Burman ~ Fourth Generation

    COMMENT ON SHAKESPEARE CONNECTION
This is the generation of the same age as William Shakespeare.
William was baptised 1564 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon.
He most likely attended the King's New School in Stratford, which taught reading, writing and the classics.
In 1582, when he was 18 and she was 26, he married Anne Hathaway, who was born in 1556.
By 1592, there is evidence William Shakespeare earned a living as an actor and a playwright in London and possible had several plays produced.
William died in 1616, and Anne in 1623.

"Richard Hathaway, of Shottery, father of Anne Hathaway, in his will dated 1st September 1581, says 'And I desire my trustee friends and neighbours, Stephen Burman and Fowlke Sandells, to be my supervisors of this my last will and testamente, and these to have for theire paynes therein to be taken twelve pence apiece of them.' Witnesses, Sir Wm. Gilbard, Clark and Curate in Stratforde, Richarde Burman, John Richardson, and John Hemynge, with others." (ref R.H.Burman Monograph 1895)
 
       
    Issue of Richard Burman  
1.   William BURMAN
Bap 28 Dec 1559 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, William, son of Richard Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).

There is a burial 5 Sep 1603 at Stratford On Avon of Wilhelmus Burman (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Extracted Parish Records).
Confirmed that this is the same person in Publications of the Dugdale Society Vol V on archive.org and listed as a possible owner of the initials W.B. on the Shakespeare bed if this is what they were.
 
2.   Richardus BURMAN (Richard)
Bap 20 Jul 1561 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Richardus, son of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).
It is possibly (but not as likely) that he is the father of the children of Richard listed below.
It is possible that this is the Richard Burman whose burial is listed on 10 Dec 1607 as "Rychard sonne to Agnes Burman de Shottre" (ref Ancestry, Warwickshire Parish Registers of Burials). There is a burial of Agnes Burman, widow, burial 15 Feb 1609 at Stratford On Avon (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Burials) who may have been his mother.
 
3.   Clemens BURMAN (Clement)
Bap 21 Jan 1563 [62/63] at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Clemens, son of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).

Clement Burman married Anna COWPAR on 2 Apr 1593 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages).

Refer the National Archives ER1/1/52:
"Contents: Fragment of an indenture of apprenticeship, 1 December 45 Elizabeth [1601].
Signed by John Wheeler and Clement Burman, and with marks of Robert Johnson and John Page. Witness: William Courte. Folio 61."

In 1631/32 Clement Burman was listed as one of the Churchwardens of Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon for the year.

Burial 1 Jun 1646, Clement Burman de Shottery (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Extracted Parish Records).
OR
Burial 20 Feb 1648, Clement Burman de Shottery (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Extracted Parish Records).
 
    Children:  
  1. Johannes BURMAN (1) bap 1593 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Johannes BURMAN (2) bap 1596 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Maria BURMAN bap 1600 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Clement BURMAN bap 1603 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Abraham BURMAN bap 1605 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  6. Richard BURMAN bap 1608 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  7. Anne BURMAN bap 1611 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  8. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1615 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
4.   Johanna BURMAN
Bap 5 Feb 1565 [65/66?] at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Johanna, dau of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).
OR There is another version in Ancestry with 15 Feb 1565.
 
5.   Rogerus BURMAN (Roger)
Bap 20 Nov 1566 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Rogerus, son of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).
 
6.   Anna BURMAN
Bap 17 Sep 1568 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Anna, dau of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).
 
7.   Franciscus BURMAN
Bap 4 Apr 1573 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Franciscus, son of Richardi Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings).
 
8.   Anne BURMAN
Bap 23 Mar 1577 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Anne, dau of Richard Burman (ref Ancestry Select Births & Christenings)
Probably the same as the record of baptism on 23 Mar 1576 "Anne Daughter to Richard Burman" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Extracted Parish Records)
There is a burial 18 Apr 1587 at Stratford On Avon of Annys, daughter to Richard Burman, who could be either this Anne, the previous Anna or an unknown one as the name is often used for Agnes (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Extracted Parish Records).
 
