Burman ~ Tenth Generation

    Issue of Thomas Burman and Mary  
1.   Elizabeth BURMAN
Bap 20 Jan 1756 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Elizabeth, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
2.   Thomas BURMAN (1)
Bap 18 Sep 1757 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
Burial 9 May 1760 of Thomas Burman at Sherbourne, Worcester (ref Ancestry, no image).
 
3.   John BURMAN
Bap 14 Oct 1759 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, John, son of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
4.   Thomas BURMAN (2)
Bap 20 Dec 1761 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
5.   Mary BURMAN
Bap 29 Apr 1764 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Mary, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
6.   Sarah BURMAN
Bap 14 Sep 1766 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Sarah, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
There is a burial 21 Feb 1782 of Sarah Burman at Sherbourne (ref Ancestry image).
There is also a marriage of a Sarah Burman on 11 Oct 1790 to Thomas ATTWOOD at Claverdon dist, Warwickshire (about 7 miles from Sherbourne) and many subsequent children; this is favoured by the automatic Ancestry matching system and an Ancestry Public Tree. Further evidence is required.
 
7.   Francis BURMAN
Bap 8 Jan 1769 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Francis, son of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch 549656 and Ancestry image).
 
8.   Joseph BURMAN
Bap 3 Mar 1771 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Joseph, son of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
9.   Hannah BURMAN (1)
Bap 19 Jul 1773 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Hannah, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
Burial 22 July 1773 of Hannah Burman at Sherbourne (ref Ancestry image).
 
10.   Susannah BURMAN
Bap 9 Oct 1774 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Susannah, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
11.   Phoebe BURMAN
Bap 31 Aug 1777 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Phoebe, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
 
12.   Hannah BURMAN (2)
Bap 14 May 1780 at Sherbourne, Warwickshire, Hannah, dau of Thomas Burman & Mary (ref FamilySearch C04384-1 and Ancestry image).
Burial 2 Dec 1781 of Hannah Burman at Sherbourne (ref Ancestry image).
 
    Issue of John Burman and Mary Insull  
1.   Richard BURMAN
Known as "of Monkspath Hall".
Bap 20 Jan 1748/49 at Tanworth, Warwick (ref IGI & Ancestry Warwickshire England Baptisms Marr & Burials, both years given in Ancestry).
Marr 11 May 1779 in Solihull Church, Warwick to Ann WHERRETT nee STEEN (ref IGI). He was of Tanworth parish, she was of Solihull parish, marriage by licence. Her previous marriage to John Wherritt was 17 Apr 1770 at Saint Martin, Birmingham (ref IGI M010722). John was buried 24 Mar 1778 at Rowington, Warwick (ref FamilySearch I03814-7).

Mentioned in his father's Will c1781 from which he received the old Kemp's Green property, including five closes which had been settled on his mother, to whom he was to pay an annuity of 20 in lieu of rents (with the death of Richard the Kemp's Green property at last departed from the family).

Refer the National Archives MS 3375/409199, 7 November 1799:
"Indenture between Thomas Salt of Yardley, gent., Mary Steen of Birmingham, spinster, Richard Burman of Monkspath Hall, co. War., gent., and William Steen of Birmingham, woollen draper, being a settlement on the marriage of the said Thomas Salt and Mary Steen, of leasehold land and premises in Ann Street afterwards Colmore Row and premises in Digbeth Street."

Ann's death: Tanworth Church monument (Monkspath family) "Sacred to the memory of Ann, wife of Richard Burman, Gent., who departed this life January 5, 1808, aged 57 years." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)
Richard's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Monkspath family) "To the memory of Richard Burman, Gent., who died May 20, 1823, aged 74 years." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)

Richard was a Churchwarden in 1781 of Solihull Church, and Churchwarden 1787 to 1790 of Tanworth Church.
He purchased the estate at Monkspath in 1775, presumably with funds furnished by his father. He took up his abode at his newly built house, Monkspath Hall, where he carried on the flax growing and wick-yarn making which had proved so profitable to his relatives, the Insulls. His house lay on the outskirts of Solihull parish, and he may have owned land there in right of his wife. After he died Monkspath Hall passed to his eldest and only married daughter, Mary Lowe.
(Notes from The Burman Chronicle by John Burman 1940).

He left a Will which is available on Ancestry from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. His Will was proved 29 Aug 1823 and includes legacies to his daughters Mary Lowe, Sarah and Anna Maria, and to grandson Richard Lowe, and mentions his late wife, and property that was purchased from his brothers John and Thomas Burman.
IGI records
    Children:  
  1. Mary BURMAN bap 1780 at Solihull, Warwickshire  
  2. Sarah BURMAN bap 1781 at Solihull, Warwickshire  
  3. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1782 at Solihull, Warwickshire  
  4. Anna Maria BURMAN bap 1784 at Solihull, Warwickshire
 
2.   Sarah BURMAN
Bap 24 Mar 1749/50 at Tanworth, Warwick (ref IGI & Ancestry Warwickshire England Baptisms Marr & Burials, both years given in Ancestry).

Married Jonathan HEYNES (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). (An LDS member has entered this date as 30 Jun 1774 at Beoley, Worcester).
Mentioned in her father's Will c1781 from which she received 50 (ref unknown).
Sarah died 1828 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940).

No evidence found of the marriage or of the death.
IGI records
3.   John BURMAN
Known as "of Light Hall".
Bap 23 Mar 1752 at Tanworth, Warwick, son of John and Mary (ref IGI & Ancestry Warwickshire Baps Marr & Burr image).

Married 4 May 1778 at Tanworth to Esther FIELD (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages). She was born 1760, daughter of Richard Field of Jerring's Hall (ref The Burman Chronicles 1940). Esther was daughter of Richard Field (1732-1791) and Isabel Lea (b1737), as per Adkins family website online.
"The Fields came originally from King's Norton, but had been established at Tanworth since the sixteenth century. For about two hundred and fifty years the senior branch of the family lived at Jerring's Hall, in the north of Tanworth parish, and it was to Esther, daughter of Richard Field, of jerring's Hall, that John Burman was married in 1778."

Esther Field was the great niece of the wife (Hester Field) of Richard Insull, Mary Insull's brother, which may have contributed to John Burman inheriting the property of Light Hall from Richard Insull; four Burman men married a woman named Field (ref The Burman Chronicles 1940).

