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Name: Jessie Burgess

Burial Number: 1799

Gender: Female

Born: 7/6/1851

Died: 10/02/1946

Buried: 13/02/1946


Jessie Ann (nee Tarbotton) was born in Birmingham, daughter of John Capes and Sarah Ann Tarbotton. In 1861 father John was a Hide and Leather Factory.

John Gulson Burgess was born in Knighton, a suburb of Leicester. John and Jessie were married in Kings Norton, Birmingham, in 1873.

By 1881, John was an Accountant, still living in Leicester. He and Jessie had 3 children, Edith, Agnes and Julian. Their Household was completed with a Cook, Housemaid and Nurse.
John G was admitted to the Inner temple in 1890, as an Official Receiver in Bankruptcy and Accountant.
In 1891 John and Jessie were living in Loughborough. John was then a Solicitor and Official Receiver. With them were daughter Agnes, and three sons, Julian, Eustace and a 2-day-old, so far unnamed (but presumably Philip). There were 4 female Servants with them.

In 1901, the family was living at Ashby Road, Loughborough. Father John, Mother Jessie, Edith, Agnes, Eustace Humphrey, Philip Gulson, and Jessie Adela, all born in Leicestershire, were in the Household, plus a Cook, Housemaid and Children’s Nurse.

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 October 1915 Second Lieutenant Philip Gulson Burgess of the 8th Battalion, the Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment) died of wounds, aged 24. He was buried in Douai Communal Cemetery in the North of France. He is recorded on the Sherborne School roll of Honour.
Brother Julian became a Second-Lieutenant in the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1916. He survived the War. He was a pupil at Rugby School, and had been articled to his Uncle Edward Burgess, as an Architect.

In 1917, John and Jessie Ann were living at Belsize House, in Mill Road, Worthing, where Jessie continued to live after John’s death in March. Probate was given to Jessie and son Julian.

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.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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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: Jessie Ann Burgess

Gender: Female

Born: 7/6/1851

Town: Birmingham

County: West Midlands

Country: England


Maiden Name:Tarbotton

Marriage Date: //1873

Spouse First Name: John

Spouse Second Name: Gulson

Spouse Last Name: Burgess

Town of Marriage: Birmingham

County of Marriage: West Midlands

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 10/02/1946

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Belsize House

Address line 2: 4

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 7, Saxe-Coburg Street, London

John Gulson Burgess aged 41, head, accountant; Jessie A Burgess aged 29, wife; Edith Burgess aged 6, daughter, scholar; Agnes Burgess aged 5, daughter, scholar; Julian G Burgess aged 4, son; Annia White aged 21, cook; Elizabeth Green aged 20, housemaid; Louisa Bower aged 21, nurse


Living at Essex Lodge, Ashby Road, Loughborough

John Gulson aged Burgess aged 51, head, solicitor, barrister, Official Receiver; Jessie Ann Burgess aged 39, wife; Agnes Burgess aged 15, daughter, scholar; Eustace H Burgess aged 1, son; (Philip Gulson) Burgess aged two days, son; Ellen Holmes aged 28, cook; Emma Green aged 23, housemaid; Mary Thomas aged 20, housemaid; Mary Ann Turner aged 57, monthly nurse


Living at Ashby Road, Loughborough

John Gulson Burgess aged 61, head, Leicestershire official receiver in bankruptcy (accountant); Jessie Anne Burgess aged 49, wife; Edith Burgess aged 26, daughter; Agnes Burgess aged 25, daughter; Eustace H Burgess aged 11, son; Philip G Burgess aged 9, son; Jessie A Burgess aged 6, daughter; Maud S Butcher aged 19, cook;
Kate E Stoker aged 19, housemaid; Florence Liddemore aged 15, children’s maid


Living at Copt Oak, Narborough, Leicester

John Gulson Burgess aged 71, retired official receiver in bankruptcy; Jessie Ann Burgess aged 59, wife; Eustace Humphrey Burgess aged 21, son, solictor’s articled clerk; Philip Gulson Burgess aged 19, son, engineer’s apprentice; Jessie Adela Burgess aged 16, daughter; Alison Ann Clarke aged 27, cook; Edith Ruby Leach aged housemaid


Living at 15 St James Street, Penzance – Richard H Taylor, Retired Tailor; Jesse Burgess, Unpaid Domestic Duties;

4, Mill Road, Worthing – Jessie A Burgess born 7 June 1851 private means; Jessie A Burgess, junior, born 8 November 1894, unpaid home duties; Eustace H Burgess, born 14 April 1889, solicitor, retired; Katherine L Parsons, born 18 January 1885, cook; Edith A Wilkins, born 16 December 1897, house parlour maid;

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