This page lists miscellaneous deaths and related information, drawn from a variety of sources.

Deaths in the UK & IRELAND
Death Certificates
Deaths of Married (nee Dibden) Females
Deaths & Burials Overseas
Deaths or burials of 'Dibdens' who were either born or resident in the UK, but died overseas.
Death Notices
Coroners' Inquests
Deaths at Sea
Inquisitions Post Mortem

Civil Registration; Parish & Non-parochial Registers
Overseas Records (Australia, Canada, South Africa, US)
Monumental Inscriptions
Probate Records
Military Records


No Deaths for Northern Ireland
No deaths for Eire

This is a list of dates of death, compiled from various sources (ie. family sources, death certificates, death notices, obituaries, probate records, burials and monumental inscriptions), for 'Dibdens' who died in England and Wales. Many of these can be used to supplement information found in the GRO death indexes. Depending on the source of the information, the place of death or usual residence of the deceased (sometimes both), parents, spouse or other family members may have been recorded.

AGNES DIBDEN 30 Dec 1949     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
ALBERT JAMES DIBDEN 24 Jul 1873     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
ALEXANDER DIBDEN 24/25 Oct 1860 Knight's Wharf, St. Philip's, Bristol Brockweir, Gloucs Coroner's Inquest
ALFRED DIBDEN 15 Jun 1957 Ashurst Hospital, Ashurst, Hants   Burial
ALFRED WILLIAM DIBDEN 22 Jan 1974     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ALICE DIBDEN 3 May 1892   New Inn, Brockweir, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
ALICE LILLIAN DIBDIN 24 Jun 1915   Great Grimsby, Lincs Family
ALICE MARY DIBDEN 12 Mar 1933     Monumental Inscription
Salisbury, Wilts
AMY JANE DIBDEN 20 Jun 1878 45 Liverpool Street, Bevois Town, Southampton 45 Liverpool Street, Bevois Town, Southampton Death Notice
ANDREW DIBDEN 2 Jun 1858 Newbridge, Eling   Death Certificate
ANN DIBDIN 9 Sep 1828 Myddelton Sq, Sadler's Wells, London   Death Notice
ANN DIBDIN 20 Apr 1899 Winchester, Hants Lynch Farm, Bursledon, Southampton Death Notice
ANN DIBDEN 18 Jan 1903   Yew Tree Cottage, St. Briavels, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
ANN DIBDEN 18 Jan 1908 St. Briavels, Gloucs St. Briavels, Gloucs Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
ANNIE DIBDEN 30 Jun 1888     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ANNIE RAWLINSON DIBDIN 27 Oct 1926 33 Woburn Sq, W.C. 33 Woburn Sq, Middlesex Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
ANNIE DIBDEN 16 Oct 1933   Penn Cottage, Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
ANNIE DIBDIN 10 Nov 1933   Great Grimsby, Lincs Family
AQUILA DIBDEN 17 Dec 1958     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
AUBREY DIBDIN 20 Apr 1958   Field House, Corfe Castle, Dorset Death Notice
BELINDA DIBDEN 30 May 1939   1 Mount Pleasant Rd, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth National Probate Calendar
BEN ISAAC DIBDEN 15 Jan 1938 Royal Infirmary, Gloucester 27 Knowles Rd, Gloucester National Probate Calendar
BENJAMIN DIBDEN 13 Aug 1968     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
BESSIE DIBDEN 19 Feb 1872     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
BETSY DIBDEN 15 Sep 1977     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
BETTEY DIBDEN 12 Mar 1856     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
CAROLINE DIBDIN 8 Aug 1897 62, Torrington Square 62, Torrington Square Death Notice
CHARLES DIBDIN 25 Jul 1814 Arlington St, Camden Town, London Arlington St, Camden Town, London Death Notice
CHARLES RICHARD DIBDIN 5 Dec 1820     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
CHARLES DIBDIN 14/15 Jan 1833 12 Garden Row, London Road (Kings Bench Prison) 12 Garden Row, London Road (Kings Bench Prison) Death Notice
Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
CHARLES PITT DIBDIN 21 Feb 1866 Sheffield, Yorks Sheffield, Yorks National Probate Calendar
CHARLES WILLIAM DIBDIN 25 Nov 1888 14 Gayton Crescent, Hampstead 14 Gayton Crescent, Hampstead Death Notice
CHARLES DIBDIN 7 Jun 1910 33 Woburn Sq, W.C. 33 Woburn Sq, Middlesex Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
CHARLES DIBDEN 3 Dec 1911     Monumental Inscription
Copythorne, Hants
CHARLES WILLIAM DIBDIN 29 Mar 1912   9 Seaview, Gillingham, Kent National Probate Calendar
CHARLES DIBDEN 1 Apr 1914   1 Ferney Villas, Blackwater, Hants National Probate Calendar
CHARLES ELI DIBDEN 21 Jun 1928 Newbridge Cross-roads, New Forest, Hants Barrow Hill, Copythorne, Hants Death Notice
CHARLES DIBDIN 22 Sep 1935 Jasmin Kingsdown, Deal, Kent 41 Elliot Rd, Hendon, Middlesex Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
CHARLOTTE DIBDEN 13 Jan 1855 Craven Street, Southampton Craven Street, Southampton Death Notice
CHARLOTTE DIBDEN 19 Feb 1897     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH DIBDEN 20 Jan 1908 Morningside, Sudworth Rd, New Brighton Morningside, Sudworth Rd, New Brighton Death Notice
CYRIL DIBDEN 25 Jun 1941     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
DAVID DIBDEN 17 Apr 1839 Nomansland, Wilts Nomansland, Wilts Death Certificate
DAVID DIBDEN 16 May 1883     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
DECIMA ELIZABETH DIBDEN 24 Feb 1907 Woodcot, St. Briavels, Gloucs Woodcot, St. Briavels, Gloucs Coroner's Inquest
DONALD FREDERICK DIBDEN 24 Nov 1913 Haslar Hospital 48 Prince George St, Portsea, Hants National Probate Calendar
DOROTHY ELLEN DIBDIN 30 Sep 1978   Wembley, London Death Notice
DUDLEY HARDWICKE DIBDIN 14 Jun 1942   45 Barn-rise, Wembley Park, Middlesex National Probate Calendar
EDMUND DIBDON 13 Jul 1808     Monumental Inscription
St. Briavels, Gloucs
EDWARD HENRY DIBDIN 20 Sep 1813     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
EDWARD RIMBAULT DIBDIN 28 Oct 1941   Ashton Villa, Tarvin, Cheshire National Probate Calendar
EDWARD JOHN DIBDIN 18 Apr 1946 Twyford, Berks   Death Notice
EDWARD ALFRED GEORGE DIBDEN 8 May 1955 Wells & District Hospital, Wells 20 Portway, Wells Death Certificate
EDWARD CHARLES DIBDIN 19 Aug 1961     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
EDITH DIBDEN 1 Apr 1921   Quay House, Brockweir, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
EDITH DIBDEN 30 Apr 1951     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
EDWIN DIBDIN 15 Sep 1941   Triangle Stores, Brockweir, Hewelsfield, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
ELI HENRY DIBDIN 3 Sep 1925   1 Mount Pleasant Rd, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth National Probate Calendar
ELIZA DIBDEN 31 Jan 1915   3 Model Cottages, Newtown, Berks National Probate Calendar
ELIZABETH DIBDEN 17 Apr 1779     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
ELIZABETH DIBDEN 7 Feb 1899     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ELIZABETH KATE DIBDEN 10 Jan 1916     Monumental Inscription
Southampton Hill Lane Cemetery
ELIZABETH DIBDEN 9 Dec 1928     Monumental Inscription
Copythorne, Hants
ELIZABETH MARY DIBDEN 6 Jul 1938     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ELIZABETH DIBDEN 13 Nov 1944     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ELLA JENNET DIBDEN 20 Apr 1931     Monumental Inscription
Plaitford, Wilts
ELLEN DIBDEN 16 Jan 1887     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
ELLEN DIBDEN 9 Sep 1906   'Fernbank', Brockweir, Hewelsfield, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
ELLEN DIBDEN 19 May 1941 Rowhill Farm, Bramshaw Cove Cottage, Dazel, Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
ELSIE EMMELINE DIBDEN 29 Dec 1942 Westminster Hospital,London 18 Dunbar Rd, Milton, Portsmouth National Probate Calendar
ELSIE MAY DIBDEN     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
ELSIE ELIZABETH DIBDEN 20 Jun 1972 17 Mountbatten Rd, Totton, Hants   Burial
EMILY LOIS DIBDIN 11 Jul 1932   Bramshaw, Hants Burial
National Probate Calendar
EMILY DIBDIN 14 Mar 1938 307, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19 307 Beulah Hill, Norwood, Surrey Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
EMILY MARIA DIBDEN 4 Mar 1942 Porchlanes House, East Chiltington, Sussex 114 Mailing St, Lewes, Sussex National Probate Calendar
EMMA DIBDEN 13 Mar 1872 Latimer Street, Romsey Latimer Street, Romsey Death Notice
EMMA DIBDEN 7 Aug 1884 Rockstone Lane, Southampton Rockstone Lane, Southampton Death Notice
ERNEST GEORGE DIBDEN 20 Jul 1998   7 Springvale Court. Water Lane, Totton, Southampton Death Notice
ERNEST FRED DIBDEN 20 May 1953 'Waitemata', Waters Lane, Totton, Hants   Burial
ETHEL MAY DIBDEN 20 Oct 1912     Monumental Inscription
Landford, Wilts
EUGENIE EMILIE DIBDIN 18 Nov 1925 55 Redington Rd, Hampstead, N.W. 55 Redington Rd, Hampstead, Middlesex Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
EVA MARY DIBDEN 8 May 1946     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
FANNY DIBDIN 19 Apr 1890   33 Woburn Sq National Probate Calendar
FANNY DIBDEN 3 Oct 1922     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
FANNY DIBDIN 15 Feb 1929     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
FRANCES HOLMES DIBDIN 25 Feb 1805     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
FREDERICK DIBDEN 9 Apr 1882 Royal South Hants Infirmary, Southampton Millbrook, Hants. Death Notice
Coroner's Inquest
FREDERICK ALFRED DIBDIN 21 May 1929   110 Gladstone Rd, Sparkbrook, Birmingham National Probate Calendar
FREDERICK DIBDEN 30 Jun 1938   143 Malvern Rd, Bill'ham-on-Tees, Durham National Probate Calendar
FREDERICK WALTER DIBDEN 27 Feb 1960     Monumental Inscription
Copythorne, Hants
FREDERICK DIBDEN 18 Feb 1968     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
GEORGE DIBDEN 30 Sep / 1 Oct 1860 Eling Quay, Eling, Hants   Coroner's Inquest
GEORGE DIBDEN 28 Dec 1882 19 Briton Street, Southampton 19 Briton Street, Southampton Death Notice
Coroner's Inquest
GEORGE DIBDEN 17 Aug 1883     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
GEORGE THOMAS FASE DIBDIN 20 Jan 1911 Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey   Death Notice
GEORGE MICHAEL DIBDIN 1 Aug 1912 Cliftonville, Margate, Kent Elmside, 5 Richmond Rd, Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
HANNAH DIBDEN 14 Feb 1804     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
