Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Francis and Jane Elizabeth Strickland
They lived at 7 Regency Mansions, Verulam Place, Hastings.
Francis was a corn merchant and worked with his brothers in a firm founded by his grandfather George. George was born in Appledore Kent on 5th December 1780 but by 1820 had moved to Hastings and set up a corn and seed merchants business, having originally sold fruit and vegetables and general foodstuffs. The firm expanded throughout the 19th century and was run in turn by George’s son Edmund (1806-
The Hastings branch was eventually run as a separate business by Edmund’s youngest son Francis (1849-
STRICKLAND Frank Head M M 41 Corn Merchant (Em'er) Battle S
TRICKLAND Jane E. Wife M F 40 West Riding -
STRICKLAND Wm G. N. Son M 11 Scholar Hastings
STRICKLAND Herbert S. Son M 6 Scholar Hastings
SLADE Robert Visitr M 20 Engineer Civil (Em'ee) West Riding -
SLADE Edith M. Visitr F 15 Scholar West Riding of -
FULLER Susan E. Servnt F 20 Domestic Servant Rye
CATT Caroline Servnt F 20 Domestic Servant Hastings
In 1898 Jane was elected to the Hastings School Board.
1902: she was one of the first members of the Hastings Education Committee.
Jane, like many in Hastings, was a suffragette and was attacked in her car in the 1914 riot.
She was on central executive of National Union of Women’s Suffrage Societies; joint signatory of letter to Asquith in 1916 on behalf of Church League for Women’s Suffrage
1929: she was appointed a magistrate.
She was vice-
Also remembered on the grave, (as well as some illegible names -
In Remembrance of Howard William Strickland 1892 -
To the dear memory of William Francis Norman Strickland, died 1st January 1943, aged 63
In Affectionate Memory of
Francis Strickland, J.P.
Died 4th april 1929 Aged 79.
For 39 years a deacon and for many years Treasurer of the Robertson St.
Congregational Church, Hastings.
Also of his wife
Jane Elizabeth Strickland, J.P.
Died 9th Sept/ 1932 aged 81
The welfare of children was her chief concern and from 1886, until her death she took an active part in the work of the Education Authority of the Borough.
"Oh love that wilt not me go
I rest my weary soul in Thee."
Also in loving memory of
A Devoted Wife and Mother
Born 17th September 1886
Died 3rd October 1969