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Name: Frances Burrough

Burial Number: 1321

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 00/00/1862

Died: 25/12/1927

Buried: 30/12/1927



Frances Mary Burrough was born in 1862 in Kirkham, Lancashire. She was the eldest child of the Reverend John Burrough, 31yrs, Clergyman, C. of E., and Headmaster of Kirkham Grammar School, and Marianne, 30yrs, nee Siddons, aka Mary Ann. Frances had 6 siblings, Edward b.1864, John b.1866, Thomas b.1868, Margaret Amy b.1874, Catherine b.1877, and George b.1880.

When Frances was about 10yrs old, her father moved the family to Hilborough, Norfolk, where he was appointed Rector of Hilborough, a position he remained in until his death in 1902. At 18yrs of age, Frances began her career as a governess, her first position was in Derbyshire. Twenty years later, in 1901, Frances was unmarried and living in a home for governesses in Harley Street London.

At about this time, she suffered 3 bereavements, her mother died in 1901, her father in 1902, and her sister, Margaret Amy, in 1903, aged 28yrs. Frances was granted probate of her father’s estate, approx. £490K. – 2022 value.

At some point, Frances moved to Worthing, living at 98, Rowlands Road; she died at the Myrtles Nursing Home, Farncombe Road, on 25th December 1927, aged 65yrs. Probate was granted to Alfred William Lightbody, solicitor, effects £2188 6s 5d. Value 2022 – £146,450.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SWS Row: 6 Plot: 18

Exact Location (what3words): good.saving.ropes

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Frances Mary Burrough died December 25th 1927 aged 65 years

Further Information


Name: Frances Mary Burrough

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1862

Town: Kirkham

County: Lancashire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Burrough

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 25/12/1927

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 98

Address line 3: Rowlands Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £2188 6 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £146450

Census Information


Living at Kirkham Grammar School, Lancashire. John Burrough, 39yrs, Headmaster/Clergyman, C of E., wife, Mary A. 30yrs, 3 children, Frances, 8yrs, Edward, 6yrs, Thomas, 2yrs, plus 3 domestic servants.


Living at 7, Vernon Street, Derby, Derbyshire. Mary Louise du Vert, 30yrs, Teacher of Foreign Languages, Frances M. Burrough, 18yrs, School Governess, nephew, Edward Titley, 5yrs, sister, Agnes Godfrey. 15yrs, plus 2 domestic servants.


Living at Governesses Home, 47, Harley Street, St. Marylebone, London. Jean Stuart, Hd. 46yrs, Lady Superintendent of Governesses Home, boarder, Frances M. Burrough, 38yrs, Governess, plus 13 others.

Miscellaneous Information

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