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Name: William Constable

Burial Number: 1572

Gender: Male

Occupation: Baker and Confectioner

Born: 00/00/1877

Died: 05/02/1934

Buried: 08/02/1934


William was born in Roffey near Horsham, the son of Warden and Rachel Sarah. He was baptised at Horsham on 4th November 1877. By 1881, the family had moved to Worthing, living in Heene Mews. Warden had several jobs including coachman, porter and carman. William was apprenticed to a baker and by 1901 was working for Maria Kidd, a confectioner who had a shop in Brunswick Road. On 28th January 1905, William married Sophie Poulter at St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Leatherhead, Surrey. The couple made their home at 16 Milton Street. They had three children, Kathleen, John and Eileen. Eileen died before her first birthday and was buried at Heene. Sophie suffered from tuberculosis and died at home on 22nd February 1911. William and the children moved in with his father Warden who lived at 45 Cobden Road. By 1914, William was living and working at his baker’s shop at 34 Thorn Road.  He retired about 1924 and moved to Sussex House in Rowlands Road. William was the local agent for the Hearts of Oak Society. On 5th February 1934, William died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton after a short illness. Probate was granted on 22nd March to John Warden Constable journalist and Kathleen Laura May Constable spinster. Effects £1977 9s 4d.

Kathleen died two months after her father and is buried at Heene.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 17

Exact Location (what3words): payer.piles.fats

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of William Constable 1877 - 1934 Sophie his wife 1878 - 1911 Kathleen (Lena) his daughter 1905 - 1934 Frederick his brother 1880 - 1885 R.I.P.

Further Information


Name: William Albert George Constable

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1877

Town: Horsham

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 28/01/1905

Spouse First Name: Sophie

Spouse Last Name: Poulter

Town of Marriage: Leatherhead

County of Marriage: Surrey

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/02/1934

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Royal Sussex County Hospital

Town: Brighton

County: Sussex

Country: England


Worthing Gazette 7th February 1934

“Formerly in Business”

The Death of Mr W A G Constable

Formerly in business as a baker and confectioner, Thorn Road Worthing for many years, Mr W A G Constable, Sussex House, Rowlands Road, Worthing died in the Royal Sussex County Hospital at the age of 56 after an illness of about a fortnight. Mr Constable was born at Roffey, Horsham but had lived here practically all his life. As a boy he sang in Heene church choir and for some years he was a prominent member of the old Worthing Amateur Operatic Society. In his younger days he was something of an athlete winning several prizes for walking and swimming. He gave up business in Thorn Road about 10 years ago and for the past nine years he had been local agent for the Hearts of Oak Society. He leaves a daughter Miss Kathleen Constable who was formerly an active member of the Worthing Branch of the Imperial League and Cub Master of the St Matthew’s Cubs and a son Mr John Warden Constable a former member of the literary staff of the Worthing Gazette and now on the Doncaster Gazette. The funeral is taking place tomorrow at 3.30 Heene, the service in Church preceding the interment in Heene cemetery where Mrs Constable was buried 23 years ago.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1977 9 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £100182.00

Census Information


2 Heene Mews, Worthing, Sussex

Warden aged 27, coachman. Rachel aged 30. Arthur aged 7. Edith aged 5. William aged 3. Frederick aged 1.


17 Chapel Street, Worthing.

Warden aged 37, corn dealer’s assistant. Rachel aged 40. Arthur aged 17, grocer’s porter. Edith aged 15, dressmaker’s apprentice. William aged 13, baker’s assistant. Walter aged 9. Ernest aged 7.


10 Brunswick Road, Worthing.

William aged 23, baker, servant in the household of Maria Kidd, confectioner.


45 Cobden Road, Worthing.

Warden aged 57, widower, carman. William aged 33, widower, baker. Kathleen aged 5. John aged 4. Plus 1 housekeeper.


Living at 34, Thorn Road, Worthing, Sussex.

W A G Constable
Male 1877 43 Baker Own Account
John Constable
Male 1907 14
Kathleen Constable
Female 1905 15 Home Duties
Warden Constable
Male 1853 67 Bath Chairman Own A/c
Eliza Hamblin
Female 1871 49

Miscellaneous Information

Worthing Gazette 14th February 1934

“Buried at Heene”

Funeral of Mr W A G Constable

The funeral took place at Heene Cemetery on Thursday of Mr W A G Constable of Sussex House, Rowlands Road, Worthing whose death was reported in the last issue of the “Gazette”. Mr Constable came of a well known Balcombe family. The interment was preceded by a service at St Botolph’s church, conducted by the Rev. L Richardson who also officiated at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr J W Constable (son), Miss Kathleen Constable (daughter), Mrs Hamblin, Mr & Mrs Parton (sister and brother-in-law) Mrs K Constable (sister-in-law), Mrs Garner and Mrs Elsey (aunts), Mrs Constable (stepmother), Mrs Rush 9cousin), and Mr L Constable (nephew). Others present included Mrs Miller, Mr Hodgson (representing the Hearts of Oak Society), Mr Mason and Mr Cawley.

The Wreaths: Jack and family, Kathleen; Eliza and Sarah, Arthur and Dollie (Canada), Edie and George, Ernest, wife and family, nan and Jack (Capel),; Aunt Kate (Reigate), Elsie, Uncle Bert and Auntie Dide; Francis S Constable, Jessie, Frank, Eileen and Doff, Aunt Lizzie (Roffey); May and Ron, Phyl and Bert, Kitty and Len, Gran and Tilly.