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Brentford UDC Mortuary Records, 1899-1909

Janet McNamara has prepared the following index, which she believes is for the mortuary at Park Road cemetery, Isleworth; the register turned up in a car boot sale! The records cover bodies admitted between January 25th 1899 and September 14th 1909.

Entries have been recorded under Name of Deceased, Sex, Age, Cause of Death, Place where found, Name and address of person who brought the body to the mortuary, Name and address of the person who found the body, Date when brought to Mortuary, Date removed for Burial, Post Mortem made by, Date of Inquest, Certificate of Death given by, Remarks.

In 2015 Janet provided copies of local newspaper accounts of six drownings; the date of such an account is in brackets in the Remarks column: please email for a copy. The Coroner remarked at the inquest into the death of Herbert J Pearce in 1900 that it was a rather peculiar fact that of people whose occuaption was chiefly concerned with the water - fishermen and bargemen - not one in fifty of them could swim.

I have split Janet’s index into two tables, the first showing the deceased; also’non-professionals’ who became involved; the second shows the professionals.

Table 1 - the deceased; also non-professional parties involved

Deceased are shown below with an address, if known, year of death and page number; and sometimes other details such as the age of the deceased or nature of their demise.

This table also includes the names of those who found the body or took them to the mortuary: these entries just show the page no.

NB some details in the original register have not been included as they may relate to readers’ parents or grandparents: there are cases of suicide and neglect of children. If you wish to know more about a case, please contact the Local Studies Section at Chiswick Library. Online newspapers may provide more detail about the circumstances of the death: eg the British Newspaper Archive and findmypast sites.

