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Ann Burgham
Married on Tuesday, the 28th inst., at St. Mary's, Bryanston-square, by the Rev. Wm. Penfold, the Right Hon. Henry Lord Montfort, to Miss Ann Burgham, daughter of the late William Burgham, Esq., of Upton Bishop, Herefordshire. <br>
The Cork Examiner, 31 December 1847 + The Spectator 1st January 1848 p.23.

Henry Bromley, 3rd Baron Montfort (1773-1851) was born 14th May 1773 and married, firstly Elizabeth Watts on 5th September 1793. She died 10th December 1847 without children. Very soon after her death Henry married Anne, also without issue. His lordship died on 30th April 1851, when the Baron on Montfort became extinct.


Biddy Burgum,
AUSTRALIAN GIRLS WIN HOCKEY
Australian player J. Marshall (right) gets the hall past J. Brailhwaite and B. Burgum, of England, in their women's international hockey match at Folkstone, Kent, last week. Australia won, 2 - 1. It was England's first defeat in three years. (Biddy was born in Birmingham, daughter of Wiliam and Florence (Saward) Burgum, part of the "QQ" family tree).
From - The Advertiser (Adelaide, South Australia), published Wednesday 7 October 1953.

Ceri Burgum
LAWN CUTTINGS RISK TO PONIES
Well-meaning gardeners who deposit grass-cuttings in paddocks for ponies were warned yesterday that their kindly gestures can kill. Grass cuttings rapidly ferment and cause colic which can be fatal in ponies and horses, said Miss Ceri Burgum of the British Horse Society, which is advising owners to visit paddocks daily to check that no lawn-mowings have been given to their animals.
From - Daily Telegraph; 10th June 1989.


David Burgum
VERSATILE EXAMINER
David Burgum, the IAM examiner in the Rotherham area, passed his General Flight Test in a Cessa 150 earlier this year, at the completion of his flying training. David started training some 18 months ago. He has has to take examinations in air law, meteorology, navigation, radio telephony and technical matters. The latter is an oral examination. Having been beset by weather and lack of time he says: "It has been well worth the effort". His training was conducted by instructors and staff at Sandtoft Air Services, of Belton, near Doncaster. (A picture shows Charles Spooner - Instructor/Examiner, David Burgum and Mrs Sheila Hodgson - secretary.
From - "Milestones"; the offical magazine of the Institute of Advanced Motorists. Winter 1990, page 43.

Debbie Burgum
LYDNEY WOMAN'S DEATH MYSTERY
Police have asked for the body of Deborah Bernadette Theresa Burgum to be kept so they can continue investigations into her death. An inquest opened and adjorned by Gloucester coroner David Gibbons on Tuesday heard how a man in his 30's from Lydney had been arrested and bailed for ten weeks in connection with the death. Ms Burgum, aged 32, died on November 11, her body was found at her home at Klondyke Avenue, Lydney, by her brother, Paul Burgum, who formally identified her. Mr Gibbons agreed to allow officers to keep the body for 28 days after hearing that the cause of death is so far "unascertained." The inquest was adjourned to March 29.
From - The Forester; Friday 17th November 2000.

Mrs G. Burgum
BAN ON LIQUOR AT CITY HALL DANCES
The Courier-Mail 1938
From - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), Thursday 4 August 1938
Ethel was born in Littledean, Gloucestershire, and married George Burgum (1885-1969) at Bundeberg, Queensland, 31st May 1916, part of the "RR" family tree.


Mrs G. Burgum
CHALLENGE IS TO US, SAYS W.C.T.U. LEADER
'The liquor trade is more powerful than ever; therefore, the challenge is to us. We must take the leadership,' said Miss I. McCorkindale Director of Education, Women's Christian Temperance Union at Willard Hall on Saturday afternoon, when delegates to the annual conference were welcomed. Mrs. J. Attnow (District President) welcomed the guests, and Mrs. H. C. Tipper (State President) conveyed greetings. Mrs. A. L. Nelson (Rockhampton), Mrs. G. Burgum (Maryborough), and Miss C. M. Hussey (Bundaberg) responded. A musical and elocutionary programme was given by Mrs. S. Farr, Misses G. Stewart, E. Thompson, I. Andrews, and J. Grey.
From - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), Monday 22 September 1941
Ethel was born in Littledean, Gloucestershire, and married George Burgum (1885-1969) at Bundeberg, Queensland, 31st May 1916, part of the "RR" family tree.


George Walding Burgum
POLICE CHASE MEN OVER ROOFS
Charge of Stealing at Maryborough, May 8th Information received by the police about 9 o'clock last night led to the discovery of two pairs of worn shoes and a number of articles outside a door leading into the alleyway between Bazaar Street and the rear of the premises of Stuparts Ltd. A search of the premises was made, but no one was discovered in the building. However, the police drew a cordon round the building, and a more intensive search was made. About 12.45 am a door was opened, and when Constable Codd endeavoured to catch two men who were coming out of the building they slammed the door in his face and re-entered. Police again went into the building, but could find no one there. On opening a window fronting Kent Street, however, they saw two men on the awning. The men at once ran over roofs of an joining premises to Mimosa Cafe, where they reached the verandah on the second story, and disappeared into a hall situated above the cafe. Constable Barnett climbed up a verandah post, and followed the trail of the men, who descended stairs to the backyard, where they were discovered. In the Police Court today George Burgum (17) and Cecil Henry Klein (18) were charged with having stolen articles valued at £2/4/11, the property of Stuparts Ltd. They were remanded for eight days.
From - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), Thursday 9 May 1935.

