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Foy, Herefordshire

Burgums of the "FF" family tree lived at Foy, Herefordshire.

FOY, on the of the winding river Wye, sits just four miles from Ross on Wye and about eleven miles from Hereford. Principally farming country, the population was 268 in the 1851 census, 318 in the 1861 census and 326 in the 1871 census. In 1877 it had about 56 houses inhabited houses and cottages, housing 67 families or individual occupiers. The main crops were wheat, barley, roots and pasture land. Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7, describes the church as “situated on a peninsula formed by a sweep of the Wye, is a substantial stone edifice, consisting of nave, chancel, stone porch, and lofty square tower covered with ivy, containing six bells. It is dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and is in the Early-English and Decorated styles of architecture”. On the banks of the Wye close by is the intriguingly named "Hole-in-the-Wall". There are the remains of a castle nearby.

Cassey’s Directory of Herefordshire 1858 lists the following as living in Foy -
Jones, Rev. John – Vicarage
Steele, Samuel - parish clerk
Watkins, John - blacksmith, Old Gore

Bennett, James - Ingestone
Burgham, Thomas - Newhouse
Hart, Mrs. - Cole’s Farm
Hooper, Richard - Court Farm
Jones, William - Hill Eaton
Rock, Josiah - Carthage
Rudge, James - Coppice Farm
Stock, Charles - Underhill
Suttle, William Leonard - Park Farm
Tommy, George

Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7 lists the following as living in Foy -
Clive, George Esq., - M.P. for the city of Hereford, J.P. and D.L. for the county of Hereford and chairman of quarter sessions and J.P. for county Mayo. Perrystone House, near Ross; 13 Mansfield Street, Portland Place, London and Ballycroy, County Mayo.
Corser, Francis Esq. – Carthage
Wilton, Rev. Charles Turner, M.A. - vicar, The Vicarage

Bennett, James - farmer, Ingestone
Bennett, John - farmer, Park Farm
Bright, George Thomas - schoolmaster
Hart, John – farmer, Coles farm & Strangford
Jones, William - farmer, Hill of Eaton
Morgan, Edward – “Old Gore Inn”
Phillips, Samuel - parish sexton

The map below shows the principle areas in Herefordshire where Burgums and Burghams lived.
1. Aston Ingham         2. Foy                 3. Kempley               4. Kilcot             5. Linton            
6. Much Marcle           7. Taynton         8. Upton Bishop         9. Weston-under-Penyard

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