Some summaries of their life.
After their marriage in 1778 John and Esther settled at Monkspath, probably at Madam's Hill, a property which seems to have been purchased by the bridegroom's father as a marriage portion for his son. Here they remained until Richard Insull died in 1783, which event meant a great improvement in their circumstances. They moved to Light Hall. They lived at Light Hall, Tanworth 1783 to 1808. In 1808 the son John married, and his father settled on him Light Hall and Madam's Hill. John and Esther moved to Aspley House, a house which he built in the parish of Wootton Wawen near Tanworth Village. John was a churchwarden 1785 to 1786 at Tanworth. He was one of the founders of the Tanworth Association for the Prosecution of Felons 1784.
John Burman became "Squire" Burman. For generations the Burmans had been landowners, but had ranked only as yeomen. Now they rose from "gentleman" to "esquire", the two John Burmans of Light Hall being always so described in the parish records. .... At the height of his prosperity he founded a private bank, and a branch was established in a large building in Tanworth village. (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940)


"John Burman, of Light Hall, inherited that estate from his uncle, Richard Insull (the second), in 1783. In addition to his considerable landed estate, he was also a banker. He married Esther Field, of Jerring's Hall, and on the marriage of his eldest son, John, to Mary Heath in 1808, settled Light Hall on him, retiring to a house which he built near to Tanworth Church. This house, now known as Hill Crest, was called Aspley House in the days of its builder. Having taken a prominent part in local affairs, among other duties, holding the office of churchwarden in 1785 and 1786, and being one of the founders and first committeemen of the "Felons Society," John Burman died in 1820. His eldest son, the second John Burman, of Light Hall, died in 1834 at the house now known as the "Old Doctor's House" in Tanworth village, Light Hall having been disposed of two years before." (The above information was taken from "The Story of Tanworth in Arden" by John Burman, published in 1930.)

"Light Hall is situated a short distance from the Stratford Road at Monkspath, not far from the village of Shirley. .. It was built about 1750 by the second Richard Insull, and is a substantial structure of red brick mellowed by age. .. Here lived the Insull and the Burmans for more than eighty years, the most influential family in this large parish, with the exception of the lords of Umberslade." (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940)

John died 23 Nov 1820 at Aspley House, Tanworth, England, bur 29 Nov 1820, Tanworth Church; his Will dated 14 Feb 1820 and proved 20 Dec 1820 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940)..
John's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Monkspath family) "John Burman died November 23rd, 1820, aged 68 years." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)

SUMMARY OF THE PROVISIONS OF JOHN'S WILL
"As before mentioned, John, the eldest son, received Light Hall and Madam's Hill, which were morally his already [due to the theft of the original Settlement]. The second son, Richard, did not fare very well, only receiving a farm at Salter Street, in the occupation of John Smith. ... It fell to the two youngest sons to receive the remainder, Insull obtaining his own home, Hill Farm, also the water-mill and windmill (still standing) situated partly in Tanworth and partly in Wootton Wawen, and in possession of John Page, together with other lands. This legacy was charged with an annuity of 50 to Esther, wife of Thomas Crayford Banister, and after her death a legacy of 1,000 to her children. Isaac received the Brook House Farm, Tanworth, Aspley House, his father's residence, land known as the Bear Lees and the Ox-stalls, a house and garden let to Thomas Fitter, land called Jennell Hill and Yorkshire Meadows, a cottage at Aspley Heath in the occupation of Richard Edwards, a farm called Bickerscourt, in the parish of Tanworth, and two woods known as Jennell Coppice and Alderhanger Coppice. In addition, Isaac received the residue, which was charged with an annuity of 50 to his mother (Esther Burman was buried at Tanworth, April 13th, 1826, aged sixty-nine). The widow, in addition to the annuity, received 20 to purchase her mourning, and all her late husband's 'goods, furniture, cloaths, and linen' for her life, after which they were to go to Isaac. Two legacies of 100 each were left to grand-children, John, the eldest son of Insull, and Harriett Banister. John and Richard both had sons of similar age to Insull's eldest son, but they were not favoured by their grandfather." (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940)

