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Name: John Burleigh

Burial Number: 1039

Gender: Male

Occupation: Victualler Apprentice; Ironmonger;

Born: 00/10/1843

Died: 11/6/1921

Buried: 16/06/1921


John Parson Burleigh was born in Toppesfield, Essex, to John, 36yrs, Innkeeper and Farmer, and Rebecca Eliza, nee Parsson , 21yrs, he was baptised on 22nd October 1843 at St. Margaret of Antioch. He had 4 siblings, Mary Charlotte, 1845, Catherine Rebecca, 1847, Richard Boyden, 1850, and Hannah Elizabeth, 1854.
In 1861, John was 17yrs old and apprenticed to a Victualler in the High Street, Strood, Kent.
He married Clarissa Ann Ackland on 29th September 1869 when he was 25yrs old; she was the daughter of a Mariner and born in Bristol in 1827. They married at St. Stephen’s, Hammersmith, her age was given as 35yrs, but she was actually 42yrs, 16yrs older than her husband.
In 1871 he was an Ironmonger, aged 28yrs, employing 2 men and a boy, living with Clarissa at 25, Queen’s Terrace, St. John’s Wood. They continued to live at this address for the next 20yrs and between 1891 and 1901 John retired from his Ironmongery business and they moved to a property named Broadclyst, in Manor Road, Worthing, where they stayed for the next 20yrs. Their marriage was childless. John was widowed in 1920.
John Parson Burleigh died on the 11thJune, 1921, aged 77yrs. He left estate of £4389 5s 9d. Value 2019 – £216K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NES Row: 3 Plot: 12

Exact Location (what3words): upon.indeed.cargo

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Further Information


Name: John Parson Burleigh

Gender: Male

Born: 00/10/1843

Town: Unknown

County: Essex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 29/9/1869

Spouse First Name: Clarissa

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Ackland

Town of Marriage: Bristol

County of Marriage: Unknown

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 11/6/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Broadclyst

Address line 3: Manor Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4389 5 s 9 d

Current value of effects: £216000

Census Information


Living at 25, Queen’s Terrace, St. John’s Wood, London. John Burleigh, 36yrs, Furnishing Ironmonger, wife, Clarissa, 36yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.


Living at 25, Queen’s Terrace, St. John’s Wood, London. John Burleigh, 46yrs, Ironmonger, wife, Clarissa, 45yrs.


Living at Broadclyst, Manor Road, Worthing, Sussex. John Burleigh, 57yrs, Retired Ironmonger, wife, Clarissa, 56yrs.


Living at Broadclyst, Manor Road, Worthing, Sussex. John Burleigh, 68yrs, Retired Ironmonger, wife, Clarissa, 67yrs, plus 1 domestic servant.

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