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Name: Vincent Challis

Burial Number: 1574

Gender: Male

Occupation: Architect & Surveyor

Born: 00/00/1870

Died: 31/03/1934

Buried: 04/04/1934


William Challis


Vincent Henry Challis was born in 1870 in Brixton, Surrey to William and Georgina Challis.  Vincent’s Father William worked as an Insurance Clerk. Vincent lived with his family at Lansdowne Terrace, Lambeth in 1871, he had 2 siblings – Florence born 1866 Brixton and Oswald born 1873, Brixton.  By 1901, Vincent had left home and was boarding at 118 Gleneagle Road, Streatham, London, he was living on his own means.

He met Kate Edith Joynes who also lived in Streatham and the couple were married on 27th September 1906 at the local parish church.



Vincent became an Architect and Surveyor and by 1911 the family had moved to Worthing and were living at ‘Brooklyn’ Valencia Road, Worthing, Sussex.



The couple had 4 children but only 1 survived – Ronald Vincent Challis born 1911 in Worthing, Sussex.

By 1921 the family had moved to ‘Penshurst’ Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex.  Vincent had retired from his job as an Architect and Surveyor, and they now had Kate’s Father  (William Henry Joynes) living with them.

Vincent died on 31st March 1934, Worthing, Sussex while living at 4 Rugby Road, he left an estate of £14638 15s 6d (£741,500 in 2020) with probate to his Wife Kate and Leonard Albert Taylor, company Director.

Kate died in December 1939 while living at Seabrook Nursing Home, 14 Queens road, Worthing. She left £12132 14s 6d (£477350 in 2020) with probate to her son, Ronald Vincent and Leonard Albert Taylor, Company Director

Researcher: Jackie Rooney

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 6 Plot: 19

Exact Location (what3words): skin.swing.manual

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In sacred memory of my dear husband Vincent Henry Challlis died 31st March 1934 aged 64 "In God's keeping" also of his beloved wife Kate Edith Challis died 7th Dec 1939 aged 67. "My dear mother and father" Baby Margaret aged 5 days daughter of Roald and Helen Challis.

Further Information


Name: Vincent Henry Challis

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1870

Town: Brixton

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 27/09/1906

Spouse First Name: Edith

Spouse Second Name: Kate

Spouse Last Name: Joynes

Town of Marriage: Streatham

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 31/03/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 4 Rugby Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £14638 15 s 6 d

Current value of effects: £741500

Census Information


3 Lansdown Terrace, ‘Acre Lane’ Lambeth, London

William Challis (Head) age 39, Georgiana (Wife) age 34, Florence (Daughter) age 5, Vincent H (Son) age 1, plus 2 servants


40 Acre Lane, Lambeth, London

William Challis (Head) age 49, Florence (Daughter) age 15,  Vincent H (Son) age 11, Oswald (Son) age 8, plus 2 servants


20 Telford Avenue, Wandsworth, London

William Challis (Head) age 59, Florence (Daughter) age 25, Vincent H (Son) age 21, Oswald (Son) age 18, plus 2 servants


118 Gleneagle Road, Streatham, London

Vincent is a boarder,  age 32


‘Brooklyn’ Valencia Road, Worthing, Sussex

Vincent Henry Challis (Head) age 41, Kate Edith (Wife) age 38, Ronald Vincent (Son) age 7 months, plus 1 servant


‘Penshurst’ Belsize Road, Worthing, Sussex

Vincent Henry Challis (Head) age 51, Kate Edith (Wife) age 48, Ronald Vincent (Son) age 10, William Henry Joynes (Father-in-Law) age 77, plus 1 servant

Miscellaneous Information

Ronald Vincent Challis, Vincent and Kate’s Son, married Helen Webster Anderson and had 1 child called Margaret Kate Challis, sadly she died before her first birthday. Ronald died in 1981 in Worthing.