Descendants of Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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George Burgar (1837-1901) - son of
Robert James Burgar (1810-1884) - son of Robert Burgar (1776-1848) - assumed son of
Robert Burgar (1754-1820)
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George Burgar was born on
9 May 1837 in 2 Grove Place Symons St Chelsea.43
He was baptized on 16 Jul 1837 in Holy Trinity, Sloane St, Chelsea, London.43 The following is a summary of
the entry in the Baptism Register:
George, born 9th May 1837, son of Robert James and Janetta Burgar, Shoemaker of 2 Grove Place, Symons Street was baptised on the 16th July 1837 at Holy Trinity, Chelsea.
The three brothers, Robert James, John and George were baptised on the same occasion. The eldest of the three, Robert James, was baptised 4 years earlier as Robert. Perhaps the parents thought they would get value for money and have him done again if it did not cost any more.
He died in 1901 at Wandsworth London.16 Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1901 V 1d p 331.Aged 64. - Wandsworth London.16
George appears in the census returns from 1841 to 1871, living with his parents.
See Census Returns for 1841 to 1971.
It is apparent from these and later Census returns that he was deaf and dumb.
Just before the death of his mother in November 1874, George married a widow Charlotte (Roland) Abraham.
The MarriageRegister of St Mark, Old Street, London269, has the entry:
George Burgar, aged 40, Bachelor and Farm Labourer, of St Mark, Old Street, and Charlotte Abraham, aged 40, Widow and servant of St Mark, Old Street, were married by Banns on the 31/8/1784. Neither signed the Register.
The fathers were: Robert Burgar, Shoemaker, and Robert Roland, Hawker.
The witnesses were: John Smith and Joseph Irish.
Charlotte's maiden name was Roland.
The 1881 census states that George Burgar and Charlotte were living at 18 Little Europa Place. He was deaf and dumb and was working as a labourer in a dairy. Presumably this was with his brother Robert Edmon Burgar, who at this time owned some cows and was a 'milkman'. Also Robert Edmond was the owner of 18 Little Europa Place. (Incidently, Janeta (Burgar) Westbrook and her large family were living at 19 Little Europa Place, and were probably keeping an eye on George).
The 1891 census is similar, George and Charlotte are living in 2 rooms, but now at 12 Little Europa Place.
George appears in the The Register of Electors in Battersea, Polling District 4, page 283. The entry is:
George Burgar of 12 Little Europa Place, Battersea.
This is the same address as he was at in the 1891 Census.
In the 1901 Census George is a patient in the Wandsworth and Clapham Infirmary.
He is listed as being a retired boot maker and is also shown as being deaf and
See 1901 Census
George died in 1901 at the age of 64 soon after the 1901 Census. It is likely that he died in the Wandsworth and Clapham Infirmary.
Charlotte Roland was born in 1829.4,16
She died in 1908 at Uxbridge, Middlesex.16 Civil Registration of Death reference is Jun 1908 V 3a p 34. Aged 79. - Uxbridge, Middlesex.16 The Death Certificate states:
Charlotte Burgar died on 13th June 1908 at the London County Lunatic Asylum, Norwood U.D. She was aged 79, widow of George Burgar, occupation unknown to the informant of the Wandsworth & Clapham Infirmary, and died of Senile Decay P.M. . The informant was A.W. Daniel M.D. , medical officer London County Lunatic Asylum, Norwood. The death was registered in the sub-district of Hayes in the District of Uxbridge.
It is possible that Charlotte was in the Wandsworth and Clapham Infirmary prior to being sent to the Lunatic Asylum. George was at the Wandsworth and Clapham Infirmary in 1901.
Charlotte was living with George in the 1881 and 1891 Censuses, but we have not found her in the 1901 census.
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