Burman ~ Seventh Generation

    Issue of Stephen Burman and Lucy Walford  
1.   Stephen BURMAN
Born 1695 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940, record not found in Ancestry).

Marriage 23 Dec 1719 at Binton, Warwickshire to Mary KEMPSON; the record states "Stephen Burman of Shottery and Mary Kempson of this Parish were married December 23rd 1719" (ref Ancestry Warwickshire marriage images).

Ref the National Archives ER1/7/22, 15 Sep 1732:
"Contents: Letter of request to Edward Deane, clerk, as above, in favour of John Such, of Shottery, yeoman, maliciously presented in the ecclesiastical Court for Incontinency. 15 September 1732. Signed by Stephen Burman, Samuel Taylor, William Burman, John Cotterell. Folio 58." [Probably the brothers Stephen and William.]

Ref the National Archives ER 2/526 10 Sep 1740 held at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Contents: Grant by William Burman of Shottery, gent., nephew and devisee under the will of William Burman, late of Shottery, yeoman, to Stephen Burman of Shottery, gent., and John Cookes of Billesley, yeoman, of a messuage and land in Shottery in trust for a settlement on the marriage of the said William Burman with Elizabeth Cookes of Stratford upon Avon."

It is very likely that the uncle William had been married to an Elizabeth, surname unknown, because there is a similar grant of land from Elizabeth Burman, widow, to the same Stephen Burman, nephew, in 1743, as follows:
Refer the National Archives MS 3389/Acc 1931-034/388047, 11 July 1743:
"Contents:
Deed Poll whereby Elizabeth Burman of Stratford upon Avon, widdow, grants to Stephen Burman of Shottery, gent., a messuage and land in Shottery, co.War."


Stephen died 1758, no issue (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). There is a Will (ref R.H.Burman Monograph 1895).

From inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895:
"Stephen Burman, gent., died 11th February, 1758, aged 62."
 
2.   Hugh BURMAN
Bap 18 Jun 1696 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Hugo (sic), son of Stephani (sic) Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

"Hugh, who lived at the old family home, Burman's Farm, Shottery, was a successful man of business, in addition to his landed interest. He had a family of seven children but outlived them all with the exception of a daughter Lucy ..." (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940).

It appears that Hugh was apprenticed to Thos Burman of Olde Stratford, dyer, for 20, in 1713, several years after his father had died:
"42/178 1713 Hugh [son of] Lucy of Shottery Warws wid to Thos Burman of Olde Stratford dyer 20" (ref fmp, Apprentices of Great Britain).
Thomas was son of John Burman and Mary Warde, below.

Married on 1 May 1720 at Stratford On Avon to Hester HURDIS, by Licence (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Parish Marriages). She was a daughter of Daniel Hurdis, Mayor of Stratford in 1722 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). Hester was baptised 20 May 1696 at Holy Trinity, Stratford on Avon, daughter of Daniel (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Refer the National Archives ER1/3/2a, 25 Sep 1728:
"Contents: Hugh Burman to Thomas Mason, of Stratford, returning money of John Bartlett's charity, not have found 'proper objects to be placed out apprentices'. 25 September 1728. Folio 4."

Hugh was Mayor of Stratford in 1744 and was the third Burman mayor of Stratford (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940).

On 26 Jan 1753, Hugh Burman of Stratford upon Avon, Warwichshire, Woolcomber, took on an Apprentice, William, son of John Harris (ref Ancesty UK register of duties paid for Apprentices).

Ref the National Archives MS 3389/Acc1931-034/388052 and 388053, 10 Nov 1758:
"Contents: Lease for a year and Grant from Sarah Travers of Stratford upon Avon, widow, Piercy Grove of Weston Subedge, co.Glouc., gent., and Sarah, his wife, to Hugh Burman of Stratford upon Avon, gent., of land in Shottery."

Hugh died 23 July 1761 (ref the church memorial below). His Will was signed on 19 May 1761 and the probate date was 27 Oct 1761.