Name of deceased Address Year Page Other details
Abbott Charlotte Catherine 42, SouthRoad, South Ealing 1904 p147  
Aikins Nellie 51 High Street 1906 p194  
Alcock George 15, Murray Road 1902 p107  
Alexander Mrs     p187 Niece of A Gould
Alexander William H 8, Moores Alley 1903 p133  
Alford James 41, Glenhurst Road 1904 p150  
Allen Dorothy 41, Pottery Road 1906 p192  
Allen Henry Keeper of the Thames Lock   p47  
Arscott John Kensington   p5  
Ash William Stafford 8, Murray Road 1901 p72  
Attwood Henry W 6 Starnage Road 1902 p110  
Attwood Jesse 5 Starnage Road 1901 p64  
Baker Edwin G 82, Windmill Road 1909 p236  
Baker Frederick Charles 32, Hamilton Road 1908 p223  
Baker Sarah 35, York Road 1901 p81  
Ball George   1899 p8  
Band Joseph   1899 p9  
Band Percy Goddards Ct, Market Place 1901 p69  
Banks Charles Barge Owl, The Ham 1906 p195  
Barker Elizabeth Lucy   1899 p7  
Barley Walter F 15, Brickfield Yard 1901 p78  
Barrett George A   1899 p25  
Barrows A 5, Kendall Villas, Isleworth   p146  
Bee Helen     p77  
Bee Robert D Albany Arms 1901 p77  
Bennett George 11, The Ham   p195  
Benskin Charles 2, Moores Alley 1900 p34 Starvation
Bexx Elizabeth Ellen   1900 p46  
Birch Florence   1900 p38  
Bishop Emma 23, Glenhurst Road 1907 p212  
Bishop W     p212  
Black Charles James Valentine 31, Layton Road 1907 p207  
Blower Frederick   1909 p231  
Boddy James H Catherine Wheel Yard 1908 p226  
Bond WS 2, Devonshire Road, Chiswick   p83  
Borthwick George South Tottenham 1904 p156  
Bovingden Leslie J   1906 p193 Knocked down by bus near Ealing Road School
Bradley H Acton Green   p250  
Bridge Kate 5, Rose Cottages, Albany Road 1909 p239  
Bridges Ellen L Brook Road 1909 p237  
Brall Rebecca Hammersmith 1908 p217  
Brooks Gilbert J Assistant at Mrs Gentry’s 131, High Street 1902 p89  
Brooks Mary Ann   1900 p52  
Brown Francis   1900 p50  
Brown Robert   1909 p250  
Buck Alfred J 33, The Ham 1907 p204  
Buckingham William J 9,Starnage Road 1908 p218  
Buckland William   1900 p42  
Burksfield Mrs The Ham   p31  
Burrows Charles 3, Tolson Villas, Isleworth 1904 p151  
Buss Mrs Albany Arms 1902 p95  
Butcher Elizabeth 28, Grosvenor Road 1905 p164  
Carter John     p183  
Carter William G   1899 p33  
Chambers Harry G   1904 p153 Cycle accident
Champion Samuel   1899 p27  
Chaplin John 263 High Street 1903 p129 Picture frame maker
Chatten Thomas C   1900 p36 Age 60, captain of barge Empress Queen (7/2/1900)
Cheshire Jesse   1902 p112  
Chinnery 20, Brook Road 1906 p191 7 month old son of
Chitty Elizabeth Barge Kate 1900 p47  
Churvh Joseph High Street 1908 p228  
Chuter   1899 p11 Infant daughter of John Chuter
Clements E     p92  
Coleman David   1901 p83  
Coleman John 1, Back Lane 1904 p149  
Collins Cornelius   1904 p161  
Collins Elizabeth 18, Carlyle Road 1903 p138  
Collins Michael 55, Pottery Road   p158  
Cooper Alfred 1, Brook Road, North 1903 p115  
Cooper James 12, Braemar Road 1901 p59 Real name Cothell
Cothell James       See Cooper p59
Cox J Ferry Square 1900 p54 Infant son of
Crabtree George Railway Cottages   p22 Shunter
Craig Julia E 57, Boston Road 1909 p238  
Cripps William 21, Distilery Road   p32  
Daubeny Sarah Ann 29, Albany Road 1909 p242  
Davitt Thomas 55, Pottery Road 1904 p158 Fall down stairs
Day Dorothy 51, Brook Road 1901 p79  
Dean Henry Alfred 21, Layton Road 1906 p184 Knocked down by train
Dorey George     p67 Lighterman
Dowden Owen E 5, Cumberland Gate, Kew 1901 p73  
Downton James     p183  
Dunkley Frederick 3, Cromwell Place 1904 p157  
Edwards F 3, Cromwell Place   p157  
Edwards Thomas M 27, The Ham 1907 p203  
Ellis Sarah May 4, Running Horse yard 1908 p219  
English Charles     p106  
Evans Thomas 4, Pump Alley 1902 p101  
Farmer Charles   1899 p20  
Farnden Alfred G   1899 p28  
