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Name: Jesse Burgess

Burial Number: 1957

Gender: Female

Born: 8/11/1894

Died: 11/1/1977

Buried: 04/03/1977


The last burial (interment of ashes) recorded in Heene Cemetery was that of 84 year-old Miss Jessie Adela Burgess in March 1977. She was living in the Summerley Barn Hotel in Felpham, now a Residential Care Home, when she died. Her ashes were interred in her parents’ grave. Jessie was born in Loughborough in 1894.

Her father, John Gulson Burgess was born in Knighton, a suburb of Leicester. His father, Alfred, was, in 1861, a Magistrate and Wool Stapler (a Dealer in Wool). .
In 1861 John G was a Wool Stapler, like his father.
In 1871 he was a Lodger in the Leicester household of Milliner Elizabeth Barfield. By then he had become an Elastic Web Manufacturer, employing several people.

Elastic Web Manufacture began in Leicester in 1839 when one Caleb Beddells, an inventor in the hosiery firm of Wheeler & Co. of the Abbey Mills, announced that he was about to commence the production of ‘an improved caouchouc webbing’ and opened a factory in Southgate Street. At first designed for use in braces, the new webbing was quickly adapted for the wrists of gloves and the tops of stockings, and in such articles as boots, fasteners for ladies’ veils, hair nets and other garments.

By 1911 the family was in Narborough, about 7 miles away from Leicester. John was then retired. Jessie, Eustace, now a Solicitor’s Articled Clerk, Philip, Machine Tool Engineer’s Apprentice and Jessie Adela, all single, were there, plus a Cook and a Housemaid.

In 1939, at Belsize House, 4 Mill Road, Jessie Adela was doing ‘Unpaid House Duties’ in the home of her Mother, Jessie, who was living on private means. Also there was brother Eustace, now a Retired Solicitor. They also had a Cook and a Parlourmaid.

Jessie Ann died at Belsize House. Presumably Jessie Adela, then 45, continued to live there until she was older.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 20

Exact Location (what3words): fuel.sushi.wonderfully

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In very loving memory of John Gulson Burgess born March 6th 1840, died March 28th 1917 also his wife Jessie Anne who died February 10th 1946 aged 94. Miss JESSIE ADELA BURGESS, died 11 Jan 1977, (ashes buried 4 Mar 1977).

Further Information


Name: Jesse Adela Burgess

Gender: Female

Born: 8/11/1894

Town: Loughborough

County: Leicestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/1/1977

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Summerly Barn Hotel

Town: Felpham

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £19137 s d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 1 Ashby Road, Loughborough – John Gulson Burgess, 61yrs, Official Receiver on Bankruptcy (Accountant); Jessie Ann Burgess, 49yrs; Edith Burgess, 26yrs; Agnes Burgess, 25yrs; Eustace H Burgess, 11yrs; Philip G Burgess, 9yrs; Jesse A Burgess, 6yrs; Maud S Butcher, 19yrs, Cook; Kate E Storer, 19yrs, Housemaid;


Living at Copt Oak House, Narborough, Leicester – John Gulson Burgess, 71yrs, Retired Official Receiver in Bankruptcy; Jessie Ann Burgess, 59yrs; Eustace Humphrey Burgess, 21yrs, Solicitors Articled Clerk; Philip Gulson Burgess, 19yrs, Engineers Apprentice, Machine Tool Makers; Jesse Adela Burgess, 16rs; Alison Ann Clark, 27yrs, Cook/domestic; Edith Ruby Leach, 22yrs, Housemaid;


Living at 4 Mill Road, Worthing – Jessie A Burgess, Private Means; Jesse A Burgess, Unpaid Home Duties; Eustace H Burgess, Solicitor (retired); Katherine L Parsons, Domesic Service Cook; Edith A Wilkinson, House Parlourmaid;

Miscellaneous Information

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