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Name: John Burgess

Burial Number: 0860

Gender: Male

Occupation: Elastic Web Manufacturer; Accountant; Solicitor/Barrister; Official Receiver;

Born: 06/03/1840

Died: 28/03/1917

Buried: 31/03/1917


John’s parents were Alfred Burgess, a woolstapler of Brook House, Knighton, Leicestershire, and Elizabeth Burgess. They seem to have been well-off. John was the oldest of at least 6 children and was educated at home. Alfred increased in standing and by 1861 he was a magistrate.

John, however, began his career in a humble way, being an elastic web manufacturer, although he was an employer not a worker. This was when he was 31. Ten years later he was an accountant living at 7, Saxe-Coburg Street, London and was married.

His wife was Jessie Ann Tarbotton, the daughter of a hide and leather factor. They had married in 1873. By 1891 they had moved to Essex Lodge, Ashby Road, Loughborough, and had 3 children. John had risen to be a solicitor/barrister and the official receiver for the area. The Burgesses employed a cook, 2 housemaids, and a monthly nurse (the youngest child was just two days old when the Census was taken)

On the 28 January 1890 The Daily Telegraph and Courier in London had announced that John Gulson Burgess had been Called to the Bar.

The Leicester Chronicle reported on 24 November 1893 that he had been appointed the Official Receiver for the Leicester County Court District under the new Bankruptcy Act due to come into operation on 1 January 1894.

By 1901 he had 5 children and at the age of 71 he was retired and had moved to Narborough, Leicester.

1915 13 October Philip Gulson Burgess of the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment died of wounds received at Loos.

When he died on 28 March 1917 his address was ‘Belsize House’, Mill Road, Worthing.


Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 6 Plot: 19

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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

Further Information


Name: John Gulson Burgess

Gender: Male

Born: 06/03/1840

Town: Unknown

County: Leicestershire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1873

Spouse First Name: Jessie

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Tarbotton

Town of Marriage: King's Norton

County of Marriage: Worcestershire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 28/03/1917

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Belsize House

Address line 3: Mill Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £30829 15 s 0 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at Brookfield House, Knighton, Leicester

Alfred Burgess aged 35, woolstapler; Elizabeth Burgess aged 30, wife; John Burgess aged 1


Living at London Road, St Margaret, Leicester

Alfred Burgess aged 45, woolstapler and skinner; Elizabeth Burgess aged 41, wife; John G Burgess aged 11, son, schooled at home; Anne Burgess aged 8, daughter, schooled at home; Alfred H Burgess aged 7, son, schooled at home; Wilson Burgess aged 4, son; Edward Burgess aged 3, son; Mary E Burgess aged 1, daughter; Mary Bettony aged 27, servant; Adelaide E Woodfield aged 20, servant; Ann Carr aged 18, servant.


Living at Brookfield House, London Road, Knighton, Leicester

Alfred Burgess aged 55, head, magistrate woolstapler; John G Burgess aged 21, son; Anne Burgess aged 18, daughter; Alfred H Burgess aged 17, son; Edward Burgess aged 13, son, scholar; Mary C Burgess aged 11, daughter, scholar; Caroline Manton aged 20, cook; Sarah Osbourne aged 19, housemaid.


Living at 2, Hastings Street, St Mary, Leicester

Elizabeth S Barfield aged 49, head, milliner; Emma A Barfield aged 39, sister of Elizabeth, milliner; Caroline Westbury aged 20, general servant; John G Burgess aged 31, lodger, elastic web manufacturer employing ? hands


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

Miscellaneous Information

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