Friends of Hastings Cemetery
OB F3 : Bonar, Mary J / Chesney, Isabel / Menzies, "Lady"Mary Anne née Bonar
This story has some elements that have not yet been sorted. According to reports, both sisters are called Mary Bonar. Certainly the original burial in Hastings Cemetery was Mary J Bonar, who lived locally. But the person who married Thomas Menzies in 1930 was also Mary Bonar. (Mary A M) It would seem then, that they must be sisters-
The daughter, who married Merrett, is called variously Isobel, Veronica, Vera… Merrett is also spelt Merritt.
Double Murder Victims Buried at Hastings -
Ealing murder victims -
The funeral of the self-
Following the hearse carrying the two coffins were three cars containing about a dozen mourners, both men and women, among them Mrs. Chesney's daughter. The last rites, performed by Father Terence Scanlan, the Roman Catholic Church of St, Thomas of Canterbury, St. Leonards, lasted about a quarter of-
Mar. 03, 1954 -
A marble headstone now marks the place where the three are buried.
(There was originally a marble stone, which may have got mislaid when the second internment occurred, or it may be buried underneath the grass.)