Friends of Hastings Cemetery

John Charles & Matilda Burrell

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Matilda Burrell
Died  18th May1907, aged 68
Beloved wife of John Charles Burrell, JP of Blacklands, Hastings

John Charles Burrell
Died 26 May 1918, aged  86


John Charles Burrell, born in Collingham, Nottinghamshire, married Matilda Jennings , born in Sheffiedl, in Sheffield on 11th May 1874.  In 1891 they are living at “Blacklands”, Baldslow Road, Hastings.

John is a retired watch-maker, and Matilda living on her own means.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 18 May 1907
SERIOUS ILLNESS OF MRS. BURRELL. —We regret to state that Mrs. Burrell. the esteemed wife of Mr. J. C. Burrell. J.P., of Blacklands, Baldslow-road. Hastings, has been seriously ill from an internal malady during the week, and last (Friday) night was in a very critical condition, notwithstanding the best medical skill.  Mr. and Mrs. Burrell have been very popular in the district for many years, and the intelligence of Mrs. Burrell's illness has evoked widespread Collingham, Nottinghamshire,

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 25 May 1907
We regret to record the death of Mrs. Burrell the wife of our respected townsman, Mr. J. C. Burrell, J.P.. of Blacklands, Baldslow-road, Hastings. Mrs. Burrell passed peacefully away Saturday night.  Her Last illness was comparatively short, and the news of her critical condition on Friday came as a shock to her many friends. Mr. and Burrell were married about 33 years ago and have resided at Blacklands for years.

The deceased lady was born in July, 1839  Mrs. Burrell was a prominent member of the Hastings Women's Liberal Association.  She worshipped at Blacklands Church, and was an active helper in the sales work there.  She was also an energetic supporter of the Young Helpers' League, and had for some months been working for the bazaar lately held at the Public Hall.... Mrs. Burrell was the Manager of Waterloo Place Schools for many years, and shared her husband's excellent taste in music and the culture of flowers.  The Religious Tract Society was an organisation in which Mrs. Burrell was greatly interested.  The Crippled Girls Flower Mission and the St. Giles Mission had her warm sympathy. ....The funeral took place on Thursday afternoon, at Christ Church, Blacklands.  The Rev. Canon Hodges officiated.  The service was of a quiet character, there being no music. ....  Among those representing or connected with the local Women's Liberal Association were many, including  Mrs. W. Slade sen., Mts. Strickland, Mrs. William Slade. Mrs. Felton Smith, Mrs. Thomas Poole, Mrs. Tuppenney.

Hastings and St Leonards Observer - Saturday 10 August 1907
THE LATE MRS. BURRELL.—The will 0f the late Mrs. Burrell (wife Mt. J. C. Burrell) has been proved, the value of the • state being £8,816.

NEW BED FOR THE BUCHANAN HOSPITAL. —A sum of £6,000 has been transmitted to the Treasurer of  the Buchanan Hospital , under the will of Mrs. Matilda Burrell ,wife of the late Mr. J. C. Burrell. J.P who died some years ago, for the maintenance of a bed in the Hospital, to be known as the "Burrell Trust Bed”.

After his wife’s death Mr. Burrell married Mary Louisa Hughes, on 25 August 1908 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Hastings.  He died in 1913.