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BURGHAM, the places

There are several places with a BURGHAM connection, but do they have any relationship to our name? (Read to the bottom to get the answer)

BURGHAM, the places (1)

The first location of interest appeared as an article in Volumes 27 and 28 of the BFHS Journal, published in Autumn/Fall 1996 and Winter 1996/97. The Burgums and the Burghams (& Brougham)
BURGHAM, the places (2)

Another location for BURGHAM is near Worpleston, in Surrey, just four miles east, and north of Guildford. The Electoral Registers for the Chertsey Division in 1887, for example, have John Rose and Thomas Slaughter living there in separate dwelling houses at Burgham, Worplesdon, in Surrey. However Wikipedia spells the name Burpham and claims it appears in the Domesday Book as Borham. It was held by Turald (Thorold) from Roger de Montgomery, and then by Godfric. It's Domesday Assets were a total of 3 hides 1 mill worth 15s, 6½ ploughs, 25 acres of meadow, woodland worth 83 hogs. It rendered, in total, £8.

British History Online describes it as the manor of Burpham or Burgham. It was owned by  Thurstan le Despenser in the 13th century, then later passed to the families of De Wintershull, Bassett, Unwyn, Wolley, Mainwaring and Wyrley over the centuries. Sadly no Burghams. By marriage Its ownership was acquired bu marriage, came to Robert Wroth, who was MP for Guildford in 1704, 1707 and 1714. He died in 1720.

St Luke’s Church was built there, in the Early English Style, begun in 1859, but I have been unable to find any Burghams who might have taken their names from this location. Burpham Primary School was opened in 1908, with just 28 children and two teachers.

Post Office Directory Of Essex, Herts, Kent ... , 1855. [Part 1: Counties & Localities]
Worplesdon is a large parish, 3 miles north-west of Guildford. It contains about 7,140 acres; the population, in 1851, was 1,549; it is in the Hundred of Woking and Union of Guildford, West Surrey.

The manors of Worplesdon and Burgham belong to Earl Onslow. Burgham is a tithing with 325 inhabitants, 2 miles south-east.

BURGHAM, the places (3)

The Gentleman’s Magazine (January to June 1835) published an article about another place called Burpham. It read - “A short time ago a tumulus was opened at Burpham (formerly Burgham), three miles from Arundel. It is known by the appellation of Pipering Barrow, which is also the name of the manor. Within it a cist was discovered, 2 feet 6 inches below the original
BURGHAM, the places (4)

There is farm in East Sussex called Burgham Farm, just to the south-east of Royal Tunbridge Wells. It lies in Sheepstreet Lane, near to the village of Etchingham, in East Sussex.
BURGHAM, the places (5)

Burgham Park is a championship parkland golf course located in the beautiful Northumberland countryside. It lies a little over 20 miles north of Newcastle via the A1 and just a few miles north of Morpeth. Burgham Park Golf & Leisure Club Ltd was incorporated in 2001, by a company called Faststate Ltd. Just south of the golf course is the location of the Burgham International Horse Trials.

History, Directory, and Gazetteer of the Counties of Durham and Northumberland (Volume 2) was written by William Parson and William White in 1828. Both these establishments took their name from Burgham Farm, which was occupied by Robert Chater.

BURGHAM, the places (6)

Burgham Mills, at Bodmin, Cornwall, appears in An Index to the Historical Place Names of Cornwall: Volume 1 - A-K. Mrs Hannah Lander, miller, appears to be the occupant according to the Post Office Directory of Cornwall, (1856).
BURGHAM, the places

And now the bad news - I have not been able to find any connection between any of these locations and any of the Burgham families. It would be great to find that Burgham Mills, for example, was named after Mr and Mrs Burgham, but I have not found any such connections. Can you find a connection?