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Name: Susan Churcher

Burial Number: 0419

Gender: Female

Occupation: Charwoman

Born: 00/00/1842

Died: 18/09/1903

Buried: 22/09/1903


Susan was born in 1842 in Patching to John and Maria Shoosmith. John worked worked as a shepherd; in 1836 he was a shepherd to Richard Mitchell of Storrington.

Sussex Advertiser 10th Oct 1836 – The Arundel and Bramber Agricultural Association held their Annual Meeting at the Park Farm belonging to His Grace the Duke of Norfolk on Friday last, on which day there was a ploughing match. After which they adjourned to the Norfolk Arms to dine, when the following premiums were awarded. Class C. A premium of  3/. ditto to John Shoosmith, 7 years shepherd to Mr Richard Mitchell of Storrington, for having reared 200 lambs from 200 ewes upon the hills

In 1851 he was still living and working as a shepherd in Cootham Lane Storrington.

Susan married David Dean on 1st March 1863 at the Amberley parish church.

They had 2 children – Emma Maria born 1866, William David b. 1869 d. 1873.

David Dean died in 1869 and Susan moved to 1 Field Row Worthing, both of her children are with her.  Susan is working as a charwoman. In 1873 Susan’s son William David died.

Susan married William Churcher in 1874. William worked as a bricklayer and by 1881 they are living at 27 Chapel Street Worthing Sussex. There is no record of any children being born.

Susan’s Daughter Emma Maria married Arthur James Dallman in 1887 in Croydon and had 3 children.  Arthur ran his own dairy farm and the couple lived in Croydon.

By 1891 the couple had moved to 9 Milton Street Worthing

Susan died on 18th September 1903. William Churcher died on 2nd January 1909

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Susan Churcher

Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 7 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): about.clap.frost

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In memory of Susan the beloved wife of William Churcher died September 18th 1903 aged 62 years "Gone but not forgotten"

Further Information


Name: Susan Churcher

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1842

Town: Patching

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Shoosmith

Marriage Date: 1/3/1863

Spouse First Name: David

Spouse Last Name: Dean

Town of Marriage: Unknown

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: //1874

Spouse First Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Churcher

Town of Marriage: Worthing

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/09/1903

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 9

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthng Gazette 3 Feb 1909 – Death
 William Churcher, 9 Milton Street, West Worthing, died January 2nd, 1909, aged 58 years.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Coolham – John Shoosmith 30yrs, Agricultural Labourer; Maria 25yrs; William 7yrs; Mary 5yrs; Ellen 3yrs; Susan 1mth;


Living at Cootham Lane – John Shoosmith 45yrs, Agricultural Labourer; Maria Shoosmith 42yrs; Mary Ann 15yrs; Ellen 13yrs; Susan 9yrs; Harriett 7yrs; John 4yrs; Emma 1yr; Richard French 74yrs, Lodger Shepherd;


Living at 1 Field Row, Worthing – Susan Dean 29yrs widow Charwoman; Emma M 4yrs; Lilian D 1yr;


Living at 27 Chapel Road, Worthing – William Churcher 32yrs, Bricklayer; Susan 39yrs; Maria Deane 14yrs; Samuel Cahsmere 29yrs Boarder, Porter;


Living at 9 Milton Street, Worthing – William Churcher 40yrs, Bricklayer; Susan 46yrs; Herry Sturt 31yrs, Lodger, Police Constable;


Living at 9 Milton Street, Worthing – William Churcher 55yrs, Bricklayer; Susan 58yrs;

Miscellaneous Information

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