Mrs. Burgin’s butcher’s shop

After Club Row, and our quick glance at the Hallams,  Adeline points ot that “on the north side of Mount Street /Bath Street was Mrs. Burgin’s butcher’s shop.”

We are now at number 9 Bath Street (in 1871/1881). However, when the properties in Bath Street were all renumbered about 1887, this shop became number 25.

Daughter of Long Eaton innkeeper (the Navigation Inn at Trent Lock) Thomas Marshall and Elizabeth (nee Burton), Sarah Marshall married butcher Isaac Burgin-Richardson, son of West Hallam-born publican (the Boatswain Inn) William and Elizabeth (nee Attenborough) on July 19th, 1842.

The family lived in South Street where Isaac died on February 6th, 1853, aged 33, and in the later 1850’s Sarah moved to Mount Street.

White’s Directory of 1857 lists Sarah as a butcher of South Street while Harrison, Harrod & Co’s. Directory of 1860 shows her move into Bath Street.

In 1864 Sarah was granted a licence to sell game both in her shop and in the Market Place.


“She was a widow, with two sons” declares Adeline, understating the size of Sarah’s family. In fact there were five children.

William, the elder, worked at Carrier’s Factory.
Born in 1844 eldest child William was a clerk.

— Daughter Elizabeth married Codnor-born coalminer Edward Briggs from nearby Club Row in August 1865.

— Butcher Thomas worked with his mother at the corner of Mount Street and Bath Street until in November 1881 he married Fanny Elizabeth Cope, youngest daughter of Belper Street carrier Joseph and Ann (nee Meaking).
He seems to have traded in Stanton Road for a few years while his mother continued in Bath Street.
About 1885 he returned to Bath Street, perhaps when his mother retired.

— Daughter Sarah was born and died in 1849, aged 6 months.

Sam helped his mother.
Samuel was also a butcher working with his mother in Bath Street. He married Jessie Wilde in September 1885 but nine months later he was dead from acute meningitis.
Jessie’s father was William Wilde, toll collector at Beeston Rylands Locks, and she went on – just over a year after Thomas’s death – to marry another butcher, Joseph Hickson of Nottingham.

Sarah Burgin-Richardson left her Bath Street business about 1887 and died on July 15th 1896 at 321 Nottingham Road, aged 75. For a short time after her departure, the shop was kept by Joseph Hickson until William Twells took it over. Born in 1861, he was the only child of butcher William Twells senior and his second wife Mary Malin; the family then lived at Malin House in St. Mary Street. William Twells junior was still at the Bath Street shop as the Victorian Age drew to a close.

Still a butcher’s shop on the site well into the next century. (from the personal collection of Jim Beardsley)

Adeline then leads us one to meet “Mr Paxton, who at that time was a noted cricketer, lived at the same house”.


And after Mrs. Burgin’s butcher’s shop, Adeline takes us on to visit Mrs. Boy’s Girls’ school.