Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Zoe Davina [Halton] Kapadia
Died 21st September 1923
Ardeshir Rustom Paston Kapadia
Husband of the above
Died April 1927 aged 61
The writing on the headstone is not currently readable, and the above has been adapted from Cemetery records.
Mrs. Dyer, the baby farmer, was accused of killing an infant she had taken in for adoption. She was suspected of killing many children for money.
The marriage was at the Lambeth registry office 11 March 1886. The bride, Zoe Devinia Halton Young-
1891 England Census 120 St Donatt's Road, Deptford.
Ardeshir Kapadia Head M 26 Barrister at Law India
Zoe Kapadia Wife M 28 Clapham, London
Kenneth P Son 4 Kent, Goudhurst
Douglas S Son 1 Kent, Lenham
1901 England Census -
Ardeshir Kapadia Head M 34 Barrister-
Zoe Kapadia Wife M 37 London, Clapham
Keneth [sic] P Son 14 Kent, Goudhurst
Douglas S Son 11 Kent, Lenham
Eric R Son 7 London, New Cross
Hugh Son 6 London, New Cross
1911 England Census -
Adeshir Kapadia Head 47 Married Barrister-
Zoe Kapadia Wife 47 Married County of London, Clapham
Douglas Stuart Son 21 Single Shipbroker's Clerk Kent, Lenham
Dorothy Phyllis Daughter 19 Single Kent, New Cross
Eric Roy Son 17 Single Printer's Apprentice Kent, New Cross
Hugh Son 15 Single Kent, Brockley
Two male servants who are listed as farm labourers.
[The ages of Ardeshir and Zoe don’t tally with the marriage record or the gravestone.]
DEATH OF MR. A. KAPADIA. -
We regret to announce that Mr Ardeshir Kapadia, of 13, Endsleigh-
Mr. Kapadia was well known in Ilford although for the past year or so he had taken very little part in the public life of the town.
He was the son of a Parsee merchant in Bombay and was sent to England to study English law. He did so and as a young man became a barrister-
At one period after he had been called to the Bar he was editor of the Hansard Debates in collaboration with Mr. Charles E. Grigsby, another Ilford man who is so well known as “Edwin Charles” the Dickensian.
DURING THE WAR
During the war Mr. Kapadia, who, in March, 1914, had been elected to the Ilford Urban District Council for North Hainault, had charge of the recruiting department at the Town Hall. No less than 10,000 recruits from Ilford and district passed through his hands. Mrs. Kapadia also did a great deal of war work.
Two years ago Mrs. Kapadia died at Hastings [she was staying with her daughter who lived in Hastings] and so great was this affection for his wife that ever since her death Mr. Kapadia made the journey to Hastings every week-
FOUNDER OF THE PIONEER MARKET
The crowning effort of Mr. Kapadia’s life came a few years ago when he was responsible for the establishment of the Pioneer Market, Ilford-
Previously a few itinerant vendors had done business in Station-
Ever since it was established Mr. Kapadia has devoted the whole of his energies to its development.
He was taken ill some weeks before his death with a diseased skull bone. He had one operation but it was not successful and another was projected but he died before it could be carried out.
He leaves four sons and a daughter, all married.
Before he died he left instructions that 24 hours after his death a main artery was to be severed and this was done on Tuesday.