Friends of Hastings Cemetery
In memory of Margaret Anne Woodhams born 8th June 1859 died 15th October 1915 at Capel-
Margaret was born in Hastings in 1859. In 1861 she was living in Battle Rd with her father William, her mother Ann and her three older sisters, Martha, Julia and Sarah. Her father was a gardener. In 1865 disaster struck the family. Her mother died and Margaret and two of her sisters, Julia and Mary were sent to the Union Workhouse in Battle where they are
listed on the 1871 Census. Her father seemed to disappear at this point. Her oldest sister Martha was in service to the Sadler family in North St, Hastings.
Ten years later, in 1881, Margaret was a housemaid to the four Misses’ Searle, elderly sisters who lived at 1, The Lawn, St Leonards.
From here she moved to work for the Tubbs family at 42 Pevensey Road. She was one of five servants, and held the superior position of lady’s maid.
She stayed with the family after the removal to Capel-
She died at Capel-