Dr. William Henry Emeris Burke was buried on December 3rd 1889 in St. Mary’s Churchyard, Carisbrooke on the Isle of Wight. His death was announced by his solicitor, Mr. John Carrington.
Forename(s): William Henry Emeris
Surname: BURKE Convict
Date of birth: 1845 (approx., calculated)
Date of death: 1889
Date of burial: 3 Dec 1889
Age at death: 44 years
Address: Parkhurst Prison, Parish of Carisbrooke
The church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. Probably begun by William Fitz-Osbert, it was originally attached to the Priory of St Mary the Virgin, which was occupied by monks from the Abbey of Lyra (now Lire) in Normandy.
Although reported in some papers, he was not brought back to Yorkshire but interred on the Isle of Wight. Sadly in the church records his last address was Parkhurst Prison and his status a convict. It may have been true of his last days but, long before his life took a turn for the worst, he was; “not a few recollect him in the old days, a happy, clever, handsome man.”
Sheffield Independent 03 December 1889
Carlisle Patriot 06 December 1889
06 February 1888 – Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Sheffield, Yorkshire, England