Personal information about James Burn

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   James Burn
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   16 January 1929
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
   Andover Road, Newbury
Burial register information:
Book number: 1917
Page number: 131
Record number: 10642
Official at burial:
   A.H. Fowler
Source of information:
  Burial Register

Memorial Details

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Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

James Burn
Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    17 January 1929
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News









The death took place on Saturday at his residence, “Heather Brae,” Andover-road, of Mr. James Burn, who 40 years ago set up in business as a jeweller and watch maker in Bartholomew-street.


Mr. Burn came of Devonshire stock. He left Tavistock 53 years ago to come to Newbury in the employ of Mr. Alfred Stradling of Northbrook-street. Thirteen years later he started in business for himself, carrying on until 1911, when he handed on to his eldest son, Mr. F.J. Burn. A man of the strictest integrity, Mr. Burn was highly respected as a trader. During the whole time he was in business he never made a single purchase unless he had the money ready to pay for it on the spot. Since his retirement his chief hobbies have been gardening and walking. He was never so happy as when he was setting out for a long tramp on a brisk morning, and during the last 15 years he has frequently walked to Abingdon, Oxford, Reading and Andover. He leaves a widow and three sons to mourn their loss. His age was 75.


The Funeral


The funeral took place yesterday (Wednesday) at the Newtown-road Cemetery, the Rev. A.H. Fowler, Congregational Minister, officiating. The family mourners were: Mr. F. J, Burn, Newbury, Mr. L.V. Burn, Devizes, and Mr. A.T. Burn, Market Harborough (sons), and Mr. L. Croxford, Newbury, (nephew.) etc.


Newbury Weekly News 17 January 1929

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James Burn - Burn and sons
Jeweller and watchmaker shop front Bartholomew Street, Newbury
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