WILL OF HUGH BURMAN 1761
In the Name of God Amen I Hugh Burman of Shottery in the parish of Old Stratford in the County of Warwick Gentleman being of a sound and disposing mind and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament in writing wherein and whereby I dispose of and appoint my real and personal estates to the several uses hereinafter expressed touching the same as a means to prevent any disputes that may arise concerning the enjoyment thereof and first I give and bequeath unto my daughter Lucy Burman so much money to be paid to her by my Executrix hereinafter named shall make, the moneys she is now possessed of and enjoys of her own property a compleat thousand pounds at the end of six months next ensuing my decease and the further sum of twenty pounds to be paid to my said daughter by my said Executrix immediately after my death. I also give and devise all those two cottages or tenements situate and being in Shottery aforesaid now in the several tenures and occupations of John Jones and William Hathaway with all rights and appurtenances to the same belonging unto my said daughter Lucy Burman her heirs and assigns for ever and I also give and devise all that one yard land of arrable meadow and pasture groundlying and being dispersed in and about the several common fields common meadows and commonable places of and belonging to Shottery aforesaid (late settled in jointure on my Mother Lucy Burman since deceased) with all rights members and appurtenances to the same yard land belonging or appertaining unto my said daughter Lucy Burman her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath unto my said daughter Lucy Burman one moiety or half part of all my silver plate. I also give all my other real estates in Shottery aforesaid and elsewhere unto my loving wife Hester Burman for and during the term of her natural life and at and after her decease, then I do hereby limit and appoint the same estates mute and for the sole use of my said daughter Lucy Burman her heirs and assigns for ever. I also give and bequeath unto my said loving wife Hester Burman all the rest and residue of my personal estate subject to the payment of my debts and funeral charges and do make and constitute the said Hester Burman sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking and declaring void every former Will by me made and published. In witness whereof I the said Hugh Burman have to this my last Will and Testament set my hand and seal the nineteenth day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one. Hu Burman. Signed sealed published and declared this to be the last Will and Testament in writing of me Hugh Burman the Testator in the presence of the persons who have subscribed their names as witnesses thereof in my presence and in the presence of one another. Tho. Walford. Tho. Ballamy. Anna Kitchin.

This Will was proved at London the twenty seventh day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty one before the Right Worshipfull Edward Simpson Doctor of Laws Master Keeper or Commissary of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury lawfully constituted by the Oath of Hester Burman Widow the Relict of the deceased and sole Executrix named in the said Will to whom Administration was granted of all and singular the goods chattells and credits of the said deceased having been first sworn by commission duly to administer.

(Side note on the Will) On the 22nd November 1815 ? of the Goods Chattels and Credits of Hugh Burman late of the Borough of Stratford upon Avon in the County of Warwick deceased left unadmd. by Hester Burman Widow deceased while living the Relict and sole Executrix named in the Will was granted to Thomas Ince of New Inn in the County of Middlesex Gentleman as a person for that purpose named by and on the part and behalf of William Horniblow of Shipston upon Stour in the County of Worcester and George Horniblow of the same place limited so far as concerns all the Estate Right Title and Interest of the said Deceased ? to a certain Messuage or Tenement Close Four Yard Lands and a Quarter Hereditaments and Premises with the Appurts situate in the Town Field and commonable places of Over La..ston alias Upper La..ston in the County of Warwick or in the parish or precinct of the same comprized in acertain terms of two thousand years and the residue and remainder of the said term therein ranted and assigned to the said Hugh Burman in and by a certain Indenture bearing date the 14 November 1749 and now to come and un...ered and all benefit and advantage to be received and taken therefrom but no further or otherwise or in any other manner whatsoever having been first sworn duly to admiss, The said Executrix died Intestate.

[William Horniblow bap 1771 and George Horniblow bap 1778 were sons of William Horniblow who married Susanna Snow on 9 Sep 1759 at Shipson On Stour, Worcestershire. No connection has been found with the Burman family.]

Refer the National Archives DR 469/251/1/v, including in the contents:
"1 Oct 1763. Assignment by John Baker, Buckingham, mercer, (executor of Martha Baker his mother, who was executrix of John Baker, Alveston, gent., deceased) to Hester Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow.
1 Apr 1768. Assignment by Rev. William Daniel, Snitterfield and Lucy his wife (only child and administratrix of Hester Burman) to John Meacham, Stratford-upon-Avon, surgeon."