Fiddler Harry   1899 p32  
Filkins Eliza 53, Carlyle Road 1901 p74  
Flavell Henry Belonging to the Boat Vera, The Ham 1909 p240  
Flavell John 1, Clifden Road 1909 p233  
Fleetwood Thomas 35 Grosvenor Road 1900 p41 Drowned, Brentford Dock (3/3/1900)
Ford Alfred Wandsworth 1907 p209  
Foreman Mrs 41, Eastbourne Road 1906 p189  
Fowles Mr 328 High Street   p116  
Francis Joseph Henry 12, Westbury Road, Hamilton Road 1900 p53  
Freeborn Henry William   1908 p225  
Freeman Elsie L Northfleet House, Market Place 1901 p76  
Frien Albert Edward   1901 p57  
Gad Ellen   1900 p51  
Gibbons James 3, Ram Alley   p221  
Gilbert William The Ham   p208  
Glover John New Bond street   p183 Driver of car that knocked down JJ Norton
Goddard Ada E 15, North Road 1909 p235  
Gould Alfred 4, Moores Alley 1906 p187  
Griffiths Mrs Boars Head Yard   p52  
Goodwin James   1899    
Graham Mr Landlord of the Three Pigeons   p156  
Grant Annie May 5, Alma Place 1905 p175  
Gray     p73 Railway porter
Green Frederick Notting Dale 1906 p190  
Griffin Leslie   1899 p19  
Groves Arthur   1900 p35  
Halford Emma   1899 p16  
Harding Mrs 9, Stanley Terrace   p38  
Harley Joseph H 61 Glenhurst Road 1907 p199  
Harris Mary Jane 66, High street 1905 p178  
Hawkins Lilian 11, Kenley Road 1908 p220  
Hayward Caroline 44, Eastbourne Road 1908 p216  
Headford Garibaldi 49, Brook Road 1902 p100  
Hill Henry J   1907 p208  
Holford Thomas Of the boat Otter 1908 p221  
Holland James   1899 p30  
Hollaran Thomas Eatons Buildings 1903 p141  
Holmes Ella Lateward Road 1909 p243  
Hooper Charles Ealing Road 1905 p171  
Hooper Thomas 18, Eatons Buildings   p44  
Horton Henry   1899 p22  
Howard Ernest WH 10, Mafeking Ave 1909 p249  
Howard Frances E   1900 p37  
Hutchings John     p161  
Insley William   1901 p60  
James W T Colonels Drive 1908 p213  
Jeffries Charles   1909 p244  
Jeffries Thomas   1899 p1  
Johnson Caroline   1899 p17  
Jones Edward   1902 p88  
Joyce Henry 6, Starnage Road   p27  
Keadell Albert   1901 p66 Age 5yrs accidental drowning
Keadell Ernest   1901 p66 Age 3yrs accidental drowning
Kennerman Cecelia 13, Cressage Road 1906 p196  
Kent Alice 3, Troy Town 1907 p198  
Kerrison Edward 13, Cressage Road 1903 p125 Knocked down by bus
Kersley May   1903 p122 Registered as Not Known but found to be May Kersley aged about 2 years (found to be 18months)
Ketchell Mrs 40, Hamilton Road   p224  
Langley William 2, Kenley Road 1905 p182  
Larkin Theresa 4, Murray Road 1901 p70  
Leary A Town Meadow   p155  
Lee Annie 30B, Boston Park Road 1906 p197  
Lewis William J 3, Ram Alley 1904 p148  
Littleboy Alfred   1905 p176 Drowned at Blackwall; Inquest at Canning Town
Lilywhite Anne and Thomas 83, Albany Road 1902 p94  
Lloyd Edmund Taylor   1899 p10  
Lock Alfred 13, Whitestile Road   p12  
Lock Frederick   1899 p12  
Lovegrove Mr Mercury Road   p165  
Lunn Frank   1903 p135  
Lynch Alfred Workmen’’s Home 1903 p127  
McCarthy Charles 3, Lamb Alley   p122  
McCarthy Frances Starnage Road 1903 p113 Run over by Carter Paterson’s van (Inquest)
McDonald John Ealing Park Tavern 1901 p68  
McLachlan Archibald Octavius Home address Chiswick 1902 p106 Found drowned.
MacNamara W   1900 p56 Accident at the Royal Brewery
Mann Mary Anne Old Spring Gardens 1909 p234  
Mapley James   1900 p45  
Martin Thomas New Spring Gardens 1909 p246  
Martyn Henry   1903 p123  
Matthew 29, Catherine Wheel Yard 1903 p117 Newly born child of Henry Matthew; stillborn
Mattocks Alfred     p222 Lighterman
May Lawrence   1899 p4  
Maydon Walter B   1902 p84  
Meades William North Road   p48  
Middleton George 77, Wellesley Road   p35  
Miles Mary 8, Chapel Yard, Market Place 1909 p241  
Milne Ernest H 49 Brook Road 1904 p145  
Moore James 19, The Ham 1904 p162  
Moore Patrick A   1903 p137  
