Friends of Hastings Cemetery

Trimming Family

BF L10

Trimming, Rhoda, aged 73, died  14th June1891  

Trimming, Ebenezer, aged 79,  died 3rdMarch1897

FB M13  

Trimming, Eunice Rhoda, aged 22, died 4th July 189

Trimming, Lois Rhoda,  aged 52, died 5th August 1902  

Trimming John, aged 78, died  2nd January 1929 at Marwayne, Canada

1851 Census =  5 Robertson Street

  Surname  1st Name   Rel   Status   Sex   Age   Occupation        Born

  TRIMMING   Ebenezer   Head   M      M      33   Coach Trimmer     London -  

  TRIMMING   Rhoda       Wife   M       F      33                            Brightling

  TRIMMING   John         Son     M                8   Scholar               Hastings

  BUSS   Harriet           Servnt   U       F      22   House Servant     Brightling

In 1872 The executors convey the premises to the trustees (subject to an annual rentcharge of £40 payable for the maintenance of Ebenezer Fenner) for divine worship according to the tenets specified, and according to certain rules, also specified, Thomas Hull being appointed pastor.  Ebenezer Trimming of Claremont, Hastings, carriage trimmer, was one of the trustees named  And again in 1873  in a conveyance of land for extensions to Ebenezer Chapel.  (“Piece of ground on or near the Tackleway)”

1891 Census - 9 Claremont

Surname 1st Name   Rel   Status Sex Age Occupation                      Born

TRIMMING Ebenezer   Head M            M    73 Coach Trimmer                 London -

TRIMMING Rhoda        Wife   M            F     73                                              Brightling

HANDS        Alfred C     Head M            M    29 Metal Merchant(Em'er) Birmingham

SMITH           Bessie A L Wife  M            F     23 Lady's Maid                       Reading

FORBES     Grace A       Visitr M            F     58 Living On Own Means   Sunninghill

WHITE    Susan          Servnt  S            F    22 Housemaid                         Hastings

FIELD         Maria L       Visitr  S            F     86 Living On Own Means     London

At this time it looks as if Ebenezer and Rhoda might have been running a boarding house.

1897 March 3 In a terrific gale, Ebenezer Trimming of 46 St Mary’s Terrace, was killed by a falling wall as he walked up Wallinger’s Walk onto the West Hill.