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Name: Philip Burtenshaw

Burial Number: 1758

Gender: Male

Occupation: Tailor

Born: 12/2/1863

Died: 18/04/1943

Buried: 24/04/1943


Philip was born in Shoreham in February 1863 to Jonathan and Louisa. He was baptised in Shoreham on 26th April 1863. Philip’s father was injured by a chalk fall in a pit at Southwick, where he was working as a carter. He died in Sussex County Hospital at Brighton on 19th July 1862, some seven months before his son was born. Louisa found work as a nurse after her husband’s death. . As a young man, Philip was apprenticed to a tailor. In 1881, he was living with his uncle, also called Philip, who was an infirmary warder at Lewes Naval Prison. (He later became Chief Warder at the prison and was much respected by the town). On 26th October 1889, Philip married Ellen Haylor at Heene church. The couple moved in to 37 Cobden Road where they occupied two rooms of the house. In 1899, they moved to 19 Eriswell Road. They had no children. They lived at this address until 1918, when they moved to 20 Heene Road. Ellen died here on 28th August 1928. In 1939, Philip was living with a family in Stone Lane, Worthing. He died on 18th April 1943 at Talawa Nursing Home, 42 Homefield Road, Worthing. Probate was granted on 11th October to Florence Martha Rowland widow. Effects £507 2s 8d.


Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 2 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): ranged.guilty.risky

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Ellen the beloved wife of Philip Burtenshaw died 28th August 1928 aged 69 years "Eternal rest" Also of Philip Burtenshaw died 18th April 1943 aged 80 years "Reunited"

Further Information


Name: Philip Burtenshaw

Gender: Male

Born: 12/2/1863

Town: Shoreham

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: 26/10/1889

Spouse First Name: Ellen

Spouse Last Name: Haylor

Town of Marriage: Heene

County of Marriage: Sussex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 18/04/1943

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Talawa Nursing Home

Address line 3: Homefield Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £507 2 s 8 d

Current value of effects: £18028.00

Census Information


West Street, New Shoreham.
Louisa aged 50, widow, nurse. George aged 19, gardener. Jonathan aged 17. Philip aged 8. Charles Reeves aged 18, nephew, gardener.


Crimea Terrace, Lancaster Street, Lewes.
Philip aged 18, tailor’s apprentice, living with his uncle Philip Burtenshaw aged 50, infirmary warder at HM Naval Prison.


37 Cobden Road, Worthing.
Philip aged 28, tailor. Ellen aged 28. Occupying two rooms of the house.


19 Eriswell Road, Worthing.
Philip aged 39, tailor. Ellen aged 40. Florence Blair aged 19, boarder, own means. Florence Blair aged 45, widow, own means.


19 Eriswell Road, Worthing.
Philip aged 48, tailor. Ellen aged 54. Emily Catherine Burfoot aged 59, widow, sister-in-law.


“Home Cottage” Stone Lane, Worthing.
Philip, widower, retired tailor living with May Hewitt, widow and family.

Miscellaneous Information

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