WILL OF JOHN BURMAN 1820
In the Name of God Amen. I John Burman of Tanworth in the County of Warwick Gentleman being of sound mind memory and understanding do make this my last Will and Testament as follows. Whereas by an indenture of Settlement made on the marriage of my Son John Burman with Mary Heath Spinster bearing date on or about the seventeenth day of June one thousand eight hundred and eight between me the said John Burman of the first part, John Burman the younger of the second part, and Insull Burman of the parish of Tanworth aforesaid of the third part it was witnessed that in consideration of the said marriage and other considerations therein mentioned , the said John Burman the Elder did grant bargain sell release and confirm unto the said Insull Burman all that Messuage or Tenement Buildings Closes farm land and hereditaments situate in the parish of Tanworth aforesaid commonly called by the name of Light Hall farm and _ _ devised to me by the Will of Mr Richard Insull deceased and also all those four Closes of Land adjoining thereto called Middlemore _ containing twenty three acres one rood and ten perches or thereabouts in the parish of Tanworth aforesaid and also all that Messuage and Buildings and three Closes of Land called by the name of Steadams (?) farm in the parish of Tanworth aforesaid and two Messuages then lately built on the said farm called Steadams with the Buildings Gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging to hold the same Messuages Land and Hereditaments to the Insull Burman as heirs and assigns to the uses following that is to say to the use of me the said John Burman the Elder and my heirs until the said marriage should be had and solemnized and immediately after the solemnization thereof to such uses intentions and purposes as the said John Burman the younger by any deed or deeds or instrument in writing or by his last Will and Testament in writing or any Codicil thereto should direct or appoint, give or dispose of the same and in default thereof to the use of the said John Burman the younger his heirs and assigns for ever and whereas the house of the said John Burman the younger at Light Hall aforesaid sometime since was broke open by thieves and the Settlement above writed was stolen thereout and it is supposed has been destroyed now and the said John Burman the Elder do hereby fully acknowledge that I have in and by the said writed Settlement conveyed and assured the said Messuages Buildings Lands and Hereditaments to my son the said John Burman the younger his heirs and assigns for ever and in order further to ratify and confirm this said Deed of Settlement I do hereby give and devise all the said Messuages Tenements Lands Hereditaments and Premises described in the said Indenture of Settlement unto my said son, John Burman the younger his heirs and assigns for ever also I give and bequeath to my dear wife Hester Burman the sum of twenty pounds to buy her mourning also I give and devise to my son Richard Burman all that Messuage and Land with the appurtenances situate at Salters Street in the said parish of Tanworth in the occupation of John Smith to hold the same to my said son Richard Burman, his heirs and assigns for ever, also I give and devise to my son Insull Burman all my freehold Messuage or Tenement and Farm called the Hill Farm with all Land Buildings and Appurtenances hereto belonging and all that Close called the King (?) about four acres which I purchased of Mr Robert Barnhurst situate partly in the parish of Tanworth and partly in the parish of Wootton Wawen in the County of Warwick and now in the occupation of the said Insull Burman to add the same to the said Insull Burman his heirs and assigns for ever also I give and devise to my said Son Insull Burman all that my Messuage or Tenement with the Buildings and Garden thereto belonging together with the Water Mill and Wind Mill occupied therewith and also the several Closes of Land thereto belonging containing about thirteen acres situate partly in the parish of Tanworth and partly in the parish of Wootton Wawen now in the occupation of John Page to hold the same with the appurtenances to the said Insull Burman his heirs and assigns for ever which last mentioned Messuage or Tenement Mills and Land I do hereby charge and make chargeable with the sum of one thousand pounds to be payable thereout by my said son Insull Burman and I direct my son Insull Burman to pay the annuity or sum of fifty pounds being the Interest of the said sum of one thousand pounds yearly to my daughter Hester the wife of Thomas Crayford Bannister the same annuity of fifty pounds to be payable quarterly and the first quarterly payment to become due and be paid at the end of three months after my decease and to continue payable by quarterly payments to my said daughter Hester Bannister during the term of her natural life with full power for my said daughter Hester to enter at the said Messuage Mills and Land and to distrain for the said annuity in case the same, or any part thereof shall be in arrear more than one quarter of a year after the same shall be due and from and immediately after the death of my said daughter Hester Bannister, I give and bequeath the same sum of one thousand pounds to all and every the child and children of my said daughter Hester Bannister whether they are now born or may be hereafter born to be paid to the said children equally share and share alike at the time they shall severally attain the age of twenty one years and if there shall be but one child of my said daughter who shall live to attain that age then the whole to such only child and in case there shall be any Mortgage or other incumbrance on these Estates or either of them which I have devised to my said son Insull Burman I direct that such Mortgages or Incumbrances shall be paid and discharged by the said Insull Burman also I give and devise to my son Isaac Burman all that Messuage or Tenement Buildings and Farm called the Brookhouse Farm in the said parish of Tanworth and all that five Closes of land and  Coppice near thereto which I bought of Mr Stephen Barber also all that Messuage or Tenement wherein I now live with the outbuildings and Garden thereto belonging and also the Land called the Bear Leys and the Oxstalls and all other Land now in my own occupation in or near Tanworth and situate partly in the parish of Tanworth and partly in the parish of Wootton Wawen and also the house and Garden now let to Thomas Fitter also two pieces of Land called Jennell Hill and Yorkshire Meadow and two Coppices called Jennell Coppice and Alderhanger Coppice also a Cottage and Garden at Asply Heath in the occupation of Richard Edwards and also all my Messuage or Tenement outbuildings and Farm called Bickerscourt situate in the said parish of Tanworth in the occupation of Widow Taylor. To add the same with the appurtenances to my said son Isaac Burman his heirs and assigns for ever and I give and bequeath to my said wife Hester Burman the annuity be sum of fifty pounds which I desire may be paid by my said son Isaac Burman to her quarterly the first quarters payment to become due and be paid at the end of one quarter of a year after my death and continue payable quarterly to my said wife Hester Burman during the term of her natural life and I do hereby charge and make chargeable the said Messuage and Farm called Brook House Farm with the payment of the said annuity to my said wife as the same shall become due with full power for my said wife to enter on the said Farm and Land and distrain for the said annuity or any part thereof in case of non payment. Also I give and bequeath to my said wife all my goods furniture clothes and linen during the term of her natural life and immediately after her decease I give and bequeath the same goods furniture clothes and linen to my said son Isaac Burman his Executors and adytors [auditors?] also I give and bequeath to John Burman the oldest son of my son Insull Burman the sum of one hundred pounds also to Harriett Bannister the daughter of my said daughter Hester Bannister the sum of one hundred pounds, and I give devise and bequeath to my said son Isaac Burman all the rest and residue of my personal Estate paying my debts except any debts or incumbrances charged on my estate devised to the said Insull Burman and also my legacies, funeral expenses and the expenses of proving and executing this my Will and I appoint my said son Isaac Burman sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In witness whereof I the said John Burman the Testator have to this my last Will contained in four sheets of paper to the three first sheets set my hand and to this last sheet set my hand and Seal the fourteenth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty. John Burman. Signed sealed published and declared by the said John Burman the Testator as and for his last Will in the presence of us was at his request and in the sight and in the presence of each other have signed our names as witnesses. Thomas Cormouls Nathl. Vyse Jno. Gopsill.

Proved at London 20th December 1820 before the Judge by the Oath of Isaac Burman Esq the Son and sole Executor to whom admon was granted being first sworn by Canon duly to administer. (Transcribed from original on Ancestry by L.Shade 2014)

Esther's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Monkspath family) "Esther Burman died April 8th, 1826, aged 66." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)
Burial of Esther Burman 10 Apr 1826 at Tanworth Parish, Warwickshire (ref Ancestry England Select Deaths and Burials).
"DEATHS - on the 8th inst. in the 66th year of her age, much beloved by an extensive circle of relatives and friends, Mrs. Esther Burman, relict of the late John Burman Esq. of Tanworth." (Ref British Newspapers, Birmingham Gazette Monday 24 Apr 1826)
"Died - Esther, relict of John Burman, Esq. of Tanworth." (ref British newspapers, Oxford journal Sat 29 April 1826)

FROM WHOM FRED SHADE IS DESCENDED.
IGI records
    Children:  
  1. Richard BURMAN bap 1779 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  2. John BURMAN bap 1780 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  3. Richard Insull BURMAN bap 1783 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  4. Hester BURMAN bap 1784 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  5. Insull BURMAN bap 1786 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  6. Isaac BURMAN bap 1788 at Tanworth, Warwickshire
 
4.   Thomas BURMAN
Known as "of Lady Lane".
Bap 3 May 1755 at Tanworth, Warwick, son of John and Mary (ref IGI & Ancestry Warwickshire Baps Marr Bur, image).

Marr (1) 18 Jun 1778 at Tanworth, Warwickshire to Margaret SMITH (ref Ancestry England select marriages). She was born c1757 (ref her burial).

Mentioned in his father' Johns Will c1781 in which he received a farm at Tanworth in the tenure of Robert Taylor. In addition, Thomas received all the stock 'in or upon or belonging to both and each of the farms I now rent, one of which farms is now in my own occupation, and the other in the occupation of my son Thomas'. Thomas also got the residue, and the probability is that John Burman had done more for his two elder sons during his lifetime than he had done for his youngest, who had always remained under his father's supervision. (ref Burman Chronicle)

Refer the National Archives MS 3069/Acc1906-002/192808, 16 October, 1783:
"Copy of lease for a year from John Chorley and Samuel Jeacocke to Thomas Burman, of an estate in the parish of Tanworth."

