working as a baker.

Sarah married Thomas Grace on 19th March 1865 at St. Matthews Church, Buxton, Surrey.  Thomas worked as a Carman (an occupation that involves driving horse-drawn vehicles for transporting goods).  By 1871 they had moved to Long Lane, Bermondsey, London. Thomas still worked as a Carman.

They had 4 children-

Alice Grace born 1866 Bermondsey, died 1954 Wandsworth, London

Maria Jane born 19th October 1870 Bermondsey, died 1945 Battersea, Surrey

Jane Grace born 1871 Bermondsey

Violet L Grace born 1882 Newington died 1974 Hendon London

In 1881 they are living in Newington, Lambeth, London, they also have Sarah’s sister, Louisa Bishop staying with them. In 1891 they were living in Penton Place Newington, London. Thomas was now working as a furniture Driver/Groom. In 1901 they were living in Thrush Street, Newington. Thomas died in 1908 in Walworth, London and Sarah continued to live in Thrush Street, she still had her Daughters Maria Jane and Alice living with her.

She moved to Worthing sometime after 1911 to live with her Daughter Violet and Violet’s family who were living at ‘Newlands’ Manor Road. Sarah died on 1st March 1919 at The Lodge, Nursing Home, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing of Nephritis (inflammation of the kidneys), and anaemia.

There doesn’t appear to be a probate record for Sarah.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 3 Plot: 3

Exact Location (what3words): sadly.tells.deputy

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Sarah Grace who died 1st March 1919 aged 72 years

Further Information


Name: Sarah Grace

Gender: Female

Born: 23/09/1847

Town: Andover

County: Hampshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Bishop

Marriage Date: 19/03/1865

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Grace

Town of Marriage: Buxton

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/03/1919

Cause of death: Nephritis and anaemia

Address line 1: The Lodge, Nursing Home

Address line 2: Stoke Abbott Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


72 West Street, Fareham, Hampshire

Sarah Bishop, age 14,  servant to Jonathan Pannell and his family


long Lane, Bermondsey, London

Thomas Grace (Head) age 32, sarah (Wife) age 25, Alice (Daughter) age 5, Maria Jane (Daughter) age 5 months



Delverton Road, Newington, London

Thomas Grace (Head) age 42, Sarah (Wife) age 36, Alice (Daughter) age 15, Maria (Daughter) age 10, Louisa Bishop (Sister) age 20,



Penton Place, Newington, London

Thomas Grace (Head) age 52, Sarah (wife) age 45, Alice (Daughter) age 25, Maria (Daughter) age 20, Violet L (Daughter) age 10


6 Thrush Street, Newington, London

Thomas Grace (Head) age 62, Sarah (Wife) age 57, Alice (Daughter) age 30, Jane (Daughter) age 30, Violet (Daughter) age 19


6 Thrush Street, Newington, London

Sarah Grace (Head) age 65, Alice (Daughter) age 44,  Maria Jane (Daughter) age 40

Miscellaneous Information

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