Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Ben Harry Went Tree

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The family memorial is a red granite obelisk and plinth.

On the West side the inscription is to Amelia Ann Heather died 30/4/1921

Elizabeth Mary Heather died 30/11/1937

on the North side:

Alderman Ben Harry Went Tree JP died 1/1/1927 aged 82

Henry Went (Tree) Attree, (Father)  b. 1818, Hastings, Sussex, England, died 1854, Hastings, Sussex, England / Mother A. Tree, nee Cooper

 Ben Harry Went (Tree) Attree,   b. 21 Oct 1844, St. Pancras, Middlesex, England d. 1927, Hastings, Sussex, England

 Ann Went (Tree) Attree,   b. 1846, Hastings, Sussex, England d. 1850, Hastings, Sussex, England

 Henry Clement (Tree) Attree,   b. 1847, Hastings, Sussex, d. 1850, Hastings, Sussex, England

Ben Harry Went Tree was Mayor of the County Borough of Hastings 1891-2,1893-4, 1902,4. Councillor and Alderman of the County Borough of Hastings for 46 years. J of P for 31 years. Citoyen Honaire de la Ville de Rouen from 16/7/1919.

Ben Tree was the son of Henry Went Tree, also a member of the Town Council who died in 1854.  Ben was a Liberal Unionist and served as Mayor for four terms.

1891 Census

TREE   Benjamin H W   Head   S  M  46  Living On His Own Means   Middlesex - London

HEATHER   Elizabeth M  Cousin S  F  41                                        Middlesex - London

HEATHER   Amelia Anne  Cousin  S   F  37                                     Middlesex - London

HEAD Charlotte              Servnt  S  F  57   Cook(Em'ee)                       Sussex - Hollington

PARSONS   Ann              Servnt   S  F  24   Housemaid(Em'ee)                      Sussex - Cowfold