Margaret's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Lady Lane family) "Underneath lieth the remains of Margaret, wife of Thomas Burman, of Lady Lane, who died 18 December, 1790, aged 33 years." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)

Marr (2) 3 Mar 1796 at Tanworth, Warwickshire to Elizabeth GREEN; both were widowed (ref FamilySearch). She was born c1751 (ref her death). Nee SWINBURN (ref RHB)

Thomas was among the local citizens who advertised regarding the killing of game at Tanworth in 1824:
"GAME, TANWORTH.
We, the undersigned Proprietors and Occupiers of Lands in the parish of Tanworth, in the county of Warwick, are under the necessity of requesting all qualified gentlemen to abstain from sporting thereon; and we hereby particularly caution unqualified persons, that informations will be lodged against them, and they will be deemed wilful trespassers after this notice, and proceeded against according to law.
Thos. Burman sen. John Burman Light Hall. Richard Burman. John Burman Waring's Green. Thos. Burman jun. James Heynes. Matthew Mills. John Horton. Sarah Burman Monkspath-street. Pool Field. Thomas Beach. Thomas Mole. John Beach. Jonathan Heynes. Sarah Burman. Edward Short. Nathaniel Vyse. William Field. William Ratheram." (Ref British Newspapers, Birmingham Gazette Mon 6 September 1824)

Elizabeth's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Lady Lane family) "Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Burman, died March 17, 1828, aged 77 years." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)

Thomas Burman's death reg Mar qtr 1841 at Solihull District (ref FreeBMD).
Thomas's death: Tanworth Churchyard monument: (Lady Lane family) "Thomas Burman, died 10 March, 1841, aged 85 years. Grieve not for me, here you will soon be." (ref R.H.Burman monograph)

Burial of Thomas Burman 17 Mar 1841 at Tanworth, Warwick, aged 85 (ref Ancestry England Select Deaths and Burials).
IGI records
    Children of Thomas and Margaret:  
  1. John BURMAN bap 1779 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  2. Sarah BURMAN bap 1781 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  3. Richard BURMAN bap 1784 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  4. Mary BURMAN bap 1786 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  5. Thomas BURMAN bap 1788 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  6. Margaret BURMAN bap 1790 at Tanworth, Warwickshire
 
    Issue of Thomas Burman and Sarah Allen Blessley  
1.   Thomas James Philip BURMAN
Occupation: a medical man. He is referred to as a Surgeon in the marriage of his son William. This occupation carried on from his father's.
Born 2 Apr 1780; bap 14 Jul 1780 at Beaudesert parish, Warwickshire, son of Mr Thos Burman (Apothecary) & Sarah Allen Burman his wife (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms). Note that in FamilySearch there are three entries, one each for Thomas, James and Philip!.

Marr 1 Sep 1803 of Thomas Burman, Junior, to Mary CHARLES at the parish of Wootton Wawen; both of this parish; witnesses Matilda Charles & F. Charles (ref Ancestry Warwickshire marriages). Mary was born c1784 (ref 1851 census).

Thomas is listed in the Oxford Alumni entry on Ancestry as "Thomas James Philip Burman of Henley-in-Arden, co. Warwick, gent." as the father of William Charles Burman, in Oxford Alumni.
Thomas continued an asylum and built himself the large white house known as Arden House, on the Stratford side of Henley. He filled the office of High Bailiff 1819 to 1840 at Henley in Arden (ref unknown).

Thomas was listed (as T.I.P. Burman) at Henley in the Poll of the Freeholders of Warwickshire in 1820 (ref Google Books online).

Refer the National Archives DR 469/61/a, 20 July 1830:
"Contents: Apprenticeship of Thomas Southam Burman, son of William, Stratford-upon-Avon, chemist and druggist, to Thomas James Philip Burman, Henley-in-Arden, surgeon for 6 years. Premium 190. Endorsed with assignment, 3 Feb 1831, of indentures to David Rice, Stratford-upon-Avon, surgeon."

Death reg of Thomas James Philip Burman Mar qtr 1840 at Stratford on Avon District (ref FreeBMD). He was buried 6 Feb 1840 at Beaudesert Churchyard, Henley in Arden, Warwickshire, aged 59 (ref Ancestry Warwickshire burials).

Thomas left an extremely extensive Will which is available online on Ancestry from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills.

Ref 1841 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration District of Stratford on Avon. Address: Arden House, Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden.
Together with son William (30), 3 visitors and 3 servants:
Mary Burman. Age 55. Born in Warwickshire.

Ref 1851 census. Warwickshire, England. Parish of Henley in Arden. Registration District of Stratford On Avon. Address: Hurst Cottage, Henley in Arden.
Together with granddaughter Ann Noble (15), 2 visitors and 3 servants:
Mary Burman. Head. Widow. Age 67. Proprietor of Houses and Land. Born Henley in Arden, Warwickshire.

Burial of Mary on 13 Jan 1853 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire aged 68 (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Burials).






















1841 census




1851 census
    Children:  
  1. Mary Meales BURMAN bap 1805 at Beaudesert parish, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire  
  2. William Charles BURMAN bap 1807 at Beaudesert parish, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire  
  3. Thomas BURMAN bap 1809 at Beaudesert parish, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire  
  4. Hugh Francis BURMAN bap 1815 at Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire
 
2.   Mary Ann BURMAN
Born 19 Mar 1783; bap 6 May 1783 at Beaudesert parish, Warwickshire.
"May 6th Miss Mary Ann Dau of Mr Thomas & Sarah Burman MD Born March 19th at about after 11 O'Clock at night" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms, writing slightly obscure).
 
3.   Elizabeth BURMAN
Bap 2 Nov 1784 at Beaudesert parish, Warwickshire.
"Nov 2 Elizth dau of Mr Thos Burman & Sarah" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
 
    Issue of Richard Burman and Elizabeth Webb  
1.   William BURMAN (1)
Bap 27 Sep 1766 at Snitterfield, Warwickshire, William, son of Richard & Elizabeth Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
Presumably he died before 1785.
 
2.   Elizabeth BURMAN
Bap 18 Oct 1769 at Snitterfield, Warwickshire, Eliz, dau of Rice & Eliz Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
 
3.   John BURMAN (1)
Bap 6 Oct 1774 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, John, son of Ricd & Eliz Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
Presumably died before 1776.
 
4.   John BURMAN (2)
Known as "of Botley".
Bap 20 Oct 1776 at Snitterfield, Warwickshire, John, son of Ric & Elizth Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).

John benefited in 1839 from the Will of his brother Edmund.

Ref 1841 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration district of Stratford on Avon. Address: Botley Hill, Wootton Wawen.
John Burman. Age 60. Farmer. Born in Warwickshire.

Ref 1851 census. Warwickshire, England. Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration District of Stratford On Avon. Address: Botley Bank, Wootton Wawen.
John Burman. Head. U. Age 70. Farmer of 160 Acres, 2 labourers employed. Born Warwickshire, Ellenhall.

Ref 1861 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration district of Stratford On Avon. Address: Bottly Bank, Wootton Wawen.
John Burman. Head. Un. Age 86. Farmer of 190 Acres emp 3 lab and 2 boys. Born Warwicksh, Wootton.
Together with 6 servants.

