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Name: George Burden

Burial Number: 1225

Gender: Male

Occupation: Civil Service Clerk;

Born: 14/7/1859

Died: 12/2/1926

Buried: 16/02/1926


George William Burden was born on 14th July 1859, he was baptised at All Soul’s Church, Marylebone, on 3rd June 1860. His father was George Burden, 29yrs, Servant, and mother, Hannah nee Crier, 29yrs, they lived at 10, Mortimer Street.

In 1870, aged 10yrs, George was admitted to St. Clement Dane’s Grammar School and was withdrawn from the school on 3rd December 1874, the year following his father’s death. He had a sister, Florence Jane, who was born on 22nd June 1873 just one month after their father died.

In 1881 George, aged 21yrs, married Millicent Finnis, 27yrs, on 4th August, at Heene, Worthing. They moved to 14, Kensal Road, Paddington, where they lived for over forty years. George was a Civil Service clerk, later working for the Board of Education. George and Millicent had two children, Mabel Fannie, 1882, and Cecil George Edward, 1892. Their son was killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 1915.

George was widowed in 1924 when Millicent died, aged 72yrs, and shortly afterwards he moved to Worthing, living at 26, Northcourt Road. George died, aged 66yrs, on 12th February 1926, probate was granted to Elizabeth Burden, widow, and Mabel Fannie Burden, spinster. Effects £1703 10s 9d. Value 2019 – £100k.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 35

Exact Location (what3words): wanted.bump.clay

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: George William Burden

Gender: Male

Born: 14/7/1859

Town: Marylebone

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 4/8/881

Spouse First Name: Millincent

Spouse Last Name: Finnis

Town of Marriage: Heene

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/2/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 26

Address line 3: Northcourt Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1703 10 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £100000

Census Information


Living at Cigar Shop, Newington, London.  William J. Burden, 41yrs, Tobacconist, wife, Elizabeth, 40yrs, nephew, George W. Burden, 21yrs, Copying Clerk.


Living at 14, Kensal Rise, Paddington. George W. Burden, 31yrs, Civil Service Clerk, wife, Millicent, 38yrs, daughter, Mabel Fannie, 8yrs, visitor, Fanny Faries, 37yrs, Milliner.


Living at 14, Kensal Rise, Paddington. George W. Burden, 41yrs, Civil Service Clerk, wife, Millicent, 48yrs, Mabel F., 18yrs, Bank Clerk, Cecil, 9yrs.


Living at 14, Kensal Rise, Paddington. George W. Burden, 51yrs, Clerk at Board of Education, wife, Millicent, 58yrs, Mabel, 28yrs, Cecil, 19yrs, Junior Clerk at Publisher’s Office.


14 Kensal Road, Paddington

First name(s) Last name Relationship to head Sex Birth year Age Birth place Occupation Employer
George W Burden
Male 1852 68 St Marylebone, London Civil Parish Clerk Board Of Education
Millicent Burden
Female 1859 61 Worthing, Sussex Home Duties
Mabel Burden
Female 1882 38 Camberwell, London, Civil Service Clerk, (Tempt) London Telephone Lervin

Miscellaneous Information

“To the proud and cherished memory of L.Col. Cecil George Edward, 13th London (Kensington) Regt., only son of George William and Millicent Burden (grandson) of the late George and Rebekah (Finnis) who fell in the Battle of the Somme 9th Sept. 1916 aged 24yrs.
(Stone Surround) “Also in loving memory of our dear mother Rebekah wife of George Finnis died Oct. 6th 1908 aged 88”

1892 Cecil George Edward was born in Paddington, London to George William Burden and Millicent Finnis
17/4/1892 Cecil George Edward Burden son of George William Burden and Millicent was baptised at Heene
1901 Census Cecil George Edward 9yrs is living at 14 Kensal Road, Paddington with George W 41yrs Civil Service Clerk, Millicent Burden 48yrs, Mabel F Burden 18yrs Bank Clerk
1911 Census Cecil George Edward 19yrs is living at 14 Kensal Road, Paddington as a Junior Clerk in Publishers office with George William Burden 51yrs 2nd Division Clerk Board of Education, Millicent Burden 58yrs mother, Mabel Fannie Burden 28yrs sister
9/9/1916 Lance Corporal Cecil George Edward Burden was Killed in Action at Flanders whilst serving in 13th London Battalion (Princess Louises Kensington Battalion)
Issued with British War Medal and Victory Medal
26/3/1917 Probate recorded leaving effects of £304.19s.5d to George William Burden, civil servant
9/9/1926 Probate recorded leaving effects of £144.14s.2d., to Elizabeth Burden, widow.