Moriarty Joseph     p140 Butler to Mr Montgomrey
Mortimer Richard T Found at Mr Taylor’s Market Garden, Lionel Road 1907 p205  
Mygrave John 47 High Street 1902 p114  
Neale Charles 3, Mount Pleasant, Albany Road 1905 p179  
Neighbour Alice J 2 Walnut Tree Road 1909 p245 Fire on Good Friday
Neighbour James   1899 p18  
New Bridget   1899 p31  
New James 1, The Ham   p14  
Newsham 7, Caroline Place 1907 p201 Infant son of
Nicholas Emma M 102, Whitestile Road 1907 p206  
Nicholas N 102, Whitestile Road   p206  
Nicholls Edith 14, Old Spring Gardens 1901 p62  
Norman George 57, New Road 1909 p247  
No name Found at The Hollows 1901 p71 Want of vitality at birth
No name   1901 p82 Newly born female
North Thomas G 16, Drum Lane 1903 p132  
Norton John James   1906 p183 Knocked down by a motor car
Nunn Henry Robert   1899 p15  
Nutley Walter Shepherds Bush 1903 p128  
O’Connell Francis T 9, Boars Head Yard 1907 p202  
Olds Mr     p113  
Owen 10 Mercury Road 1905 p181 1 day old female child, child of Harry Owen
Pacton Ellen 5, Catherine Wheel Yard 1903 p126  
Padbury George Edward 9, North Road 1905 p166  
Palmer Thomas 17, Red Lion Yard 1905 p167  
Pantling Joseph Layton Road 1903 p140 Gardener to Mr Montgomrey . Syncope caused through accidental suffocation from the fumes of the coke furnace in the stoke hole
Parkins George Strand on the Green   p10  
Parkinson Thomas 50 Kew Bridge Road 1907 p200  
Parlett Frederick Frank Glenthorne Villa, Carlyle Road 1902 p91  
Parsons Frederick T 9, Thames Row 1903 p143  
Pearce Alice Maud   1904 p159  
Pearce George 3, Thames Row, The Hollows   p16, p98, p103, p209  
Pearce Herbert J   1900 p40 Drowned, slipped loading sugar into bow of boat Watford
Pearce John 23, Windmill Road 1903 p120  
Pearce Richard 3, Thames Row, The Hollows   p19, p185  
Pearce Richard York Road   p248  
Pearce W The Hollows   p217  
Pegg Captain   1900 p49  
Pelton Eliza 13, Caroline Place 1907 p211 Died in husbands arms
Philkins John 27, Grosvenor Road   p9  
Plummer Samuel   1900 p44  
Poole 35, Starnage Road 1906 p186  
Povey E 55, Windmill Road   p170  
Povey William 55, Windmill Road 1905 p170  
Pragnell WG Putney 1909 p248  
Prior Miss 50, Kew Bridge Road 1907 p200  
Pruzzy Emily 6, Mount Pleasant, Albany Road 1908 p214 3 months
Pruzzey W 6, Mount Pleasant, Albany Road 1908 p229 4 days
Pullen Edmund 43, North Road 1903 p119  
Reader Ellen 6, Kenley Road 1902 p109  
Redfern Honorah 71, Murray Road 1904 p144  
Reynolds Charles Brickfield Yd   p36  
Reynolds John     p150 Bargeman
Richardson     p73 Railway porter
Rickarsby George 39, Green Dragon Lane 1905 p173  
Rickarsby Thomas 39, Green Dragon Lane   p173  
Roberts Maria 54, Carlyle Road 1902 p86  
Roberts Market Place 1906 p188 Son of
Robinson Alfred G 2, Chapel Yard, Market Place 1904 p152  
Robinson John Market Place   p151  
Robinson Mr York Mineral Water Works   p113  
Rogers Mr 348, High street   p26  
Row Matilda   1899 p26  
Rowles William Bedford Park 1908 p227  
Ruff   1899 p29  
Ruff Mrs Walnut Tree Road, 1903 p134 Newly born female child
Rush W Old Spring Gardens   p88  
Russell R 3, Milton Place, Isleworth   p58  
Salmon Violet May Pottery Cottage 1901 p65  
Sanders Thomas   1902 p108 Cold and exposure
Sanders William 32, Walnut Tree Road 1905 p 180 Parents of 1 day old male child
Searle George 103, Osborne Road, South Acton   p18  
Servis Julia 54, Carlyle Road   p74  
Setterfield Thomas Police Constable 1905 p169 Found killed by a passing train
Sharp Rose Lily   1899 p3  
Shervall William G 58, Windmill Road 1901 p75  
Shortland Frederick George 22, Green Dragon Lane 1900 p55  
Shuter Bridget 1, The Barracks, Albany Road 1902 p97 Natural causes/puerperal fever
Simmonds George Workmen’s Home, High Street   p108  