John died 28 Oct 1864. John's death reg Dec qtr 1864 at Stratford On Avon District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of John Burman 5 Nov 1864 at the parish of Beaudesert, Warwickshire, aged 90, abode Ullenhall (ref Ancestry Warwickshire burials).
"BURMAN John. Effects under 2,000. 14 January [1865]. The Will of John Burman late of Botley in the Parish of Wootton Wawen in the County of Warwick Farmer deceased who died 28 October 1864 at Botley aforesaid was proved at Birmingham by the oaths of John Burman of Henley in Arden in the said County Draper the Nephew and Charles Henry Jackson of Botley in the Parish of Tanworth in the said County Farmer the Executors." (ref Ancestry National Probate)

Refer the National Archives DR 469/69/vii, 1876:
"Contents: Papers re succession duty due from Thomas Southam Burman in re John Burman, deceased, under the will of William Burman, deceased." (Assume this refer's to this John, William's brother.)






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5.   Dinah BURMAN
Bap 22 Dec 1777 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, Dinah, dau of Ricd & Eliz Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).

Marriage 9 Nov 1796 at St Philip, Birmingham, Warwickshire of Dinah Burman to Richard EDWARDS (ref Ancestry Warwickshire marriages, no further details in the register). Richard said to be of Wood End, Tanworth.
 
6.   Richard BURMAN
Known as "of Henley".
Born c1781 approx (ref 1841 census). Although he is not found in the relevant baptism record, it is not surprising because of the bad condition of those pages for 1780 to 1782. In his Will he mentions a brother Edmund, which confirms Richard's position here.

Marr 31 May 1804 at Lapworth, Warwick between Richard Burman and Rebecca MANDER (ref IGI). She was born c1782 at Lapworth, Warwickshire (ref 1851 census).

Richard was described as a Draper of abode Henley in Arden at the baptisms of his children in 1813, 1816, 1822 and 1825.
Richard was listed at Henley in the Poll of the Freeholders of Warwickshire in 1820 (ref Google Books online).

Richard benefited in 1839 from the Will of his brother Edmund.

Ref 1841 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration district of Stratford on Avon. Address: Henley.
Together with son John (25) and an apprentice:
Richard Burman. Draper. Age 60. Born in Warwickshire.
Rebecca Burman. Age 55. Born in Warwickshire.

Richard died 1850. His death reg Sep qtr 1850 at Stratford on Avon District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Richard Burman 16 Sep 1850 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire, aged 69 (ref Ancestry select deaths and burials).
In Richard's Will in 1850 he left legacies to his children Rebecca, Richard, John, Caroline, William and Ellen Sophia, and his wife Rebecca, and his granddaughter Isabella Maryanne Rollason. In a Codicil he revises the legacy to his son William on account of a gift already made. His daughters Mary Anne and Elizabeth had predeceased him, both having been married to Thomas Rollason (who subsequently married a third sister, Caroline).

WILL OF RICHARD BURMAN 1850
 This is the last Will and Testament of me Richard Burman of Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick Draper being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding I do direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses may be fully paid and satisfied out of my personal Estate as soon as conveniently may be after my decease. I give and bequeath the legacy or sum of five pounds apiece unto my oldest son Richard Burman and my two daughters Rebecca the wife of Roger Evans and Caroline the wife of Thomas Rollason and the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds to my son William Burman. And I give to my said daughter Caroline the wife of the said Thomas Rollason all monies and debts with all interest thereon (if any) that may be due from the said Thomas Rollason to me at the time of my decease. And I do direct that the securities if any which I may hold at the time of my decease from the said Thomas Rollason may be cancelled by my Executors hereinafter named and delivered to her. And I do hereby declare that I do not intend by this my Will to make any other provision for my said children and the husbands of my said daughters inasmuch as I have during my lifetime advanced to or for their benefit respectively an equal share at least with the provisions of this my Will made for my two other children. And I give and bequeath all my household goods furniture plate linen china glass wines liquors fuel and housekeeping stores and also all my shares and parts of shares in the Stratford on Avon Branch of the Stourbridge and Kidderminster Banking Company respectively unto my dear Wife Rebecca Burman to and for her own use and benefit absolutely. And I give and bequeath the sum of one hundred pounds or whatever sum I may eventually become entitled to under the Will of my late Brother Edmund Burman unto Isabella Maryanne Rollason now residing with me if she shall be living at the time of my decease but if she shall be then dead then I give and bequeath the same and every part thereof unto and equally between all and every the Brothers and Sisters of the said Isabella Maryanne Rollason that may be living at the time of my decease to and for their own use and benefit. And I give and bequeath all that my seat or pew in Beaudesert Church and all my stock in trade and all other my goods chattels moneys and securities rights credits and Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever not hereinbefore by me disposed of unto my said Wife Rebecca Burman and my son John Burman to be equally divided between them share and share alike to and for their own use and benefit absolutely. And I do hereby declare that the provision hereby made for my said Wife shall be taken by her in true and full satisfaction of all dower _ and _ either at Common Law by _ or otherwise to which she may become entitled in or out of all or any of the hereditaments of which I shall or may have been seized or possessed at any time or times during the coverture between us. And I give and devise unto my said son John Burman all that my messuage or tenement buildings gardens orchard and premises with their and every of their appurtenances situate and being at Henley in Arden and Beaudesert in the County of Warwick and now in my own occupation. And also all that my seat or pew in the north aisle of Henley Chapel with the appurtenances to hold to him my said son John Burman his heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless and it is my will and desire that my said Wife Rebecca Burman shall and may during the term of her natural life have use occupy and enjoy a comforable and convenient residence on the premises for which purpose I do declare that my said Wife shall have the selection of such portion of the said messuage or tenement buildings gardens and premises as she may think proper. And I give and devise unto my daughter Ellen Sophia Burman and her heirs all those my five messuages or tenements buildings gardens and premises situate in Beaudesert Street near Henley in Arden aforesaid and now in the occupation of William Holt James Simmonds _ Wagstaff George Chambers _ Withers and _ Carpenter together with the plot place or parcel of land or ground now in my own occupation and situate on the south side of the said Street called Beaudesert with their and every of their rights _ and appurtenances. And also all those two other messuages or tenements with the buildings gardens and appurtenances thereto belonging situate and being in Henley in Arden aforesaid and now in the occupation of _ Murray and _ Marrybon. And also all other my messuages lands tenements hereditaments and Real Estate whatsoever and wheresoever over which I may have any disposing power at the time of my decease to hold unto my said daughter Ellen Sophia Burman her heirs and assigns for ever. And I do hereby also give and devise unto my said Wife Rebecca Burman and my said sons John Burman and William Burman all Estates whatsoever and wheresoever which may be vested in me at the time of my decease as Trustee or Mortgagee to hold to them their heirs and assigns for ever or for all my estate and interest therein upon the several trusts and subject to the equities which for the time being may affect the same respectively. And it is my will that my Executors hereinafter named and the survivors and survivor of them shall have full power during the minority of all or any of either of the Legatees under this my Will in their his or her sole discretion from time to time to advance and apply all or any portion or portions of the principal of the legacy or legacies by this my Will given to such Minor or Minors notwithstanding their his or her minority in for or towards their his or her maintenance education and support or advancement in the world. And lastly I do hereby appoint my said Wife Rebecca Burman and my said sons John Burman and William Burman Executrix and Executors of this my Will and do hereby revoke all former and other Wills and Testamentary papers by me at any time heretofore made. In witness whereof I the said Richard Burman the Testator have to this my last Will and Testament contained on three sheets of paper to the two first sheets the thereof set my hand and to this third and last sheet my hand and seal this twenty eighth day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. R. Burman. Signed sealed published and declared by the abovenamed Richard Burman the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other. William Freeman Hopkins Druggist Henley in Arden. Thos. Barnes Couchman, Solr. Henley in Arden.

