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Name: Edith Burnie

Burial Number: 1872

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Born: 8/6/1884

Died: 01/08/1956

Buried: 14/08/1956


Edith’s father, Capt. Edward Burnie, was a master mariner and surveyor to Lloyd’s Register, who was stationed in Hong Kong with his wife Janet nee Inglis. He died in 1900 and is buried in Happy Valley, Hong Kong Island. He left £5683 13s 6d. Census records for the years before 1900 could not be found but Janet and several of her children, though not Edith, were in the 1901 census living at 46 Westmoreland Road, Beckenham, Kent. Edith did not marry and her whereabouts are traced chiefly through the electoral registers. In the 1921 census, she was living with her mother and William Henry Inglis in a large establishment including people with overseas connections, in Cromwell Road, Kensington. The electoral registers tell us that in 1932, Edith was living with Rosalie Maud Ball in Windsor. In 1939, she was part of a large household at 1 St Michael’s Road, Worthing, but by 1946, was alone at Maryland, Windsor. By 1953, she was with Dorothy Anne Stewart Inglis at 33 Moor Park Road, Ruislip. She was living at 22 Selden Road, Worthing when she died on 1st August 1956. Probate was granted on 5th November to John Basil Lewis bank official and Helene Jeanette Archeson-Gray married woman. Effects £12632 3s 4d. Re-sealed Hong Kong 2nd May 1957.

John Basil Lewis was the son of Alice Mary nee Burnie, Edith’s sister and Ernest John Lewis. Helene Jeanette Archeson-Gray nee Burnie was Edith’s niece.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 5 Plot: 52

Exact Location (what3words): frozen.noting.proof

Ashes or Urn: Casket Only



Buried with Alice and Ernest Lewis


To the dear memory of Alice Mary beloved wife of Ernest John Lewis united in peace November 21st 1967

Further Information


Name: Edith Caroline Burnie

Gender: Female

Born: 8/6/1884

Town: Hong Kong

County: Unknown

Country: Unknown


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/08/1956

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 22

Address line 3: Selden Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £12632 3 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £220970.00

Census Information


160 Cromwell Road, London SW.

Janet Burnie aged 53, widow, boarder (six children, all living). Constance Mabel aged 28, boarder. Edith Caroline aged 26, boarder.


1 St Michael’s Road, Worthing.

Edith Caroline Burnie aged 37, private means.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.