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Name: Thirza Lacey

Burial Number: 1203

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housemaid; Grocer.

Born: 00/00/1845

Died: 03/08/1925

Buried: 06/08/1925


Thirza was born in Monkleigh, Devon, one of 13 children. Her father James Risden Newcombe was a farmer, her mother was Betsy Newcombe. Thirza was baptised in the village church on 20th April 1845. By 1871, Thirza was in London, working as a servant for a tobacco merchant. She met Charles Lacey, a grocer, and married him at St Anne’s church, Wandsworth on 12th February 1872. The couple settled in Camberwell, where Charles had a grocer’s shop in Grove Lane. They had five children of which three reached adulthood. In 1894, the family moved to Worthing, living in Downview Road. Charles became a parish councillor and was also appointed to the Board of Guardians. Thirza arranged the flowers at Heene church and helped at the church fetes. Thirza died at Ravenswood Nursing Home, Parkfield Road, Worthing on 3rd August 1925. Probate was granted on 9th January 1926 to Thirza Elizabeth Powell (wife of Frederick William Powell). Effects £105.

Charles died on 26th June 1928 and was buried beside his wife at Heene.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 7 Plot: 25

Exact Location (what3words): apple.became.loving

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Thirza beloved wife of Charles Lacey who fell asleep 3rd August 1925 and of Charles Lacey who passed away 26th June 1928 aged 82.

Further Information


Name: Thirza Lacey

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1845

Town: Monkleigh

County: Devon

Country: England


Maiden Name:Newcombe

Marriage Date: 12/2/1872

Spouse First Name: Charles

Spouse Last Name: Lacey

Town of Marriage: Wandsworth

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 03/08/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Ravenswood Nursing Home

Address line 3: Parkfield Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £105 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £5149.00

Census Information


Northway, Monkleigh, Devon

James aged 43, farmer of 60 acres employing 1 labourer. Betsy aged 37. Mary aged 15, employed at home. William aged 14, employed on farm. James aged 12, employed on farm. Ann aged 10, employed at home. Elizabeth agewd 9. Thirza aged 5. Fanny aged 4. Thomas aged 2. Rebecca aged 11 months. Elizabeth Nicolls aged 21, apprentice to farmer. Plus 1 servant.


Little Horwood, Frithelstock, Torrington, Devon.

James aged 56, farmer. Betsy aged 47. Mary Jane aged 25. James aged 23. Thirza aged 16. Fanny aged 14. Thomas aged 12. Emma aged 10. Christopher aged 7. John aged 4. George aged 3.



Kingston Road, Wandsworth, Surrey.

Thirza aged 25, servant in household of Henry Acker aged 43, tobacco merchant and family.


14a Grove Lane, Camberwell, Surrey.

Charles aged 35, grocer, wine and spirits merchant. Thirza aged 35. Thirza aged 8. Ernest aged 6.


14a Grove Lane, Camberwell, Surrey.

Charles aged 45, grocer. Thirza aged 45. grocer. Thirza Elizabeth aged 18. Ernest Charles aged 16, grocer’s assistant. Sidney aged 9.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex

Charles aged 55, retired grocer. Thirza aged 56. Sidney C aged 19, stationer’s & bookseller’s apprentice. Plus 1 servant.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles aged 65, gentleman. Thirza aged 66. Plus 1 servant.


“Findon House” Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Charles and Thirza Lacey. Plus 1 servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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