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Name: William Burden

Burial Number: 0073

Gender: Male

Occupation: Telegraphist

Born: 01/02/1843

Died: 08/01/1883

Buried: 12/01/1883

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William was born in Broadwater Worthing, the son of Peter Frederick and Sophia. Peter Frederick was a grocer. William moved to London where he worked as a Telegraph Operator for the International Telegraph company but worked in an office for the Foreign Office. He transmitted messages and telegrams for the government. A set sum of money was agreed for the sending of messages between the Government and the International Telegraph Company. In 1866 he was charged with embezzlement of money, he would overcharge for the transmitting of telegrams pocketing the difference. Unfortunately when the accounts did not balance he was questioned and he admitted that he had taken the money. He was sentenced to 9 months hard labour. There is no record of William marrying. William died on 8th January 1883 at 12 Thorns Terrace Worthing of Phthisis (pulmonary Tuberculosis), and was buried on 12th January 1883 at Heene cemetery. His Uncle Henry Green was present at the death, who lived at 12 Graham Road, Worthing.

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The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

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Further Information


Name: William Osborne Burden

Gender: Male

Born: 01/02/1843

Town: Unknown

County: Sussex

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

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Information at Death

Date of Death: 08/01/1883

Cause of death: Phthisis

Address line 2: 12

Address line 3: Thorn Terrace

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 2 Portland Place Worthing – Sophia 33 (head), William 8 (son) Sophia 5 (daughter)


Living at 8 Stamford Street, Christchurch, Surrey – William was living as a boarder


Living at 51 Whittlebury Street, London – William was living as a lodger


Living at 10 Stanley Terrace, Glebe Street, Chiswick – William was living as a boarder

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