Miss Elizabeth GREEN (1833–1857) and her sisters
Miss Emily GREEN (1841–1917) and
Miss Mary Round GREEN (1850–1898)
St Paul section: Row 13, Grave A8 (St Paul ref. F10)
I H S
Loving Memory of
WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE
NOV. 25, 1857, AGED 24 YEARS.
"I BECAME DUMB AND OPENED NOT MY MOUTH FOR IT WAS THY DOING."
ALSO OF MARY ROUND GREEN,
WHO DIED AUGUST 16TH, 1898, AGED 47 YEARS.
HAVE MERCY UPON ME O GOD AFTER THY GREAT GOODNESS.
AND OF EMILY GREEN,
WHO DIED 31ST JANUARY 1917, AGED 76 YEARS
This is one of a pair of identical graves in adjoining plots: the corner of the slightly later grave of the parents of the sisters buried here can just be seen behind this one.
Unusually, both grave markers face west
Buried here are the three unmarried daughters of Henry Green and Sarah Round, who were married at St Giles's Church on 3 December 1832. For more about their parents Henry & Sarah Green, see separate grave.
The three girls were all born at Jericho Terrace, which was possibly in Observatory Street. Elizabeth Green, the eldest, was born on 27 April 1833 and baptised at St Giles's Church on 16 June. In 1837 their terrace was taken into the new St Paul's district chapelry, and hence the other two sisters were baptised at St Paul's Church: Emily Green on 21 February 1841, and Mary Round Green on 17 March 1850.
By 1850 the family had moved to 9 Clarendon Place in Upper Walton Street (probably No. 44), and at the time of the 1851 census the three sisters buried here – Elizabeth (18), Emily (10) and Mary (1) – were at home there with their parents and two brothers.
Elizabeth died in 1857:
† Miss Elizabeth Green died at Upper Walton Street at the age of 24 on 25 November 1857 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 28 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
The sexton's notebook states that she was buried on that date in the area that St Paul's described as A.8, but the parish register gives the reference A10.
Henry Green, the father of the three sisters, died at the age of 54 near the beginning of 1861 and was buried in St Sepulchre's Cemetery in the adjoining grave to the west.
The 1861 census confirms the family's address as 44 Walton Street, and shows the two surviving sisters Emily (19) and Mary (11) at home with their widowed mother Sarah and their brother Joseph (17), who was a pupil teacher.
By 1871 Mrs Green was running a lodging house at 44 Walton Street, and Emily (28) and Mary (20), who was a dressmaker, remained at home.
Both daughters were still at home with their mother in her lodging house in 1881.
By the time of the 1891 census, Emily (50) and Mary (39) were still living at 44 Walton Street, but no longer running it as a lodging house.
Mrs Sarah Green died at 44 Walton Street the following year at the age of 83 and was buried in her husband's grave on 20 August 1892.
Her daughter Mary died in 1898, over forty years after her elder sister Elizabeth:
† Miss Mary Round Green died at 44 Walton Street at the age of 47 on 16 August 1898 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 19 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her effects came to £3,300 17s. 1d., and her executor was her brother Henry James Green, who was still a lodging house proprietor.
At the time of the 1901 census Emily (60) was living off her own means and boarding with the family of the publican John Cooper at 39/40 St Bernard's Road (then called St John's Road).
By the time of the 1911 census Emily (71) was living at 22 Thorncliffe Road in Summertown with her nephew John Henry Green (39), who was an ironmonger's assistant, and his wife Christina (37).
Emily died at her nephew's house in 1917, nearly sixty years after her eldest sister Elizabeth:
† Miss Emily Green died at 22 Thorncliffe Road, Summertown at the age of 76 on 31 January 1917 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 3 February (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her effects came to £2,609 13s. 3d., and her executors were her nephew John and a solicitor's clerk.