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Name: Thomas Adams

Burial Number: 0983

Gender: Male

Occupation: Ship Broker

Born: 10/09/1836

Died: 16/03/1920

Buried: 19/03/1920


Thomas was born in St Pancras, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth. He was baptised at the Old Church, St Pancras on 7 April 1837. Ralph was a brickmaker. Thomas was one of eleven children. He started his employment as a clerk to a ship and insurance brokers.
In 1868, Thomas married Kate (Kitty) Price at St Mary de Castro church, Leicester on 7 April. The couple moved to London where Thomas worked as a ship broker. When he retired in 1884, Thomas and Kitty moved to Worthing, living at Manor Villa in Manor Road. Manor Villa was one of three houses built by Mr Rodocanachi of Chios, Worthing. The family rented it for £80 pa. Kitty died in 1916 and Thomas moved to “Lothbury” in Gordon Road. In 1920, he gave 60 shillings to Worthing’s War Memorial Fund.
Thomas died on 16 Mar 1920.
Probate was granted on 11 Jun to Alfred Sidney Swan printer’s manager (brother-in-law). Effects £1257 18s 1d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): towers.export.gossip

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Kitty the dear wife of Thomas Adams who passed away on the 5th May 1916 aged 74 years "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth" Also in loving memory of the above Thomas Adams who entered into rest 16th March 1920 aged 84 years "For ever with the Lord"

Further Information


Name: Thomas Adams

Gender: Male

Born: 10/09/1836

Town: St Pancras

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 7/4/1868

Spouse First Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Price

Town of Marriage: Leicester

County of Marriage: Leicestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/03/1920

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Lothbury"

Address line 2: 29

Address line 3: Gordon Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1257 18 s 1 d

Current value of effects: £36525.00

Census Information


Chad’s Row, Gray’s Inn Lane, St Pancras

Ralph aged 55, brickmaker. Elizabeth aged 45. Ralph aged 25. Charles aged 20. William aged 10. Thomas aged 4. Frances aged 20. Eliza aged 20. Amelia aged 14. Jane aged 12. Lauretta aged 8.


1 Chad’s Row, Gray’s Inn Lane, St Pancras

Ralph aged 68, brick and tile maker. Elizabeth 58. Frances aged 34. Eliza aged 33. Clara aged 26, private governess. Amelia aged 23. Jane aged 22, private governess. Lauretta aged 18, dressmaker. Joseph aged 25, tile & brick agent. William aged 20, tile & brick agent. Thomas aged 14, corn dealer’s assistant. Plus 1 servant.


1 St Chad’s Row, Gray’s Inn Lane, St Pancras

Elizabeth aged 68, widow, dealer in bricks and tiles. Frances aged 44. Eliza aged 43, tuck runner (dress work). Clara aged 36, daily governess. Joseph aged 35, brick & tile manufacturer. Amelia aged 33. Thomas aged 24, clerk to ship & insurance brokers. Plus 1 servant.


7 Arthur’s Terrace, Acacia Road, Paxton Park, Lewisham

Thomas aged 34, manager to a ship owner. Kate aged 29. Plus 1 servant.


8 Winchester Road, Willesden

Thomas aged 44, ship broker. Kitty aged 39. Plus 1 cook and 1 servant.


Manor Villa, Manor Road, Worthing

Thomas aged 54, retired ship broker. Kate aged 49. Plus 2 servants.


Manor Villa, Manor Road, Worthing

Thomas aged 64, own means. Kate aged 59.


Manor Villa, Manor Road, Worthing

Thomas aged 74, own means. Kate aged 69.

Miscellaneous Information

"Chios" the property of Mr Rodocanachi - a renowned builder of villas in Worthing

Chios – image with grateful thanks from Alf Regis collection