HARRIET DIBDIN 10 Dec 1814     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
HARRIET DIBDEN 15 Dec 1857 Wimbourne Anchor Inn, Wimbourne Death Notice
HARRIET DIBDEN 23 Nov 1862 White's Slip, Forton, Gosport, Hants White's Slip, Forton, Gosport, Hants Death Notice
HARRIET DIBDIN 24 Apr 1890     Monumental Inscription
Southampton, Shirley, Hants
HARRIET DIBDEN 13 Feb 1925     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
HARRY LANHAM DIBDEN 5 Apr 1925     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
HARRY DIBDEN 2 Feb 1933     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
HELLEN DIBDEN 21 Sep 1893     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
HENRY DIBDEN 25 Dec 1911 107 Pound St, Shirley, Hants 6 Howards Grove, Shirley, Hants National Probate Calendar
HENRY DIBDEN 28 Apr 1930     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
HENRY DIBDEN 25 Jun 1941   The Bakery, Canada Common, West Wellow, Hants National Probate Calendar
HERBERT WILLIAM DIBDEN 4 Feb 1930   16 Darlington Rd, Plymouth, Devon National Probate Calendar
HESTER EVELINE DIBDEN 11 Nov 1978     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
HUMPHREY AMBROSE DIBDEN 27 Mar 1940   Cove Cottage, Dazel, Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
ISABEL DIBDON 25 May 1720 (?1729)     Monumental Inscription
Lydney, Gloucs
JACOB DIBDEN 25 Aug 1876     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
JAMES DIBDEN 27 Aug 1871     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
JAMES BISHOP DIBDEN 18 Jan 1924   Shorthill, Lyburn, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
JAMES THOMAS DIBDIN 2 Mar 1925     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
JAMES DIBDEN 13 May 1926     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
JAMES PHILIP DIBDEN 7 Sep 1929 Royal Infirmary, Bristol Quay House, Brockweir, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
JAMES THOMAS DIBDIN 13 Jan 1944     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
JANE DIBDON 2 Apr 1820     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
JANE DIBDIN 23 Sep 1906   7 Albion Place, Southampton, Hants National Probate Calendar
JOHN BATES DIBDIN 10 May 1828     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
JOHN GEORGE DIBDEN 26 Nov 1860 Coast of Africa  
Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
JOHN DIBDEN 12 Jan 1876 Mousehole Lane, Millbrook Mousehole Lane, Millbrook Death Notice
JOHN DIBDEN 25 Jun 1877 Royal South Hants Infirmary Bramshaw, Hants Coroner's Inquest
JOHN DIBDEN 3 Jun 1880 Nomansland, Wilts Nomansland, Wilts National Probate Calendar
JOHN DIBDEN 23 Jul 1888 St. Briavels, Gloucs St. Briavels, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
JOHN DIBDEN 27 Aug 1905     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
JOSEPH DIBDEN 11 Apr 1909   Nomansland, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
JOSIAH DIBDEN 27 Oct 1918   Canada, West Wellow, Hants National Probate Calendar
JOY DIBDEN 31 Dec 2002     Obituary
JULIA DIBDIN 17 Oct 1937   110 Gladstone Rd, sparkbrook, Birmingham National Probate Calendar
KENNETH GEORGE DIBDEN 30 Mar 1975 17 Mountbatten Rd, Totton, Hants   Burial
LEWIS GEORGE DIBDIN 26 Nov 1965   Morcombelake, Dorset Death Notice
LEWIS TONNA DIBDIN 12 Jun 1938 Nobles, Dormansland, Surrey Nobles, Dormansland, Surrey Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
LILLIAN RUTH DIBDEN 27 Jan 1963 Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton   Burial
LILY FLORENCE DIBDEN 27 Nov 1956 20 Portway, Wells   Death Certificate
LOUIS DIBDEN 1 Jan 1945     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
LOUISA DIBDEN 19 Nov 1933   6 Maurice Rd, Portsmouth, Hants National Probate Calendar
LUCY MARIA DIBDEN 19 Oct 1962     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
LUCY DIBDEN 16 Jan 1965 12 Yeomans Way, Totton, Hants   Burial
LYDIA DIBDEN 3 Jan 1933     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
MARGARET DIBDEN 6 Nov 1876     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
MARIAN DIBDIN 17 Aug 1928   31 Idminston Rd, West Norwood, Surrey National Probate Calendar
MARIANNE AUBREY DIBDIN 14/15? Jun 1927   Nobles, Dormansland, Surrey Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
MARIANNE STEWART DIBDIN 14 Oct 1955   Ilminster, formerly of Dormansland and Aldbourne Death Notice
MARY DIBDON 22 Apr 1779     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
MARY DIBDIN 20 Aug 1816     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
MARY ANN DIBDIN 12 Oct 1885     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
MARY DIBDEN 10 May 1900 St. Mary's Rd, Southampton St. Mary's Rd, Southampton Death Notice
MARY DIBDEN 21 Apr 1908     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
MARY MARIA DIBDIN 16 Aug 1916   Great Grimsby, Lincs Family
MARY ANN DIBDEN 15 Aug 1920   Seaview Rd, Gillingham, Kent National Probate Calendar
MARY ANN DIBDIN 5 Mar 1924   Shepton Mallet, Somerset National Probate Calendar
MARY ELIZABETH DIBDIN 1 Sep 1934   Ilex House, Ray Drive, Bridge Rd, Maidenhead, Berks National Probate Calendar
MARY DIBDEN 2 Sep 1939   Blenheim Cottage, West Wellow, Hants National Probate Calendar
MARY ELIZABETH DIBDEN 7 Jan 1943 Southmead Hospital, Bristol 26 Broadway Rd, Bishopston, Bristol National Probate Calendar
MOSES DIBDEN 12 May 1849     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
MOSES DIBDEN 27 Mar 1876     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
NATHANIEL DIBDEN 20 Feb 1914   Little Home Cottage, Hewelsfield, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
PETER LORRIANE DIBDEN 14 Aug 1967     Monumental Inscription
Laverstock, Wilts
PHILIP DIBDON 23 Jan 1820     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
PHILIP DIBDEN 3 Mar 1883 Brockweir, Gloucs Brockweir, Hewelsfield, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
PHILIP DIBDEN 6 Dec 1891     National Probate Calendar
PHYLLIS MARY DIBDEN 20 Jun 1940     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
RACHAEL CHRISTINA DIBDEN 26 Jan 1900     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
RAYMOND JACK DIBDEN 9 Apr 2000   5 Allcroft Rd, Reading, Berks Death Notice
RENA PHYLLIS DIBDEN 6 Jun 1958     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
RHODA DIBDEN 20 Mar 1918     Monumental Inscription
Copythorne, Hants
RICHARD DIBDEN 18/19 Feb 1895   Bramshaw, Wilts National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
RICHARD JOHN DIBDEN 19 Feb 1902   Sprout house, Brockweir, Hewelsfield, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
ROBERT WILLIAM DIBDIN 23 Jul 1887 62 Torrington Square, London 62 Torrington Square, London Death Notice
ROBERT WILLIAM DIBDIN 19 Nov 1933 55 Redington Rd, Hampstead 23 Red Lion Sq, Middlesex & 55 Redington Rd, Hampstead, Middlesex Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
ROBERT DIBDEN 29 Mar 1945     Monumental Inscription
Sherfield English, Hants
ROSA ANNIE FRANCIS DIBDIN 8 Feb 1928   Grimsby, Lincs Family
SAMUEL DIBDIN 17 Jul 1886 Nomansland Nomansland, Wilts National Probate Calendar
SARAH DIBDEN 11 Mar 1899 6 Albert Street, Shirley, Hants 6 Albert Street, Shirley, Hants Death Certificate
SARAH DIBDEN 20 Jul 1900 Lyndhurst Road Formerly of Eling Death Notice
SOLOMON DIBDEN 27 Mar 1753     Monumental Inscription
Lydney, Gloucs
SOPHIA DIBDIN 5 Apr 1876 Bryanston St 37 Bryanston St, Portman Sq National Probate Calendar
STEPHEN DIBDIN 26 Sep 1910 24 Cathcart Hill Mansions, Dartmouth Park 24 Cathcart Hill, Dartmouth Park, London Death Notice
National Probate Calendar
SUSAN ROSANNA DIBDEN 6 Feb 1936     Monumental Inscription
Wellow, Hants
SUSAN ELIZABETH DIBDEN 2 Feb 1964     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
SUSANNAH HARRIOTT DIBDIN 27 Mar 1859 62 Torrington Square, London (brother's residence)   Death Notice
SYBIL MAY DIBDIN 2 Feb 1975 Hopsital   Death Notice
THOMAS CHATTERIS DIBDIN 8 Nov 1813     Monumental Inscription
London, Pentonville
THOMAS DIBDIN 16 Sep 1841 Middelton Place, Pentonville, London Middelton Place, Pentonville, London Death Notice
THOMAS FROGNALL DIBDIN 18 Nov 1847 3 Park Rd, Regents Park, London   Death Notice
THOMAS DIBDEN 2 Apr 1867 Rumbridge, Hants Rumbridge, Hants Coroner's Inquest
THOMAS DIBDEN 21 Mar 1874     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
THOMAS DIBDEN 22 Mar 1875 Lydney, Gloucs Hewelsfield & Lydney, Gloucs National Probate Calendar
THOMAS DIBDEN 27 Jul 1895   52 Medway Rd, New Brompton, Kent National Probate Calendar
THOMAS DIBDEN 5 Jun 1932   Furzley, Bramshaw, Hants National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
THOMAS DIBDIN 16 Aug 1954   153, New Haven Terrace, Grimsby, Lincs Family
THURZA DIBDEN 27 Oct 1898     Monumental Inscription
Copythorne, Hants
URIAH DIBDEN 12 Oct 1914   Furzley, Bramshaw, Lyndhurst, Hants National Probate Calendar
Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
WALTER FRANK DIBDEN 2 Mar 1917     Monumental Inscription
Southampton Hill Lane Cemetery
WARRON DIBDEN 10 Jul 1874 St. Briavels, Gloucs St. Briavels, Gloucs Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
WILLIAM DIBDEN 6 Jan 1781     Monumental Inscription
Hewelsfield, Gloucs
WILLIAM DIBDEN 1 Sep 1848 Church Row, Southampton Church Row, Southampton Death Notice
WILLIAM JAMES DIBDIN 3 Jul 1882   Great Grimsby, Lincs Family
WILLIAM JAMES DIBDEN 10 Apr 1883 45 Liverpool Street, Bevois Town, Southampton 45 Liverpool Street, Bevois Town, Southampton Death Notice
WILLIAM DIBDIN 27 Sep 1892     Monumental Inscription
Southampton, Shirley, Hants
WILLIAM DIBDEN 22 Dec 1901     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants
WILLIAM DIBDEN 15 Apr 1912 Lost in the wreck of the Titanic Bramshaw, Hants Monumental Inscription
St. Peter's, Bramshaw
WILLIAM JOSEPH DIBDIN 9 Jun 1925 31 Idmiston Road, West Norwood 31 Idmiston Road, West Norwood Death Notice
WILLIAM GEORGE DIBDEN 19 Sep 1928 County Hospital, Ryde, I.O.Wight Clifton Villa, Princes Rd, Freshwater, I.O.Wight National Probate Calendar
WILLIAM DIBDEN 5 Feb 1936   West Wellow Common, Romsey, Hants National Probate Calendar
WILLIAM DAN DIBDEN 13 Jul 1949     Monumental Inscription
Bramshaw, Hants


Please note: for deaths that occurred less than 75 years ago, I have chosen not to include full details of the cause of death.

