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Leah RIDDLE
« on: Friday 27 April 18 10:31 BST (UK) »
Leah RIDDLE, aged 59, died on 08 April 1901 in the Chichester Workhouse. She was a domestic servant and spinster. Her death was reported by the Master of the Workhouse.

Does anyone have any idea where she would have been buried? Her family were from Chiddingfold/Guildford in Surrey, but I can't find any record of her being buried in the usual locations for the family.

I don't know if any of her family knew of her poor health or were aware of her death. I am thinking that maybe the Workhouse arranged for the disposal of the body. If so, does anybody know what they did in these situations?

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Re: Leah RIDDLE
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 April 18 12:13 BST (UK) »
Usually a workhouse would just use the parish in which it was situated.  Don't know offhand what that was for Chichester.

I expect the Workhouse record of Deaths at the West Sussex Record Office would probably note where she was buried

https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/history-and-heritage/west-sussex-record-office/record-office-sources-and-collections/poor-law-records-record-office-collection/
Edmonds/Edmunds - mainly Sussex
DeBoo - London
Green - Suffolk
Parker - Sussex
Kemp - Essex
Farrington - Essex
Boniface - West Sussex

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Re: Leah RIDDLE
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 April 18 15:06 BST (UK) »
Leah Riddle buried at North Mundham, 12 April 1901
Age 59
Abode Chichester Workhouse
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https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DT9B-VT?i=552&cat=833988

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Re: Leah RIDDLE
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 April 18 16:16 BST (UK) »
Many thanks