Muriel Nash Burder (1880-1956)

Muriel was born in Loughborough on 9th May 1880 and married Edmund Humphrey Hollick Nash (1877-1911) at All Saints’ Church, Loughborough on Tuesday, 3rd September 1901[1]. Edmund Nash was the only son of Dr. Edmund, and Mary Ann Lucy Nash of No. 123, Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill, London and future brother-in-law to Eric Burder. He was born in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, on 4th August 1974, educated at Rugby, and St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he studied medicine, although he went on to become an actor[2].


No. 111, Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London

The wedding was a lavish affair; the bridesmaids were Miss Ermengarde and Miss Winfred Burder (sisters of the bride); Miss Marjory and Miss Audrey Welldon (cousins of the bride). Master Gregory Clode Baker (nephew of the bridegroom) acted as page and Mr. G.B. Garner Richards was the best man. The reception, attended by 170 guests, was held in a marquee in the grounds of Field House. The previous evening the bride’s parents had held a dinner party for forty guests. The married couple honeymooned in the south of England before moving into their new home in London at No. 111, Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, on a short distance from his parents’ home.

No. 11, First Avenue, Acton, London

Following the premature death of Edmund, from pneumonia, on 6th March 1911, whilst living at No. 11, First Avenue, Acton, London, Muriel moved back to live with her parents at Field House. Where she appears to have continued living until the death of her parents; following which she moved to ‘Green Gates‘, No. 202, Ashby Road[3] and remained there until just before her death, on 7th May 1956, at St. Margaret’s Nursing Home, No. 53, West Hill, St. Leonard’s on Sea.

Muriel left effects valued at £9,903 1s. 2d.


Green Gates‘, No. 202, Ashby Road, Loughborough

The couple had one son:

Edmund Walter Hollick (1903-1990)

Edmund was born on 17th January 1903 in Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill, London and in 1927, married Gladys Julie Bransgrove (1903-1942) in the Kensington district of London and for a period lived at No. 13, Mornington Avenue, London. Gladys Bransgrove was born in Walton, Surry and educated at St. Maur’s Convent, Weybridge[4].

No. 13, Mornington Avenue, London

Following Gladys’ death in Oxford in 1942, he married Cornelia Wilhelmina Jacoba Degeling (1916-1993) in St. Peter’s Church, Loughborough on 10th January 1944. Cornelia, the daughter Jacobus Degeling (1889-1936) and Cornelia Druiven (1890-1932), was born on 8th September 1916, at Alkmaar in the Netherlands[5].

At the time of his second marriage Edmund was in the armed forces and living at home with his mother and Cornelia was serving with the A.T.S., Southfield, Stirling, Stirlingshire. The couple continued living with his mother until her death in 1956.

Edmund died on 25th September 1990, whilst living at Strawbridge, Sherborne, Dorset. His widow, Cornelia, died in 1993,  also whilst living at Strawbridge.

Edmund and Cornelia had at least one child, Sarah, born in Loughborough in 1948.


  1. The Loughborough Monitor & News, 5th September, 1901.
  2. Alumni cantabrigienses; a biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900; Published 1922 by John Venn.
  3. Electoral List.
  4. 1911 Census.
  5. Genealogie Online