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 William Burgar (1792-1854) - son of John Burgar (1742-1797)

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William Burgar was born on 11 Jan 1792 in St Botolphs, Bishopsgate, London.51 He was baptized on 5 Feb 1792 in St Botolphs, Bishopsgate, London.51  The following is a summary of the entry in the Baptism Register:

William, born 11th January 1792, son of John and Catherine Burgar, was baptised on 5th February 1792

He died in1854 in Poplar, London. Civil Registration of Death reference is Mar 1854 V 1c p 473. - Poplar London.16,17    His Death Certificate states:

28th January 1854, at 29 Evans Street, William Burgar, male, 62 years, Shipwright, cause of death - inflammation of his chest , Matilda Burgar present at the death, address 29 Evans Street, Poplar

The Burial Register for All Saints, Poplar has the entry:

William Burgar, aged 62, of Poplar, was buried on 5th February 1854.

Nothing is known of William for some time after the death of his parents. He first reappears at his marriage to Matilda Locke when he was 30 years old. 60 The following is a summary of the entry in the Marriage Register:

William Burgar , bachelor of this Parish and Matilda Locke, spinster of this Parish were married on the 24th September 1822 St George in the East, Stepney. Both signed the register. The witnesses were M. Rivett and Thomas Sadler. There is no mention of his parents or his occupation.

They  appear in the 1841 and 1851 Censuses.

See 1841 and 1851 Census.

It would seem from this Census that William was born in 1796 not 1792. However, when William died in 1854 his Death Certificate above stated that he was 62.

This age at death correctly puts his date of birth as being 1792. It illustrates that the census returns were not always correct. In the 1851 census above he should have been 59, not 55.

William in his Will left his possessions to his wife, as summarised below.78

“William Burgar, shipwright, of St Annes Place Limehouse, signed on 2nd April 1854 and witnessed by John Merry, 6 Norton Folgate, & Charles Sumpter, 4 Grindly St, Poplar. Proceeds to be left to his wife Matilda”

Matilda Locke was born in 1798.17

She died on 22 Jan 1857 at Stepney, London.16,17 Civil Registration of Death reference is Mar 1857 V 1c p 300. Aged 57. - Stepney, London.16,17

Her Death certificate states:
On 22nd January 1857 at St Pauls Terrace, Mile-end Old Town, Stepney, Matilda Burgar, Female, age 59 years, widow of William Burgar Shipwright, Cause of death - bronchitus, M.Lambert of 2 Dudley Terrace, present at the death.

Matilda in her Will left her estate, valued at £440 to her brother, John Locke , in Cape Town, South Africa. She must therefore have been reasonably well off.

We think that Matilda might have helped with bringing up the family of her brother-in-law, Joseph.

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