Hugh's wife Hester died 30 Mar 1766 (ref the church memorial below).

Refer to the monument in Stratford church photographed by F.Shade in 2010. Some of the dates are indistinct.
"Beneath this MONUMENT
Lie the Bodies of three Sons and a Daughter
of Mr. HUGH BURMAN
of this Borough, and Hester his Wife, Viz.,
HESTER BURMAN, died September 27th
1751, Aged 23
WILLIAM BURMAN, who died April 21st
1755, Aged 25.
HURDIS BURMAN, who died March 8th
1756, Aged 20.
and
Mr STEVEN BURMAN, ye Eldest Son,
Sugar refiner & Citizen of London, who
Died January the 8th 1757, Aged 34
Here also lieth MARY HURDIS, a Niece of
The above mention'd Mr HUGH BURMAN
And Hester his Wife, Daughter of
Mr Wm HURDIS & Lucy his Wife, late of
This Borough, she died March 16th,
1756, Age 24.
Also Mary another Daughter of the said Mr HUGH
BURMAN, and Hester his Wife, she died July
the 10th 1758 Aged 33.
Also Mr. HUGH BURMAN, their Father he died
July ye 23rd 1761 Aged 64.
And Mrs HESTER BURMAN,
Widow of the said Mr. HUGH BURMAN,
died March the 30th 1766
Aged 69"






























































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    Children:  
  1. Stephen BURMAN bap 1721 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Mary BURMAN bap 1722/23 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Hester BURMAN bap 1724/25 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. William BURMAN (1) bap 1726 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. William BURMAN (2) bap 1730 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  6. Lucy BURMAN bap 1732 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  7. Hurdis BURMAN bap 1735 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
3.   William BURMAN
Bap 10 Feb 1698 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, William, son of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Ref the National Archives ER1/7/22, 15 Sep 1732:
"Contents: Letter of request to Edward Deane, clerk, as above, in favour of John Such, of Shottery, yeoman, maliciously presented in the ecclesiastical Court for Incontinency. 15 September 1732. Signed by Stephen Burman, Samuel Taylor, William Burman, John Cotterell. Folio 58." [Probably the brothers Stephen and William.]

Ref the National Archives ER 2/526 10 Sep 1740 held at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Contents: Grant by William Burman of Shottery, gent., nephew and devisee under the will of William Burman, late of Shottery, yeoman, to Stephen Burman of Shottery, gent., and John Cookes of Billesley, yeoman, of a messuage and land in Shottery in trust for a settlement on the marriage of the said William Burman with Elizabeth Cookes of Stratford upon Avon."

Marriage 23 Sep 1740 of William Burman to Elizabeth COOKES; "William Burman to Eliz. Cooks by Lic." (ref Ancestry, Warwickshire England Extracted Parish Records). This marriage is mentioned in the Burman Chronicle 1940.

William died 1742 (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). His burial record not found.

From inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895:
"William Burman, gent., died 1st July, 1742, aged 41." There is a slight date discrepancy.
 
4.   Lucy BURMAN
Bap 23 Jan 1701/02 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Lucy, dau of Stephen Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Refer the National Archives Probate ER 3/1929 dated 6 July 1714, held at Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Contents: Probate of the will, dated 7 October 1710, of Hannah Tomlins of Stratford-upon-Avon, 'gentlewoman', with bequests to:
Her brother Hugh Walford of Farthingoe, gent., her sister Lucy Burman of Shottery, widow; her sister Ursula Watts, wife of Mr. Brunker Watts of London; her sister, Mrs. Anne Walford; her niece, Elizabeth Walford, daughter of her brother Hugh Walford; her niece Lucy Burman, daughter of her sister, Lucy Burman; her niece Lucy Watts, daughter of her brother-in-law Mr. Brunker Watts; her goddaughter (and niece) Susanna Tibbatts; her cousin (or rather, niece) Lucy Tibbatts; her cousin (or rather, niece) Hannah Tibbatts; her cousin, Hannah Pearkes; her cousin, Susanna Pearkes; her cousin (or ratheer, nephew) Stephen Burman; her cousin (or rather, grandson) Henry Halford, son of Mr. John Halford (spoons and a Bible formerly the property of his grandfather Mr. Henry Tomlins); her godson, Robert Tibbatts, son of Hugh Tibbatts; her sister Jane Hicks of Stratford, widow, who is appointed sole executrix."

