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 Esther (Hester) Burgar(1878-1946) - daughter of Alfred Burgar (1839-1917) - son of Joseph Burgar (1794-1854) - son of John Burgar (1742-1797)

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Esther  Burgar
was born on 14 Oct 1876 in 2 Strewan St Chelsea.16,88 Civil Registration of Births reference is Dec 1876 V 1d p 647 - Wandsworth London16 She was baptized on 30 Dec 1881 in St Mary, Battersea, London.88 The following is a summary of the entry in the Baptism Register:

Esther, born 14th October 1876, daughter of Alfred and Mary Ann Burgar, Fishmonger of 2 Strewan Street, Chelsea, was baptised on the 30th December 1881 at St Mary Battersea.

Earlier Esther's twin sister had been buried at St Mary Battersea.

She is living with her parents in the 1881 to 1901 Census.

See Census returns.

In 1901 she was a Laundress ironer.15 Like many of the her sisters and sisters-in-law, she was employed by her mother, who has been reported as a slave driver.

At about this time she is photographed with her father, Alfred Burgar.

See Photograph 1

and with her mother Mary Ann (Wetherilt) Burgar

See Photograph 2

Soon after this Hester Burgar and Lawrence Butcher were married in 1901 in Fulham London25,123 .  Civil Registration of marriage reference is Sep 1901 V 1A p 602 - Fulham London.16 The Marriage Certificate states:

Esther Burgar, aged 24, Spinster of 11, Breer Street, Fulham, and Lawrence Butcher aged 23, Bachelor, labourer of 47, Hugan Road, Fulham, were married by Banns on 4th August 1901 at St Matthew Church. Fulham
Fathers were Alfred Burgar, Fishmonger and George Lancum Butcher, Labourer.
Witnesses were Frederick Parker and Martha Butcher (sister of groom).

See Wedding Photo 123

She died on 8 Nov 1946 at Wimbledon, Surrey.17,123   Her Death Certificate states:

Esther Butcher, aged 70 years, died on 8th November 1946 at 15 Kingsley Road, Wimbeldon. She was the wife of Lawrence Butcher, General Labourer and died of Carcinoma of bladder, certified by Grace M. Mitchell M.D. The informant was W. Butcher, son , also of 15 Kingsley Road, Wimbledon and the death was registered on the 8/11/1946 in the Registration District of Surrey North Eastern, sub district of Wimbledon, Surrey. Civil Registration of marriage reference is Sep 1901 V 1A p 602 - Fulham London.16


Lawrence Butcher died in 1960 at Carshalton, Surrey. The Death Certificate states (but some words difficult to read):

Lawrence Butcher, aged 82 years, died on 29 February 1960 at St Helier? Hospital, Carshalton, Surrey. He was a retired labourer of 22 fortinis? Road, Mitcham, Surrey and died of broncho pneumonia, accelerated by a fractured femur - accidental death. Certicicate received from Cyril Bevan?, Coroner for Surrey. Inquest held 4th March 1960, Death registered on 7th March 1960 Certificate issued to Thomas Butcher of 39 Elim Court, London Road, Mitcham, Surrey on 9th March 1960.

Lawrence Butcher and Ester Burgar had the following children shown in the family photograph.

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Ruth Ellen (Nellie) Butcher.

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