THOMAS D’EYE BURROUGHES

 

Mayor 1845 – 1846

 

Member of the Conservative Party.

A member of the established church – Church of England.

 

Thomas moved to Ipswich in 1835 but followed no business occupation. He entered the Council in 1844 as an elected Alderman but retired in in 1849.

 

Born: 23rd May 1800, Burlingham, Norfolk.

Baptised privately: 6th June 1800, St. Peter, Burlingham, Norfolk.

 

On Monday, 28th August 1809, Thomas and his brothers were received into the Church of St. Peter’s Church, Hoveton, Norfolk, as the conclusion of the rite of baptism following a private baptism.

Jeremiah Burroughes, born 13th October 1795, baptised privately 18th November 1795.

Edward Burroughes, born 14th October 1797, baptised privately 18th December 1797.

William Burroughes, born 30th January 1802, baptised privately 20th February 1802.

Burkin Burroughes, born 6th November 1803, baptised privately 30th December 1803.

 

Father: James Burkin Burroughes, born 16th March 1760, Burlingham Hall, St. Peter’s, Burlingham, Norfolk died 30th November 1803, St. Catherine Hill, Norwich, Norfolk. Laid to rest at the family vault St. Peter’s Church, North Burlingham. A Captain of the Blofield & South Walsham Troop of Yeomanry Cavalry, a Deputy Lieutenant, and Justice of the Peace for Norfolk.

 

Mother: Christabell Burroughes (nee Negus), born 1764, Norfolk – died 25th January 1843, Hoveton Hall, Norfolk. Daughter of Henry Negus & Mary Negus (nee D’Eye), a solicitor and landowner.

 

Sister: Lady Jane Burroughes, born 11th January 1790, Burlingham Hall, married Colonel Sir George Charles Hoste, March 1786 – April 1845. Lady Jane died 28th May 1870, Norwich, Norfolk.

 

Brother: Henry Negus Burroughes, born 8th February 1791, Burlingham Hall, married Jane Sarah Hoste, July 1792 – October 1851. 2nd marriage to Augusta Susanna Proctor, 1821 – November 1885. Henry died 22nd March 1872, at Burlingham Hall. A Magistrate, Landowner, High Sheriff of Norfolk, 1817 and a Conservative Member of Parliament for East Norfolk 1837 – retired 1857.

 

Brother: James Burroughes, born 28th August 1792, Burlingham Hall – died 3rd April 1815, at Cambridge University – from an unusual and severe epidemic.

 

Brother: Jeremiah Burroughes, born 13th October 1795, Burlingham Hall, married Pleasant Preston, 1805 – January 1870. Jeremiah died 19th May 1872, at Lingwood Lodge, Norfolk. The Rector of St. Andrew’s Church, Burlingham.

 

Brother: Edward Burroughes, born 14th October 1797, Burlingham Hall – died 1st April 1815, at Cambridge University – from an unusual and severe epidemic.

 

Brother: William Burroughes, born 30th January 1802, Burlingham Hall – died 24th April 1866. Resided at Cottishall Hall, Norfolk. A Justice of the Peace and Deputy Lieutenant.

 

Brother: Burkin Burroughes, born 6th November 1803, Burlingham Hall – died 3rd January 1823, at Hoveton Hall, Norfolk. Burkin attended Charterhouse School and was admitted to Christ’s College Cambridge Michaelmas term 1822.

 

After the death of his father, James Burroughes, at the age of 43, Thomas’s mother, Christabell continued to reside at Burlingham Hall, with her 7 sons and daughter. In 1807, Thomas’s maternal grandfather, Henry Negus died, leaving Christabell as the sole heir and owner of Hoveton Hall with its existing old manor house. Christabell demolished the old Hoveton Hall and engaged Humphry Repton to design a new house and gardens. The new Hoveton Hall was finished in 1812. Thomas, his mother, and his younger siblings moved to their new home. Thomas’s 21 year old brother, Henry Negus Burroughes, inherited Burlingham Hall. Christabell had a passion gardening and was frequently mentioned in gardening magazines of the time. Hoveton Hall remained in the Burroughes family until 1872, when after the death of Thomas’s brother, Henry Negus Burroughes, the hall was sold.

 

Burlingham Hall and estate remained in the Burroughes family until 1919, when it was sold.

 

Thomas was admitted at Christ’s College Cambridge – 11th February 1826.

 

On the 2nd November 1839, at St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn, Middlesex, Thomas, an Esquire, of Wood’s Hotel, Holborn, married Emily Risebrooke, of Wood’s Hotel, Holborn.

