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Beatrice Bessie WALLBRIDGE neé BALSON died 20 January 1946

WALLBRIDGE Beatrice Bessie of 3 Cornish-road Charlestown Chickerell Weymouth Dorsetshire (wife of Henry George Wallbridge) died 20 January 1946 at The District Hospital Weymouth. Administration Winchester 17 December (1946) to the said Henry George Wallbridge milk roundsman. Effects £309 16s 10d.

John WHEELER died 30 November 1913

WHEELER John of Worbarrow near Wareham Dorsetshire died 30 November 1913. Probate London 22 December (1913) to Walter Thomas Ware florist and Mary Jane Wheeler widow. Effects £2,462 10s.

Winifred Mary WHEELER – see Winifred Mary BRACHI 

Harriet Deborah WHITE died 29 August 1947 – see Harriet Deborah MILLER

Rt. Revd. Christopher WORDSWORTH died 21 March 1885

WORDSWORTH The Right Reverend Christopher, Late Bishop of Lincoln D.D. 12 May 1885. The Will with a Codicil of the Right Reverend Christopher Wordsworth late of Riseholme in the County of Lincoln D.D. late Bishop of Lincoln who died 21 March 1885 at Harewood in the County of York was proved at Lincoln by the Reverend John Wordsworth of St. Mary’s Entry Oxford Clerk the Son and the Reverend Edward Tucker Leeke of the Minster Yard in the City of Lincoln Clerk and Chancellor of Lincoln the Executors. Personal Estate £85,258 17s 6d. Resworn October 1885 £89,750 4s 7d.

Christopher Andrewes WORDSWORTH died 6 December 1910

WORDSWORTH Christopher Andrewes of Gordon House Apollo Bunder Bombay India died 6 December 1910 at Bombay. Probate London 10 April (1913) to John Vincent Wordsworth esquire. Effects £21 5s 5d.

Kathleen Philippa WORDSWORTH died 16 July 1941

WORDSWORTH Kathleen Philippa of Yarrow Bank Kingswear Devonshire (wife of John Vincent Wordsworth) died 16 July 1941. Administration Llandudno 26 August (1941) to the said John Vincent Wordsworth retired fruit grower and Henry Bernard Howard retired bank manager. Effects £2,267 19s 4d.

Mary WORDSWORTH (neé Reeve) died 25 February 1921

WORDSWORTH Mary of St. Nicholas Hospital Salisbury (wife of the reverend Christopher Wordsworth) died 25 February 1921. Probate London 30 March (1921) to the said reverend Christopher Wordsworth clerk. Effects £2,743 13s 1d.

Osmund Bartle WORDSWORTH died 2 April 1917

WORDSWORTH Osmund Bartle of St. Nicholas Hospital Salisbury second-lieutenant 23rd M.G.C. died 2 April 1917 in France. Probate London 3 May (1917) to John Vincent Wordsworth esquire and Susannah Mary Wordsworth spinster. Effects £1,262 1s 4d.

Thomas Walter WRIXON died 24 February 1960

WRIXON Thomas Walter of Hillside Old Hill Wincanton Somersetshire died 24 February 1960. Probate Winchester 28 February (1961) to Eva May Wrixon widow and John Ireland Miller solicitor. Effects £8,579 18s.



The Late Mrs. Mary Wheeler

A beloved personality

Mrs. Mary Jane Wheeler of The Bungalow, Worbarrow Bay, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, at the age of 81 years, following an illness which commenced suddenly on July 30th.

A native of Yorkshire, Mrs. Wheeler had been twice married, and on Friday afternoon she was interred in the grave of her first husband, Mr. John Greenwood, who predeceased her by 52 years, at Southend-on-Sea.

To the small community at Worbarrow Bay, the people of Tyneham, and many more in that cleft in the hills of Purbeck, Mrs. Wheeler’s death has brought a sense of irreparable loss. They mourn the passing of a friend who never failed, and for whom their affection was won by a kindly and sympathetic disposition, and by rare generosity. No-one ever turned to Mrs. Wheeler for help, advice, or sympathy in vain.

Not only residents of that part of Purbeck where Mrs. Wheeler was so loved, but visitors, soldiers, airmen, and others can testify to her goodness. During the days of war, when the military had charge of a look-out station at the Bay, she opened her home to the men, provided hot baths and placing a room at their disposal.

On an occasion when a seaplane descended in the Bay, it was Mrs. Wheeler who provided the occupants with accommodation, giving them every comfort, until such time as they were prepared to depart. Holiday makers, campers, and others have found in her a true friend, always prepared to help them, and to make their stay more pleasant.

Funeral Tributes

Mrs. Wheeler was interred by her own special wish in the vault of her first husband, at Southend-on-Sea, Essex, and among the many wreaths sent were the following:

  • Michael, Lorna, and Patrick: In loving memory.
  • Amy, Arthur, and Norman: With ever loving memory to dear Auntie.
  • Reg., of Australia: In affectionate remembrance.
  • Owen, Idris [Ellis]: Sincere love and sympathy.
  • Winifred and Clarence [Brachi]: With great love and deep sorrow.
  • Florrie and Glen: With loving and deepest sympathy.
  • Maude [Ellis]: With grateful and loving remembrance.
  • Trevor [Ellis]: To dearest Mother.
  • David, Anne, and Mary [Brachi]: With love from her children.
  • Mrs. Norman Briggs: With ever loving memories to a great and noble woman.
  • Mrs. R. J. Oliver and Violet: In grateful remembrance of her kindness.
  • Elsie Schries and Margaret Boston: In ever loving memory.
  • Rev. and Mrs. L. Wynne: In memory of an old friend.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Hill, Olive and Mabel: In very loving memory.
  • Mrs. L. H. Gilbert: In loving memory of a dear old friend.
  • Mrs. Haley and Olga: In loving remembrance.
  • Annie and Julia and Mrs. Warr: In loving memory.
  • Rosetta Fraser: With deepest sympathy.
  • Douglas, Ada, and Tony Wheeler: With love and sympathy.
  • Mrs. H. Cundall: In loving memory of a very dear friend.
  • Mr. C. Bayer: With deepest sympathy.
  • Harriet, Grace, and Sally: With love for the best lady we have ever known.
  • Harriet and Charles Miller: In ever loving memory.
  • Jack and Miggie [Miller]: To our dear old friend.
  • Mrs. Rose: With much love to a dear friend.
  • Mrs. Herd: With deepest sympathy.
  • Percy and Ellen Kerley: In kind remembrance.
  • Mrs. J. Toms: With deep sympathy.
  • The Nurses: With kind thoughts.
  • Mrs. A. Moor-Shaw: In loving remembrance.
  • Mrs. F. J. Wheeler, Alice and Willie: With deepest sympathy.
  • Mrs. Frank Berryman and Mrs. Titchmarsh: In affectionate remembrance.
  • Miss Edith Gamble: In affectionate memory.
  • Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Kirton: With sincere sympathy.
  • Mrs. Walter Ware and Reg.: In loving memory of a dear Gran.
  • Mr. and Mrs. John Annereau: With kind remembrance.
  • Mr. Francis Briggs: In memory of many happy days.

The relatives of the late Mrs. M. J. Wheeler, of Worbarrow, Corfe Castle, wish to thank their many friends for the kind letters of sympathy and beautiful flowers.

Published by Western Gazette, 26 August 1932