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Sarah Burman

Female Abt 1822 - 1863  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name Sarah Burman  [1, 2, 3
    Birth Abt 1821 
    • age 21 at marriage
    Born Abt 1822  Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Residence 12 Feb 1843  Berners Street, Westminster, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1 Feb 1852  Garden Row, London Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 15 May 1853  Garden Row, London Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 17 Feb 1856  Peters Hill, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 6 May 1860  Canterbury Court, Blackfriars, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence 7 Apr 1861  1 Canterbury Court, Blackfriars, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 23 Jul 1863  84 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road, Southwark, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: murder 
    • see notes field
    Death Abt Aug 1863  St Saviour Southwark RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 36y 
    Name Sarah Howes  [7
    Name Sarah Unknown  [4, 5, 6
    Notes 
    • Daughter of Edward Burman, farmer

      from the Bedfordshire Mercury, July 25, 1863
      WIFE MURDER IN BLACKFRIARS ROAD
      Sarah Howe, wife of Joseph Howe, a labourer at an iron wharf, was found dead on Thursday evening about non o'clock at 84 Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road. Information was quickly given to the police, and her husband, who had left the room but a few minutes before the discovery of the body, was arrested at a public house in the neighbourhood, He said that his wife's death must have been the effect of drunkenness, but the fearfully battered state of the poor woman's head bore unquestionable testimony to the violence from which she had suffered. The coroner directed a medical exxamination, which was made the following afternoon, and from which it is quite clear that death as caused by injuries received in the head, either resulting from blows or from several heavy falls. The left side of the head was a mass of contusions, and both ears were almost cut in two.
      The poor woman was the mother of five children, the eldest being about five years of age, and the youngest about nine months. They have been removed to the workhouse. The prisoner was brought up on Friday at the Southwark Police-court, when evidence was given as to the finding of the body. A medical man who had seen it declined to say what was the cause of death. A neighbour, however, deposed to having seen the prisoner beat his wife severely. He was remanded.
      On Saturday afternoon, Mr Carter held an inquest at the Old Barge House Tavern, Upper Ground Street, Blackfriars Road, on Sarah Howe, aged 41, lately residing at 84 Upper Ground Street,
      Police Constable Mansfield said on Thursday night, at ten o'clock, from information he received he went to the above house and found the deceased lying in the the second floor back room quite dead. He was told she had been murdered by her husband and then he went to the Windmill public-house in Bennett Street and apprehended Joseph Howe. He found him in the water closet, and told him the charge He said, "Is she dead? God bless her. I love her too well, and would not hurt a hair on her head if I knew it. She has been drinking all day and drank half a pint of whisky at a draught.
      Jane Chatfield, who lodged at the same house, gave evidence to the effect that she heard blows and screams in the deceassed's room on Thursday night. Neither the deceased not her husband were sober.
      Mr Coppin, surgeon, said when he was called she was quite dead. The cause of death was rupture of blood vessels in the brain, the result of blows or falls, or both conjointly.
      After other evidence had been taken, which confirmed the above, the jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against Joseph Howe.
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      Other newspapers quoted at the time referred to Joseph Howes. Subsequent reports show that Joseph Howes was remanded for trial at Croydon assizes.
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      From John Bull (newspaper) August 8, 1863
      At Croydon on Wednesday, Joseph Howes, 40, was tried, before Mr Baron Channell, on the charge of wilfilly murdering his wife, Sarah Howes. The facts of this case have already appeared. it may be remembered that the crime aroise out of a drunken quarrel and that the woman, falling from her husband's blow, struck her head upn the fender, where she lay insensible until she died. The jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter; and his Lrship, in passing sentence, said there could be no doubt that the prisoner had caused the death of his wife by very brutal violence and the only circumstance in his favour was that the act did not appear to have been pre-meditated. The jury ahd therefore very properly convicted him of manslaughter only; but under all the circumstances, he felt it his duty to order him to be kept in penal servitude for ten years.
    Person ID I126210  ONS
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2017 

    Family Joseph Howes,   b. Abt 1820, Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt Feb 1843  West London RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 12 Feb 1843  St Andrew, Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Witness 12 Feb 1843  [3
    Emily Sherman 
    Witness 12 Feb 1843  [3
    John Hawkins 
    Married 12 Feb 1843  Holborn, London Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Rachel Ellen Howes,   b. 12 Sep 1851, Garden Row, London Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Anne Sarah Howes,   b. 29 Dec 1852, Garden Row, London Road, Lambeth, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Joseph Edward Howes,   b. Abt Aug 1854, Lambeth RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Nov 1854, Lambeth RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     4. Edward Samuel Howes,   b. 1 Jan 1856, Peters Hill, City of London, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Emma Rebecca Howes,   b. 8 Jan 1859, Canterbury Court, Blackfriars, London Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Joseph Howes,   b. Abt Nov 1862, City of London RD, London Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 20 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F25033  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1822 - Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt Feb 1843 - West London RD, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 12 Feb 1843 - Berners Street, Westminster, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1843 - St Andrew, Holborn, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Feb 1843 - Holborn, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Age: 36y - Abt Aug 1863 - St Saviour Southwark RD, London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S475] BMD register (England & Wales) - marriages - multiple sources.

    2. [S1606] FindMyPast - parish marriage transcripts, www.findmypast.com.

    3. [S64] Parish Register - marriages.

    4. [S3] 1861 census.

    5. [S95] Baptism record - daughter.

    6. [S94] Baptism record - son.

    7. [S480] BMD register (England & Wales) - deaths - multiple sources.