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Linton, Herefordshire

Several generations of Burgums of the "FF" family tree lived in Linton, Herefordshire.

LINTON in Herefordshire, is a parish and village, close to the border with Gloucestershire. It lies between Ross on Wye and Newent, about 6 miles north-east of Ross and thirteen miles north-east of Gloucester. In the 1861 census the population was 915 and little had changed by the 1871 census with 924 people. By the mid-1870’s there were 212 inhabited houses containing 217 families or separate occupiers. It is principally based on the farming of wheat, barley, roots, and some cattle. The church, dedicated to St. Mary, is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The current structure has a lovely spired tower and although partly Norman, most of the buildings current structure dates from the 13th and 14th centuries. There was a major restoration in 1875-76.

Top middle - the yew tree at Linton is thought to be the oldest in England, with some suggesting an age of 4000 years!

Top right - Cherub head and foliage; In memory of Robert Burgum of this parish Who died Sept 26 1893 Aged 61 years. Also Martha ye wife of Robert Burgum above who passed away Dec 28 1901 Aged 67 years.

Picture left - In memory of Robert son of George and Hanah Burgum who was here buried May 29 1764 Aged 7 years
In memory of Thomas Burgum late of Woodend who died April 13 1873 aged 73 years

Picture riight - In memory of Anthony son of George and Hannah Burgum, late of Withymoor in the parish of Aston Ingham, who departed this liofe 24 May (1820?) age 77 years.

FAMILY living at Linton, Herefordshire (all associated with the FF family tree) were as follows -

1841 Census at Hamlet of Highman, near Linton (CS1841-1); Richard Burgum (labourer, age 25).

1851 Census at Upper Gorsley, Linton (CS1851-9); Henry Clifford, Elizabeth Clifford and William Burgum (lodger, a labourer, age 28, born Aston Ingham)

1851 Census at Hamlet of Woodend, Linton (CS1851-10); Joseph Burgum (farmer, 45), Charlotte Burgum (sister) and 3 servants

1871 Census at Linton Point, Linton (CS1871-36); Elizabeth Garrold (landowner), Frances Burgam (aunt, annuitant, 86, born Aston Igham) and 2 servants

1871 Census at Great Woodends, Linton (CS1871-76); Joseph Burgum (farmer, 90 acres, age 71) and Jemima Burgum (wife, age 32).

1881 Census at Burton Farm, Linton (CS1881-13); Herbert Tarbath (farmer, 200 acres), Jemima (Burgum) Tarbath (wife, age 40) Gertrude A. Burgum (dau of Jemima), Herbert Tarbath (son), Elizabeth Tarbeth (dau) and 2 servants.

1891 Census at Linton Hill, Linton (CS1891-24); Edwin Burgum (farm labourer, age 78 and Sophia Burgum (wife, age 56).

Linton BMD's for more on Linton parish registers.

Top left - Great Woodends, home of Joseph and Jemima Burgum (CS1871-76)

Top right - Linton Point, home of Elizabeth Garrold and her aunt Frances Burgam (CS1871-36).

Bottom left - Burton Farm, Linton, home of Herbert Tarbeth, the second husband of Jemima (Little) Burgum, together with Gertrude A. Burgum (dau), Herbert Tarbath (son) and Elizabeth Tarbeth (dau). Jemima had formerly been married to Joseph Burgum, of Woodends, Linton (CS1881-13).

Bottom riight - The view from Linton Hill, Linton, where Edwin and Sophia Burgum lived (CS1891-24).


A tithe map of 1839 indicates that George Burgum owned three fields (numbered 550, 552 & 561) in Linton, including “Little Orchard”.

Littlebury's Directory and Gazetteer of Herefordshire, 1876-7 lists the following residents -
Private Residents
Berkley, Mr. Michael - Eccleswall Court
Dowell, James, Esq. - Eccleswall Farm
Garrold, Mrs. Elizabeth - Linton Point
Hall, Rev. John (Baptist) – Gorstley
Higgins, Thomas, Esq. - Haygrove
Hooper, Mr. Thomas R. - Rose Cottage
Joseph, Charles R., Esq. - Burton House
Marfell, Mr. Henry – Hartleton
Palin, Rev. Edward, B. D. (vicar) -The Vicarage (see below for more information)

Addis, John - shoemaker and shopkeeper
Aubrey, George - shopkeeper
Baggott, Thomas - carpenter, wheelwright, and shopkeeper, Broom's Ash
Berkley, Michael - farmer, Eccleswall Court
Bradford, Thomas - shopkeeper
Burgum, Mrs. J. - farmer, Great Woodend
Byard William - boot and shoe maker
Davis, Thomas - engineer, machinist, and agricultural implement maker, Linton Cottage
Dowell, James - farmer, Eccleswall Farm
Finch, W. - farm bailiff to Lord Ashburton, Bayton Farm and Two-park Farm
Hallam - Henry, master of National School
Hardwicke - John, farmer, Broom's Ash
Hartley, Mrs. Ann - farmer, Gorstley
Higgins, Thomas - farmer, Haygrove
Hodges, Henry, - Alma Inn
Hooper, Thomas Robinson - Rose Cottage
Huff, Edward - farmer, Pit House
James, George - blacksmith & frmr., Shutton
James, Samuel - farmer and haulier
Jones, Edward - farmer, Ivy House
Jordan, Joseph - shopkeeper
Joseph, Charles R. - farmer, Burton house and mill
Keyse, Robert - tailor, Gorstley
Lewis, Edward - parish clerk
Lewis, James - cottage farmer
Lewis, William - boot and shoe maker
Loveridge, William - farmer, Little Woodend
Marfell, Henry - farmer, Hartleton
Marfell, John - draper, grocer, provision merchant, and sub-postmaster; agent for T. Wintle's Mitcheldean ales and porter, Post office
Marshall, Miss Ann - schoolmistress
Parry, John - Plough Inn, and farmer
Phelps, Benjamin - farmer and grocer
Shambrook, J. C. - schoolmaster, Gorstley
Smallman, J. - blacksmith, Broom's Ash
Smith, John - boot and shoe maker
Steward, Mrs. Sarah - New Inn & shopkeeper
Stonier, Thomas - farmer, Blindman's Gate
Taylor, Edwin - jobbing gardener, Gorstley
Turner, Mr. - farmer & landowner, Pinford
Watkins, William - carpenter & wheelwright
Webb, Anthony - builder, &c.

(1) The list above includes Rev Edward Palin, great-grandfather of the Monty Python star, Michael Palin.

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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