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Name: Thomas Saunders

Burial Number: 1588

Gender: Male

Occupation: Private Means

Distinction: Philanthropist

Born: 00/00/1869

Died: 16/08/1934

Buried: 20/08/1934


Thomas was born in East Molesey, Surrey, the son of George James Saunders and his wife Emily nee Flight. He was baptised at St Paul’s church, East Molesey on 2nd May 1869. George was a commercial clerk dealing in corn. The family lived in Greenwich until about 1897 when due to Emily’s failing health, the family moved to Worthing. George bought Chappell Croft, a large house in Mill Road. Thomas and his brother George Walter stayed with their parents until George Walter married Agnes Beckles in 1912 after his mother had died. The family were wealthy and Thomas was able to devote a lot of time to charity work. According to the local papers, he had a fine baritone voice and would often sing at concerts in aid of local charities. After his mother’s death, Thomas lived with his father at Chappell Croft until George Snr died in 1915. Both parents were buried at Heene. During the First World War, Thomas offered Chappell Croft as a hospital for the duration of the war. He moved to “Corvill” a house in Shelley Road (later replaced by flats). Thomas lived here until 1930 when he moved to “Home” 6 Longfellow Road, Worthing. Thomas died on 16th August 1934. Probate was granted on 10th September to Hugh Mutlow Williams antique dealer and Arthur Leslie Ferriman solicitor. Effects £11241 0s 2d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for Thomas Saunders

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 46

Exact Location (what3words): clip.acted.rubble

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



No description of the headstone has been added.


In ever loving memory of my brother Thomas Saunders who was called home on August 16th 1934

Further Information


Name: Thomas Saunders

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1869

Town: East Moseley

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 16/08/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Home"

Address line 2: 6

Address line 3: Longfellow Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £11241 0 s 2 d

Current value of effects: £665693.00

Census Information


11 Circus, Greenwich, Kent

George J aged 33, merchant’s commercial clerk. Emily aged 30. George aged 4. Thomas aged 1. Plus 2 servants.


4 Gloucester Place, Greenwich, Kent.

George J aged 43, mercantile clerk. Emily aged 40. George Walter aged 14. Thomas aged 11. Ethel Main aged 11, visitor. Plus 2 servants.


5 Gloucester Place, Greenwich, Kent.

George J aged 53, merchant. Emily aged 50. George W aged 24. Thomas aged 22. Plus 2 servants.


Chappell Croft, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex.

George J aged 63, merchant, corn, retired. Emily aged 60. George W aged 34. Thomas aged 31. Plus 3 servants.


Chapel Croft, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex.

George J aged 73, private means. Emily aged 70. Thomas aged 41, private means. Agnes Hilda Marshall aged 27, visitor, private means. Louisa Alice Lewry aged 54, sick nurse. Isabella Tee aged 50, nurse assistant. Plus 3 servants.


“Corvill” Shelley Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Thomas Saunders.

Miscellaneous Information

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