Marriage 17 Jan 1728 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire of Mrs Lucy Burman (sic) to Mr Wm Hurdis (ref Ancestry, Warwickshire Extracted Parish Records).
Married William HURDIS (ref The Burman Chronicle 1940). Presumably he died c1732 according to the following note.

Refer the National Archives ER1/7/23:
"Contents: Mandate of Edward Deane, clerk, as above, citing Mary wife of John Lyndon, gent., John Such of Shottery, Elizabeth Folly, of Stratford and Sara Marshall, of the same, to appear in the ecclesiastical court, and Mrs. Lucy Hurdis and Mrs. Burman to prove their husbands' wills; 9 October 1732." [Not her mother in law as she had died in 1719, and no other Burman deaths found at this time.]

Lucy's burial record not found.
 
    Issue of William Burman and Tamison Musill  
1.   John BURMAN
Bap 6 Feb 1658 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, John, son of William Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

It seems from the following two documents that John moved to Southam, Warwickshire.

The following entry in the Guide to Stratford and Warwick References in the Art, Manuscript and Scrapbook Collections (Folger Collection) is presumed to refer to this John as the heir apparent of William the elder:
"146: Joseph Woolmer, Stratford-upon-Avon, ironmonger (1), Thomas Woolmer, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent (2), William Burman the elder, Shottery, yeoman & John Burman, Southam [Shottery in another version], yeoman, son & heir apparent of William (3), William Burman the younger, Shottery, yeoman (4), Thomas Perkes, Bearley, gent (trustee) (5), 7 March 1710/11.
Assignment of mortgage by Joseph Woolmer, with assent of other parties, to Thomas Perkes, in trust to attend the inheritance of William Burman the younger of messuage and appurtenances in Shottery formerly in occupation William Burman and John Burman, with 1 yard lands of arable meadow and pasture appurtenant in the fields of Shottery.
Recitals
1 Sept 1697: Mtge. by William Burman senior, John Burman and Richard Burman, Frankton, Warwickshire, clerk (another son of William senior) to Edward Woolmer, Bath, apothecary, to secure repayment of 257 10s
23 Nov 1702: Assignment and further charge to Thomas Woolmer, Stratford-upon-Avon, gent (318-6s to Edward Woolmer, 141-14s to Burmans)
24 & 25 Nov 1703: Lease & release Burmans (3) to Thomas Woolmer, who assigned mortgage term to Joseph Woolmer
23 April 1706: Burmans (3) acknowledge themselves to have given up equity of redemption on premises
Applied seals
Signatures: Joseph Woolmer, Tho. Woolmer, Wm. Burman the elder (mark), William Burman
Witnesses: Joseph Hunt senior, Ralegh Knight, Edward Fletcher, John Palmer, Philip Hatton, Edward Bartlet, Robert Hathaway."

Ref the National Archives ER 2/499, 12 Mar 1710/11, held at the Shakespeare Centre Library and Archive:
"Contents: Lease for a year from Thomas Woolmer of Stratford upon Avon, gent., William Burman, senior, of Shottery, yeoman, and John Burman of Southam, son and heir of William Burman to William Burman, junior, of Shottery, yeoman, of a messuage etc. with a yard and half of land in Shottery in the tenures of William Burman, senior and John Gunne. Witnesses: Raleigh Knight and others."
 
2.   Richard BURMAN
Bap 25 Feb 1671 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Richard, son of William Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).
Not mentioned in The Burman Chronicle 1940 document.

See the following comment in the information given in full for his brother John:
"
1 Sept 1697: Mtge. by William Burman senior, John Burman and Richard Burman, Frankton, Warwickshire, clerk (another son of William senior) to Edward Woolmer, Bath, apothecary, to secure repayment of 257 10s"

There is a reference in the Cambridge University Alumni (in Ancestry) which fits the names and dates and is probably him, particular as the previous quote refers to him as 'clerk':
Name: Richard Burman. College: Christ's.
More Information: Adm. sizar at CHRIST'S, Jun 20, 1690. S. of William. Adm scholar, Nov. 18, 1690; B.A. 1693-4. Ord. deacon (Worcester) 1695; priest, 1699.

