Descendants of Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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Andrew Edwin Burgar (1857-1898) - Edwin Burgar (1827-1871)
- son of Walter Burgar (dates unknown) - assumed son of
Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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Andrew Edwin Burgar was
born in 1857 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.16
Civil Registration of Births reference is Jun 1857 V 9c p 346 - Sheffield, Yorkshire16
He died kicked by horse in 1898 at Doncaster Yorks.16,137 Civil Registration of Death reference is Sep 1898 V 9c p 539. Aged 40. - Doncaster Yorks.16
See 1861 and 1871 Census
Since his father died in 1871, Andrew was left as the main bread winner. A daunting task for a 14 year old.
By 1881 he had left the family home and was employed as a groom.
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Andrew Edwin Burgar married Georgina Wright in 1882. Civil Registration of marriage reference is Mar 1882 V 9c p 512 - Sheffield, Yorkshire.16
Andrew Edwin Burgar and Georgina Wright had the following children:
|Minnie Wright. (Reputed to be the daughter of Andrew Edwin Burgar)|
|Thomas Wright Burgar.|
See Tree for descendants of Andrew Edwin Burgar and Georgina Wright
After the birth of Thomas, Andrew Edwin and Georgina parted company. We are not sure when this happened, but Andrew Edwin then formed a relationship with Alice Edith Riggott. We will come back to this later. Georgina remarried in early 1891 (see below).
Georgina Wright was born about 1856 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.15
Georgina Wright after her failed marriage to Edwin Burgar married John Gregory in 1891. Civil Registration of marriage reference is Mar 1891 V 9c p564 - Sheffield, Yorkshire.16
Since divorce would have been impossible for a poor person, she probably used the commonly held view that if you had no contact with your spouse for seven years then you could assume that they no longer existed and you were free to remarry.
See Attitudes to remarrying for poorer persons.
She appears in the 1891 Census with her two sons, Edwin (aged 9) and Thomas (aged 7), and her new husband. The family are lodgers rather than having a home of their own.
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Ten years on and Georgina (Wright-Burgar) Gregory has only one of her son's, Edwin, living with her. Her other son, Thomas, has been adopted by the Worsley family. It is seen that she had further children with John Gregory.
See 1901 Census
Andrew Edwin Burgar and Alice Ada Riggot (sometimes Alice Edith)
After his separation from Georgina, Andrew Edwin Burgar, we find that he and Edith Riggott had many children. The first child was registered as Edith Riggot in 1889. A second child was registered as William Burgar Riggot. A third child was recorded as Frederick Riggot Burgar. The two subsequent children had the Burgar surname. It would seem that Edwin Burgar was not too committed to the relationship early on. Strictly speaking, he would not have been able to have a formal marriage since he was still married to Georgina Wright. That
We have not been able to locate him or Edith Riggott in the 1891 Census. We have been told by
relatives that he travelled around dealing in horses, and died as a result of
being kicked by a horse. It is thus possible that he was not entered into the
Census Returns for 1891.
Andrew Edwin unfortunately died in 1898 and so left Edith a young widow with 4 children to support.
See Tree for descendants of Andrew Edwin Burgar and Edith Riggot
Alice Ada Riggot was born in 1867 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.16 (Alice Riggot seems to have had other first names, Ada and Edith both occur. Ada occurs more often than Edith, so we usually refer to her as Alice Ada Riggott.)
Civil Registration of Birth reference is Jun 1867, V 9c, p380, Sheffield Yorkshire. 16
She died in 1931.16 Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1931, V 9c p 726. Aged 62. - Rotherham, Yorks.16
We have not been able to find her in the 1871 Census but she appears with her family in the 1881 Census.
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We can not find her or Andrew Burgar in the 1891 Census, but after Andrew's death in 1898 she is seen as a widow with her five children in the 1901 Census.
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When Alice Ada, married Joseph Palmer in 1901, she was married under the name Alice Ada Riggott. This suggests that she was not actually married to Andrew Burgar,
Andrew Edwin Burgar and Alice Ada Riggot had the following children:
|William Burgar Riggot|
|Frederick Riggot Burgar.|
|Florence Burgar was born in 1897 in Doncaster
Civil Registration of Births reference is Sep 1897 V 9c p 840 - Doncaster Yorks16
She died in 1897 at Doncaster Yorks.16
Civil Registration of Death reference is Sep 1897 V 9c p 460. Aged 0. - Doncaster Yorks.16
Burgar was born in 1898 in Doncaster Yorks.16
Civil Registration of Births reference is Dec 1898 V 3c p 837 - Doncaster Yorks16
She died in 1899 at Doncaster Yorks.16
Civil Registration of Death reference is Sep 1899, V 9c p 248. Aged 0. - Doncaster Yorks.16
|Albert Redvers Burgar. (Strictly, Albert is not the son of Andrew since Andrew died about 18 months before Albert's birth)|
Alice Ada Riggott married Joseph Palmer in 1901. Civil Registration of
marriage reference is Sep 1901, V 9c, p 1289. Doncaster Yorkshire. 16
She is recorded as being the wife of Joseph Palmer in the war records of her
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