Sizemore FJ 3, Market Square   p81  
Sizemore Frederick J 8 Market Place 1904 p163 Peritonitis the result of falling across some steps at Gunnersbury park where he worked)
Skinner Albert   1899 p24  
Small Archibald G   1900 p39  
Smewing Mrs 12, Bangor Road   p174  
Smith Edward A 16, Lateward Road 1902 p87  
Smith George Of Walham Green 1903 p131 Accidental death at Mill Hill Station
Smith Maud 43, North Road 1902 p99  
Smith     p169 Porter at SW railway
Smith Sidney 41, Ealing Road 1902 p93 Fall from a tram car
Smith W Stanley 10, Brook Road 1903 p121  
Speller Elizabeth C 11, Bangor Road 1902 p85  
Spencer Benjamin 8, Orchard Road 1905 p165  
Square Richard 15, South Street, Isleworth 1902 p90 Drowned Ham wharf, age 34, mate of barge Faith (22/3/1902)
Stambridge Henry 16, Catherine Wheel Yard 1904 p154 Aged 6 weeks
Stanbridge Philip John   1901 p67  
Stratford Charles 28, Market Place 1902 p102  
Stubbington Edgar H 31, High Street 1903 p136  
Stuckey Helena   1899 p21  
Sutton Sarah   1899 p2  
Swanbrook John   1903 p130  
Tate Thomas Captain of the barge Rodney (FMC) 1904 p146  
Taylor Grace 72, North Road 1902 p92  
Taylor JT     p205 See R.T. Mortimer
Taylor Thomas 328, High Street 1903 p116 Deputy of lodging house
Taylor Winifred 42, Kew Bridge Road 1903 p118  
Taylor W 51 Half Acre   p4, p29  
Teale Lilian Eva   1900 p43  
Thomas William The Hollows   p71  
Thomas Winifred 8, The Hollows 1905 p168  
Tiller Mary   1899 p14  
Tomkins David 12, Bangor Road   p174 Grandfather
Tomkins Frederick 12, Bangor Road 1905 p174  
Trickett Philiman   1900 p48  
Turpin Thomas Grosvenor Road   p194  
Turner T Albany Road 1905 p167  
Unknown female child   1899 p5 Fully developed, found in 2nd class railway carriage at Mill Hill Station (Acton Town) April
Unknown female child   1905 p172 Found in a brown paper parcel on the railway near Clayponds; death due to ’want of attention at birth’ but had been dead for 3 weeks
Unknown male   1900 p49 Identified as Capt. Pegg
Unknown male   1902 p103 Drowned; full description + clothing
Unknown male   1906 p185 Drowned; full description and clothes including blue serge morning suit
Unknown male   1908 p222 Drowned
Unknown baby Garden, Brent Road 1908 p228  
Vodden Maud 18, Netley Road   p230  
Waight W 32, Ealing Road   p190  
Waller Henry 10, High Street 1902 p 104  
Wallis Edith M 19 The Ham 1909 p232  
Wapshott Thomas 8, Netley Road   p17  
Watkins Jane C New Road 1908 p215  
Webb Charles 75, Albany Road 1907 p210  
Webb Charles Henry 18, Cressage Road 1905 p177  
Weedon Jane   1901 p61  
Weedon Richard 42, North Road   p61  
Wells John 5, Benns Cottages, Kew Bridge 1903 p139  
West George 58, The Ham 1902 p105  
Wheeler William 1 Albany Road 1901 p63 Age 8, drowned near the Butts, son of William Wheeler, labourer (1/5/1901)
Wilcox Emma 41, Eastbourne Road 1906 p189  
Willcox Winifred E   1901 p58  
Williams Edward Arthur 91, Whitestile Road 1902 p96  
Williams Gertrude Eva   1899 p13 Wife of Dr Williams
Williams Henrietta L 76, Distillery Road 1901 p80  
Willis Anne     p101 Housekeeper
Wilshire Harry Running Horse Yard 1904 p160  
Winters E   1902 p111 Accidental death, knocked down by motor car, Brentford Bridge
Wise Richard 2, Leamington Tce, Kew Bridge   p45  
Wood John Lived Notting Hill 1902 p98 Accidental drowning; fell out of boat on Sunday while out with friends for a row
Woodward Frederick W   1904 p155 Nearly 40 years employed by Montgomreys
Woodward W Boat Watford (FMC)   p40  
Worman William Waldo Street, College Park, Willesden 1903 p142 Age 23, foreman for Mr Edwards, Brentford Dock; accidentally fell between 2 barges (23/12/1903)
Wortley Mrs S 2, York Road   p39  
Wright Eliza 40, Hamilton Road 1908 p224  
Wright Jane J A 20, Netley Road 1909 p230  
Young Matilda   1899 p23  

