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Darwin Correspondence Project

Thomas Burgess


Police officer. Served as a marine on the Beagle voyage with CD, after which he purchased his discharge and joined the Cheshire Constabulary. Married Hannah Fletcher in 1838. Retired by 1875.


‘Beagle’ diary

BMD (Marriage index, Death index)

Census returns of England and Wales 1871 (The National Archives: Public Record Office RG10/3671/34/16)

letter from Thomas Burgess, 13 April 1875


‘Beagle’ diary: Charles Darwin’s Beagle diary. Edited by Richard Darwin Keynes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1988.

BMD: General Register Office, England and Wales civil registration indexes. England & Wales birth index, 1837–1983. England and Wales marriage index, 1837–1983. England and Wales death index, 1837–1983. Online database. Provo, Utah: The Generations Network. 2006.