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Name: Thomas Page

Burial Number: 0765

Gender: Male

Occupation: Wine & Spirit Merchant

Born: 17/02/1842

Died: 10/01/1915

Buried: 13/01/1915


Thomas Page was born on the 17th January 1842 in Ramsgate Kent to George and Sybilla Page (nee Kennett).  Thomas’s Father worked as a Grocer and wine merchant in Ramsgate. Thomas’s Mother Sybilla had a Brother called John Kennett and he was the first Mayor of Ramsgate in 1884.

In 1851 Thomas was at boarding school at Cliff House Academy at St Margaret’s on the Cliff Kent.

In 1861 Thomas was working as an Able Seaman on the vessel Paragon based in Hastings, this was a fishing Lugger.

Thomas earned his Master & Mates certificate and became a second mate in 1864.

He then became a first mate in 1867, and finally became a Master in 1870.

Thomas married Emma Dorman in 1871 in Ashford Kent, they did not have any children. Emma Dorman was actually his first cousin.  Thomas gave up the Merchant Navy business after he married Emma and they moved to Eastbourne where Thomas became a Wine & Spirit Merchant employing 2 men and 2 boys.  By 1881 they had moved to 15 Avenue Road, Eastbourne where Thomas still worked as a Wine Merchant. By 1901 Thomas and Emma have moved to Ashford Kent and are living at 10 Canterbury Road, and Thomas is now living on his own means. By 1911 they had moved to ‘The Homestead’ Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex.  Thomas is still living on independent means.

Thomas died on the10th January 1915 and left £5692 18s (£335,783 in 2020) to Thomas Howard Page (Nephew), who was working as a merchant. Emma died in 1911 in Worthing.


Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 5 Plot: 10

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Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Emma the dearly loved wife of Thomas Page born December 28th 1846 died March 12th 1911 Also of Thomas Page born February 7th 1842 died January 10th 1915 "Absent from the body , present with the Lord" 2 Cor. v.8

Further Information


Name: Thomas Page

Gender: Male

Born: 17/02/1842

Town: Ramsgate

County: Kent

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1871

Spouse First Name: Emma

Spouse Last Name: Dorman

Town of Marriage: Ashford

County of Marriage: Kent

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/01/1915

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: The Homestead

Address line 3: Downview Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £5692 18 s d

Current value of effects: £335783

Census Information


Cliffe House Academy, St Margarets on the Cliff, Kent

Thomas Page (Pupil) age 8



Aboard the vessel Paragon, a fishing lugger

Thomas Page (able seaman) age 19


38 Terminus Road, Eastbourne, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 29, Emma (Wife) age 24, plus 1 servant


15 Avenue Road, Eastbourne, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 39, Emma (Wife) age 34, plus 2 servants



10 Canterbury Road, Ashford, Kent

Thomas Page (Head) age 59, Emma (Wife) age 54, plus 2 servants


‘The Homestead’ Downview Road, Worthing, Sussex

Thomas Page (Head) age 69,  William Gray Page (described as a visitor but is Thomas’s Brother) and 1 servant


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