ANDREW DIBDEN 2 Jun 1858 Newbridge, Eling Male; 24 Agricultural Labourer Injuries to head from fighting manslaughter John H. Todd, Coroner, Winchester 29 Jun 1858, New Forest Eling, Southampton
CHARLES DIBDEN 7 Sep 1854 Brokenford, Eling Male; 24 Labourer Marasmus Mary Brixey, present at the death, Brokenford, Eling 12 Sep 1854, New Forest Eling, Southampton
DAVID DIBDEN 17 Apr 1839 Nomansland, Extraparochial Male; 83 Blacksmith Dropsy Dinah Dovey, occcupier, present at the death, Nomansland 24 Apr 1839, New Forest Lyndhurst, Wilts & Southampton
EDWARD ALFRED GEORGE DIBDEN 8 May 1955 Wells & District Hospital, Wells Male; 71 Retired Railway Goods Agent of 20 Portway, Wells Natural K. Saunders, Daughter, of 20 Portway, Wells 9 May 1955, Wells Wells, Somerset
LILY FLORENCE DIBDEN 27 Nov 1956 20 Portway, Wells Female; 73 Widow of Edward Alfred George Dibden, Retired Railway Goods Agent Natural K. Saunders, Daughter, of 20 Portway, Wells 29 Nov 1956 Wells, Somerset
SARAH DIBDEN 11 Mar 1899 6 Albert Street, Shirley U.D. Female; 79 Widow of Charles Dibden, Woodsman Chrc. Bronchitis, Emphysema, Cardiac Dilatation, Acute Bronchitis 3 days, Syncope Henry Dibden, Son, present at the death, 6 Albert Street, Shirley 14 Mar 1899, South Stoneham Millbrook, Southampton

Reports taken from newspapers which include death announcements, funeral services, memorial services, wills, inquests, obituaries and news items.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, June 22, 1878; pg. 4; Issue 3341.
On the 20inst., at 45 Liverpool-street, Bevois-town, Southampton, Amy Jane, eldest daughter of William and Elizabeth Dibden, aged 21

Source: Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, Saturday 5 Nov 1881; Issue 5140
At the Portsea Island Union Workhouse - Andrew Dibden, 57.

Source: The Times, Friday 12 Sep 1828, pg.4
On Tuesday, in Myddelton-square, Sadler’s-wells, after a union of 35 years, Ann the lamented and highly respected wife of Mr. Thomas Dibdin: to her husband she was invaluable and her bereaved children will have to lament the loss of a most affectionate and exemplary mother.

Source: Daily News, Friday 8 Nov 1872; Issue 8279
November 4, at Upton-villas, Kilburn, Anne Augusta Dibdin, daughter of the late C. Dibdin, Esq.

Source: The Standard (London), Friday, 3 Jun 1898; pg.1
On the 1st inst. at the Grove School, Highgate, N., after a brief illness, Annie, eldest daughter of Edward Rimbault Dibdin, of Ormes View, Liscard, Liverpool.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser, Wednesday 19 Apr 1899; pg.2
On the 20th instant, at Winchester, Ann Dibden, widow of Mr. W. Dibden, of Lynch Farm, Bursledon, near Southampton

Source: The Times, Friday 29 Oct 1926, pg.1

On the 27th Oct., at 33, Woburn-square, W.C., Annie Rawlinson Dibdin, widow of Charles Dibdin, formerly Secretary of the Royal National Life-boat Institution. Funeral service at Christ Church, Woburn-square, on Tuesday, the 2nd Nov., at 10.30, followed by interment in Brookwood Cemetery, Woking. Train from the Necropolis Satation, 121, Westminster Bridge-road, at 11.50.

Source: The Times, Wednesday 23 Apr 1958, pg.1

On April 20th 1958, Aubrey Dibdin, of Field House, Corfe Castle, husband of May Dibdin. Source: The Times, Tuesday 10 Aug 1897, pg.1
On the 8th inst., after four days illness, Caroline Dibdin, of 62, Torrington-square, widow of the late Reverend Robert William Dibdin M.A., aged 85.
(Also reported in the Daily News, 11 Aug 1897; Issue 16029)

Source: The Times, Monday 3 Apr 1933, pg.1
On March 28 1933, near Dixmunde, Belgium, Cecily Grace Dibdin, wife of Lionel Aglio Dibdin, aged 50. Funeral service at Christ Church, Sutton, Surrey, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 11am.

Source: The Times, Friday 18 Jan 1833, pg.7
On Tuesday, the 15th inst., at 2am, after an illness of nine days produced by a severe cold, Charles Dibdin Esq, for many years author and manager at several London theatres. He is deeply regretted by his family, who loved and respected him for his fervent and inaffected piety, which shone forth in his latter years with increased and peculiar lustre. He retained his mental faculties to the last hour and spoke of his approaching decease with cheerfulness, expressing always an humble but firm hope in the merits of his Redeemer. Source: The Times, Tuesday 27 Nov 1888, pg.1
On the 25th inst. at No.14, Gayton-crescent, Hampstead, Charles William, infant, son of Lewis T. Dibdin of Lincoln’s-inn, Barrister-at-law, aged three days.

Source: The Times, Wednesday 8 Jun 1910, pg.1

On the 7th June, 33, Woburn-square, W.C., Charles Dibdin, Secretary Royal National Life-boat Institution, aged 60. Source: The Times, Saturday 23 Jun 1928, pg.7
Whilst cycling at Newbridge cross-roads, in the New Forest, on Thursday, Charles Eli Dibden, 58; of Barrow Hill, Copythorne, near Romsey, came into collision with a motor-car. The wing of the car struck the cycle, and Dibden was thrown against the windscreen and killed instantly.

Source: The Times, Monday 23 Sep 1935, pg.1
On September 22, 1935, at Kingsdown, Deal, Charles, eldest son of the late Sir Robert William Dibdin, aged 42 years. Funeral at Kingsdown, Deal, at 3pm Wednesday next.

Source: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian, Saturday, 20 January 1855; pg. 8; Issue 1638
On the 13th instant, in Craven-street, Southampton, Charlotte, wife of Mr. William Dibden, aged 54.

Source: Liverpool Weekly Mercury
Issue: 25 Jan 1908

Jan 20th, Morningside, Sudworth Rd, New Brighton, Charlotte Elizabeth, wife of Edward Rimbault DIBDEN, Curator of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

Source: The Times, Wednesday 4 Oct 1978, pg.32

On September 30, Dorothy Ellen Dibdin of Wembley, beloved mother of Michael. Funeral service at Golders Green Crematorium on Thursday, October 5th, at 2.25pm (East Chapel).

Source: The Times, Saturday 20 Apr 1946, pg.1
On April 18, 1946, at Twyford. Berks, Edward John, dearly beloved husband of Florence, and youngest and last surviving son of the late Sir Robert and Lady Dibdin of Hampstead, and Kingsdown, Deal. Source: The Times, Tuesday 15 Mar 1938, pg.1
On Monday, March 14, 1938, at 307, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, SE19, Emily Dibdin, the youngest daughter of the late Reverend Robert William Dibdin, aged 83. Funeral Thursday, March 17, at 12 noon, at West Street Chapel, St. Giles, WC. Interment Hampstead Cemetery. Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, March 16, 1872; pg. 4; Issue 2687
On the 13th instant, in Rockstone-lane, Southampton, Emma, wife of Mr. W. Dibden, aged 56.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, August 16, 1884; pg. 4; Issue 3983
On the 7th inst., in Latimer-street, Romsey, Emma, wife of Mr. John Dibden, aged 40

Source: The London Gazette Online
Deceased Estates:
Notice given pursuant to s.27 of the Trustee Act 1925.
Issue Date: 27 Aug 1998
of 7 Springvale Court, Water Lane, Totton, Southampton. Postman (retired). Died 20 Jul 1998.

Source: The Times, Thursday 19 Nov 1925, pg.1
On the 18th Nov., suddenly, at 55 Redington-road, Hampstead, N.W., Eugenie Emilie, the beloved wife of Sir Robert W. Dibdin. Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly. Source: The Champion and Weekly Herald, Saturday 23 Apr 1837; Issue 32
Of inflammation of the chest, induced by influenza, Fanny youngest daughter of Mr. T. Dibdin.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, April 22, 1882; pg. 4; Issue 3741.
On the 10th inst., at the Royal South Hants Infirmary, Southampton, Frederick Dibden, aged 45

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, December 30, 1882; pg. 4; Issue 3813
On the 28th inst., in Briton-street, Southampton, George Dibden, aged 52

Source: The Times, Tuesday 24 Jan 1911, pg.1
On the 20th January, at Kingston-on-Thames, George Thomas Fase Dibdin, beloved and only son of G.M. Dibdin, aged 20

Source: The Times, Saturday 3 Aug 1912, pg.1
On the 1st August,at the Norfolk hotel, Cliftonville, George Michael Dibdin of “Elmside”, Richmond-road, Kingston-on-Thames, aged 65 years. Funeral at Sutton Cemetery, on Tuesday next at 2.30pm.

Source: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian , Saturday, December 19, 1857; pg. 8.; Issue 1790
On the 15th instant, at Wimbourne, suddenly, of paralysis, Harriet, wife of James Dibden, of the Anchor Inn, in her 46th year.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, November 29, 1862; pg. 2; Issue 2048
On the 23rd instant, at White’s Slip, Forton, near Gosport, Harriet, the beloved wife of Colour-Serjeant George Dibden, R.M.L.I. aged 24.

Source: Jackson's Oxford Journal, Saturday, 17 May 1828; Issue 3916
Aged 30, Mr. John Bates Dibdin, eldest son of Mr. C. Dibdin, the dramatist.

