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Churches and Cemeteries

  1. About the Forest of Dean, GLS
  2. Abbey Dore, HER
  3. Abenhall, GLS
  4. Aberdare St John, GLA
  5. Abson St James, GLS
  6. Aldgate St Botolph's, LON
  7. Alverstoke St Mary's, HAM
  8. Ashton Cemetery
  9. Aston Ingham, HER
  10. Bagillt St Mary, FLN
  11. Bedwellty St Sannan, MON
  12. Beoley St Leonards, WOR
  13. Bermondsey St Magdalen, LON
  14. Billingham St Cuthbert, DUR
  15. Bilston Churches
  16. Birmingham Churches
  17. Birmingham Cemeteries
  18. Bishopswood, HER
  19. Bochrwd St Cynog's, RAD
  20. Bodfari, FLN
  21. Bolton St Peter, LAN
  22. Bradford St Nicholas, WIL
  23. Bradford St Peter, YKS
  24. Bream, GLS
  25. Bristol, city of
  26. Caerphilly St Martins, MGM
  27. Canewdon, ESS
  28. Cawnpore, India
  29. Chirk St Marys, DEN
  30. Cilcain St Mary, FLN
  31. Cinderford St John, GLS
  32. Christchurch Berry Hill, GLS
  33. Coleford Cemetery
  34. Cornwall Churches
  35. Crewe Christ Church
  36. Darlaston Wesleyan, STS
  37. Deane St Mary, Lan
  38. Derby Churches, DBY
  39. Dixton St Peter's, MON
  40. Drybrook, GLS
  41. Dudley St Thomas, WOR
  42. Dukinfield Cemetery, GTM
  43. Dymock St Mary's, GLS
  44. East Ham St Mary, LON
  45. East Stonehouse St George, DEV
  46. Eglwysilan St Ilan, GLA
  47. English Bicknor St Mary, GLS
  48. Farningham St Peter, KEN
  49. Feckenham St John, WOR
  50. Flaxley St Mary, GLS
  51. Flint St Mary, FLN
  52. Fownhope St Mary, HER
  53. Garth Road Cemetery, Merton, SRY
  54. Garway St Michael, HER
  55. Gateshead St Mary, DUR
  56. Gillingham, NOR
  57. Gloucester St Mary de Lode
  58. Goodrich St Giles, HER
  59. Hackney, LON
  60. Hanley St John, STS
  61. Heaton Norris, Christ Church, LAN
  62. Hereford Churches, HER
  63. Horton Kirby St Mary, KEN
  64. Hyde St Thomas, CHS
  65. Islington and St Panras Cemeteries
  66. Kempley St Mary, GLS
  67. Kidderminster St Mary, WOR
  68. Kimberworth St Thomas, YKS
  69. Ledbury, HER
  70. Linton St Mary, HER
  71. Littledean St Ethelberts, GLS
  72. Llanfihangel St Michael, MON
  73. Llanion Cemetery, PEM
  74. Longhope All Saints, GLS
  75. Lydbrook Holy Jesus, GLS
  76. Lydney St Mary, GLS
  77. Madley, HER
  78. Maldon St Marys, ESS
  79. Mitcheldean St Michael, GLS
  80. Monmouth St Mary, MON
  81. Mordiford, HER
  82. Moxley All Saints, STS
  83. Much Marcle St Bartholomew, HER
  84. Nantyglo, MON
  85. Newent St Mary, GLS
  86. Newland All Saints, GLS
  87. Newnham St Peter, GLS
  88. Old Buckenham All Saints, NFK
  89. Oxenhall St Anne's, GLS
  90. Parkend St Pauls, GLS
  91. Pontefract, YKS
  92. Portsmouth Churches
  93. Rawmarsh Cemetery, YKS
  94. Ross on Wye St Marys, HER
  95. Rotherham Minster, YKS
  96. Ruardean, GLS
  97. Shelsley Beauchamp, WOR
  98. Shoreditch, LON
  99. Smethwick, STS
  100. Soho St Anne's, LON
  101. Staunton All Saints, GLS
  102. Stepney St Dunstans, LON
  103. Stockport St Peter
  104. Tameside Cemeteries
  105. Taynton St Lawrence, GLS
  106. Tickenham Quiricus, SOM
  107. Tidenham, GLS
  108. Trevethin St Cadoc, MON
  109. Tutshill St Luke, GLS
  110. Upper Llanfrechfa, MON
  111. Upton St Leonards, GLS
  112. Upton Bishop, HER
  113. Viney Hill All Saints, GLS
  114. Walford, HER
  115. Wednesbury St James, STS
  116. Welsh Bicknor, HER
  117. West Bromwich Christ Church
  118. Weston under Penyard, HER
  119. Whitchurch St Candida, DOR
  120. Whitchurch St Dubricius, HER
  121. Wick, GLS
  122. Woodham Ferrers, ESS
  123. Woolaston St Andrews, GLS
  124. Yardley St Edburgha's, BIRM.
  125. Yorkley, GLS
Abenhall, Gloucestershire

Burgums and Burghams of the "FF" family tree, "RR" family tree and "UU" family tree lived here, or nearby.

ABENHALL ST MICHAEL (and All Angels) was built of local red sandstone. The original Norman chapel-of-ease was added to in the 1300’s by the addition of a nave and the south aisle, with the addition of the tower min the 15th century. It was restored in 1874. Forest of Dean industries are reflected by the arms of the Freeminers (on the west wall) and the amazing octagonal font, which has carvings of tools belonging to miners and ironworkers who worked in the area. The arms of the free miners are also represented on a modern carving of a shield on the outside west wall of the tower.