    Issue of Stephen Burman and Margaret  
1.   Agnes BURMAN
Bap 5 Nov 1563 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Agnes, dau of Stephani Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).
 
2.   Gulielmus BURMAN (William)
Bap 6 Oct 1565 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Gulielmus, son of Stephani Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

In a Publication of the Dugdale Society Vol V on archive.org regarding the possible user of a bedstead at Shakespeare's home carved with initials W.S. or W.B., William was identified as a possibility, as
"a son of Stephen Burman, who was baptised 6 October, 1565, was the subject of a letter to Richard Quyny in London from a member of the Stratford Corporation (probably the Bailiff, John Gibbs), dated 7 Nov 1597, married Eleanor Gibbins in 1601 and was living in 1612".

Marriage 4 May 1601 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon of Wilhelmus Burman to Helenor GYBBINS (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages).

Refer the National Archives Clopton Charters ER 3/300, 24 April 1623:
"Contents: Deed of sale by William Burman of Borton-on-the-Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, Richard Burman of Shotterye in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman and John Burman, son and heir apparent of the said Richard to William White of Wormyngton, co. Glouc., gent., of a messuage in the occupation of Anne Perkins, widow, in Stratford-upon-Avon, a messuage in the occupation of the said Richard Burman in Shotterye and 1 yard-lands in Shotterye, with all other lands etc., of the vendors in Shotterye and Stratford-upon-Avon. Dated 24 April 21 James I. Witnesses: Robert Cureton, John Gilbye, Thomas Lane, William Bartlet."

Refer the National Archives Clopton Charters ER 3/301, 30 April 1623:
"Contents: Covenants between William Burman, Richard Burman and John Burman, as above, no. 300, on the first part, Robert Humfryes of Borton on the Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, on the second part, and William White on the third part, that the said Robert Humfryes shall sue out a common recovery against William White of the messuages, lands, etc. as above, no. 300, under the names of two messuages, three gardens, 50 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 2 acres of furze and heath and common of pasture, in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shotterye; such recovery as regards the messuage and all else in Stratford to be to the use of William Burman for his life with remainder to John Burman, and as regards the messuage and all else in Shotterye to be to the use of Richard Burman his heirs and assigns."

Died 1631 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). Burial not found. He had certainly died by 1634 when he was mentioned in brother Stephen's probate.

Refer details of his probate from the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1635 (ref Ancestry):
"BURMAN, WILLIAM, of Bourton on the Hill, co. Glouc.
Will [11 Sadler] pr. Feb. 4, 1634-5 by JOHN HAYNES, and nephew JOHN BURMAN (son of RICHARD, decd.)."
 
3.   Stephanus BURMAN (Stephen)
Bap 15 Feb 1568 [67/68?] at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Stephanus, son of Stephani Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Reference National Archives DR 469/56 9 April 1611:
"Mortgage by Stephen Burman, Shottery, yeoman to William Cleeve, Alveston, gent. for 80 of pasture ground called Transams alias Tranthams, in Ingon in the parish of Bishops Hampton (Hampton Lucy)."

Marriage 5 Jun 1616 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon of Steven Burman to Elizabeth TARVER (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Marriages, no image).

Stephen was a churchwarden for the "Borowe and Parishe of Stratford Upon Avon" on 23 Apr 1622 (online source in Google for unrelated family).

Reference the National Archives, ER 2/443, 29 July 1630, held at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Vellum roll, of seven skins. Contents: A terrear or schedule indented of one yard lande and three quarters lyinge within the precincts fieldes and territories of Shottery in the countie of Warwick commonly called the College lande. And of one other yarde lande in Shottery aforesaid lately purchased from the Crowne and commonly (called) by the name of Kinges lande. All which are the inheritance of Sir Charles Smythe knighte and are nowe in the tenure or occupation of Stephen Burman, of Shottery, aforesaid, yeoman."

