Descendants of Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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Edwin Burgar (1827-1871)
- son of Walter Burgar (dates unknown) - assumed son of
Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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Edwin Burgar was born in 1827 in Nottingham.10 He is not recorded in the St Peters Baptism Register but other siblings are.
suggest that he was born at St Mary Nottingham, but we have not found him
He died in 1871 at Sheffield, Yorkshire.16 Civil Registration of Death reference is Mar 1871 V 9c p 261. Age 44. - Sheffield, Yorkshire.16
He was buried on 19 February 1871 in Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield.294,296 A transcription of the Burial Register for Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield states,
Edwin Burgar, aged 44, Leadpipe maker
Died at 173 Duke Street, Park
Buried on Febuary 19, 1871 in consecrated Ground.
Grave No. 29, Section S3, of Burngreave Cemetery Sheffield.
Edwin was the fourth person to be buried in this grave. His daughter Emma was next, followed by his wife, now Harriet Booth. There were nine burials altogether.
After he and his mother were removed from Nottingham to Burton, they found their way to Derby. His mother married again in Derby in 1840 and they appear together in the 1841 Census.
See 1841 Census
After living with his mother and stepfather in Derby, Edwin married Emma Fearn on 21 May 1849 in St Peters Derby.16,85
Civil Registration of marriage reference is Jun 1849 V 14 p
504 - Derby Derbyshire.16
The Marriage certificate states:
Edwin Burgar, of full age, a bachelor, Tailor, of St Peters Street and Emma Fearn, a minor, spinster, Silk Hand of St Peters Street, were married on the 21st May 1849 at St Peter's Church in Derby. Edwin's father was Walter Burgar, a shoemaker and Emma's father was Thomas Fearn, a labourer. Edwin signed his name and Emma made her mark with a cross. The witnesses were John Fearn, who signed, and Ellen Shaw who made her mark.
John Fearn was probably the brother of Emma Fearn.
In the 1851 census we find that Edwin is a master tailor.
See 1851 Census
Within months of the census, Emma died in Derby between the months of April and June 185116. Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1851 V 14 p 405. Derby 16-
Edwin seems to have had a life that was full of bereavements,
his eight siblings and now his wife of two years.
Soon after this time he must have left Derby and moved to Sheffield where it did not take Edwin long to fix himself up with a new partner, Harriet Blanksby, and produce a family.
The transcription of the entry in the Marriage Register of the Parish Church of Sheffield 280 is:
Edwin Burgan, Widow, 25 years, Tailor, of South Street and Harriet Blanksly, 18 years, spinster, of Duke Street were married by Banns on August 1st 1853 at the Parish Church in the parish of Sheffield. Edwin signed as Edwin Burgar and Harriet Blanksly signed with an X. The fathers were Walter Burgan, shoemaker and William Blanksly, Collier. The witnesses were Ann Blanksly (signed with an X) and Jesse Greenwood who signed his name.
Edwin certainly signs his name as Burgar, although the Vicar has entered his name as Edwin Burgan. The surname of Harriet is given as Blanksly.
See Church Marriage Register entry and also GRO marriage Certificate.
The reference to the Civil Marriage of Edwin Burgar and Harriet Blanksby is Sep 1853, v 9c, p284, Sheffield.16 In this reference he is indexed Edwin Burgon and the Marriage Certificate confirms this.
Edwin Burgon, Widow, 25 years, Tailor, of South Street and Harriet Blanksly, 18 years, spinster, of Duke Street were married by Banns on August 1st 1853 at the Parish Church in the parish of Sheffield. Edwin's surname was signed as Burgon and Harriet Blanksly signed with an X. The fathers were Walter Burgon, shoemaker and William Blanksly, Collier. The witnesses were Ann Blanksly (signed with an X) and Jesse Greenwood who signed his name.
The handwriting on this Certificate is the same as that in the above Church marriage Register. It is thus the Vicar who to completed the GRO Marriage Certificate, incorrectly mis-spelling the surnames of both Groom and Bride. In addition he signed on behalf of the Groom.
Edwin and Harriette then started a family.
See 1861 Census
In 1860 Edwin had a house in Court, Fargate for which he paid rates (Recorded in a Local Rate Book)
He seems to have had to change jobs and was now a lead pipe maker (in the
Census). However, in local
Trade Directories from 1859 to 1870 Edwin Burgar is recorded as:
"Edwin Burgar, Tobacconist, 30 Chapel Walk".
He was obviously very versatile in respect of his occupations.
Chapel Walk is alongside the Cathedral, right in the centre of town, and was a sweet shop in the 1980s, although this may have changed now. His trade as a tobacconist seems to conflict with him being a Lead-Pipe maker, but perhaps he doubled up in both jobs, with Harriet covering in the shop for him when he was working making the lead-pipes. Alternatively, perhaps the business was run solely by Harriet but it used Edwin's name to preserve propriety, which would have been important in those days.
Unfortunately for Edwin, after a far from trouble free life, he died in early 1871, at the age of 44 years.
In the 1871 Census Harriette is a widow.
See 1871 Census
Edwin would just have seen his daughter, Emma, before he died. Prior to his death he must have placed a further advert in the Trades Directory (which was published in 1872):
Edwin Burgar , Tobacconist, 173 Duke Street, Park (a district of Sheffield)
The outcome of Edwin's short life is that he established a large number of Burgar children to form families in Sheffield, at the time when large Victorian families were common. These families were no larger than that of his father, Walter, but the difference was that his children survived instead of dying in infancy.
See Tree for
descendants of Edwin Burgar and Harriet Blanksby
Harriet Blanksby was born in 1834.11,12,13
See details of Harriet, her siblings and ancestors.
Edwin Burgar and Harriet Blanksby had the following children:
|Mary Ann Burgar was born in 1855 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.16 Civil Registration of Births reference is Jun 1856 V 9c p 360 - Sheffield, Yorkshire16|
|Andrew Edwin Burgar.|
|Jane Eliza Burgar.|
|William Edward Burgar.|
|Albert Edward Burgar.|
|Harriet Burgar was born in 1865 in Sheffield, Yorkshire.16 Civil Registration of Births reference is Jun 1865 V 9c p 370 - Sheffield, Yorkshire16|
|Emma Burgar was born in 1870 in Sheffield,
Yorkshire.16 Civil Registration
of Births reference is Dec 1870 V 9c p 424 - Sheffield, Yorkshire16
A Transcription of the Burial Register for Burngreave Cemetery,
Emma Burgar, Daughter of Harriet Burgar, aged 2 years 9months
Emma was buried in the same grave as her father and mother. Edwin was the fourth person to be buried in this grave. His daughter Emma was next, followed by his wife, now Harriet Booth. There were nine burials altogether.
In the 1871 Census, she was living with her mother at 173 Duke Street
Harriet (Blanksby) Burgar had a further child, in 1873, but the father is unknown.
|Kathrine Martha Burgar.|
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