In a book titled 'Christ's College' on Google is the following entry which confirms the previous facts:
"Burman, Richard: son of William: (no more facts). Admitted sizar unter Mr Lovett 20 June 1690.
B.A. 1693-4. Admitted scholar 18 Nov. 1690. Ordained deacon, Worcester, 1695: priest, 1699"
 
    Issue of Joseph Burman  
1.   Thomas BURMAN
Bap 20 May 1677 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of Joseph Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

 
    Issue of John Burman and Mary Warde  
1.   Thomas BURMAN
Bap 9 Aug 1674 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Thomas, son of John Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Marriage 26 Dec 1696 in Warwickshire of Thomas Burman of Stratford-upon-Avon and Martha LOCK of Tredington, Warwickshire (ref Ancestry England Extracted Parish Records).

Hugh Burman, above, son of Stephen Burman and Lucy Walford, was apprenticed to Thomas in 1713, several years after his father had died:
"42/178 1713 Hugh [son of] Lucy of Shottery Warws wid to Thos Burman of Olde Stratford dyer 20" (ref fmp, Apprentices of Great Britain).

Josiah Burman, son of Josiah Burman of Welcome, Warwickshire [there is a locality called Welcombe just outside Stratford], was apprenticed to Thomas Burman of Old Stratford Warwickshire, Dyer on 18 Feb 1723/24. Neither Josiah has been identified. This appears to show that Thomas died in 1724 since Martha was a widow the same year. His burial not found.

Refer the National Archives DR444/6/2/7/1. Mason Family; Lease, Clopton to Burman, 17th August 1724:
"Contents:
Unexecuted lease for the annual rental of 10 between Edward Clopton of Clopton, esquire on the first part and Martha Burman of Old Stratford, widow on the second part.
Property: messuage with barns, stables, outbuildings in Old Stratford late in the tenure of Thomas Burman, deceased, late husband of the said Martha, and now in the tenure of the said Martha. Free liberties for the said Martha to continue furnaces and other dying vessels and also the tacks to dye cloths in the same convenient place on the premises, if the rent is unpaid for 21 days, Edward Clopton may distrain goods until paid."

Refer the National Archives DR444/6/2/1/23/3, Mason Family; Lease, Clopton to Burman, 17th August 1724:
"Contents:
Lease at an annual rent of 10 between Edward Clopton of Clopton in Warwickshire on the first part and Martha Burman of Old Stratford, widow on the second part.
Property: messuage, late in the tenure of Thomas Burman, late husband of Martha Burman, with leave for Martha Burman to continue the furnaces and dying vessels."

Refer the National Archives DR444/6/2/7/2. Mason Family; Lease, Burman to Close(sic), 18th August 1724:
"Contents:
Unexecuted lease for an annual rental of 10 and 5 per acre dug without consent between Martha Burman of Old Stratford, widow on the first part and John Close of Old Stratford, dyer on the second part.
Property: messuage with barns, stables, buildings, garden, orchard and backsides in Old Stratford (except trees which are reserved to Martha Burman and assignees) also the right of entry and distaint if rent is unpaid after 21 days."

Refer the National Archives DR444/6/2/1/23/2, Mason Family; lease, Burman to Cross (sic), 18th August 1724:
"Contents:
Lease at an annual rent of 10 between Martha Burman of Old Stratford, widow on the first part and John Cross of Old Stratford, dyer on the second part.
Property: messuage, late in the tenure of Martha Burman now of John Cross in Old Stratford."

Martha married (2) 2 Jan 1724/25 to John CROSS (ref Ancestry Worcestershire Registers of Marriages). See his name in the two documents above.
 
    Children:  
  1. Martha BURMAN (1) bap 1698/99 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. Mary BURMAN bap 1701 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. John BURMAN bap 1703 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Elizabeth BURMAN (1) bap 1707/08 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Anne BURMAN bap 1709 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  6. Martha BURMAN (2) bap 1712/13 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  7. Thomas BURMAN bap 1714 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  8. Elizabeth BURMAN (2) bap 1720 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
2.   Mary BURMAN
Bap 28 Mar 1677 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Mary, dau of John Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).
 