Source: The Bristol Mercury, Saturday, 30 Jul 1864; Issue 3878
July 22, at Grenville-place Hotwells, after a lingering illness, Captain John Dibdin, aged 80

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, January 22, 1876; pg. 4; Issue 3089.
On the 12th inst., in Mousehole-lane, Millbrook, Mr John Dibden, aged 67

Source: The Times, Monday 13 Jun 1938, pg.1

On Sunday, June 12, 1938, at Nobles, Dormansland, Sir Lewis Tonna Dibdin, D.C.L., sometime Dean of the Arches, aged 85. Arrangements for funeral (for family and neighbours) and memorial service in London will be announced in Tuesday’s paper. Source: The Times, Wednesday 1 Dec 1965, pg.1
On the 26th November 1965, Lewis George Dibdin, of Morcombelake, Dorset, aged 85, T.D., Barrister at Law, sometime secretary of the Church Assembly, eldest son of Sir Lewis Dibdin, of Dormansland, Surrey. Source: The Times, Monday 3 Apr 1933, pg.1
On March 28 1933, near Dixmunde, Belgium, Lionel Aglio Dibdin, husband of Cecily Grace Dibdin, aged 51. Funeral service at Christ Church, Sutton, Surrey, to-morrow (Tuesday) at 11am.

Source: The Times, Thursday 16 Jun 1927, pg.1

On June 14, 1927, at Nobles, Dormansland, Marianne Aubrey, the beloved wife of Sir Lewis Dibdin, D.C.L., Dean of the Arches, eldest daughter of the late Rev. H.S. Pinder, sometime Rector of Bratton Fleming, North Devon, aged 75. Funeral at St. John’s Church, Dormansland, Saturday, June 18, 2.30p.m. No flowers by request. Source: The Times, Thursday 20 Oct 1955, pg.1
On October 14, 1955, suddenly in her sleep, Marianne Stewart Dibdin, of Ilminster, and formerly of Dormansland and Aldbourne, daughter of the late Sir Lewis and Lady Dibdin, aged 73. Cremated Oct 19.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, May 19, 1900; pg. 4; Issue 5628
On the 10th inst., in St. Mary’s-road, Southampton, Mary Dibden, aged 50.

Source: The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post, Saturday 19 Dec 1891; Issue 13605
December 8th at Quay-house, Brockweir, aged 59, of bronchitis.

Source: The London Gazette Online
Deceased Estates:
Notice given pursuant to s.27 of the Trustee Act 1925.
Issue Date: 27 Jun 2000
of 5 Allcroft Rd, Reading, Berkshire. Pharmacist (retired). Died 9 Apr 2000.

Source: The Times, Wednesday 27 Jul 1887, pg.1
On the 23rd inst., at his residence, 62, Torrington-square, the Reverend Robert William Dibdin M.A, Minister of West-street Chapel, St. Giles’s, in the 82nd year of his age. Funeral service at St. George’s, Bloomsbury, on Thursday the 28th inst. At 11 o’clock. Interment at Hampstead Cemetery (Finchley-road) at 12.30.

Source: The Times, Monday 20 Nov 1933, pg.1

On November 19, 1933, at 55 Redington Road, Hampstead, NW3, Sir Robert William Dibdin Kt., J.P., aged 85 yeas. Funeral announceme€nt Thursday. Source: Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, Saturday 6 Nov 1875; Issue 4510
On the 1st instant, at 30 Charlton-street, Landport, Sarah Dibden, widow, aged 67 years.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser, Saturday, August 4, 1900; pg. 4; Issue 5650
On the 20th of July, at Lyndhurst-road, Sarah Dibden, formerly of Eling, aged 81.

Source: Daily News, Wednesday 25 July 1849; Issue 987
July 21, Sophia, wife of the late Rev. T.F. Dibdin, D.D.

Source: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian, Saturday, 28 Jul 1849; pg. 8; Issue 1354
On Saturday, the 21st instant, Sophia, the wife of the late Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, D.D., and youngest daughter of the late Rev. Francis Humphreys.

Source: The Times, Wednesday 28 Sep 1910, pg.1
On the 26th September at 24, Cathcart-hill Mansions, Dartmouth-park, Stephen Charles Dibdin, after a long illness. Funeral on Saturday at Ladywell, Lewisham, at 3pm. Service at St. Mary’s Brookfield, Dartmouth Park-hill at 12 noon.

Source: The Times, Tuesday 29 Mar 1859, pg.1
On Sunday, the 27th inst., at the home of her brother, 62, Torrington-square, Susannah Harriott Dibdin – “Looking unto Jesus”

Source: The Times, Tuesday 4 Feb 1975, pg.26

On 2nd February 1975, peacefully, in hospital, Sybil May, widow of Aubrey Dibdin, mother of Jill (Linett), Judy (Reynolds), Humphrey and George. Funeral service Bridport Parish Church, Friday, February 7th at 2pm.

Source: Daily News, Friday 29 Dec 1893; Issue 14897
25th inst at 24, Priory-villas, Newlands Park, Sydenham, T.C. Dibdin, aged 83, formerly of Besize-road, St. John’s Wood. No flowers.

Source: The Times, Monday 20 Sep 1841, pg.4
Died on Thursday, the 16th, at his house in Myddel-ton-place, Pentonville, aged 70. Full report

Source: The Times, Friday 19 Nov 1847, pg.7
On the 18th inst., after a long illness, of paralysis on the brain, in the 72nd year of his age, the Rev. Thomas Frognall Dibdin, D.D., 24 years rector of St. Mary’s District Church, Bryanston-square, vicar of Exning, Suffolk, and Chaplain in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

Source: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian, Saturday, 2 September 1848; pg. 8; Issue 1307
On the 1st inst., in Church-row, Southampton, Mr. Wm. Dibdin, aged 68.

Source: The Bristol Mercury, Saturday 22 Feb 1868; Issue 4064
December 31, at Callao, after a long illness, Mr. William Henry Dibden, of this city, aged 50.

Source: The Hampshire Advertiser , Saturday, April 14, 1883; pg. 4; Issue 3843
On the 10th inst., at 45, Liverpool-street, Bevois-town, Southampton, Mr. William James Dibden (Ordnance Survey Office), eldest son of William & Elizabeth Dibden, aged 24

Source: The Times, Thursday 11 Jun 1925, pg.1

On the 9th June, passed away peacefully, after a short illness, at 31 Idmiston-road, West Norwood, William Joseph Dibdin, F.C.I, F.C.S., aged 74. Service at All Saints, West Dulwich, to-morrow (Friday) at 11.30. No flowers. Friends, please accept this, the only, notice.


SOURCE: The Times
Monday 28 Apr 1958, pg.12
Mr. Aubrey Dibdin, C.I.E., whose death at the age of 66 was announced briefly in The Times last week, had the rare advantage of entering the India Office for administative work after some years spent in the sub-continent. The son of a distinguished Dean of the Arches he was born on March 4, 1892, and was educated at Tonbridge School and Christ Church, Oxford. In the 1914-18 War he was in India as an officer of The Queen’s Royal Regiment (West Surrey) from October 1914 to November 1919. This background was of value to him when he joined the staff of the India Office in 1920. In the following year he was made Assistant Principal and Private Secretary to the Permanent Under-Secretary of State. His abilities brought him to principalship in 1924. He served with the Indian delegations to the Labour Conference, Geneva, for no fewer that seven annual sessions. This experience was an appropriate prelude to his secretaryship of the Royal Commission on Labour in India in 1929-31 under the chairmanship of the late Mr. Whitley, former Speaker at the House of Commons. From 1934 to 1936 Dibdin was Deputy Clerk to the Council of the Secretary of State. Following the passage of India Act of 1935 he became Assistant Secretary of the Reforms Department of the office.
In the Spring of 1938 he was transferred in the same capacity to the Public and Judicial Department and this was followed in 1941 by his transfer to the Economic Overseas Department. He was made C.I.E. in 1943, and made Assistant Secretary of the separate Burma Office in 1945. After the transfer of power in 1947 he was for a short period, prior to his retirement in the following year, at the Commonwealth Relations Office. In all this varied work he brought to bear sound judgement and general administrative ability. He married in 1921 Sybil May Luckham and two sons and two daughters were born to them.

SOURCE: The Bournemouth Daily Echo online: Family Announcements
On December 31st 2002 peacefully, Joy, aged 88, the beloved wife of the late James Dibden, loving mother of Rodney & Rachel and to Ruth & Peter, dearest grandmother of Glenn, Andrew, Ingrid, Robert & Tracey and a much loved great grandmother. Funeral service at Cranleigh Community Church, Southbourne on Monday January 13th at 12.00 noon, interment following at Boscombe Cemetery. Family flowers only please, but if desired donations for "Counties Evangelistic Work" may be sent to The Brian Wilton funeral home, 156 Tuckton Road, Bournemouth.

