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Name: Vera Manford

Burial Number: 1955

Gender: Female

Occupation: Wife of John Stanley Manford

Born: 30/11/1889

Died: 27/02/1976

Buried: 27/02/1976


In January 1937, Vera married John Stanley Manford, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Royal Medical Corps. He was about 20 years older and had been married twice before. She was the daughter of George Lewis Woodward, a dairyman and Mary Ellen nee Bennett. Vera was born in Worthing and baptised on 2nd February 1890 at Holy Trinity church. When Vera was a year old, the family were living at 4 Brunswick Road but by 1901, they had moved to 33 Rowlands Road. Vera’s father was a serious rival to the other local dairy businesses of Leal and Fuente. In 1938, Vera and her husband lived at “Jesmond” Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey. Jesmond was the name of the parish in Northumberland where John Manford was born. John died at the end of 1945. In 1948, Vera was living in Stanhope Gardens, Kensington. For a time in 1976, Vera lived at Flat 1, 11 Third Avenue, Hove but by the time of her death she was living at 1 Manor Road, Brighton. She left the sum of £54892.

Researcher: Angela Levy

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Further Information


Name: Vera Constance Manford

Gender: Female

Born: 30/11/1889

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Woodward

Marriage Date: //1937

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Stanley

Spouse Last Name: Manford

Town of Marriage: Kensington

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/02/1976

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 1

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £54892 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £418875.00

Census Information


4 Brunswick Road, Heene, Worthing.

Lewis aged 30, dairyman. Mary E aged 26, assisting husband. Harold aged 4. Nina aged 2. Vera aged 1.


33 Rowlands Road, Worthing.

Lewis aged 43, dairy milk employer. Ellen (Mary) aged 36. Vera aged 11. Alice Stock aged 49, aunt, own means. Wallace Gove aged 17, milkman. Ralph Elsey aged 20, milkman.


“Jesmond” Petworth Road, Haslemere, Surrey.

John Stanley Manford-Medical Practitioner, retired. Vera Manford-Private means. Plus a cook.

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