This is a Codicil to the last Will and Testament of me Richard Burman of Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick Draper and which Will bears date on or about the twenty eighth day of February one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Whereas I have in and by my said Will given and bequeathed the legacy or sum of two hundred pounds to my son William Burman and whereas since the date and execution of my said Will I have advanced and given to my said son William Burman a sum of two hundred pounds in lieu and instead of such legacy howtherefore I the said Richard Burman the Testator do hereby revoke and make void the said legacy or sum of two hundred pounds of my said Will given and bequeathed to my said son William Burman and in lieu thereof I give and bequeath to him the legacy or sum of five pounds only. And whereas I have by my said Will devised to my Wife Rebecca Burman  and my two sons John Burman and William Burman all Estates vested in me as trustee or Mortgagee and have appointed them Executrix and Executors of my said Will now I do hereby revoke the said devise of trust estates and appointment of Executors respectively and in lieu thereof I devise all Estates whatsoever and wheresoever which may be vested in me at the time of my decease as Trustee or Mortgagee unto my said Wife Rebecca Burman and my son John Burman their heirs and assigns for ever or for all my estate and interest therein upon the several trusts and subject to the equities which for the time being may affect the same respectively. And I appoint my said Wife and my said son John Burman Executrix and Executor of my said Will and do in all other respects ratify and confirm the same. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the tenth day of November in the year or our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty nine. R.Burman. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Richard Burman the Testator as and for a Codicil to his last Will and Testament in the presence of us present at the same time who have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other. Thos. Barnes Couchman Solr. W.F. Hopkins Druggist. Henley in Arden.

Proved at London with a Codicil 12th March 1851 before the Judge by the oath of Rebecca Burman Widow the Relict one of the Executors named in the said Codicil to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn (by Commission) duly to administer power reserved of making the like grant to John Burman the son the other Executor named in the said Codicil when he shall apply for the same.

Ref 1851 census. Warwickshire, England. Parish of Henley in Arden. Registration District of Stratford On Avon. Address: Coach and Horses Inn, Henley in Arden.
Together with children John (37) and Ellen (25) and an apprentice and a servant:
Rebecca Burman. Head. Widow. Age 69. Draper. Born Lapworth, Warwickshire.

Rebecca died 14 Feb 1859. Rebecca's death reg Mar qtr 1859 at Stratford dist (ref FreeBMD). She was buried 19 Feb 1859 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire, aged 78, her abode Henley in Arden (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Burials, image).
"BURMAN Rebecca. Effects under 450. 12 August [1859]. The Will of Rebecca Burman late of Henley-in-Arden in the County of Warwick Widow deceased who died 14 February 1859 at the same place was proved at Birmingham by the oath of John Burman of Henley-in-Arden aforesaid Draper the Son and one of the Executors."





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    Children:  
  1. Rebecca BURMAN bap 1805 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire  
  2. Richard BURMAN bap 1807 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire  
  3. Mary Anne BURMAN bap 1809 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire  
  4. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1811 at Beaudesert, Warwickshire  
  5. John BURMAN bap 1813 at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire  
  6. Caroline BURMAN bap 1816 at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire  
  7. William BURMAN bap 1822 at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire  
  8. Ellen Sophia BURMAN bap 1825 at Henley in Arden, Warwickshire
 
7.   Henry BURMAN
Bap 21 Aug 1782 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, Henry, son of Ricd & Elizabeth Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
Another entry in Ancestry, and FamilySearch I03951-3, give the place as Henley in Arden.

Died 1815 at Waterloo (ref The Burman Chronicle).
 
8.   William BURMAN (2)
Bap 14 Jan 1785 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, William Burman, son of Richard & Elizabeth Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Baptisms).

Marr 1 Jan 1807 at Stratford on Avon to Mary SOUTHAM (ref Ancestry Warwick records). He was of Wooton Wawen, Bachelor, and she was of this parish, Spinster. Baptism 16 Nov 1787 of Mary Southam, daughter of William Southam and Ann (ref FamilySearch C01079-3).

Refer the National Archives DR 469/67:
"Contents. Three miscellaneous deeds.
... 21 Aug 1817. Lease from Mayor, Alderman and Burgesses to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, druggist and grocer, in consideration 210 fine and 8.8 p.a. of 8 cottages in Waterside in occupation widow Bishop, --- Morris and others for 42 years."

From inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895: "In a vault at the entrance to this porch lie the remains of Ann, wife of William Southam, who departed this life 30th April, 1819, aged 53 years; also William Southam, who died October 8th, 1845, aged 84 years; also Henry and Mary Ann, children of William and Mary Burman, who died young." [Henry has not been found in baptisms.]

William was listed at Stratford in the Poll of the Freeholders of Warwickshire in 1820 (ref Google Books online).

An example of his work as Mayor and Coroner is as follows:
"An inquest was held last week, at the Falcon, in Stratford-upon-Avon, before William Burman, Esq. Mayor and Coroner, upon view of the body of William Stringer, who died in a waggon, at the Golden Lion, in that town. etc etc" (ref British Newspapers, Cambridge Chronicle & Journal Fri 21 Jan 1820).

Ref the National Archives DR 469/68:
"Contents: Two deeds relating to land in Old Stratford.
10 & 11 Oct 1825. Lease and release by Thomas Edden Hartwell, Blackwell, Tredington, Worcs., gent., to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, druggist and grocer, and Thomas Burman, Warwick, mercer and draper, for 1271.6s.6d of two closes of arable land in Old Stratford, being 14 acres adjoining the turnpike road to Henely (sic), abutted on SE by land of Dr. Davenport and George Lloyd, on SW by road, on NW by land of --- Smith, in occupation William Alsock, which said closes were in occupation Timothy Smith.
29 Feb 1828. Conveyance by lease and release by George Lloyd, Welcome Lodge, Esq., to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer for 105 of two closes containing 4r. 17 perches in Old Stratford for the purpose of providing access to the above. Plan."

