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Name: William Honess

Burial Number: 0445

Gender: Male

Occupation: Drapers Assistant;

Born: 00/3/1873

Died: 17/07/1904

Buried: 21/07/1904


William Charles Honess was born in 1873, he was baptised on 9th March at Broadwater, Worthing. He had a half-sister, Emily, 12yrs. His father, Charles, 30yrs, married his mother, a widow, Sarah Short, 35yrs, in June 1870.
When William was 8yrs old, the family lived at 36, Park Road, Worthing, his father was a Builder’s Foreman, 41yrs, Sarah, 46yrs, and Emily, 20yrs, they employed 1 domestic servant.
In 1891 William, 18yrs, was a Draper’s Assistant, he lived as a Boarder in the household of Walter Chatterly and his family at 11, Childs Street, Kensington, London.
Ten years later William, 28yrs, Draper’s Assistant, was back living in Worthing with his retired parents at Park Road, Worthing.
William Charles Honess died on 17th July 1904 at ‘Karos’ Rowlands Road, Worthing, the home of his brother-in-law, aged 31yrs.
His death certificate gave the cause of death as “Phthisis Exhaustion.”

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 5 Plot: 13

Exact Location (what3words): image.glue.struck

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of William Charles Honess died July 17th 1904 aged 31 years "At rest" Also of Emily Harriet Ashling who died Dec 11th 1934 aged 73 years

Further Information


Name: William Charles Honess

Gender: Male

Born: 00/3/1873

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 17/07/1904

Cause of death: Phthisis; Exhaustion;

Address line 1: Karos

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Charles Honess, 41yrs, Builder’s Foreman, wife, Sarah, 46yrs, William Charles, 8yrs, Emily Short, stepdaughter, 20yrs, and 1 domestic servant, living at 36, Park Road, Worthing.


Walter Chatterly, 30yrs, wife, Elizabeth, 30yrs, 2 children, William, 7yrs, and Ethel, 5yrs, William Charles Honess, 18yrs, Draper’s Assistant, Boarder, living at 11, Child’s Street, Kensington.


Charles Honess, 60yrs, Navy Pensioner, Sarah, 65yrs, William Charles, 28yrs, Draper’s Assistant.

Miscellaneous Information

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