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Name: Bertha Barnshaw

Burial Number: 0585

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1887

Died: 26/6/1909

Buried: 03/07/1909

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Story

Bertha Barnshaw was born into an Army family; her birth was registered in Colchester, Essex, (Dec. quarter) as an Overseas Forces Birth; her father, Thomas Barnshaw, 45 yrs. was born in Cheshire, her mother, Helen aka Ellen, nee Noonan, 43 yrs. (Middx.)
Thomas married Helen at Christchurch, St. Marylebone, on 16th October, 1865, joined the Army in 1866 as a Private, (1st Battalion, 5th Fusiliers) and was sent to India in 1868, their first child, a daughter, was born at sea and three more children were born in India.
In 1891 Bertha, aged 3 yrs., lived with her father, Thomas. 48 yrs. who had left the Army and was working as a Labourer in a Gutta Percha (rubber) factory, her mother, Helen, 46 yrs. and 5 siblings: Agnes 12, George 10, both born in India, and Hannah 8, Fred 6 and Harriet 4, all born in Ireland. They lived at Barnham St. Buildings, St. Olave’s, Southwark.
Bertha had developed Tuberculosis of the hip in childhood and in 1901, aged 13yrs, Bertha was at 10 Cecil Street, Margate, this was a “Cripple Holiday Home” run by the Ragged Schools Union. (This Union was first named in 1835 as it was formed exclusively for children raggedly clothed). Ragged schools were charitable organisations dedicated to the free education of destitute children in 19th century Britain, the schools were developed in working-class districts. In 1844 the RSU became the Shaftesbury Society, providing free care and education for children in extreme poverty.
Bertha Barnshaw died on 26th June 1909, in Worthing, Sussex, aged 21 yrs. Her address was given as 10, Heene Parade. The informant of her death was her brother, Thomas Barnshaw, of Earlsfield, London.
Death certificate cause of death – “Tuberculosis disease of left hip, amputation of leg, thrombosis of right leg, cardiac failure”.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 3 Plot: 9

Exact Location (what3words): lowest.hood.lucky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

Description:

Buried with Robert and William Brown

Inscription:

In loving memory of our dear father Robert T Brown died 28th March 1929 aged 70 years also of William Brown L.C. died in France 3rd February 1915 aged 22 years "At rest"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Bertha Barnshaw

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1887

Town: Unknown

County: Unknown

Country: Ireland

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 26/6/1909

Cause of death: tuberculosis disease of the hip; amputation of leg; thrombosis of right leg; cardiac failure;

Address line 2: 10

Address line 3: Heene Parade

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3 0 s 0 d

Current value of effects: £366.00

Census Information

1891

Bertha, aged 3 yrs., lived with her father, Thomas. 48 yrs. who had left the Army and was working as a Labourer in a Gutta Percha (rubber) factory, her mother, Helen, 46 yrs. and 5 siblings: Agnes 12, George 10, both born in India, and Hannah 8, Fred 6 and Harriet 4, all born in Ireland. They lived at Barnham St. Buildings, St. Olave’s, Southwark.

1901

Bertha Barnshaw, Visitor, at 10 Cecil Square, Margate, Kent. (Institution).

Miscellaneous Information

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