SOURCE: The Times
Monday 13 Jun 1938, pg.16
Sir Lewis Dibdin, D.C.L., for 31 years Dean of the Arches, died at his home, Nobles, Dormansland, Surrey, yesterday. He was best known as one of the small group of able lawyers who give special attention to ecclesiastical matters, but up to the time of his appointment as Dean of the Arches he had also a large general practice in the Chancery Division. As Dean of the Court of Arches from 1903 to 1934 he was called upon to give decisions on more than one important case, while as Auditor of the Chancery Court of York, Master of the Faculties, and an Ecclesiastical and Church Estates Commissioner his influence in Church affairs was far-reaching. He was a man of sound judgement, content to stand in the old ways of ecclesiastical procedure, an earnest defender of the Church as established by law in these kingdoms, and a conserver of its temporalities.
Lewis Tonna Dibdin was the third son of the Rev. R.W. Dibdin, of St. Giles's, London, and brother of the late Sir R.W. Dibdin, ex-president of the Law Society, and was born on July 19, 1852. He went to St. John's College, Cambridge, where he was afterwards elected an honorary Fellow, graduating in 1874 as a senior Optime, and then read for the Bar at Linclon's Inn. He became K.C. in 1901. He gradually acquired a large Chancery practice, and from 1895 to 1903 was official counsel to the Attorney-General in charity matters. Early in his career Dibdin became known as an ecclesiastical lawyer, and appeared in all the leading ecclesiastical suits. He was, for instance, offered briefs by all the parties to the litigation which arose out of the confirmation of Dr. Gore's election to the Bishopric of Worcester, being finally claimed by the Crown. He was also leading counsel in the memorable Lambeth hearings on Incense and Reservation. Almost from its establishment, in Archbishiop Benson's time, Sir Lewis took an important part in the deliberations of the Canterbury House of Laymen, and for some years was its vice-chairman. He resigned from this body only because he thought that his judicial office made his withdrawal advisable. He had been Chancellor of the dioceses of Rochester, Exeter and Durham.
The Royal Commission on Church Discipline was appointed in 1904. For some time before ritual troubles had seriously disturbed the peace of the Church, and the clamour against what was described as the lawlessness of some of the clergy was so urgent that the Government was compelled to institute an inquiry into the real state of affairs. Sir Lewis Dibdin was appointed a member of the Commission, and took a prominent part in drawing up the report.
In 1903, the year he was knighted, Sir Lewis was appointed Dean of the Arches in succession to Sir Arthur Charles, and it was in this capacity that it became his duty to deliver judgement in what was known as the Deceased Wife's Sister Case. He decided that Canon Thompson, at the time vicar of Eaton, Norwich, was not entitled to repel from Holy Communion Mr. and Mrs. Bannister, who had been married in Canada, the latter being the sister of her husband's first wife. Canon Thompson obtained a rule nisi calling upon Dibdin to show cause why a writ should not issue, but the Divisional Court discharged the rule, and when the case came before the Court of Appeal the Court unanimously upheld that decision. The validity of this judgement was then made the subject of an appeal to the House of Lords, but it was again upheld. Thus the soundness of Dibdin's judgement was affirmed. Naturally such a result caused no small degree of anxiety among a number of Churchmen, but the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dr. Davidson) promptly pointed out, in reply to a letter from the Bishop of London, that the judgement and Act on which it was founded left the Church's law unchanged. The Deceased Wife's Sister Act, 1907, had expressly legalized and validated such a union, and although it was still ecclesiastically irregular, those who contracted it could not be called "open and notorious evil livers."
The Royal Commission on Divorce, which Sir Lewis was a member, sat at frequent intervals between 1909 and 1912. In the end the members found themselves in two sections. While the majority report strongly advocated a wide extension of the conditions of divorce in this country, the minority report sought to restrict it within the limits already fixed by the law, except that it urged that it should be amended to procure equality of treatment of the sexes. The minority report was signed by Sir Lewis Dibdin, the Archbishop of York (Dr. C.G Lang), and the late Sir William Anson.
In 1914, with the assitance of the late Sir Alfred Kempe and the late Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, Sir Lewis Dibdin, at the request of the Archbishops, drew up a report on the issue of faculties for securing the protection of ancient churches and preventing undue alterations in ancient fabrics. The report was of real value and had as a result the formation in most dioceses of committees which included experts whose advice could be taken before alterations in fabrics were allowed.
Upon the vexed question of the Revised Prayer-book Dibdin's attitude was a moderate one. Probably he would have preferred to leave the Prayer-book as it was, but he realized that the neglect of the Bishops to enforce, and of the clergy to obey, the law of strict uniformity had brought about a serious situation. He therefore supported the new Book, though always maintaining the right of parliament to accept or reject it.
Sir Lewis resigned from his many offices, including that of Vicar-General of the Povince of Canterbury, which he had held since 1925, in 1934 on account of age. Many legal and other works were written or edited by him; among them may be mentioned "Church Courts," 1881; "The City Livery companies," 1886; "Monasticism in England," 1890; "The English Church Law and divorce" (with the late Sir Charles Chadwyck-Healey, 1912; and in 1932 a valuable volume on Establishment in England," a collection of essays written across many years and containing nmuch information and learning upon the relations of Church and State not easily accessible to the general reader interested in such matters.
In 1881 Sir Lewis married Marianne Aubrey, daughter of the late Rev. H.S. Pinder. She died in 1927. They had three sons and two daughters.

SOURCE: The Times
Thursday 16 Jun 1938, pg.18
Lord Daryngton writes:
May I be permitted to add to the excellent notice in The Times on Monday in reference to Sir Lewis Dibdin’s work, especially as First Church Estates Commissioner and Chairman of Committees of Queen Anne’s Bounty.
He succeeded the sixth Lord Stanhope as First Church Estates Commissioner in 1905, and held the post until his resignation in December 1930. Those 25 years saw great developments. In 1907 the first attempt establish a pension scheme for incumbents, otherwise than by charge on the living, was made. In 1908 the first scheme of augmentation of poor benefices established a minimum income of £150 a year, and was extended in 1909-10 to raise the minimum to £200. Then came the War, and the system of War-time bonuses to the clergy to meet the rising cost of living, and, after the War, in 1921-27, the entirely new augmentation schemes, which have benefited three-quarters of the benefices in England and made a minimum income of £300 possible. This represents only a fraction of his work
On the establishment of the Church Assembly in 1920 Dibdin played a prominent part. He was largely himself responsible for a series of measures relating to the Commissioners and to various reforms in disciple, patronage, and in episcopal endowments. I can testify to the keen personal interest he took in all those schemes for the benefit of the Church. He was that rare phenomenon, lawyer, judge, administrator, all in one, and long will be remembered. I should like to add that he was at all times a personal friend if Archbishop Lord Davidson, who realized his great ability and administrative power.

SOURCE: The Times
Friday 17 Jun 1938, pg.9
Primate’s Tribute to Late Sir Lewis Dibdin.
At the monthly General Court of the Governors of Queen Anne’s Bounty yesterday, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided, alluded to the death of Sir Lewis Dibdin, and said it would not be right for the occasion to pass without some reference to the debt which the Governors owed to him. Sir Lewis Dibdin became a Governor as long ago as 1902, and was appointed Chairman in 1915; and from that time onwards, until his resignation in 1927, took an active interest in the affairs of the Bounty. It was under him that the fruitful cooperation between the Bounty and the Ecclesiastical Commissioners was established. In a reference to Sir Lewis Dibdin’s resignation in 1927 the Archbishop thought that it might have been caused by the burden of the tithe administration following the passing of the Tithe Act, 1925. He had a most rare and deep sympathy with the clergy of the Church of England, and a constant and pious loyalty to that Church, as well as being one of its most faithful sons.

SOURCE: The Pharmaceutical Journal Online
Vol 264, No 7102, p948: Date 24 Jun 2000

On April 9, RAYMOND JACK DIBDEN, MRPharmS,of 5 Allcroft Road, Reading, Berkshire RG1 5HJ. Mr Dibden registered in 1939.

SOURCE: The Times
Monday 20 Nov 1933, pg.17
Sir Robert William Dibdin, a former president of the Law Society, died yesterday at home at Hampstead at the age of 85. The eldest son of the Rev. Robert Dibdin, and brother of Sir Lewis Dibdin, Dean of the Arches, he was admitted a solicitor in 1871, and became senior partner in the firm of Bridges, Sawtell and Co., of Red Lion Square, Holborn. In the affairs of the borough of Holborn he took a prominent part, was Mayor in 1902-3, and was honorary freeman and an alderman. In recognition of his 50 years’ service to Conservative principles in the borough he was entertained at dinner by the local Conservative Association last month, and was presented with a salver. He was president of the Law Society in 1924, an honorary member of the American and Canadian Bar Associations, president of the Society for Improving the Condition of the Labouring Classes, treasurer and chairman of the National Benevolent Institution, and honorary secretary of the French Hospital. He was knighted in 1925. Sir Robert Dibdin married in 1882 Eugenie Emilie Schwartz-Trub; she died in 1925 leaving three sons and four daughters.

SOURCE: The Times
Monday 20 Sep 1841, pg.4
Death of Thomas Dibdin The Dramatic Author. (From a Correspondent)
This extraordinary writer, whether regarded as a man of talent or industry, as an original genius or an adapter, died on Thursday, the 16th, at his house in Myddel-ton-place, Pentonville, aged 70. His father was the celebrated Charles Dibdin, the naval song writer and the author of the Padlock, the former of whose productions will live while England has a ship or a sailor to man it. Thomas Dibdin had for his godfather the illustrious David Garrick, and was introduced to the stage in the year 1775, being then only four years of age, in the pageant of Shakespeare’s “Jubilee” in the character of Cupid. Mrs. Siddons personated Venus on the occasion. He received the rudiments of a good classical education with Mr. Galland in the north, and was, at the age of sixteen, placed, as an apprentice to Mr. Rawlings (afterwards Sir William Rawlings), in Moorfields, to learn the trade of an upholsterer. “But who can control his fate?” After a servitude of four years he quitted his apprenticeship, and joined a small company of actors, under the management of Mr. Rickland, at Folkestone, in Kent; this was in 1789; after six years spent in the various theatres in the empire, during which time he had performed in every department of the drama, and written more than 1,000 songs, he returned to London in 1795, and after writing a number of dramas for the different minor theatres, all of which were highly successful, he was engaged at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, in the season of 1799, on which occasion his first production was acted, a local piece, called The Mouth of the Nile. For 14 years he continued a member of the theatre; and among the numerous comedies, operas, farces, &c., that have been given to the public are The Cabinet, The English Fleet, Birthday, Mother Goose, Jew and the Doctor, Valentine and Orson, and Past Ten o’clock, pieces that will keep possession of the stage while a taste for the drama exists. The number of his various dramatic writings during a period of 50 years might appear incredible, but they are before the public. He lived in intimacy with the most eminent men of his time, but it is a subject of regret that he passed the last few years of his life in comparative indigence. At the period of his death he was employed in arranging and compiling a complete edition of his father’s sea songs by order of the Lords of the Admiralty, under the patronage of Lord Minto, for which a weekly sum was paid to him, and shortly before his death he received the sum of 100l from the Royal Bounty Fund. He was married twice. One of his sons by his first wife holds a respectable employment in the Post-office. By his second wife he has left a young family quite unprovided for, and we hope that some of the managers whose treasuries his writings have enriched,* and the actor whose present popularity his patronage aided so materially, will not permit the widow and children to endure the winter’s blast, now that “poor Tom’s a-cold”.
* The pantomime of Mother Goose produced more than 30,000l profit to the managers of Covent Garden Theatre; and the High Mettled Racer 12,000l to the proprietors of Astley’s.


