Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Robert Slade & Family

BI A10

To the

Dear Memory of

Robert Slade

of Leeds

Who fell on [sic] sleep

at Hastings

January 15th 1898

Aged 73

"Until the Lord cometh"


Robert Holroyd

Only son of the above

Who passed within the veil

on Sunday evening

No. 4th 1900

Aged 30


Lydia Frances,

Wife of Robert Slade

Who fell asleep [Dec. 1909]

SLADE  Lydia Frances  71

At  Battle

In Memory of

Edith Marion

Wife of Rev. Arthur

Seys Howell

and daughter of

Robert & Lydia Slade

Born May 18th 1875

died June 17th 1946

Until the day break, and the shadows flee away

And also of

Arthur Seys



Who passed away Nov. 27th 1941

in his 83rd Year


Pursuant to 22 and 23 Yic. cap. 35.

NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of Robert Slade late of 14 Springfield Mount Leeds in the county of York retired Corn Factor deceased who died at 12 White Rock-place Hastings in the county of Sussex on the 15th day of January 1898 and whose will was proved by William Slade the younger of 7 Wellington-place Hastings aforesaid Music Seller, Francis Strickland of Halsteads Hastings aforesaid Corn Merchant and Robert Holroyd Slade of 14 Springfield Mount Leeds aforesaid Mechanical Engineer the executors therein named oh the 24th day of February 1898 .....................

—Dated this 1st day of March 1898.

E. CHALINDER 64 Cambridge-road Hastings

Solicitor for the Executors.


In the 1891 census Robert and Lydia are staying with his brother,  William Slade, at Laton Rd., Walcot Lodge.  Their children, Robert H and Ethel M are staying with the Stricklands.

The Slades and the Sricklands were both engaged in the corn trade and Jane Strickland was the daughter of William and Mary Ann Slade.


1729 Jonathan Tyers the elder becomes Proprietor of Vauxhall Gardens.

 In the 19th century, the Vauxhall Trust Estates were owned by Margaret Tyers [Barrett] Weller Poley. She left the property in trust to William Slade of Walcot Lodge, Hastings and to Robert H. Slade, (b.1871) and Edith Marion Slade (b.1876), the son and daughter of Robert and Lydia Slade of 14 Springfield, Leeds, with much of the fortune (around £30,000) going to various church charities. Edith Marion Slade was, in 1911, living in Battle, Sussex


In 1910 Edith and Arthur were living at no.21 (Fernside), and he was minister St Leonard’s Congregational Church.