Refer National Archives DR 469/69/ii 1827.
"Contents: Plan of land on E side Birmingham Road sold to William Burman by George Lloyd. Plan drawn by W.R. Swanwick, surveyor."

In 1828 William was an Executor for his brother Thomas Burman.

Refer the National Archives DR 469/69/iv, 27 Nov 1828:
"Contents: Draft lease from William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, druggist and grocer, to George Richman, Dorsington, Glos., gardener and William Richman, Stanway, Glos., labourer, of 8 acres land on Birmingham Road, with cottage for their use which Burman is to erect, for 21 years at 50 p.a. [Clopton Cottage]."

Refer the National Archives DR 469/61/a, 20 July 1830:
"Contents: Apprenticeship of Thomas Southam Burman, son of William, Stratford-upon-Avon, chemist and druggist, to Thomas James Philip Burman, Henley-in-Arden, surgeon for 6 years. Premium 190. Endorsed with assignment, 3 Feb 1831, of indentures to David Rice, Stratford-upon-Avon, surgeon."

William was the last Burman mayor of the town in 1833. About this time the Burman arms were removed from the parish church and given to him; they were finally returned to the church in 1926 (ref The Burman Chronicle).

"William Burman Esq. is elected Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon." (ref British Newspapers, Worcester Journal Thurs 19 Sep 1833)

Refer the National Archives DR 469/494/3, 9 June 1834:
"Contents: William Martin and Thomas Heritage, Stratford-upon-Avon, builders, and Thomas Ashwin and William Tipping, Church Wardens of Bidford for the repair and enlargement of the parish church of Bidford (works specified).
Sureties: John Gill, Stratford-upon-Avon, wine merchant William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, grocer."

Mentioned in the Will of his son William Burman in 1839, and was one of the Executors.
William benefited in 1839 from the Will of his brother Edmund.

Refer the National Archives DR 469/70A/i, 28 Aug 1840:
"Contents: Memorandum of Agreement that, if J[ohn] B[ranston] Freer, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., purchases Manor Farm, Bishopton, being 280 acres, now in occupation Mr. Jackson, he agrees to sell to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, 4 pieces of land on Birmingham road, bounded by Kings Lane and road leading to the Spa (c. 40 acres) at double the price per acre paid for the whole."

Ref 1841 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Old Stratford. Registration District of Stratford on Avon. Address: Wood St, Old Stratford.
Together with son Henry (13) and Mary's father William (80):
William Burman. Age 55. Farmer. Born in Warwickshire.
Mary Burman. Age 50. Born in Warwickshire.
[all indexed as Barman]

Refer the National Archives DR 469/70A/vi, 1 Oct 1842:
"Contents: (lease missing) from John Branston Freer, Stratford-upon-Avon, esq., to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., for 2976 of 4 closes (44 acres) at Bishopton, lately in occupation Thomas Jackson, known as Water Furrows, Cofous Hill, Red Land and Moss Land Close, lying beside Birmingham Road."

Ref 1851 census. Warwickshire, England. Parish of Stratford On Avon. Address: Wood Street.
Together with son Henry (23) plus a Cook and Housemaid.
William Burman. Head. Mar. Age 66. Brick-Maker employing 12 men & 5 boys also Farmer as proprietor of 103 acres of land & labour. Born Warwick, Tanworth.
Mary Burman. Wife. Mar. age 63. Born Warwick, Stratford on Avon.

Death reg of Mary Burman Mar qtr 1856 at Stratford dist (ref FreeBMD).
Burial 26 Mar 1856 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire aged 68 (ref Ancestry England Select Deaths and Burials).

William's death reg Dec qtr 1856 at Stratford on Avon Dist (ref FreeBMD). His burial was 17 Oct 1856 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, aged 71 (ref FamilySearch B031250-8).

Refer the National Archives DR 469/69/vi, 9 Dec 1858:
"Contents: Release from the executors of William Burman the younger, Stratford-upon-Avon, deceased, to Thomas Southam Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, surgeon, surviving executor of the will of William Southam, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., in re $1987 charged upon land and premises at Bishopton under the wills of William Southam and his son-in-law William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., [7 Oct 1856] father of William Burman the younger." (William Burman the younger, the brother of Thomas Southam Burman, had predeceased their father, William Burman.)

Refer the National Archives DR 469/54 25 March 1859:
"Memorandum of Agreement between Henry Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, brickmaker and James Ward, Stratford-upon-Avon, gunsmith, for the continuance of the business of Ward and Burman, manufacturers of patent brick making machines, which had been carried on by Ward & William Burman, father of Henry, until the latter's death."






















































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    Children:  
  1. William BURMAN bap 1808 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Mary Anne BURMAN bap 1809 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Ellen BURMAN bap 1811 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Thomas Southam BURMAN bap 1815 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Henry BURMAN bap 1828 at Stratford Upon Avon, Warwickshire
 
9.   Edmund BURMAN
Bap 8 Mar 1787 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire, Edmund, son of Richd & Elizh Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire baptisms).
Another entry in Ancestry, and FamilySearch I03883-7, give the place as Winhall.

Marriage 21 Apr 1829 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire of Edmund Burman to Mary GREEN (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Marriages). She was born c1786 in Warwickshire (ref 1841 census) or c1778 (ref her death). She had a sister Elizabeth Green who married Benjamin Edkins and had several children.

Death reg Dec qtr 1839 at Stratford on Avon District (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Edmund Burman 13 Oct 1839 at Wootton Wawen St Peter (Anglican), Warwick aged 52 (ref findmypast).
Probate of the Will was granted 15 Apr 1840 for Edmund Burman, residence Henley in Arden, Warwickshire (Ancestry, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills).

