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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
Abson, Gloucestershire

Burgums and Burghams of the "AA" family tree lived here, or nearby.

ABSON ST JAMES, is at the centre of the village dedicated to St James the Great, with it's churchyard and many graves. The church is a Grade 1 listed building, as are the church yard walls of Bristol black coping, and many of the graves. The church contains an early 1600's pulpit with a sounding board and 18th century woodwork. The belltower contians six bells, which are routinely rung by hand. Click the picture right for copyright; click back to return).

The most interesting of the church is an external carving high up in the outside east wall. It is a lurker or "Sheela na gig", a sexually explicit carving of a figure, in this case a man (see the picture below). Elsewhere, they are more commonly women. There is some dispute about the age and origin of these figures. Some suggest these carvings date from the Norman period and are to portray a sexual figure (more commonly a female) as grotesque and sinful. However others believe the daing of these figures is earlier and from older structures, probably Saxon, and that they are remnants of a pre-Christian fertility religion. Possibly they were taken from earlier buildings and then incorporated into the wall of an early Norman church. Reasoning for this includes the fact that sometimes the carving is of a different material or is lying in the wall on its side. Either way it is curious and unusual.
Abson, South Gloucestershire, Church of St James the Great - geograph.org.uk - 96069

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

Name Date Location BMD Minister Notes FT
Margaret Burgum 26 Jun 1793 Abson St James Marriage   m=John Smith AA?
Mary Burgum 20 Sep 1784 Abson St James Marriage   m=Moses Williams AA
Sarah Burcomb 30 Dec 1806 Abson St James Baptism   P=Thomas + Sarah AA?
Henry Burgum 19 Oct 1807 Abson St James Marriage   m=Ann Burchell AA
Sarah Burgum 05 Feb 1815 Abson St James Burial   Age 53; b. 1762? AA?
Hannah Burgum 17 Jun 1819 Abson St James Burial   Age 18m; b. 1817? AA?
Charlotte Burgum 18 Jan 1821 Abson St James Burial   P=Thomas + Sarah AA?
John Burgum 26 Jan 1831 Abson St James Burial   m=Sarah Summerville AA
Thomas Burgum 22 May 1836 Abson St James Burial   P=Thomas + Mary AA
William Burgum 10 May 1846 Abson St James Burial   NBI, age 25, b.1846? AA
Mary Burgum 13 Sep 1862 Abson St James Burial   m=Thomas Burgum AA

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