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Name: Sarah Wood

Burial Number: 0285

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of Major Matthew Wood

Born: 11/3/1811

Died: 13/09/1897

Buried: 16/09/1897


Sarah was born in Westminster, the daughter of Jeremiah and Sarah of North Cray, Kent. She was baptised at St Margaret’s church, Westminster in 1812. Sarah’s father was a master carpenter with a house at North Cray and at Great Queen Street in Westminster. He died on 5th May 1838. On 29th May 1839, Sarah married Major Matthew Wood at St Margaret’s church, Westminster. The couple travelled to India where Matthew was serving with the Madras Infantry. By 1861, Matthew had retired and returned to England. The couple who had no children lived in Portslade, Sussex before moving to Horsham. By 1881, they had moved to Worthing, living in Heene Terrace. Sarah died on 13th September 1897. Probate was granted on 25th November to Matthew Wood retired Major in Her Majesty’s Indian Army and Emmanuel Thomas Herington Esq. Effects £1820 4s 6d.

Matthew died in 1907 and was buried at Heene.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 39

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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To the memory of Matthew youngest child of the late J Wood Esqr of Manadon Park and Westminster. Late Major in H.M. Indian Army died May 12th 1907 aged 90 years "Thanks be to God who giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" In memory of Sarah Maria the dearly beloved wife of Major Matthew Wood who died 13th Sept 1897 aged 85 years "She is not dead but sleepeth"

Further Information


Name: Sarah Maria Wood

Gender: Female

Born: 11/3/1811

Town: Westminster

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name:Glanvill

Marriage Date: 29/5/1839

Spouse First Name: Matthew

Spouse Last Name: Wood

Town of Marriage: Westminster

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 13/09/1897

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 6

Address line 3: Heene Terrace

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1820 4 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £142289.00

Census Information


In India


London Road, Guildford, Surrey

Sarah aged 39, sister, visiting her brother Jeremiah and his family.


Portslade Lodge, Portslade, Sussex.

Matthew aged 44, Major, HM India Army, retired. Sarah aged 49. Plus the Mills family (cook, gardener and children) and 1 servant.


West Lodge, London Road, Horsham, Sussex.

Matthew aged 54, retired list HM Indian Army. Sarah aged 59. Plus 2 servants.


6 Heene Terrace, Worthing.

Matthew aged 64, Major HM Indian Army retired. Sarah aged 69. Plus 3 servants.


6 Heene Terrace, Worthing.

Matthew aged 74, HM Indian Army retired Major. Sarah aged 79. Florence E Wood aged 23, great niece. Plus 3 servants.

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