BURGUM FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY

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Llanfihangel Llantarnam, Monmouthshire

The KK family tree were in Gloucestershire (just north of the Forest of Dean) and then Worcestershire before part of the family moved to Llanvihangel Llantarnam, Monmouthshire, South Wales and others to the USA (Philadelphia and elsewhere).

LLANVIHANGEL LLANTARNAM, a parish in the lower division of the hundred of Usk, county Monmouth, 3 miles N. of Newport. Caerleon is its post town. It is situated on the Afon Llwyd, a tributary of the river Usk. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Llandaff, value £108. The church is dedicated to St. Michael. The endowments belonging to the parish produce nearly £30 per annum. Llanvihangel House stands upon the site of, and is partly built from, the ruins of a Cistercian abbey that formerly stood here.
Source: The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868)

The town of Llanfihangel Llantarnam is now a suburb of Cwmbran, which was created in 1949 under the 1946 New Towns' Act. Cwmbran had originally been in the parish of Llanfihangel Llantarnam. A farm had existed of that name, then later it was the site of a tinplate works, coal and iron ore mining and brickworks. Little evidence remains of the industrial past or of the old house that once occupied Grange Road.

FAMILY living at Llanfihangel Llantarnam were as follows -

1881 Census at Cwmnant, Lantarnam (CS1881-38); John Burgham (labourer), Mary Burgham, Mary Elizabeth Burgham, John Charles Burgham (labourer ironworks), William Frances Burgham, Frances Hannah Burgham, Esther Ann Burgham and Alfred Burgham

1891 Census at 30 Grange Road, Llanvihangel Lantarnam (CS1891-50); John Burgham (picture frame carver), Mary Burgham, William Frances Burgham (coal miner labourer) and Esther Ann Burgham

1901 Census at 30 Grange Road, Pontnewydd (CS1901-78); Mary Burgham, Alfred Burgham (coal miner underground) and Albert E. Burgham (coal miner underground).

1901 Census at 43 Grange Road, Pontnewydd (CS1901-78); William F. Burgham, Amelia Burgham, William J. Burgham Florence M. Burgham and William Leonard (father-in-law).



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