WILL OF EDMUND BURMAN 1839
This is the last Will and Testament of me Edmund Burman of Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick Gentleman being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding I ratify and confirm the settlement made previous to and in contemplation of my marriage with my dear Wife Mary Burman late Mary Green spinster. And I give and bequeath to my Friends William Welch Lea of Beaudesert in the County of Warwick Gentleman and Samuel Green Edkins of Henley in Arden aforesaid Butcher their executors and administrators the sum of four hundred pounds to be raised out of my personal Estate within six calendar months next after my decease upon trust that they the said William Welch Lea and Samuel Green Edkins or the survivor of them his execs. or administrators do and shall place out and invest such sum of four hundred pounds on such securities as they or he shall think proper with full power to change such securities as often as they or he shall deem expedient and do and shall receive and take the interest or dividends arising therefrom from time to time when the same shall become due and pay such interest or dividends from time to time unto my dear Wife Mary Burman and her assigns for and during the term of her natural life or otherwise authorize and permit her or them to receive the same and from and after the decease of my said Wife upon trust to call in and receive the said principal sum of four hundred pounds and pay and divide the same unto and between and amongst all and every my Brothers and Sisters who shall be living at the time of my decease their executors and administrators share and share alike as tenants in common. And I give and bequeath all the rest and residue of my monies and securities for money and all my goods chattels and Personal Estate whatsoever unto my said Wife Mary Burman her executors and administrators to and for her and their own use and benefit. And I give and devise unto my said Wife Mary Burman her heirs and assigns all my messuages buildings hereditaments lands and real estate whatsoever and wheresoever to hold the same unto my said Wife Mary Burman her heirs and assigns for ever subject nevertheless and I do hereby expressly charge and make liable all my personal and Real Estate so by me given bequeathed and devised to my said Wife absolutely to and with the payment of all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses and I direct that my said trustees shall not be answerable for more money than they shall respectively receive nor shall one of them be answerable for the receipts or acts of the other and that their receipts shall be effectual discharges to all persons paying any part of the said trust monies to them and that they shall and may retain and reimburse themselves respectively out of the said trust monies all such expenses as they shall severally be put to or incur in the execution of the aforesaid tenets and a reasonable compensation for their and each of their trouble and loss of time. And lastly I do hereby nominate and appoint the said William Welch Lea and Samuel Green Edkins Executors of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made I declare this to be my last Will and Testament only. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty six. Edm. Burman. Signed sealed published and declared by the above named Testator Edmund Burman as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as witnesses in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other. J H Whitaker Harriet Sutton John Sutton.

 On the 15th April 1840 Admon with the Will _ of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Edmund Burman late of Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick Gentleman deceased was granted to Mary Burman Widow the Relict of the said deceased and the Residual Legatee in the said Will she having been first sworn by Commission only to Ad. William Welch Lea and Samuel Green Edkins the Executors named in the said Will having renounced the probate and Execution thereof as by _ of Court appears.

[Samuel Green Edkins was his wife Mary's nephew.]

Ref 1841 census. Warwickshire, England. Civil Parish of Wootton Wawen. Registration District of Stratford on Avon. Address: Wootton Wawen, Henley in Arden.
Mary Burman. Age 55. Independent. Born Warwickshire.
Together with a young girl, Elizabeth Feuld (15).

Death reg of Mary Burman Dec qtr 1849 at Stratford dist, Warwickshire (ref FreeBMD).
Burial of Mary Burman 7 Oct 1849 at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire aged 71 (ref Ancestry Burials).
Mary's Will was signed in 1848 and proved in 1850.

WILL OF MARY BURMAN died 1849
This is the last Will and Testament of me Mary Burman of Henley in Arden in the County of Warwick Widow being of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding. I direct that all my just debts funeral and testamentary expenses be fully paid and satisfied as soon as may be after my decease. And I give and bequeath the following legacies to be paid within twelve calendar months after my decease that is to say to my Nephew Thomas Jorns of Alcester Nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings to my Nephew William Jorns Nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings and to my Nephew John Edkins Nineteen pounds and nineteen shillings and I give devise and bequeath my messuages lands tenements and hereditaments and real estate and all the rest and residue of my monies goods chattels and personal estate subject to the payment of my debts funeral and testamentary expenses and the aforesaid legacies unto and to the use of my Nephew Samuel Green Edkins his heirs executors administrators and assigns according to the tenure and nature thereof respectively And lastly I appoint the said Samuel Green Edkins sole Executor of this my Will hereby revoking all former Wills and Testamentary papers by me made In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the sixth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty eight. Mary Burman. Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the above named Mary Burman the Testatrix as and for her last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses in her presence at her request and in the presence of each other. Edwd. Lawrence Gibbs. Solicitor Henley in Arden. John Griffin his Clerk.

Proved at London 27th June1850 before the Judge by the oath of Samuel Green Edkins the Nephew the sole executor to whom admon was granted having been first sworn (by Commission) duly to administer.
[Samuel Green Edkins was her nephew, son of Benjamin Edkins and Elizabeth Green. Thomas and William Jorns were her nephews but the records to identify the connection have not been found.]

































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10.   Thomas BURMAN
Thomas born c1789 (ref burial). By assumption he was born at Wootton Wawen, Warwickshire.

Married 31 Aug 1820 at Witherly, Leicestershire to Sophia GOODMAN (ref FamilySearch).
"MARRIED. At Witherley, Mr. Burman, of Stratford-upon-Avon, draper, to Sophia, daughter of Mr. Goodman, of the former place." (Ref British Newspapers, Oxford Journal, Sat 16 Sep 1820)

Refer the National Archives DR 469/57, 2 Nov 1821:
"Contents: Agreement between Thomas Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Thomas Ashwin, Stratford-upon-Avon, for the dissolution of their partnership as drapers and haberdashers."

Refer the National Archives DR 469/509/6, 8 November 1822:
"Contents: Burman, Thomas. Bill of sale of household and other goods and effects by Giles Tidmarsh, Preston-on-Stour, tailor to Thomas Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, draper, to secure a debt of 28."

Ref the National Archives DR 469/68, 1825:
"Contents: Two deeds relating to land in Old Stratford.
10 & 11 Oct 1825. Lease and release by Thomas Edden Hartwell, Blackwell, Tredington, Worcs., gent., to William Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, druggist and grocer, and Thomas Burman, Warwick, mercer and draper, for 1271.6s.6d of two closes of arable land in Old Stratford, being 14 acres adjoining the turnpike road to Henely (sic), abutted on SE by land of Dr. Davenport and George Lloyd, on SW by road, on NW by land of --- Smith, in occupation William Alsock, which said closes were in occupation Timothy Smith.

Thomas was buried 13 Sep 1827 at Stratford Upon Avon aged 38 (ref Ancestry England Select Deaths and Burials).
From inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895:
"In a vault at the entrance to this porch lie the remains of Thomas Burman (late of Warwick), who departed this life September 8th, 1827, aged 38 years."

WILL OF THOMAS BURMAN 1827
This is the last Will of me Thomas Burman of the Borough of Warwick Draper I give and bequeath unto my dear wife Sophia Burman her Executors Administrators and Assigns absolutely for ever subject to the payment of all my just debts Funeral and testamentary expenses all and singular my ready money monies out at Interest Household Furniture Stock in and Implements of Trade and all other my Personal Estate and Effects whatsoever. And I do hereby appoint her my said Wife and my Brother William Burman of Stratford Upon Avon in the County of Warwick Grocer Executrix and Executor of this my Will. In Witness whereof I the said testator Thomas Burman have to this my last Will set my hand and Seal this thirty first day of August One thousand eight hundred and twenty seven Thomas Burman. Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said testator Thomas Burman as and for his last Will and testament in the presence of us who at his request and in his presence have subscribed our names ast Witnesses. James Venour Fowler W Griffin.
Proved at London 31st March 1828 before the Judge by the oath of Sophia Burman Widow the Relict and William Burman the Brother the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first Sworn (by Commission) duly to Administer.

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