Thomas William Burgess

Thomas William Burgess

Male 1872 - 1950  (78 years)

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  • Name Thomas William Burgess 
    Born 15 Jun 1872  Lyndhurst place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 02 Jul 1950  Levallois-Perret, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He was the second person to swim the English channel on September 7th 1911at the twelfth attempt. There was 36 years between Captain Matthew Webb first swam the channel and in that time there 70 unsuccessful attempts. It was another 12years before the third successful attempt. Burgess swam from St. Margaret's bay near Dover to Le Chatelet east of Cap Gris Nez. It took him 22 hours and 30 minutes.

      He was heavily bearded, standing over 6 ft tall and weighed 15 stone. Burgess had been making attempts year by year since 1904. His unsuccessful attempt in1908 stood as a record of Channel endurance for more than 20 years. He received the congratulations of the King and the recognition of the entire country.

      He has abronze bust in Sheffield Road baths Rotherham. He moved to France after channel swim to coach: he helped Gertrude Erdele to become the first womanto swim the channel on the 6th of August 1926, and advised Edward Temme the first person to swim the channel in both directions.
    Person ID I56  Bakewell Burgess | Confirmed relationship between Graham and Eric
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2009 

    Father Alfred Burgess,   b. 3 Feb 1851, Youlgreave, Derbyshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1936, Dorset County Hospital, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Camilla Ann Peat,   b. 10 Apr 1847, Harthill, South Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1928, Southdean Gardens, Southfields, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 14 Nov 1871  Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Rosalie Mioux,   b. 05 Feb 1867, Champier, Isère, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1916, Paris (17ième), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 05 Aug 1893  Neuilly-sur-Seine, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Camilla Anna Burgess,   b. 18 Jan 1907, Levallois-Perret, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1917, Paris (18th), France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 10 years)
    +2. Georges Burgess,   b. 28 Jul 1896, Paris (14ième), France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1934, Aulnay-Sous-Bois, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 7 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F404  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1872 - Lyndhurst place, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Thomas W. Burgess House Bethel Street, Rotherham
    Thomas W. Burgess House Bethel Street, Rotherham
    Thomas William Burgess
    Thomas William Burgess
    Thomas William Burgess
    Thomas William Burgess
    Thomas William Burgess signed Picture
    T.W. Burgess and William H Wyborn
    T.W. Burgess and William H Wyborn
    Thomas william Burgess and William H. Wyborn

    Documents
    1881 census Rotherham
    1881 census Rotherham
    Additionally Camilla brother Cecil W. H. Peat
    GRO Baptism Thomas William Burgess
    GRO Baptism Thomas William Burgess
    Lyndhurst Place Rotherham 1872
    Death Civil Registration France 1950
    Death Civil Registration France 1950
    Death of T.W. Burgess July 2, 1950 Levallois-Perret, France
    Telegram from King George V
    Telegram from King George V
    Congratulations from the King at Balmoral
    Marriage TW Burgess and Anne Rosalie Mioux
    Marriage TW Burgess and Anne Rosalie Mioux
    1893 Marriage Neuilly-sur-Seine Page 1
    1896 Census Neuilly-sur-Seine
    1896 Census Neuilly-sur-Seine
    Rue des Graviers, Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
    1926 Census Clichy
    1926 Census Clichy
    17 Bac d'Asnieres