3.   John BURMAN
Bap 5 Nov 1680 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, John, son of John Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Ref the National Archives DR 469/402/3, 11 May 1711:
"Contents: Probate of the will (22 April 1710) of John Burman the elder of Stratford-upon-Avon, gent., bequeathing inter alia house, barn and tenements in Henley Street to wife Mary for life, with remainder to son John."

Marriage 29 Dec 1705 at Tanworth in Arden of John Burman to Catherine COTTERELL (ref Ancestry Warwickshire England Baps Marr & Bur).

John died c1731, burial not found.

Refer the National Archives DR 469/402/4. 4 May 1732:
"Contents: Probate of the will (11 April 1731) of John Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, yeoman, bequeathing to daugher Hannah, wife of Thomas Gibbs, 2 tenements in Henley Street adjoining testator's dwelling house which is left to his wife Catherine for life with remainder to Hannah Gibbs."

Refer the National Archives DR 469/402/5, 1 Sep 1738:
"Contents: Mortgage by Catherine Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, and Hannah Gibbs, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, to John Dennett, Warwick, woolcomber and Samuel Dennett, Hampton Lucy, husbandman, for 40 of premises in Henley Street, viz. corner house in occupation Catherine Burman and Hannah Gibbs, and 2 tenements adjoining in occupation John Ryland and Mary Moore, widow."

Refer the National Archives DR 469/402/6, 14 Mar 1743/4:
"Contents: Articles of Agreement between Catherine Burman, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow and Hannah Gibbs, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow and John Dennett, Warwick, woolcomber and Samuel Dennett, Hampton Lucy, husbandman, for sale and purchase of fee simple of premises."

Death of Catherine Burman not found.
 
    Children:  
  1. Hannah BURMAN bap 1707 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. William BURMAN bap 1709 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. John BURMAN bap 1711 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
4.   Richard BURMAN
Bap 8 Apr 1687 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, Richard, son of John Burman (ref Ancestry England Select Births and Christenings).

Marriage 20 Oct 1710 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon of Richard Burman to Rosse Magines (Rose MAGENIS) (ref Ancestry England Select Marriages).

Refer the National Archives, ER1/7/11, 17 March 1720/21:
"Contents: Citation by Wallwyn Meese, Vicar and Judge of the Peculiar, of Richard Burman and Shaxper Hart, churchwardens, of Stratford, and others, to appear in his Court on 24 March. 17 March 1720/21. On the back are 15 names of persons lately deceased. Folio 24."

Refer the National Archives, ER1/7/12, 6 Jun 1722:
"Contents: Notice from Richard Burman, as agent of Richard Magenis, late of the Old, in Snitterfield, to Thomas Woolmer, as agent for Hugh Clopton and Richard Dighton, esquires, and Thomas Cookes, gent., trustees of the estate of Thomas Stanton, late of Stratford, gent., deceased, that he may take possession of the house and farm of the Old (now the Wolds farm). 6 June 1722. Folio 29."

Richard is the most likely candidate to have been the second Burman mayor of Stratford in 1723.

Records of R.H.Burman (1895) give a second marriage of Richard, to Elizabeth, surname unknown. One possibility is that of the marriage on 27 Dec 1722 at Oxhill, Warwickshire of Richard Burman to Elizabeth CLAXTON.

From inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895:
"Richard Burman died 30th August, 1732, aged 46. Elizabeth, wife of Richard Burman, died 8th of October, 1751."

Refer the National Archives, ER20/18, c1758:
"Contents: c.1758. Case for the Opinion of Counsel respecting the right of Elizabeth Burman, administratrix of her mother who died intestate, and of the unadministered goods of her father, Richard, who predeceased her mother, also intestate, to refuse to convey the third share of her sister Mary, wife of Jarrett Jenks of Worcester, wheelwright, in the lease of premises held of the Corporation of Stratford-upon-Avon [Golden Lion, Bridge Street] to Elizabeth Tomes, Stratford-upon-Avon, widow, which said Jenks had covenanted to do by articles dated 21 December 1757."

