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Name: Walter Wilkins

Burial Number: 1817

Gender: Male

Occupation: Gardener; Stationer and Newsagent;

Distinction: Honorary Life Deacon

Born: 22/1/1859

Died: 06/04/1949

Buried: 09/04/1949


Walter was born on 22 January 1859 in Dorking, Surrey, to 30 year old Charles Wilkins and 29 year old Ann. He was a stationer and newsagent in Horley and married Alice Scragg on 25th January,1887in Dorking. They had four children before Alice’s early death at the age of 34. On 10th June, 1902, Walter married Mary Lewin Hutton, nee Razzall in Leatherhead and they had two daughters.

The Wilkins’ retired to Worthing in 1919 and lived in Crescent Road. Walter was a keen gardener (his occupation before becoming a newsagent) and his garden and Mill Road allotment were show places. Mary died in 1931 and was buried in Heene Cemetery. Daughter, Kathleen Eva, married in 1928 and she and her husband, David William Ball, were living with Walter at 38 Crescent Road in 1939.

Walter Wilkins, was given the honorary title of Life Deacon for his 30 year service to the Baptist Church in Worthing after previously serving as Deacon to the Baptist Church in Dorking.

He died on 6 April 1949 in Worthing, at the age of 90 at 2 Farncombe Road (usual address given as 47 Offington Lane), and was buried alongside Mary at Heene cemetery after an 11:30 service led by Rev H. W. Janish at the Baptist Church on Saturday, 9th April. His estate of £6469 0s 11d was left to his son, William Percival Wilkins, and son-in-law, David Ball.

Researcher: Pat Brownbill

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 3 Plot: 22

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In .......... Mary Lewin Wilkins August 26th 1931 aged 63 years And Walter Wilkins April 6th 1949 aged 90 years "In the presence is fulness of joy"

Further Information


Name: Walter Wilkins

Gender: Male

Born: 22/1/1859

Town: Dorking

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 25/1/1887

Spouse First Name: Alice

Spouse Last Name: Scragg

Town of Marriage: Dorking

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 06/04/1949

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 2

Address line 3: Farncombe Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Herald – Friday 08 April 1949

DEATH OF MR WALTER WILKINS Mr Walter Wilkins. of 47, Offington Lane, Worthing, a life Deacon of Worthing Baptist Church, died on Wednesday. He was 90 years old, and had lived in Worthing for years. It was in recognition of 30 years’ work for the Baptist Church that he was appointed life Deacon. Before coming to Worthing he was Deacon at Horley Baptist Church. Mr Wilkins’s chief hobby was gardening, and up to a short time ago he had an allotment at the corner of Mill-road which was always regarded as a show-place. A funeral service will be held at the Baptist Church to-morrow (Saturday) morning.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6469 0 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Milson Street, Westcott, Dorking, Surrey, Charles Wilkins, gardener’s labourer,32, wife Ann Wilkins, 30, son Arthur Wilkins, 4, son Walter Wilkins, 2 lodger William Chapman Kemp, gardener’s labourer,18.


Living at Milson Street, Dorking, Charles Wilkins, Gardener,42 wife        Anne Wilkins, 40, son Arthur Wilkins, Groom,14, son Walter Wilkins,12, daughter Ada Wilkins ,9, son Alfred Wilkins, 3, son Herbert Wilkins 8 months.


Living at Milson St. Cottages, Charles Wilkins, Gardener, 52, wife Ann Wilkins, 50, son, Walter Wilkins, Gardener, 22, daughter Ada Wilkins,19, son Sidney Wilkins,14, son Alfred Wilkins, 13, daughter A. Hannah Wilkins, 9, daughter Alice Helena Wilkins,    6.


Living at Station Road, Horley, Reigate, Surrey, Walter Wilkins, Stationer and Newsagent, 32, wife Alice Wilkins, 32, son Walter P Wilkins, 3, daughter Alice E Wilkins, 2, son Charles E Wilkins,1, brother Sidney Wilkins, Assistant Stationer and Newsagent, 23,sister Alice E Wilkins, General Servant, 16, and boarders, Felix Crawford, Assistant Schoolmaster,25, and Robert J Stone, Assistant Schoolmaster, 20.


Living at Station Road, Horley, Reigate, Surrey, Walter Wilkins, Stationer and Newsagent, 41, son Percy Wilkins,13, daughter Alice H Wilkins,12, son Reginald F Wilkins,   7, sister Ada Wilkins, Mother’s Help, 39, sister Alice H Wilkins, Stationer’s Assistant, 26, mother Ann Wilkins, Housekeeper,  71, Servant May Rivers, Stationer’s Assistant, 25.


Living at Station Road, Horley, Reigate, Surrey, Walter Wilkins, Stationer and Newsagent, 52, wife Mary Lewin Wilkins, Business Assistant, 43, son Walter Percival Wilkins, Clerk in Gas Officer, 23, daughter Alice Helena Wilkins, Stationeer’s Assistant, 22, son Reginald Frank Scragg Wilkins, Clerk in Auctioneers Office, 17, daughter, Kathleen Eva Wilkins 7, daughter Francis Mary Wilkins, 5.


Brown Cotts, Mill Road, Worthing, Sussex.

Walter aged 62, stationer, retired. Mary Louisa aged 53, home duties. Katherine Eva aged 17, apprentice at Mr James Gardener photographic studios. Frances Mary aged 15. Ellen Harriden aged 84, visitor. Edith Harriden aged 53, visitor.


Living at 39 Crescent Road, Worthing, West Sussex,

Walter Wilkins, 80, daughter Kathleen E Ball (36) and son-in-law David W Ball , ,37, grandson Michael D Ball ,7.

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