BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

The Burgum family history society is a member of the Guild of one name studies and researches the names
BURGUM
and BURGHAM

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
Bolton St Peter's Parish Church, Lancashire

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


BOLTON ST PETER's sits on a hill overlooking the River Croal. There is evidence a Saxon church existed here, which was then replaced by a Norman one. That was then replaced by a 15th century structure with an embattled west tower, a nave, chancel, north and south aisles and a south porch. The porch was rebuilt in 1694.

The church, althrough frequently modified, was far too small for the rapidly expanding population during the Industrial Revolution. In 1866 the church was demolished and another built to replace it. The construction took four years at a cost of £45,000 (about£3.8 million today!) A local banker and cotton spinner, Peter Ormrod funded the project.

The tower at 180 feet high is the highest in the old county of Lancashire. The church is built of ashlar sandstone and has a slate roof. The nave has a clerestory with north and south aisles, a chancel and lady chapel, with a south gabled porch.

An interesting question - my family began in the Forest of Dean, but some of them (my direct relatives) went to Abson and Wick in search of jobs working in the iron industry. Henry Burgum (1787-1872) was born in Wick, South Gloucestershire, but died in West Ham, London. However his son Henry Burgum (1824-1892) and his brother Thomas (1824-1904) were both born in Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire. Both later moved to East London. Why did the family go to Bolton? Was there other family there? There are two other family groups there, the "HH"family tree and the "PP" family tree. Are we related and, if so, how?

Bolton Parish Church 2007


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

Name Date Location BMD Minister Notes FT
             
Marianne Burgum 03 Sep 1820 Bolton St Peter Baptism   P=Thomas + Mary AA
Ann Burgum 16 Dec 1821 Bolton St Peter Baptism   P=Henry + Elizabeth AA
James H.A. Burgum 14 Jun 1840 Bolton St Peter Baptism   P=James + Betsy PP


(1) James Slade was vicar of Bolon-le-Moors from 1817 until 1857. He was born in 1783 and educated at Emmanuael College, Cambridge. For 40 years he served the expanding population seeking to improve their poor conditions. He died in 1860.

Click here for the AA family tree

Click here for the PP family tree