Refer the National Archives, ER1/7/25, 11 Apr 1758:
"Contents: Letters of administration from Edward Kenwick,clerk, M.A., Commissary of the Royal Peculiar, etc., of Stratford-upon-Avon, to Elizabeth Burman of the effects of Elizabeth Burman, late of Stratford, widow, her mother. 11 April 1758. With seal, f.64."
 
    Children of Richard and Elizabeth:  
  1. Mary BURMAN bap 1724/25 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  2. William BURMAN bap 1726 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  3. Elizabeth BURMAN bap 1727 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  4. Anne BURMAN bap 1728 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire  
  5. Sarah BURMAN bap 1729/30 at Holy Trinity, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire
 
5.   Elizabeth BURMAN
Born c1690 at Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire based on parish church inscription (bap not found).

Marriage 8 Oct 1710 at Alcester, Warwickshire of Elizabeth Burman to John MAGENIS by Licence (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Baps Marr & Bur image).

Below are inscriptions in the parish church at Stratford On Avon in R.H.Burman Monograph 1895:
"John Burman, senr., of this borough, died 4th May, 1710, aged 67."
"Mary, the wife of John Burman, died 4th December, 1711, aged 63. Elizabeth their daughter (late wife of John Magenis), died 30th November, 1711, aged 21."
 
    Issue of Richard Burman and Joice unknown  
1.   Ann BURMAN
Born Packwood. Mentioned in will of John Court 1686 when she was not yet 21, so born after 1665.

"Will of John Court, of Kemp's Green, yeoman, dated 17th September 1686. I leave my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body when dead to be decently buried. To Ann Burman daughter of Richard Burman deceased 20 at her age of 21 years. To Mary Burman her sister 20 at her age of 21 years, but if either die before they come of age her money to go to her brother Richard Burman.
 
2.   Mary BURMAN
Bap 21 Jan 1672/73 at Packwood, Warwick, "Mary the daughter of Richard Burman & Joice his wife Baptized Jan 21 1672/73 (ref IGI and Ancestry Warwickshire Original Baps Marriages & Burials, actual record).

Mentioned in Will of John Court 1686 when she was not yet 21, so born after 1665.

"Will of John Court, of Kemp's Green, yeoman, dated 17th September 1686. I leave my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body when dead to be decently buried. To Ann Burman daughter of Richard Burman deceased 20 at her age of 21 years. To Mary Burman her sister 20 at her age of 21 years, but if either die before they come of age her money to go to her brother Richard Burman.
IGI records
3.   John BURMAN
Bap 31 May 1675 at Packwood, Warwick, "John the son of Richard Burman & Joice his wife Baptized May 31 1675 (ref IGI and Ancestry Warwickshire Original Baps Marriages & Burials, actual record).
"Of Kemp's Green"

John was a baby when his father died, and became the heir of his father's cousin, John Court of Kemp's Green in the parish of Tanworth. John Court made his will in 1686 and died in 1688. The estate was called "Heathfield" in Kemp's Green. John Court left no children and his will shows that apart from legacies to the brother and sisters of John Burman, the remainder of the estate eventually went to John at the aged of 19 (1694), and John's widow Dorothy died in 1699. He was probably the first Burman to own land at Tanworth. Details are from "The Burman Chronicle".