Reference the National Archives, ER 2/444, 29 July 1630, held at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Contents: Conveyance from Stephen Burman of Shottery, yeoman to Sir Charles Smyth, of Wawenswootton, Knight and Dame Elizabeth his wife, Sir John Curson of Waterperry, co. Oxford., Knt., Sir William Ford of Uparke in the parish of Hastings, co. Sussex, Knt., and George Markham of Ollerton, co. Notts., (in consideration that they have relinquished a suit in Chancery against him concerning the right to an estate in Shottery and in fulfilment of an award made by Sir Thomas Puckeringe, Knt., and other causes) of the above estate which is described in detail upon a roll attached, headed ('A Terrear etc.'). Witnesses: William Knight, Jo. Grene, Robert Poole, Roger Barnard."

Burial 5 Aug 1630 of "Stephen Burman de Shottery" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Parish register of Burials).

However the probate for Stephen is listed in 1634 for the Prerogative Court of Canterbury as follows:
"BURMAN, STEPHEN, of Shottery, (p. Old Stratford,) co. Warwick, Admon w. Will [55 Seager] June 13 to rel ELIZ; bro WILLIAM decd." (The reference to "55 Seager" is unknown but most of the Wills in the index have similar notation.)

Elizabeth was still alive 13 Mar 1635 [34/35/36?] at the burial of son Johannes.
 
    Children:  
  1. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1616 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. William BURMAN bap 1618 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Steven BURMAN bap 1620 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Susanna BURMAN bap 1622 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Maria BURMAN bap 1624 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  6. John BURMAN bap 1626 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
4.   Margareta BURMAN (Margaret)
Bap Dec 1572 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Margareta, dau of Stephani Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Died 1603 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). Burial not found.
 
5.   Richard BURMAN
Bap 26 Mar 1575 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Richard, son of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

"Stephen (b.1538, d.1607) may possibly have been the son of John, the second son of Richard I, and thus grandson of Richard I, and cousin to Richard III. He was certainly the father of Richard IV (b. 1575, d. 1630)." (ref C.J.Sisson, Shakespeare Survey 12)

In the burial of son Thomas in 1605, Richard is given the title "Ricardo Burman, agricolus".

Refer the National Archives Clopton Charters ER 3/300, 24 April 1623:
"Contents: Deed of sale by William Burman of Borton-on-the-Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, Richard Burman of Shotterye in the parish of Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman and John Burman, son and heir apparent of the said Richard to William White of Wormyngton, co. Glouc., gent., of a messuage in the occupation of Anne Perkins, widow, in Stratford-upon-Avon, a messuage in the occupation of the said Richard Burman in Shotterye and 1 yard-lands in Shotterye, with all other lands etc., of the vendors in Shotterye and Stratford-upon-Avon. Dated 24 April 21 James I. Witnesses: Robert Cureton, John Gilbye, Thomas Lane, William Bartlet."

Refer the National Archives Clopton Charters ER 3/301, 30 April 1623:
"Contents: Covenants between William Burman, Richard Burman and John Burman, as above, no. 300, on the first part, Robert Humfryes of Borton on the Hill, co. Glouc., yeoman, on the second part, and William White on the third part, that the said Robert Humfryes shall sue out a common recovery against William White of the messuages, lands, etc. as above, no. 300, under the names of two messuages, three gardens, 50 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture, 2 acres of furze and heath and common of pasture, in Stratford-upon-Avon and Shotterye; such recovery as regards the messuage and all else in Stratford to be to the use of William Burman for his life with remainder to John Burman, and as regards the messuage and all else in Shotterye to be to the use of Richard Burman his heirs and assigns."

Refer the National Archives BRU15/11/5 (1630):
"Contents: John Burman, eldest son of Richard Burman of Shottery, yeoman, for the due discharge of debts incurred by him Richard makes over to John Burman his property by deed of gift, 1630. In the list of debts is 'one obligacion of teenne pounds for the paiment of five pounds and consideracion unto Thomas Naish of Stratford aforesaid, gentleman.' "

Burial 7 Nov 1630 of "Richardus Burman de Shottery" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Parish register of Burials).
He had definitely died by 4 Feb 1634/35 when the probate of his brother William was proved.
 
