Rupert Adey

Date published: 15/06/2014

Rupert was born in 1854 and died in 1932 aged 78. He was married to Fanny nee Choules and brother to Joseph, Augusta, Louisa and Mary Ann Adey all buried in the cemetery. He was a coal merchant. His wife who died in 1893 aged 36 was also buried in the cemetery.

The Adey coal etc business was run from West Mills Yard, adjacent, to West Mills Wharf, and continued through the C19th century and into the 20th, before becoming Brighton and Adey, with a coal yard at the railway goods station.

Sources:David Peacock

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