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JERVIS, Arthur

b.1863-d.1908

Early life

Arthur was born in the December Quarter of 1863 in the Lambeth registration district. His parents Henry William Bury Jervis (1824-1876) and Caroline, née Burnett (1827-1913), had married at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christ Church, Surrey on 14 September 1845. Henry gave his occupation as a tailor – as did his father Edward. Caroline’s father, David, was a silver plater.

Arthur was the eighth of nine children:

  • Henry William Bury 1846 – 1901 (married Anne Frances Clarke in 1868)
  • Caroline Mary Ann Elizabeth 1848 – 1906 (married Henry Witham in 1868)
  • Frederick Adolphus Edward 1851 – 1905 (married Charlotte Stock in 1876)
  • Charlotte Amelia 1853 – 1907 (married William Bale in 1876)
  • George Arthur Freeman 1855 – 1920 (married Harriet Longman in 1877)
  • Emily Sarah Frances 1857 – 1941 (married Walter Longman in 1876)
  • Louisa Burnett 1861 – 1930 (married George Morgan in 1879)
  • Arthur Henry Rolfe 1863 – 1908
  • Minnie Eliza 1867 – 1867

Asylum admission and death

Arthur worked as a labourer or a navvy. Sadly, he contracted syphilis and found himself in the Infirmary and was transferred to Long Grove Asylum on 23 September 1907.

He died on 20 June 1908, the cause of death being General Paralysis of the Insane (about 10 months) i.e., tertiary stage syphilis, and was buried in Horton Cemetery


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