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Name: William Harbottle

Burial Number: 0146

Gender: Male

Occupation: Merchant

Born: 00/00/1829

Died: 12/11/1888

Buried: 16/11/1888


William was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne, the son of William and Elizabeth. He was baptised at St John’s Church, Newcastle on 13th September 1829. The family lived in Newgate Street and William Snr was a spirit merchant. By 1832, the family had moved to Strawberry Place in the city. In 1849, William travelled to Australia on the Scotia. He kept a diary of his voyage which is now held in the National Library of Australia. William set up a business as a merchant in Sydney and over the next few decades, travelled to and from Australia regularly. On 13th March 1854, William married Mary Hogg at St James Church, Shilbottle, Northumberland. Mary travelled with William to Australia and in 1862, she gave birth to a daughter Emily in Sydney. Their son John was born in Sydney in 1864. By 1867, William and Mary were back in England where Mary gave birth to Margaret in Marylebone, London. The family had moved to Worthing by 1881, living in Heene Terrace and then moving to “Laerdal” in Shelley Road. Mary died on 18th January 1886 and was buried at Shilbottle with her parents.  William died at “Laerdal” on 12th November 1888. Probate was granted on 8th December 1888 to Thomas Benfield Harbottle, Henry Robert Ray and Thomas Hovell Atkins Esquires. Effects £40859 15s 10d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for William Harbottle

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 45

Exact Location (what3words): thigh.certified.strict

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



EndowedGrave: Keep tidy and flowers


In memory of William Harbottle of Laerdale Worthing who died November 12th 1888 aged 59 years. "God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes and there shall be no more death neither sorrow nor crying. Neither shall there be any more pain" Rev. XXl, 4

Further Information


Name: William Harbottle

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1829

Town: Newcastle upon Tyne

County: Tyne and Wear

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 13/3/1854

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Last Name: Hogg

Town of Marriage: Shilbottle

County of Marriage: Northumberland

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/11/1888

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Laerdal

Address line 3: Shelley Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Sussex Agricultural Express 17 November 1888.

On 12th inst. at Laerdal, Shelley Road after many years of great suffering, William Harbottle aged 59. Australian papers please copy.

Singleton Argus NSW 25th November 1888

William Harbottle, for many years engaged in commercial pursuits in this city, died in England from paralysis.


Personal Effects

Money left to others: £40859 15 s 10 d

Current value of effects: £3300000.00

Census Information


Hazon, Northumberland
John Harbottle aged 60, farmer (possibly grandfather)
William aged 11. Elizabeth aged 13.


14 & 15 Chester Terrace, Marylebone.
William aged 41, retired merchant. Mary aged 43. Emily aged 9. John aged 6. Margaret aged 3. Isabella Hogg aged 42, visitor, sister in law. 7 Servants.


3 Heene Terrace, Worthing.
William aged 51, dividends, money and interest. Emily aged 19. Plus 3 Servants. (Mary was visiting friends in Brighton).

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