SOURCE: Forest of Dean Family History
Forest of Dean Inquests 1868-1919; Gloucestershire Archives Ref. CO 4/2/2 : Page 2
Date: 14 Nov 1874
- An inquisition was taken this 14th day of November 1874 at the New Inn Brockweir in the parish of Hewelsfield on view of the body of Abraham Dibden aged 6 years son of Charles Dibden, Waterman.
The following jury were sworn : Foreman Henry Cloke (?); John Scott, George Williams, Charles Norman, James Hathaway, Henry Pitcher, John Thorn, James Thorn, Allen Butler, John Brown, James Pitcher, George Scivens
Witnesses : Alexander Dibden, Uncle of deceased
Verdict (Cause of death) : “Drowned in the river Wye, the deceased being in a boat and holding onto the side of a barge the boat slipped away an he fell into the river”

SOURCE: Forest of Dean Family History
Forest of Dean Inquests 1868-1919; Gloucestershire Archives Ref. CO 4/2/1; Page 312
Date: 28 Jul 1873
- An inquisition was taken this 28th day of July 1873 at the New Inn Brockweir in the parish of Hewelsfield on view of the body of Albert Dibden aged 24 years, Labourer
The following jury were sworn : Foreman Henry Smith; John (?), Charles Page, William Bird, George Davis, George Thomas, Philip (?), Thomas Buron, William Moulton, John Bowen, Edward Morgan, Charles Morgan
Witnesses : Charlotte Dibden, Brockweir, Sister of Deceased; Thomas Dibden, Brockweir, Uncle of Deceased
Verdict (cause of death) : “Drowned in the River Wye the deceased having accidentally slipped therein when pushing a boat off the bank into the River”

SOURCE: The Bristol Mercury
Saturday, 27 October 1860, Issue 3684
A sailor named Alexander Dibdin unfortunately met with his death in the middle of Wednesday night, or early on Thursday morning, by falling into the floating harbour, near Knight's coalyard, St. Philip's. An inquest was held on the body, on Thursday, at the Full Moon, Avon-street, St. Philip's, when Charles Williams, the captain of the vessel on which the deceased worked, deposed that the deceased was a married man, and resided in Brockweir, Gloucestershire, and had been about two months in his service. The vessel was the market-boat Anne, and she had recently arrived in Bristol, and was moored as usual at Knight's wharf, on Tuesday afternoon. The men left off work at seven o'clock, and the deceased, who was accustomed to sleep in the forecastle by himself, was last seen by witness's son at about half-past 11 on Wednesday night. It appeared that the captain's son left him sitting on the side of the vessel, and having bid him "Good night," retired to the cabin with his father. The poor man was not missed till the next morning, and the body was subsequently discovered immediately underneath where he had last been seen. It was stated that he was not intoxicated on the previous evening, and the body had every appearance of being in the water several hours. The jury, after a short deliberation, returned a verdict of "Found Drowned."

SOURCE: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian
Saturday, June 5, 1858; pg. 4; Issue 1814.
Inquests before J.H. Todd, Esq. – An inquest was commenced at the White Hart Inn, Cadnam, on Friday (yesterday), on the body of Andrew Dibden, aged 23 years. It appears from the evidence adduced that the deceased was the son of a labourer residing at Newbridge, and lodged at the Vine Inn, at Ower, were he formed one of a party on Thursday, the 27th ult. consisting of seven or eight persons, who were drinking and amusing themselves playing at skittles the greater part of the day. The deceased and another young man of the name of Wyatt Hutchings, both very much in liquor, had a quarrel about tossing for some beer, in the course of which the deceased challenged Hutchings to a fight, which he at first declined, but after some discussion, they both stripped and began to fight, each being seconded by other men. After fighting for about twenty minutes, during which they several times fell to the ground together, the deceased at last was picked up in a state of insensibility, from which the bye-standers failed to restore him. He was then placed on a bed, and medical aid called in; after which he partially revived, and was carried home, where he was attended by his mother, and appeared to be going on favourably for a few days, but ultimately became worse, and rather suddenly expired on Wednesday last.
Mr. Spear, surgeon, of Totton, stated that he had never attended the deceased during life, and knew very little of him. His assistant attended him on the day of the fight, and reported that he found him in a state of intoxication, and had left instruction for Mr. Spear of unfavourable symptoms occurred, but nothing more was heard of him till Tuesday, when he prescribed some medicine, and visited him on the following day, shortly after which he expired. From a post mortem examination it appeared that the deceased had received a severe blow behind the left ear, underneath which there was extensive congestion and effusion of blood. On the top of the head were similar internal appearances without any external marks, but Mr. Spear was decidedly of opinion that both injuries were occasioned by violent means, and that either of them were sufficient to cause death. At the period of the proceedings it was suggested that several important witnesses who were not then present remained to be examined, for which purpose the inquest was adjourned till Friday next, at eleven o’clock.

SOURCE: Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian
Saturday, June 12, 1858; pg. 6; Issue 1815
ANDREW DIBDEN (inquest resumed)

Manslaughter at Ower, in the New Forest – The inquest from last Friday for the production of further evidence as to the death of Andrew Dibden, was resumed yesterday (Friday), before J. H. Todd, esq., coroner, at the White Hart Inn, Cadnam, when the following witnesses were examined:-
Francis Bonney, assistant to Mr. Spear, surgeon, of Totton, stated that that gentleman was sent for on Thursday evening, the 27th of May, at about 9 o’clock. Mr. Spear being from home hr (Mr. Bonney) went to see the man Dibden at the Vine Inn, in the parish of Ower. He found him in bed, partially drunk and insensible. There were bruise about his head, but no wounds. He was told he had been fighting. There was a bruise behind the left ear, which the deceased pointed to, but seemed scarcely able to speak. I particularly examined the bruise; it was not discoloured or much swollen. He had been struck there. It was such a bruise that a man’s fist could inflict, and could not be occasioned by a fall. I did not observe any other injuries, nor did he complain of any, except two black eyes. I perceived no blood about him. I remained with him about ten minutes, and gave him an aperient mixture. I then left directing to send word to Mr. Spear next morning how the man was. I heard nothing of him until the following Tuesday. I concluded it was a fit of drunkenness, and therefore did not think it necessary to make any more inquiries, or pay him any further attention until I heard from him. On Tuesday night, about nine or ten o’clock, I heard he was very much worse. I could not go that evening, because I was in attendance with the boy Walters (who was run over by a waggon, the particulars of which we gave last week). No one went that evening, but I sent him a saline mixture, and a message to say that if he was worse to let me hear that night; but in any case he should be visited next day. I saw him the next day at his own house at Newbridge, in bed, when he was attended by his mother, and seemed worse; he was very restless and seemed to suffer, particularly from the bruise before spoken of. He was not quite sensible, but complained of great pain in his neck. I gave him some medicine similar to that which I sent him in the first instance. I examined the bruise and found it discoloured and much swollen, and looked very much like a bruise that would be made by a man’s fist. This injury and a pain in the neck were the only things he complained about. I did not see him alive after that, but heard the next morning he was dead. I assisted Mr. Spear in the post mortem examination on Thursday the 3rd of June. We found a severe bruise on removing the cranium under the blow to the left ear, and an effusion of blood on the top of the brain, but no corresponding external bruise. Either injuries were sufficient to cause death. No doubt the blow behind the ear caused the effusion on the top of the head, but a fall might cause it. The injury behind the ear was probably the one that caused death, as there was a great deal more effusion there than elsewhere. I should say both injuries were caused at the same time, and most probably by the same blow.
Tregonnell James Napier, of Romsey Extra, sworn, said he was present at the Vine Inn, Ower, on Thursday in the Whitsun week, and saw the deceased in liquor. He had a fight with Wyatt Hutchings, who did not appear sober. I saw the fight, but did not know what took place before. It took place about seven o’clock in the evening, on the green in front of the house. George Biles, of Romsey, seconded Dibden, and John Gear acted in a similar capacity for Hutchings. They fought about eight or ten rounds, and both fell to the ground several times, sometimes together and sometimes separate. Hutchings knocked down Dibden the last round by a blow above the shoulders. He was sinking the time the last blow was struck and that backwards on the grass on his head. He was lifted up after that but could not stand. He did not speak, and appeared quite insensible. He could stand and speak before the last blow. He was carried to the back of the house, and was wrapped in a blanket, but not getting better in about twenty minutes he was carried up to bed. Heard Hutchings say it was all falseness and the deceased would soon come round. I went to see him about nine o’clock, and he appeared no better. He believed the land-lady had then sent for the doctor. Did not see the landlord present during the fight.
William Groves, of Eling, labourer, said he was at the Vine Inn, Ower, on Thursday in Whitsun week. He went upstairs to bed early that evening, and on hearing a disturbance, looked out of the window. Dibden wanted to fight Hutchings about tossing for a quart of beer, but Hutchings would not at first, but at last agreed, and they both went on the green in the front of the house. Saw Hutchings knock Dibden down more than once. The fight finished by Hutchings knocking Dibden down the last round. I saw Dibden that night after the doctor left.; he appeared insensible; I attended him that night, but he did not know me. Next morning he knew me, and asked me who he was fighting with. I told him Hutchings. He said no more. I remained with him that night, in the course of which he told me he was suffering much in his head. The next time I was him was in bed at his house in Newbridge; he looked very ill, and said nothing. I did not see him again. Edward Andrews, police-constable (223), sworn, said – I was called to the Vine Inn, at Ower, about eight o’clock from the police constable’s house, on Thursday evening, the 27th of May. The messenger (a servant girl) said I was wanted, as two men had been fighting, and one nearly killed. I went, and found him supported by three men; there was a bruise on his chest, and his right eye was closed. I told them (the men) to send for a doctor, and take the deceased upstairs and lay him on the bed. I afterwards washed his face, and put him to bed, and left about a quarter past nine, leaving him in the care of the land-lady. I saw nothing of the fight.
Christopher Smith deposed – I came to the Vine just as the fight began, between Dibden and Hutchings, on Thursday, the 27th of May, and saw it, Biles and Gear acting as seconds. Dibden seemed the most punished. Saw the last round, which ended the fight. Hutchings did not seem much hurt.
After reading the depositions, the Coroner summed up, commenting upon the whole of the evidence adduced, and instructing the Jury that if they were satisfied that a blow struck by Hutchings was the cause of death, it would be their duty to return a verdict of “Manslaughter against Wyatt Hutchings, George Biles and John Gear,” and the Coroner issued warrants for their apprehension and committal to the next Winchester Assizes. We have since heard that George Biles and John Gear have been apprehended, and no doubt by this time Wyatt Hutchings will be in custody.

SOURCE: The Times
Saturday 19 Jan 1833, pg.3
On Thursday a coroner's inquest was held in the lobby of the King's Bench-prison, on the body of Mr. Charles Dibdin, aged 64 (formerly proprietor of Sadler's Wells Theatre, and author of several well-known dramatic pieces), who died on the 15th instant at his lodgings, No.12, Garden-row, London-road, and within the rules of that prison. The jury, consisting of the prisoners within the walls, proceeded with the coroner, Mr. Le Piper, to take a view of the body, and afterwards returned to the lobby of the prison, when the surgeon deposed that he had been in the habit of attending the deceased, and that in his opinion he had died from a decay of nature. A Juror asked whether the deceased had been in want of necessaries of life? The question being answered in the negative, the jury, under the direction of the coroner, returned a verdict in conformity with the opinion delivered by the medical witnesses.

SOURCE: Forest of Dean Family History
Forest of Dean Inquests 1868-1919; Gloucestershire Archives Ref. CO 4/2/6; Page 113
Date: 27 Feb 1907
- An inquisition was taken this 27th day of February 1907 at Woodcot in the parish of St. Briavels on view of the body of Decima Elizabeth aged 19 months: Daughter of Alexander Dibden: Master Mariner
The following jury were sworn : John Brookes Smith; Charles Kear, Chas E Ricketts,Wm Hy Plummer, Charles W Hill, Geo Williams, Charles Ellaway, Harry Irons, William Wood, John Parry, Geo Beach, Thomas Williams
Witnesses : Alexander Dibden of Woodcot: Master Mariner: Father of deceased; James Graham Kay M.B. of Tintern.
Verdict: Date of Death: 24th February 1907. Place: Woodcot St. Briavels. Cause: Convulsions, the result of Ricketts.

