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Memorial Details

  Alexander Burns
  10 July 1891
  3 plinths with broken cross and kerbstones
  1st Plinth west: In / memory of / 2nd plinth: Agnes Mary / the beloved child of / 3rd plinth: Alexander & C E Burns / born Oct 3rd 1875 / died Aug 8th 1876 / without fault before the throne / 2nd plinth north: Also of Bruce / their infant son / born March 2nd 1887 died March 17th 1887 / 3rd plinth: Thy will be done / 2nd Plinth east: In memory of / Alexander Burns / born Oct 16th 1839 / died July 10th 1891 / Not as I will, but as Thou wilt / Kerbstones south: Grace Waugh Burns entered into rest April 29th 1920 Resurgam
  Green but readable
  27 June 2017
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Agnes Mary Burns
Bruce Burns
Grace Waugh Burns

Cemetery Accounts Record

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Alexander Burns
15 July 1891
Consecrated Private Grave
Reverend E J Gardner
Mrs P page 63 Ch12(B)
On FBMD Mrs P page 63 Ch12(B)



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Alexander Burns
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser
Date of source:    16 July 1891
Copyright:    © 






Another prominent tradesman has passed away in the person of Mr. Alexander Burns, tailor, of Bartholomew Street, who died on Friday evening, at the age of 51, after a somewhat lengthened illness. 


Mr. Burns, who was a Scotchman by birth, had been a resident in Newbury for about thirty years, and prior to commencing business as a tailor, was manager to Mr. Nicholls, clothier, of the Market place. Although not a member of any public body, he took a great interest in local affairs. 


He was a prominent Freemason, being one of the oldest Past Masters of the Lodge of Hope, and for several years he held the office of treasurer to the Lodge. 


He leaves a widow and four children. The funeral took place, at the cemetery yesterday, the ceremony being performed by the Rector. In accordance with the wish of the widow the Masonic brethren did not attend in the clothing of the Order, but a large and representative body of Masons were present, including the Mayor, (Bro. Stephen Knight), Bro. the Rev. J. Atkins, Bro. Wm. Knight, Bro. Stickland, Bro. John Rolfe, Bro. Beames, Mr. Lamb and several personal friends. 


The mourners were Mrs. Burns (the widow) and her sons and daughters, Miss Cribb, Miss Sutton, Mr. W. Miller, and Mr. Geo. J. Cosburn. The coffin was covered with floral wreaths and crosses.


Thursday 16 July 1891 
Newspaper:  Newbury Weekly News and General Advertiser

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