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Name: Sarah Greening

Burial Number: 1010

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cook

Born: 00/00/1848

Died: 12/11/1920

Buried: 17/11/1920


Sarah was the fifth child of Henry Reeves, a ship’s joiner and his wife Sarah nee Courtney. She was baptised at St Nicholas Church, Brighton on 2nd February 1848. Sarah worked as a cook for the Field family of Oriental Place, Brighton. She married Allan Greening in April 1894 in Portsea, Hampshire. They were married for over 20 years but had no children. While in the Army, Allan was treated for venereal disease and this may be the reason but Sarah was also much older than Allan. She was 47 when she married him. Sarah died on 12th November 1920 and was buried beside Allan who had died in 1917. Probate was granted on 15th February 1921 to Henry Edward Reeves shipwright and Ellen Burtenshaw (wife of Philip Burtenshaw). Effects £657 8s 9d.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Sarah Greening

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 26

Exact Location (what3words): year.rooms.person

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


To the memory of my dear husband Allan Greening of Coddington, Herefordshire died 30th March 1917 aged 55. Sarah wife of the above died 12th Nov. 1920.

Further Information


Name: Sarah Greening

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1848

Town: Shoreham-by-Sea

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Reeves

Marriage Date: /4/1894

Spouse First Name: Allan

Spouse Last Name: Greening

Town of Marriage: Portsea

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/11/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Oriental Cottage

Address line 3: Heene Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £657 8 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £24164.00

Census Information


White Lion Street, New Shoreham, Sussex

Henry aged 38, ship joiner. Sarah aged 35. George aged 12. Caroline aged 10. William aged 8. Richard aged 6. Sarah aged 3. Mary Ann aged 1.



12 Adur Terrace, Southwick, Sussex.

George Courtney aged 52, Trinity House pilot. Sarah aged 44. Mary aged 20, dressmaker. Sarah Reeves aged 13, niece. Mary Courtney aged 2.


Oriental Place, The Palace, Brighton, Sussex.

Charles Field aged 73, stocks and shares. Jane Field aged 80. Elizabeth Mills aged 75, sister-in-law. Sarah Reeves aged 35, cook.


14 Oriental Place, Brighton, Sussex.

Irene Field aged 90, widow, living on own means. Sarah Reeves aged 42, cook. Plus 2 other servants.


5 Heene Cottages, Worthing, Sussex.

Allan Greening aged 54? general labourer. Sarah aged 50.


Oriental Cottage, Heene Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Allan aged 50, labourer employed of Worthing Corporation. Sarah aged 63.


Miscellaneous Information

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