SOURCE: The Hampshire Advertiser
Wednesday, April 12, 1882; pg. 4; Issue 3738
Southampton News - Fatal Termination to an Accident – An Inquest was held yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon at the Royal South Hants Infirmary, by Mr. W. Coxwell, borough coroner, touching the death of Frederick Dibden, 45 years of age, a bricklayer, living at Millbrook, who died from injuries received throuogh falling from a ladder, at Mr. Stride’s brewery at Redbridge. Charles Flux, a labourer in the employ of Mr. Stride, stated that deceased was working for Mr. Stride on the 6th April in the cellar. He was whitewashing, and witness left him there about a quarter to 3 o’clock. Five minutes afterwards witness went to him and found him down on the stones. He cried, “Oh! dear,” and on witness asking him what was the matter, he said his leg was broken. He stated that the ladder he was working on slipped, and threw him off. Witness picked the deceased up, and he was subsequently conveyed to the Infirmary. Deceased was perfectly sober at the time of the accident. Walter Galbraith Murray, acting as house surgeon at the Infirmary, said the deceased was admitted there on Thursday, suffering from a fractured thigh on the right side. The fractured limb was set, and on Sunday night symptoms of irritative delirium, brought to a crisis by the accident, set in, and the deceased tore off his bandages, and subsequently died from the delirium. In answer to the jury, the witness said he though the delirium arose from drink, and the accident brought it on, though he did not say that the man was necessarily a drunkard, but he was of an alcoholic habit. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.

SOURCE: The Hampshire Advertiser
Saturday, October 06, 1860; pg. 5; Issue 1936
Melancholy Result of Drunkenness – An inquest was held at the Anchor Inn, Eling, on Monday evening, before Mr. J.H. Todd, county coroner, on the body of George Dibden, whose death resulted from drowning, under circumstances detailed in the following evidence. George Weaver said, - I am master of the May Flower, timber ship of Eling. The deceased sailed with me as my assistant in working the ship. I saw the deceased at half-past 4 o’clock in the afternoon. He was quite sober then. I saw him again about 11 o’clock in a state of helpless drunkenness lying on the quay. I attempted to remove him to some stables near, but as I could not I left him, thinking two or three hours’ sleep would freshen him, and he would then find his way to the ship. At 12 o’clock I was called out of my bed by one of the crew of the Esther of Portsmouth, who said, “Your man has fallen into the water, and I fear he is dead.” I instantly got up and went down to the quay, but in the meantime they had taken him out of the water and conveyed him to the Anchor tap, where I found him lying on the table, and two or three men rubbing his breast with mustard. He was quite dead to ll appearance. John Parkington – I am a seaman of the Esther of Portsmouth, now lying at Eling quay. Deceased and I had been drinking together all the evening, at the Horse and Groom. Deceased was quite drunk when he left, and I was in a state of liquor; he fell several times on the way to the quay, and when near the ship he would not allow me to assist him on board, but lay himself down on a plank. I had been but a short time in my berth when I heard a splash in the water. I got up and at once missed the deceased; upon which I gave the alarm to the crew of the Janet and Alice, and after some ten minutes from the time he fell into the water we succeeded. He was quite dead in my opinion. Mr. John Brown, surgeon, who had been called said, I instantly went down, and upon examination I found the deceased had breathed his last. The jury , after a short deliberation, returned a verdict of “Drowned while in a state of intoxication.”

SOURCE: The Hampshire Advertiser
Saturday, December 30, 1882; pg. 5; Issue 3813.
Southampton - Sudden Deaths – The second concerned the death of George Dibden, aged 52, of 19, Briton-street. Amelia, widow of the deceased, stated that on Thursday evening they supped together, when he seemed in his usual health. At about half-past 10 they retired to rest. Just after she got into bed she heard a noise in the throat of the deceased, and on lifting him in a sitting position his head fell back, and she sent for her daughter and son-in-law, who arrived. Deceased, who never had a day’s illness in his life, died almost immediately after the noise in his throat. Dr. Carr, who was called in, found the deceased dead. There were no signs as to the cause of death, but there was nothing inconsistent with that of natural causes, which, in effect, was the conclusion that the jury arrived at.

SOURCE: The Hampshire Advertiser
Saturday, June 30, 1877; pg. 7; Issue 3239
Local & District News - Bramshaw, June 30 - Fatal Fall From a Hay Rick – An inquest was held at the Royal South Hants Infirmary, on Wednesday morning, by Mr. E. Coxwell, the Southampton borough coroner, on the body of John Dibden, a labourer. The deceased was a native of Bramshaw, and on the 15th instant he went to Mr. Hunt’s farm, at Braishfield, to seek work. He was engaged to help in haymaking, and in the afternoon he stepped on to a rick (then 12 or 14 feet high) James Sillence was building, to speak to his son, he adding that as he was not going to work until next morning he should lie down and have a “nap,” as he was not (according to Sillence’s testimony) so sober as he should have been. They went out into the field and got another load of hay, and when they returned they found deceased under the rick. Sillence went to him, and asked him what was the matter, to which he replied that he did not know or how he came there. He said he was in no pain, but as silence lifted him up he cried out with pain between the shoulders. He was quite helpless, was taken indoors and laid on a mattress, when he said it was not advisable to send for a doctor, and he should be better in the morning. Mr. Hunt subsequently asked him, and also did Sillence, if he would have a doctor, and his reply was that he did not wish for one. His son stopped with him all night, and in the morning went to Dr. Simpson, at Romsey, who came, examined him, and ordered his removal to the Royal South Hants Infirmary. Sillence helped to put him in a van, and his son and wife brought him to the institution. Mr. A.B. Wade, the resident surgeon of the Infirmary, said when the deceased was admitted he complained of pain in his back, and he had quite lost the use of the lower part of his body and legs. Paralysis spread upwards; he gradually got worse and lost the use of his arms, and died from exhaustion on Monday afternoon. There was a fracture of the spine. He told Mr. Wade that he went to sleep on a hayrick, and fell off. The jury at once returned a verdict of “Accidental death.”

SOURCE: The Bristol Mercury
Saturday, December 15, 1877; Issue 4577
Fatal Occurrence - On Saturday, Mr. Coroner Bower held an inquest on the body of John E. Dibden, who died in the Infirmary form injuries sustained whilst engaged sustained whilst engaged in coupling an engine to a tram at the Alexandra Dock, on the Wednesday previous. A verdict of "Accidentally killed" was returned.

SOURCE: The Hampshire Telegraph & Sussex Chronicle
Saturday, Jul 15, 1882; Issue 5212
Winchester - A Woman Found Drowned - Mr. H. White, City Coroner, held an inquest on Tuesday, at the Guildhall, on the body of Mary Dibden, aged fifty, which was found on Monday in the pound of the first lock of the old Canal, under St. Catherine's Hill. The facts of this closing scene of a drunken woman's life were as follows:- William Piper, a labourer, of Lower Brooks, was walking by the Canal on Monday, when he saw a greyhound gazing into the stream, and Piper went to see the cause, and found a woman's body floating in the stream. He at once acquainted the police. William Eyles, a labourer, of Colebrook-street, who knew the deceased, saw her alive at the corner of Roman's-lane on the 4th June, going down Kingsgate-street. He said, "Hallo Mrs. Dibden," but she did not return his salutation. Mark Dibden, the husband, last saw her alive on the 4th June, about three o'clock a.m., when he left her in bed when he went to work, and on his return she was gone. He made every inquiry after her, without success. She had been addicted to drinking ever since her marriage five years ago, and had latterly increased her intemperate habits. Last April she was absent a whole week on the drunk, and the morning before she left she was very drunk. He did not feel anxious, as she often went away, and he thought she might have gone to her sister's. There was no unpleasantness between them, although she had stripped the house of things for drink. Mr Butcher, an angler, heard a distant scream in the meadow on the 4th June, in the evening. It ceased in a minute. Edward White, a carter, who called at deceased's house on June 1st. was told that she would not require any more coal, as the time was getting short. Dr. Richards, who saw the body, said it was so decomposed that the cause of death could not be correctly stated. Verdict, "Found Drowned."

SOURCE: Salisbury and Winchester Journal
Saturday, Jul 23, 1853; pg. 2
CORONER'S INQUEST - An inquest was held on Thursday on the body of an old man named Moses Dibden, who it appears was getting over a gate a short distance from this city, on the Southampton road, when he fell, and an open knife which he carried in his pocket ran into his side, and pierced the femoral artery, causing death in a very short time. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

SOURCE: The Hampshire Advertiser
Saturday, April 06, 1867; pg. 3; Issue 2275
Totton, April 6 – Sudden Death – An inquest was held at the Elephant and Castle, Totton, on Thursday, by Mr. R. Harfield, deputy-county coroner, on the body of Thomas Dibden. Henry Caton, a postman living at Rumbridge, called on the deceased at his lodgings a little before 7 o’clock on Tuesday evening, when he appeared to be quite well. He had his tea, and then went out and sawed off some wood for his land-lady. He returned in, hung up his hat, and passed behind Caton, who suddenly heard a noise, and on looking round he saw the deceased on the floor. Mr. Meacher, with whom he lived, was in the room, and with his assistance Caton raised him and placed him in a chair, but he was quite dead. He did not speak after he fell, but gave one deep sigh. Caton went for medical assistance; Dr. Wiltshire’s assistant attended, and also Dr. Wiltshire, the latter of whom was of the opinion that he died from disease of the heart. Deceased was a labourer; a single man, 57 years of age. The jury returned a verdict of “Death from natural causes – disease of the heart.”

SOURCE: Forest of Dean Family History
Forest of Dean Inquests 1868-1919; Gloucestershire Archives Ref. CO 4/2/3; Page 27
Date: 11 Jun 1883
- An inquisition was taken this 11th day of June 1883 at the New Inn Brockweir in the parish of Hewelsfield on view of the body of Thomas George Dibden aged 7 years, son of Thomas Dibden: Labourer
The following jury were sworn : Samuel Dickinson, James Thorne, William Johns, Charles Williams, Charles Page, Luke Page, John Vaughn, Charles Jenkins, G. Burton, Edmund Tucker, M.B. O’Connor, John Spence
Witnesses : Louisa J. Duffield; Henry Dibden
Verdict (cause of death): “Drowned in a pond into which the deceased fell whilst probably in a fit”

Re. the above Thomas George Dibden
SOURCE: Western Mail
Tuesday, 12 June 1883, Issue 4394
'Male' DIBDEN -
Fatal Drowning at Brockweir, Nr. Chepstow - A schoolboy, seven years of age, stated to be named Dibden, has been found drowned in a pool at Chepstow. The fatality has been reported to the district coroner.


