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Name: Jane Butcher

Burial Number: 0653

Gender: Female

Occupation: Cook

Born: 21/08/1849

Died: 00/12/1911

Buried: 19/12/1911


Jane was born in Brompton Middlesex, the daughter of John Lennox Butcher and his wife Jane Mary. She was baptised at St Sepulchre, Holborn on 30th September 1849. Her father was a master painter and builder. For a while the family lived in Chelsea but by 1861, they had moved to Brighton and John had changed jobs. He started as a beer seller and graduated to licensee of various public houses and hotels. Jane became a cook and worked for her father. In 1879, she was working at The Royal Yacht Inn in Sussex Street, Brighton and then moved with her family to Hailsham where they took over the running of the George Inn. By 1891, Jane was working at the Crown Inn in Hailsham which her father had taken over. Her mother died here in 1893.

Jane’s sister Henrietta to whom she had been very close, had married Alfred Thompson who ran the Cobden Inn in Clifton Road, Worthing. This photograph taken in 1872 shows Alfred and Henrietta Thompson standing on the steps of the Cobden Inn with their daughter Alice.


Alfred gave up the pub in 1892 and moved his family to Hertford Road. He died in 1897 and Jane moved in to help with the children and run the household whilst Henrietta ran another of the family pubs The Ship Inn at Whiteman’s Green in Cuckfield.  John Lennox Butcher died at the inn on 28th December 1900. By 1911, Jane, Henrietta and her niece Fanny were living in Shakespeare Road. Jane died at the end of the year and was buried at Heene on 19th December. No probate.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 10

Exact Location (what3words): items.works.risky

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: Jane Mary Ann Butcher

Gender: Female

Born: 21/08/1849

Town: Brompton

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/12/1911

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Falstaff House

Address line 2: Shakespeare Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


16 Walton Street, Chelsea

John aged 26, master painter. Jane aged 23, laundress. Jane aged 1.


49 Surrey Street, Brighton.

John aged 39, painter. Jane aged 34, lodging house keeper. Jane aged 10. Henrietta aged 9. Fanny aged 8. John Lennox aged 5. Ann M aged 3. Roseena aged 2. Frederick aged 7 months. Richard Davis aged 33, boarder, tailor.


31 Adelaide Crescent, Brighton.

Jane aged 21, housemaid. Fanny aged 18, housemaid. Both in the household of Hannah Brackenbury aged 75.


George Inn, Hailsham.

John Lennox Butcher aged 57, licensed victualler. Jane aged 53. Jane aged 31. Emma aged 16. Frederick aged 12. Robert aged 11.


Crown Inn, Hailsham.

Jane aged 40, cook. Fanny (now Barnard) aged 38. Robert aged 20. Theresa Lawless aged 7, niece. Plus 1 servant.


1 Hertford Road, Worthing.

Jane aged 51, aunt, cook. Thomas Thompson aged 22, grocer’s van man. Emma Thompson aged 17, niece. Leopold Thompson aged 14, grocer’s apprentice. William Brooks aged 21, boarder, grocer’s assistant. Lucy Weedon aged 61, boarder, own means.


Falstaff House, Shakespeare Road, Worthing.

Henrietta Thompson aged 60, widow. Fanny Turner aged 38, widow, book keeper. Jane Butcher aged 62, assisting in home. Annie Teesdale aged 63, boarder, own means. Eloise Teesdale aged 59, boarder, own means.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.