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Kilcot, Gloucestershire

Burgums of the "FF" family tree, lived and were born at Kilcot, in the north of the Forest of Dean.

KILCOT is a hamlet approximately 2 miles south west of Newent and 8 miles east of Ross on Wye. It was part of the parish of Newent, until 2000 when it became part of the civil parish of Gorsley and Kilcot. It is a rural settlement scattered around the B4221 and issurrounded by agricultural farmland fruit farms. A baptist chapel at Kilcot, near the B4222, was demolished sometime after 1970. There is a seventeenth century public house called the Kilcot Inn on the main road. Another significant property in Kilcot was Conigree Court, which lies just south of the Ross Road, and is probably named after a nearby Roman settlement. Crooke’s Farm and Briery Hill Farm are also historically significant with stories of the King (Henry V or Henry VIII) awarding an ancestor a property and lands for saving the King during battle.

From 1927 until his death in 1960 Rutland Boughton (1878-1960), composer and author, lived at Beavans Hill, in Kilcot.

The lists below shows the main residents of Kicot taken from two seperate Directories.

Slater’s Directory of Newent 1868

Burgum, Robert - cattle dealer
Jenkins, Alfred - horse dealer
Pope, Richard - rope maker

Morris & Co Commercial Directory and Gazetteer of 1876
BURGUM Robert, cattle dealer and grazier, Woodland house, Kilcote
GOOCH James, farmer, Lodge farm, Kilcote
JONES Thomas, shopkeeper, Kilcote
LUMMAS Thomas, shopkeeper, Kilcote
PHELPS James, farmer, Kilcote
PREECE James Cole, blacksmith, Kilcote
READ Mrs. Phoebe, day school, Kilcote
WADLEY John, builder and carpenter, Kilcote
WOOD John, farmer, "Kilcote" inn, Kilcote
WOOD William, carpenter and wheelwright, Kilcote

The 1851 census has Robert Burgum (aged 50), originally from Aston Ingham, farming 20 acres at Kilcot and working as a cattle dealer. He was living with his wife Elizabeth (age 30) and five children (CS1851-07). In 1861 (CS1861-15) the address specifies Woodland Cottage, Kilcot. The two eldest children have moved on, but two more have been born. Remarkably Elizabeth is still 30 years old! In 1871 (CS1871-71) Robert is farming 42 acres at Pickle Nash, Newent, with his wife and children said to have been born at Kilcot. Robert, late of Kilcot, died in 1880 with probate granted to Elizabeth, his widow (WL-33). In 1881, Elizabeth is still farming at Kicot, aged 60.

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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