Source: Findmypast
Births, Marriages & Deaths at Sea 1854-1890

Star of Hope (registered in Aberdeen, no. 43555); Arrived London 4 Aug 1866
Deaths: 'Male' DUBDEN aged 14 days; died of dysentry 22 May 1866
Source: Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Remininscences of a Literary Life; Chapter I (Parental History)
Pages 35/36

, died aboard the Danish vessel 'Hoysom' in April 1780 and was buried in an unmarked grave at the Cape of Good Hope.
A retired Naval Captain, born in Southampton in 1725 the s/o Thomas & Sarah (nee Wesgarth) Dibdin, he lived the latter part of his life in Calcutta and Nagore, India. He married Elizabeth Compton in 1775 at Calcutta. After being struck by lightning at Juddah, in 1777, his health gradually deteriorated and the family planned to return to England. He died during the homeward voyage.
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, drowned off the coast of Bowa, Africa before 1807.
Born in London c1780 s/o Charles & Anne (nee Wilde) Dibdin.
Source: The Times, 13 Dec 1816 & 4 Jan 1817

, lost in the wreck of H.M.S. Harpooner, in St. Shot's Bay, on the southwest coast of Newfoundland, on 10 Nov 1816. He was a private in the 4th Royal Veteran Battalion.
Source: Ancestry.com

, died on board the "Rialto" which arrived in New York from Liverpool, 1 Nov 1852. He was a British passenger intending to settle in the United States. Born abt. 1817.
Source: Monumental Inscription, Hewelsfield, Gloucs

, drowned off the coast of Africa 26 Nov 1860.
Born abt. 1824 in Hewelsfield, Gloucestershire
Source: Monumental Inscription, Bramshaw, Hants

, lost when RMS Titanic sank April 15 1912.
See also: Military Service Records for the following men who died at sea on active service:
  • Petty Officer ARTHUR WILLIAM DIBDEN, died 1916
  • Cabin Boy WILLIAM HARRY DIBDEN, died 1916
  • Stoker (1st class) LEVI GEORGE DIBDEN, died 1918
  • Able Seaman FREDERICK ARTHUR DIBDEN, died 1940
  • Chief Petty Officer FREDERICK DIBDEN, died 1942


Deaths or burials of Dibdens who were either born or resident in the UK or Ireland, but died overseas. Most of them emigrated and further details may be found in the relevant Overseas Records

Please note: this list does NOT include deaths on active service for British servicemen and women.

Family Source:
, died 8 Oct 1918 in South Africa
Born 11 Nov 1877 in Nomansland, Wiltshire, s/o Arthur and Harriet (nee King) Dibden
Emigrated to South Africa c1904-1908

Source: Inquest reported in the Star, St. Peter Port, Jersey; Saturday, 1 May 1880; Issue 140
, died 27/28 April 1880 in Jersey, Channel Islands
Born c.1835 in Eling, Hants
Emigrated to the Channel Islands between 1868 and 1871

CHARLES DIBDIN, died 9 Nov 1886, Mt. Eliza, Western Australia
Born c1830 England (?London)
Transported to Western Australia 1854 aboard "Sea Park", bound for Swan River Colony, Fremantle, WA

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, died c1958, Pretoria, South Africa
Born 1879 in West Wellow, Hants, s/o Josiah and Ellen Dibden
Emigrated to South Africa before 1901

Source: Thomas Frognall Dibdin - Remininscences of a Literary Life; Chapter I (Parental History)
Pages 37-39
, died October 1780 in Middleburg, Zeeland.
Born abt 1744 England, she was the wife of Thomas Dibdin, Naval Captain, who died at the Cape of Good Hope in April 1780 (See bmds at sea). The family were returning to England from India. After her husband’s death, Elizabeth continued the voyage, arriving first in Middleburg, Zeeland. By the time the ship arrived, she was both heartbroken with grief and in a poor state of health, so remained there instead of returning to England.
Emigrated to India in 1770 aboard the "Verelst", captained by her brother, Captain Compton, which was shipwrecked off the coast of Mauritius during the return journey.

ELIZABETH DIBDEN (nee Gough), died 1877 Victoria, Australia
Born England c1822 d/o Thomas and Elizabeth Gough
Married 1862 Victoria, Australia, to Francis Edwin Dibden
Emigrated to Australia before 1862

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, wife of George Edward Moore, died 1960 New Orleans, Orleans Co. LA; brd. Alexandria LA
Born 23 Jul 1879 London d/o William James & Margaret (nee Aglio) Dibdin
Emigrated to the USA in 1912

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, died 25 Apr 1950, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Born 1 Dec 1883 Netley Marsh, Hampshire, s/o Charles and Elizabeth (nee Gilliff) Dibden
Emigrated to Australia before 1917

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, died 1905, NSW, Australia
Born Bristol 1831 s/o John and Elizabeth Dibden
Emigrated to Australia before 1853

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, died 1957 and was buried at Woodworth Cemetery, Rapides Parish, LA, USA
Born 1888 in Sutton Surrey s/o William Joseph & Marion (nee Aglio) Dibdin
Emigrated to the USA in 1919
Also: Garnett Ella Fowler Dibdin his wife, born 1899, died 1985 and was buried at Woodworth Cemetery, Rapides Parish, LA, USA

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, died 1963 Ohio, US
Born 16 Jan 1893 Nomansland, Wiltshire, s/o John & Laura (nee Winter) Dibden.
Emigrated to the USA in 1911

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wife of Charles Franklin died 24 Nov 1931 Akron, Ohio, US.
Born 11 Feb 1849, Southampton, Hampshire, d/o Charles & Emma Dibden
Emigrated to the USA

Family Source:
, died 1891 Sydney, Australia.
Born 5 May 1839 in Furzley, Bramshaw, Hants, s/o Edmund & Fanny (nee Dibden) Dibden.
Emigrated to Australia before 1865

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JANE GORDON (late Reade, nee DIBDEN)
, died c1960 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Married 1) Francis Reade 1899 IOWight;
Married 2) Ralph Gordon c1907 Buffalo, NY, USA
Emigrated to Toronto, Canada 1906; moved to Buffalo NY, USA (?c1907); returned to Canada (Medicine Hat) 1913

Family Source:
, died 6 Jun 1944 Elsie, Clinton, Michigan, US; buried at Riverside Cemetery, Elsie.
Born 9 May 1884 Nomansland, Wiltshire s/o Arthur & Harriet Dibden
Emigrated to the USA in 1914

Source: Family & Death Notice (The Times)
, died 28 Mar 1933 near Dixmunde, Belgium; buried 4 Apr 1933 Sutton, Surrey
Born 1881 London, s/o William Joseph & Marion Aglio Dibdin
Married 1909 to Cecily Grace Haycraft, who also died 28 Mar 1933 near Dixmunde, Belgium and was buried 4 Apr 1933 Sutton, Surrey
Both died in an airplane accident.

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, died 11 Nov 1915 Homebush, Victoria, Australia; buried 13 Jun 1915 Avoca, Victoria, Australia
Born 20 Apr 1830 Hewelsfield, Gloucestershire, d/o Philip & Hannah (nee Williams)Dibden.
Married 1 Mar 1851 Chepstow, Gloucestershire, to James Sims.
Emigrated to Melbourne, Australia, in 1859, aboard the “Red Jacket”

Family Source:
, died 1881 West Hotham, Victoria, Australia
Born Bermondsey, London s/o Joseph and Elizabeth Dibden
Emigrated to Australia before 1857


Source: Death Notice; The Times, Thursday 25 Sep 1947, pg.1
On Sept. 24, 1947, suddenly at St. Richard's Hospital, Chichester, Marguerite, wife of Thomas Aubertin and third daughter of the late Sir Robert Dibdin. Funeral at Kingsdown, Deal, 2.30.pm., Saturday Sept. 27.

Source: FAMILY & Parish Registers
BOYCE - Sarah Painter (nee Dibden)
, died 10 Jul 1809, Totton, Hants.
Bapt. 19 Feb 1815 Plaitford d/o John & Phoebe Dibden (aka Painter)
Mrd. Michael Boyce, 1850 Portsea, Hants.

Source: Death Notice; The Times, Wednesday 9 Feb 1977, pg.28
On 7th Feb 1977, at the Margaret Anne Nursing Home, Worthing, Mary Winifred (Jo) aged 92, widow of Frederick William Bussell, Master of Brasenose College, and last surviving daughter of the late Sir Robert and Lady Dibdin. Cremation at Downs Crematorium, Brighton, at 3.30pm. Friday 11th Feb 1977.

Source: Parish Registers
CHEATER - Harriet Painter (aka Hannah) (nee Dibden)
buried 8 May 1855, Plaitford, Hants.
Bapt. 28 Feb 1821 Plaitford, Hants d/o John & Phoebe Painter (aka Dibden)
Mrd. William Cheater, 12 Aug 1845 Eling, Hants

Source: Death Notice; The Times, Tuesday 28 Sep 1943, pg.1
On Sept. 25, 1948, Laetitia Frances Frewin (nee Dibdin), widow of T. Harrison Frewin, of Lynmouth Drive, Ruislip.

Source: Death Notice; The Times, Friday 31 Dec 1971, pg.18
Peacefully on 28th December, 1971, Augusta Constance (nee Dibdin), widow of the late Harold E. Greenwood and mother of Charles Greenwood, of Tavistock, Devon. Funeral at Mortlake Crematorium on 7th January 1972 at 2pm.

Source: The Neck Family of Newton Abbott
Sarah NECK (nee DIBDIN) died on 6th September 1856 at 39 Lombard Street, London.
Mrd. Charles Neck, 21 Jun 1824 Saint Martin In The Fields, Westminster

Source: Death Notice; The Times, Friday 13 Mar 1970, pg.20
On Monday the 9th March, 1970, peacefully at her home in Auckland, New Zealand, Elizabeth Caroline (Betty), wife of Humphrey Paget, younger daughter of Sir Lewis & Lady Dibdin, in her 80th year.

Source: Parish Registers
PILGRIM - Ann (nee Dibden)
buried 10 Mar 1883, Landford, Wilts.
Bapt. 22 Oct 1809 Bramshaw, Hants d/o Henry & Ann Dibden
Mrd. Samuel Pilgrim, 11 Nov 1830, Landford, Wilts.

Source: The National Archives Online Catalogue (PROCAT)

PRO Ref.No Name County Date
C 142/64/113 GREGORY DEBDEN Suffolk 3 Henry VIII (1541)
C 142/277/196 RICHARD DEBDEN Somerset 31 Elizabeth I (1588)
C 142/656/33 JOHN DEPDEN Suffolk 14 James I (1615-16)
C 142/750/121 THOMAS DEBDEN Somerset 3 Charles I (1627)
PRO Ref.No Name County Date
E 150/641/21 GREGORY DEBDEN Suffolk 33 Henry VIII (1541)