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Name: John Tilbury

Burial Number: 0085

Gender: Male

Occupation: Nurseryman

Born: 26/12/1837

Died: 01/10/1883

Buried: 04/10/1883


John Tilbury was born in Chesham, son of Richard Tilbury and Elizabeth (nee Puddifoot).

In 1841 father Richard was a Butcher, the family living in Little Missenden. John was the 5th child in the family.

In 1851, John was in Botley, Buckinghamshire – a Shepherd for Farmer William Puddephat and family – from Chesham.

At the age of 32, John married Elizabeth Ann Ghrimes at Ringwood in 1879. They had one son, John W Tilbury, who was born in 1884, which means that his father would have known about a child but never saw him, having died in 1883.

Elizabeth was the sister of William Alexander Ghrimes, one of John Tilbury’s executors.

John was a nurseryman employing a man and 3 boys at The Graperies in Broadwater. He died of typhoid fever and perforation of the bowel at the age of 45 and was buried at Heene on 4 October1883.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

Photograph of headstone for John Tilbury

Location in Cemetery

Area: WB Row: 1 Plot: 6

Exact Location (what3words):

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



By request from Mrs. E.A. Tilbury, Kingsmead, Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton - Cleaning memorial Heene and reblacken inscription as agreed - 15s.6d. -


R.I.P. In loving memory of John Tilbury born 26th Dec. 1837 died 1st Oct. 1883. Also of Elizabeth Ann his wife died 19th December 1934 aged 84

Further Information


Name: John Tilbury

Gender: Male

Born: 26/12/1837

Town: Chesham

County: Buckinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1879

Spouse First Name: Elizabeth

Spouse Second Name: Ann

Spouse Last Name: Ghrimes

Town of Marriage: Ringwood

County of Marriage: Hampshire

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 01/10/1883

Cause of death: Typhoid Fever; Perforation of the Bowel.

Address line 3: Crescent Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £3005 14 s 11 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


In 1851, John was in Botley, Buckinghamshire – a Shepherd for Farmer William Puddephat and family – from Chesham.


The Graperies, Broadwater
John Tilbury, 42, head, nurseryman employing a man and 3 boys; Elizabeth A Tilbury, 31, wife;

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.