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Name: Sarah Tapley

Burial Number: 1121

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1837

Died: 24/04/1923

Buried: 27/04/1923


Sarah Minter Claris was born in 1837 in Canterbury, Kent, she was the daughter of William Claris, 37yrs, Linen Draper, and Sarah Minter Hight, 31yrs, she had 4 brothers, William b.1828, George b.1830, John b.1833, and James b.1840.

In 1860, aged 23yrs, Sarah married Frank Tapley, 24yrs, in Canterbury, Kent, he was a fish salesman working at Billingsgate fish market where his father and grandfather had had a successful business for many years. In 1865 Frank was admitted into the Freedom of the City of London, by patrimony, in the Company of Fishmongers.

Sarah and Frank lived in Croydon for over 20yrs, they had no children. By 1891, Frank had retired, and the couple were living in Eastbourne, Sussex. In 1901 they had moved to Folkstone, Kent, andby 1911 they were living at 12, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex. Sarah was widowed in 1913 when Frank died, aged 76yrs.

Sarah died, aged 85yrs, on 24th April 1923, at St. Aldhem’s, Mount Herman Road, Woking, Surrey. Probate was granted to William Frank Selwyn Colburn, commercial traveller, effects, £1023 5s 7d. Value 2023 – £79,000.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Sarah Tapley

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): track.online.gives

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of my dear husband Frank Tapley who died 28th February 1913 aged 76 "Thy will be done" Also of Sarah Minter Tapley widow of the above who entered into rest 24th April 1923 aged 85 "Until the day break"

Further Information


Name: Sarah Minter Tapley

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1837

Town: Canterbury

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name:Claris

Marriage Date: //1860

Spouse First Name: Frank

Spouse Last Name: Tapley

Town of Marriage: Canterbury

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 24/04/1923

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: St. Aldhems

Address line 3: Mount Herman Road

Town: Woking

County: Surrey

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1023 5 s 7 d

Current value of effects: £79000

Census Information


Living at Mercery Lane, St. Andrew, Canterbury, Kent. William Claris, Hd. 35yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Sarah, 35yrs, 5 children, William, 12yrs, George, 11yrs, John, 8yrs, Sarah, 4yrs, James, 1yr.


Living at Mercery Lane, St. Andrew, Canterbury, Kent. William Claris, Hd. 47yrs, Linen Draper, wife, Sarah, 48yrs, 3 children, William, 22yrs, Sarah, 13yrs, James, 11yrs, plus 2 employees and 1 domestic servant.


Living at 4, Ebenezer Terrace, Croydon, Surrey. Frank Tapley, Hd. 34yrs, Fish Salesman, wife, Sarah M., 33yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at Park Lodge, Park Lane, Croydon, Surrey. Frank Tapley, Hd. 44yrs, Fish Salesman, wife, Sarah M., 43yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at 10, Bedford Grove, Eastbourne, Sussex. Frank Tapley, Hd. 54yrs, Living on own means, wife, Sarah, 53yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 56, Radnor Park Road, Folkstone, Kent. Frank Tapley, Hd. 64yrs, Retired Fish Merchant, wife, Sarah, 63yrs.


Living at 12, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex. Frank Tapley, Hd. 74yrs, Retired Fish Merchant, wife, Sarah Minter Tapley, 73yrs.


Visitor at 31, Mount Hermon Road, Woking, Surrey.

William Frank Selnyn Colborn
Male 1870 51 Stock Mill Manager Wan Worth Dock Co
Sarah Jane Colborn
Female 1864 56 Home Duties
William George Martin Claris Colborn
Male 1901 20
Sarah Minter Tapley
Female 1837 83
Ellen Sarah Stock
Female 1887 33 General Domestic Servant Private

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