Table 2: the professionals

This second table records the names (and sometimes addresses) of the coroner, doctors, undertakers and policemen.

Name Address Notes
Ambrose PC    
Anderson PC 374 T Police Station  
Barnes High Street Undertaker
Barratt High St, Chiswick Undertaker
Berry Dr Market Place  
Blumenthal Dr    
Bott Dr High Street  
Bourke Dr Mc W Brentford Bridge and High street  
Bowling Dr Brook Road  
Buchanan PC    
Bye PC    
Canning PC 734T    
Chamberlain PC Police Station  
Claridge Dr High Street  
Clayden PC 711 T Brentford Police Station Same as Clayton?
Clayton PC Police Station Same as Clayden?
Cottage PC Police Station  
Deane Dr High Street  
Dickey Dr Ealing Road  
Dixon Dr High Street  
Drury Police Sargeant    
Duck PC    
Fielding Dr Market Place  
Fincham Dr Kew Bridge Road  
Gardener PC 310 T    
Gubbins Dr Market Place  
Harris PC 118 Chiswick  
Heath W High Street Undertaker
Henshaw Dr Kew Bridge Road  
Hickmore PC High St  
Hidden High Street, New Brentford Undertaker
Hogg Doctor Gordon   Coroner
Jones Dr A The Butts  
Joy Dr Market Place  
Kemp Dr R   Deputy Coroner
Lawry Dr Kew Bridge Road  
Legg PC Chiswick  
Lowery Dr Kew Bridge Road  
Metcalf Sergeant River Police  
Morton   Undertaker, Hounslow
Neil Dr High Street and The Butts  
Nock PC    
Page PC Brentford  
Phillips Dr Market Place  
Pollock Dr Avenue Crescent, Acton  
Ratcliffe Sergeant    
Ruck Dr Ealing  
Sargeant High Street Undertaker
Sharp CJ 51, Half Acre Undertaker
Smith PC    
Walters Dr Windmill Road  
Wickenden 1,Whitestile Road, Undertaker
Williams Dr High Street, New Brentford  
Willie PC Police Station  

Published October 2013; updated August 2015