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Sixth Generation

 William Francis Horace Burgar (1937-) - son of William George Francis Burgar (1911-1988) - son of William Edwin Burgar(1880-1923) - son of Alfred Burgar (1839-1917) - son of Joseph Burgar (1794-1854) - son of John Burgar (1742-1797)

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William Francis Horace Burgar
was born on 2 Dec 1937 in Battersea London.16 Civil Registration of Births reference is Dec 1937 V 1D p 443 - Battersea London16

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This is me, the author of this story. I had the good fortune to be a war time child. Although there were no luxuries at the time, the subsequent changes after the war led to health care and a better chance of education for the working class. I thus had the good luck to go to a Grammar School and then to University. I think I must have been the first Burgar in England to have had such a wide education.

For most of my working life I have been a lecturer teaching Polymer Science and Technology at the University of North London. Polymers comprise rubbers and plastics. Latterly, I have been a one man computing business, not very successful, but enjoyable.

I have been lucky, being the first generation from working class roots, to have been able to develop working class skills, woodworking, plumbing, bricklaying etc. Thus I've been able to use my 'brains' and hands, which has given me a happy life.

Alice Rockwell (born 27th September 1937) and I had been at school together.  On the 6 July 1960 we were married at the  Registry Office in Uxbridge, Middlesex.  Civil Registration of marriage reference is Sep 1960 V 5F p 462 - Uxbridge, Middlesex.16

Without  doubt this was the best thing that I have done in  my life

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Alice has spent most of her working life as a social worker, mainly helping young teenage children, many of them in very unhappy circumstances.

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William Francis Horace Burgar and Alice Dorothy Rockwell had the following children:



Carolyn Burgar.



William Jeffrey Burgar.



Annette Burgar.

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