The churchyard had become full by 1911 and Katherine Alice Barton, who owned an adjacent one third of an acre of orchard, gifted it to the church. Elizabeth Burgum died age 72 and was buried in the churchyard on 10th November 1913. (Old plot no. 40; new plot no. 53). There is no headstone. Elizabeth Burgum died age 72 and was buried in the churchyard on 10th November 1913. (Old plot no. 40; new plot no. 53). George Burgum died age 73 and was buried in the churchyard on 19th January 1923. (Old plot no. 40; new plot no. 53). Neither have a headstone.
James Burgum (CS1851-13) was born at Aston Ingham and worked (1851) as a cooper. Having lived with his wife Ann (Haskins) Burgum at Taynton, by 1851 they had moved to The Cross, at Abenhall. They had children Mary Ann Burgum (dau), Emily Burgum (dau) and Frances Burgum (dau). Later they moved to Mitcheldean (CS1871-63).

The list below shows the baptisms, marriages and burials that took place at Abenhall.

Name Date Location BMD Minister Notes FT
Richard Burgen 04 Jun 1629 Abenhall Marriage   m=Frances Curtis FF?
Richard Burgem 21 Apr 1643 Abenhall Burial   m=Frances Curtis FF?
Frances Burgen 08 Jun 1643 Abenhall Marriage   m=Steven Knirton  
Robert Bergum 08 Jul 1651 Abenhall Baptism   f=Robert Bergum FF
Thomas Bergum 24 Apr 1653 Abenhall Baptism   f=Robert Bergum FF
John Bergum 10 Jan 1656 Abenhall Baptism   P=Robert + Ann FF
Avis Bergum 18 May 1679 Abenhall Marriage   m=William Buffet  
Edwin Bergum 21 Jul 1685 Abenhall Baptism Richard Hall (1) f=Robert Bergum FF
Robert Birgum 20 Feb 1687 Abenhall Baptism Richard Hall (1) f=Robert Bergum FF
Edwin Bergum 24 Jul 1687 Abenhall Baptism   f=Robert + Frances FF
Thomas Bergum 11 Dec 1692 Abenhall Baptism Richard Hall (1) f=Robert + Frances FF
Anthony Burgum 29 Dec 1787 Abenhall Marriage John Probyn (2) m=Elizabeth Parry (w) FF
Anthony G. Burgam 30 Dec 1788 Abenhall Baptism   P=Anthony + Elizabeth FF
Elizabeth Burgum 13 Jun 1790 Abenhall Baptism   P=Anthony + Elizabeth FF
Mary Burgum 27 Dec 1792 Abenhall Baptism   P=Anthony + Elizabeth FF
Elizabeth Burgum 03 Mar 1821 Abenhall Burial John Newport Age 52, of Aston Ingham FF
Jane Bergham 22 May 1822 Abenhall Marriage John Newport m=William Lodge FF?
Eliza Burgum 16 Apr 1836 Abenhall Marriage J. Cell m=Thomas Rosser FF
Elizabeth Burgum 01 Dec 1841 Abenhall Marriage William Becket m=Henry Probyn RR
Sarah Burgum 09 Jun 1842 Abenhall Marriage James Davies (3) m=Thomas Simms UU
Emily Burgum 02 Nov 1854 Abenhall Burial W.J. Hills Age 23, of Mitcheldean FF
Ann Bergum 26 Apr 1878 Abenhall Burial John W. Gregg (4) Age 74, of Mitcheldean FF
James Burgum 23 Aug 1883 Abenhall Burial H.H. Hardy (5) Age 77, of Mitcheldean FF
Mary Ann Burgum 08 Feb 1904 Abenhall Burial E. Cargill (6) Age 74, of Mitcheldean FF
Elizabeth Burgum 10 Nov 1913 Abenhall Burial Charles R. Pollock (7) Age 72, of Shapridge, Abenhall RR
George Burgum 19 Apr 1923 Abenhall Burial F.M. Green Age 73, of Littledean RR

(1) Richard Hall was educated at Hart Hall, Oxford and became a deacon in 1668 and a priest in 1670. was rector of Mitcheldean, but also held Abenhall from 1685 until his death in on 16th March 1723.

(2) John Probyn was born in Newland and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He was presented in 1785 by his father (from whom he later acquired the manor). He later became archdeacon of Llandaff, Gmaorganshire, but lived in Newland, where he became vicar for a short time, and later in Longhope, where he was a landowner. Abenhall was often served for him by curates, including from 1813 his son Edmund, to whom he gave the rectory in 1827. He died 4th October 1843.

(3) Rev. James Davies was educated at Oriel College, Oxford and was incumbent at Abenhall from 1837. He was still there in 1863 (Kellys Gloucestershire Directory) when the living was a rectory, a value £140 per year and 25 acres of glebe land.

(4) J. W. Gregg was rector and patron at Abenhall and inaugurated a fund for the church to be restored to designs by A. W. Maberly in 1874. The restoration included the removal of the ceiling and a west gallery was removed from the nave and a vestry built.

(5) Reverend H.H. Hardy was rector at both Mitcheldean and Abenhall. The east window of the chancel at Mitcheldean Church was fitted with stained glass in 1905 to commemorate him following his death in 1904.

(6) Rev. E. Cargill was educated at St John's College, Cambridge and became rector of Abenhall in 1890, having previously served at Kenley, in Shropshire. He resigned from Abenhall 1910. He died, age 79, in 1920 and was buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

(7) Rev. Charles Richard Pollock, formerly curate of Homer Vicarage, Hereford, was appointed to the rectory at Abenhall in 1910.

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