    Children:  
  1. John BURMAN bap 1601 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Thomas BURMAN bap 1603 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Margareta BURMAN bap 1605 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Mary BURMAN bap 1608 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Thomas BURMAN bap 1610 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  6. Ursula BURMAN bap 1612 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  7. Jane BURMAN bap 1614 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  8. unnamed BURMAN twin born 1616 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  9. unnamed BURMAN twin born 1616 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  10. William BURMAN bap 1617 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
6.   Mary BURMAN
Bap 2 Apr 1577 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Mary, dau of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Married Paul BARTLETT (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). Marriage not found.
 
7.   Thomas BURMAN
Bap 11 Mar 1578/79 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings as 79).
The Ancestry record from Warwick Parish Register of Baptisms has Mar 1578.

Thomas may be the father of the children listed later to the other Thomas.

Thomas is probably the one referred to in the will of John Burman of Shottery who is his nephew.
THE WILL OF JOHN BURMAN
"Will of John Burman, Shottery, husbandman, dated 15 February, 1645. .... To Thomas Burman 20s. ." (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940).

No further information known and there are several Thomases on this and the following generation to confuse the issue of descent.
 
8.   Francis BURMAN
Bap 21 Jan 1581/82 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Francis, son of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings with both 81 and 82).
Died 1624 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940).
There is a burial 10 Feb 1624 at Stratford On Avon of "Ffrauncisse Burman of Shottery" which would be the one if The Burman Chronicle is correct (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Extracted parish Records).
 
9.   Ursula BURMAN
Bap 26 Dec 1585 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Ursula, dau of Steven Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).
Burial 9 Dec 1586 at Stratford On Avon, Vrsula Burman (ref Ancestry England Extracted Parish Records).
 
    Issue of Thomas Burman and Joan  
1.   Johanna BURMAN
Bap 15 Feb 1565 [65/66?] at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Johanna, dau of Thomae Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).
IGI records
2.   Rogerus BURMAN (Roger)
Bap 22 Feb 1567 [67/68?] at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Rogerus, son of Thomae Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).
IGI records
3.   Elizabeth BURMAN
Bap 5 Oct 1569 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Elizabeth, dau of Thomae Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).
IGI records
4.   John BURMAN
This element of the tree is not absolutely proved yet by documentation, as very little is known about this group.
Bap 27 Dec 1572 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Johannes, son of Thome Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).
No marriage is found for John in this timeframe.
Burial 15 Aug 1597 at Stratford on Avon of John, son of Thomas, in Ancestry Warwick records.
It is a puzzle as to why (1) he would have been so young when Rose was born, and (2) why would he have a child baptised at Tanworth and then be buried shortly after at Stratford on Avon. The liklihood is that this family is not correct but no further evidence has been found.

FROM WHOM FRED SHADE IS DESCENDED.
IGI records
    Children: (Possibly)  
  1. Rose BURMAN bap 1589 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. John BURMAN bap 1595 at Tanworth, Warwick (ref IGI)
 
5.   Raph BURMAN
Born c1574 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire.
Burial 21 Nov 1574 at Stratford On Avon of "Raph, sonne to Thomas Burman" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Extracted Parish Records).
 
6.   Thomas BURMAN
Bap 4 May 1576 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of Thomas Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).

Marr Anne, surname unknown.

Burial 20 Apr 1613 at Stratford On Avon of "Tho. Burman de Shattery" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Extracted Parish Records).

There is a burial 18 Dec 1622 of "Anna, uxor [wife of] Thomae Burman de Shotteria" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Extracted Parish Records). This does not quite match with the suggested death of Thomas in 1613 as it would be expected to have 'widow' rather than 'wife'.

This may be the correct Thomas for the following descent, or perhaps the Thomas before on the page, or an unknown one.
IGI records
    Children: (possibly)  
  1. Thomas BURMAN bap 1611 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1613 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
7.   Annys BURMAN
Bap 26 Dec 1578 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Annys, dau of Thomas Burman (ref Ancestry Warwick records & IGI).
 
    Issue of Agnes Burman and Thomas Pace  
1.   Richardus PACE
Bap 4 Apr 1565 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Richardus, son of Thomae Pace (ref FamilySearch P01079-1).
 

Last modified 31 May 2014