WILL OF JOHN COURT UNDER WHICH JOHN INHERITED. Refer the National Archives ER5/81 17 Sep 1686.
"Will of John Court, of Kemp's Green, yeoman, dated 17th September 1686. I leave my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body when dead to be decently buried. To Ann Burman daughter of Richard Burman deceased 20 at her age of 21 years. To Mary Burman her sister 20 at her age of 21 years, but if either die before they come of age her money to go to her brother Richard Burman. I devise my house wherein I dwell and lands thereto belonging unto Dorothy my now wife for and until John Burman son and heir of Richard Burman deceased do come to the age of 19 years, if the said Dorothy do so long live and keep herself a widow and afterwards to the said John Burman and his heirs for ever, provided that he the said John Burman do allow the said Dorothy the parlour and the chamber over it with liberty to go in and through the house and yard and sit by the hall fire and there make her a fire when she pleaseth and do pay unto her 10 yearly during her natural life, but if the said Dorothy do at any time claim any other dowery or thirds they and from that time this devise and gift to her shall cease and end. To the said John Burman all the household goods beds and bedding which are in the parlour chamber, except my wives chest and box with the first letters of her former name upon them. I also give him the mault mill and mustard mill, the biggest brass pan and chaufron the brass morter and pestell the cheese press the great scales Beam and weights and all the benches and shelves about the house with malt garner and all other garners and wanscoate, also the Iron back in the chimney and the table board and frame and Joynstooles in the Hall and all my cartes Tumbrilles ploughs and harrows and all other implements of husbandry but my will is that all these things both household goods and tools for husbandry shall be and continue about the house for the use of the said Dorothy until the said John Burman cometh to the age of 19 years and then to his use for ever. To the said John my best mare and best cow to be his at that time (and hers until that time) and to the said John Burman and his heirs for ever all my land called Heathfield, now in the tenure of John Cotterell conditionally that he yearly pay to his brother Richard Burman 3 commencing when the said Richard cometh to the age of 21 years and so to the end of his natural life and after the decease of the said Richard then to the said John Burman and his heirs for ever. To my two servants John Bennett 4 and to Alice Wheeler 40s. if they live with me at my decease. I give 12 to defray my funeral expenses. My loving wife shall receive the rents of Heathfield for and until the said John attains the age aforesaid and to give him a true account then, keeping it as a stocke for him to be paid him at the age of 19. The rest and residue of my personal estate unbequeathed I give unto my loving wife Dorothy whom I make sole executrix. I desire my loving friends John Hopkins of Henley and William Lea of Tanworth to be overseers of this my will and I give them 10/- apeece for their pains." This was proved 29th May 1688. (ref Burman Chronicles). John Court died in 1688 and was buried at Tanworth.

The marriage is listed in IGI on 20 Nov 1696 at Tanworth, Warwick, between John Barman (sic) and Margaret HURLESTONE (ref IGI). It is clearly Burman in Ancestry, Warwickshire Baps Marr & Burials, with the image. Margaret was dau of William Hurlestone or Hurlstone, a neighbouring yeoman.

John is believed to have been the first Burman mayor of Stratford in 1699 (ref The Burman Chronicles 1940, page 28).

John filled the office of Churchwarden and Overseer of the Poor at Tanworth in 1720-1-2.
Burial of Margaret Burman 3 May 1740 at Tanworth in Arden (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Burials).
Burial of John Burman 9 May 1743 at Tanworth in Arden (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Burials).
WILL OF JOHN BURMAN. John's own will was proved 31 May 1743 at Worcester (source unknown, Will not located online).

FROM WHOM FRED SHADE IS DESCENDED.
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    Children:  
  1. Richard BURMAN bap 1697 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  2. Mary BURMAN bap 1700 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  3. John BURMAN bap 1702 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  4. Margaret BURMAN (1) bap 1705 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  5. Margaret BURMAN (2) bap 1707/08 at Tanworth, Warwickshire  
  6. Joseph BURMAN bap 1714/15 at Tanworth, Warwickshire
 
4.   Richard BURMAN
Bap 13 Nov 1677 at Packwood, Warwick (ref IGI). At his baptism, his mother was described as "Joice Burman widow", so Richard the father had died earlier in the year (ref Ancestry Warwickshire Original Baps Marriages & Burials, actual record).
Mentioned in Will of John Court 1686, see above, in the event of either sister dying before turning 21.

"Will of John Court, of Kemp's Green, yeoman, dated 17th September 1686. I leave my soul into the hands of Almighty God and my body when dead to be decently buried. To Ann Burman daughter of Richard Burman deceased 20 at her age of 21 years. To Mary Burman her sister 20 at her age of 21 years, but if either die before they come of age her money to go to her brother Richard Burman.

To the said John my best mare and best cow to be his at that time (and hers until that time) and to the said John Burman and his heirs for ever all my land called Heathfield, now in the tenure of John Cotterell conditionally that he yearly pay to his brother Richard Burman 3 commencing when the said Richard cometh to the age of 21 years and so to the end of his natural life and after the decease of the said Richard then to the said John Burman and his heirs for ever.
"

There is a burial of Richard Burman at Tanworth on 15 Oct 1706 listed in R.H.Burman Monograph but he incorrectly ascribes this burial to Richard's father.
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Last modified 31 May 2014