 

Emily Risebrooke, born 20th February 1810, Frettenham, Norfolk, privately baptised 20th February 1810, received into the Church 14th June 1914.

 

Father: Robert Risebrook, born 1785, Woodbastwick, Norfolk, baptised 10th April 1785, at Woodbastwick – died June 1830, Frettenham, Norfolk.

 

Mother: Mary Risebrook (nee Sharring), born 1785, Norfolk.

 

Thomas & Emily had 1 daughter:

Emily Burroughes, born 1833, Plymouth, Devonshire, baptised 11th March 1840, at Ipswich. On the 15th January 1863, at St. Matthew’s Church, Ipswich, Emily married Charles William Hammond, born 1828, Ipswich. A General Practitioner & Surgeon.

 

CENSUS

 

1851   1, Albert Terrace, Norwich Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Thomas was 50 years old, a Magistrate and Lieutenant – Army (half pay). He was married and head of the household.

Emily, 40.

Emily, 18.

1 cook.

2 housemaids.

 

1861   1, Albert Terrace, Norwich Road, St. Matthew’s, Ipswich.

 

Thomas was 60 years old, a retired Lieutenant – Army. He was married and head of the household.

Emily, 51.

Emily, 28.

3 house servants.

 

1871   167, Norwich Road, Ipswich.

 

Thomas was 70 years old, a Magistrate. He was married and head of the household.

Emily, 61.

1 cook.

1 housemaid.

1 under housemaid.

 

Thomas died on the 19th July 1875, aged 75.

 

Probate to Thomas Henry Burroughes – nephew (son of his brother Jeremiah & Pleasance Burroughes nee Preston), an Esquire, of Ketton, Rutland, and Charles Richards Steward – gentleman, a solicitor, of Ipswich.

 

Thomas’s wife, Emily Burroughes died on the 8th November 1882, aged 70.

 

Probate to Probate to Thomas Henry Burroughes – husband’s nephew (son of his brother Jeremiah & Pleasance Burroughes nee Preston), an Esquire, of 30, Lincoln’s Inns Fields, Middlesex, and Charles Richards Steward – gentleman, a solicitor, of Ipswich.

 

Thomas & Emily were laid to rest together at Section J, Ipswich Old Cemetery.

 

DURING HIS MAYORALTY

On Monday, 10th November 1845, the quarterly meeting of the Corporation was held at the Council Chamber of the Town Hall. There was a full attendance. The election should have taken place on the 9th November, but that day fell on a Sunday. The Mayor of Ipswich William Rodwell opened the meeting and said the time had arrived when the most important business of the day should be transacted, the election of a Mayor for the year ensuing. Mr. John Cobbold rose to say that it gave him great pleasure to nominate Mr. Thomas D’Eye Burroughes to fill the office of Mayor, a gentleman well-known to the town’s inhabitants. Mr. Allan Ransome seconded with great pleasure, the nomination of Mr. Thomas D’Eye Burroughes, feeling certain that he was a fit and proper person to fill the office. Mayor William Rodwell then put the election of Mr. Thomas Burroughes to the vote, and amid loud applause, Thomas was unanimously elected.

 

 

LOVING CUP

At the conclusion of the Council meeting, the Ex-Mayor, William Rodwell claimed the privilege of himself presenting to his successor Thomas Burroughes, the Loving Cup, belonging to the Corporation, and was from time to time placed into the custody of the Mayor of the Borough. William Rodwell, therefore, filled the cup with wine, in which the members of the Corporation could drink the health of the new Mayor of Ipswich. The Loving Cup was then passed around amidst much applause. Suffolk Chronicle – Saturday, 15th November 1845

 

A PUBLIC DINNER WAS GIVEN TO THOMAS D’EYE BURROUGHES.

As a mark of the zealous and efficient manner in which Thomas had discharged the duties of Mayor during his year of office, a splendid banquet was given on the evening of Monday, 9th November 1846, at the Great White Horse Tavern. About 60 gentlemen attended with the new Mayor of Ipswich, George Green Sampson occupying the chair. A company of singers enlivened the evening with some glees and songs. Tickets, 15s. Dinner at five o’clock. The Ipswich Journal – Saturday, 14th November 1846.

 

 

 

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

www.ancestry.co.uk   for census returns, births, marriages, deaths, probates, military records and other historical online records.

Members of the Council – in and since 1835 – Mr. B.P. Grimsey – July 1892.

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