George Walding Burgum
MARYBOROUGH
George Burgum (18) and Cecil Henry Klein (17) appeared on two charges, namely: stealing from the warehouse of Stuparts, Ltd., articles valued at £18/5/3,in February, and stealing from the same firm and breaking out of premises between May 7 and 8. The value of the articles in the second case was £2/4/11. Both pleaded guilty to the first charge, and were sentenced to three months' imprisonment, sentences to be suspended on their entering into a bond of £50 to be of good behaviour for 12 months. On the second charge Burgum pleaded guilty, and was committed for sentence at the Circuit Court at Maryborough on July 16. Klein pleaded not guilty, and was committed for trial at the same sittings. Each defendant was allowed bail self in £50 and one surety of £50, or two of £25.
From - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.), Monday 20 May 1935.

George Walding Burgum
YOUTHS REPRIMANDED
The Morning Bulletin 1935
From - The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld.), Friday 19 July 1935.
George Walding Burgum (1917-1963) was born in Childers, Queensland, son of George and Ethel (Goldsworthy) Burgum, part of the "RR" family tree.


Gerald Burgum
MAGISTRATES DINNER
Guests who attended the annual dinner of West Bromwich magistrates, at the Park Hotel, Wolverhampton, included (from Left) Mr Alan Pitt, deputy chairman of West Bromwich bench; Col Anthony Fender, Deputy Lieutenant of the West Midlands; Mr Philip Elliot, chairman of West Bromwich; Judge Michael Mander, guest speaker and Mr Gerald Burgum, clerk to the justices.
From - Midlands-based newspaper; date unknown.

Jennah Burgum
KING OF SWINGERS SET FOR DREAM TRIP
She is all set to become a Jungle VIP. Monkey girl Jennah Burgum is jetting off to Disney's Animal Kingdom after beating her chest - and the opposition. Her animal magic took the star prize at an audition of 15 young hopefuls last night. Hundreds of Merseyside teenagers entered our fantastic Disney Animal Kingdom competition. A team of judges including a representative from Disney and ECHO Arts Editor Joe Riley watched the final 15 go through a punishing dance routine and mimic their favourite animal. Jennah, of Rose Avenue, Bootle, caught the eye of the judges with an impression of King Louie - star of the classic film Jungle Book.

Now she is preparing to fly out to New York to take part in a spectacular parade to mark the launch of the world's newest and most exciting theme park. After that Jennah and her mum Debbie will jet down to Florida to join an international party of teenagers who will be the first to enter Disney's Animal Kingdom. She said today: "I really didn't think I would win. It still hasn't really sunk in." Jennah, a pupil at Litherland High School, will go to the States with her mum on March 26. Dad Jeff, 38, who works for Group 4, will stay at home to look after her sister Jade, 10, and brother Niall four.

Once back in Britain, Jennah will act as an ambassador for Disney giving Liverpool a taste of what to expect from Disney's Animal Kingdom. Taking part in last night's auditions were Phillip McCarthy of Speke, Lucy Frederick, 13, of Halewood, Kay Kenyon, 13, of Wavertree, Natalie O'Donovan, 15, of Halewood, Ian Hollett, 14 of Norris Green, Peter Highton, 15, of Kirby, Sarah Barlow, 13 Anfield, Laura Riley, 14, Bootle, Lindsey Rafferty, 13, Huyton, Joanna Cook, 14, Aigburth, Amber Gregory, 15, Oxton, Aimie Beaufort-Dysart, 16, Tranmere.
From - Liverpool Echo; Wednesday 18th March 1998.

Jeremy Burgum
HEART OF ENGLAND LOVES IBM
Heart of England Building Society is investing in an IBM solution worth £6 million over the next five years - thanks to the efforts of salesman, Barrie Baker, from West Midlands commercial branch. The solution is for an IBM AS/400 running Citicorp's advanced International Comprehensive Banking System. The system will provide Heart of England with customer information and support, and the ability to deliver the latest financial products and services to the point-of-sale. It will also allow the Society to develop further products and services to match demand throughout the '90s. But the sale might never have happened. Barrie explained: "IBM has a strong presence in the bigger building societies - Woolwich, Cheltenham & Gloucester and Bradford & Bingley for example - but here in the Midlands we decided to launch a campaign to penetrate the smaller societies based in the area. Heart of England was on the point of accepting a single supplier solution from Unisys, after a recommendation by Coopers and Lybrand, when I called in." "But, after a campaign involving Nigel Springhall of the building societies support group, and culminating in a visit to the Rochester laboratory at the beginning of the year, Heart of England has opted for the IBM solution instead," said account SE Jeremy Burgum. Chief executive of Heart of England Building Society, Mike Travis, said: "The Society recognised that superior information within the business is a key factor for success in financial services in the 1990's. The combination of IBM's advanced technology and the Citicorp package will give Heart of Engalnd a true competitive advantage."
From - IBM UK NEWS; February 26 1990.

Julia Burgum
Headline - "WEDS JULIA BURGUM" (Report 03 Dec 1913) - Marriage of Thomas HAUGEN
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Kenneth Burgum
RESCUER HAILED AS HERO
A Caerleon man was hailed as a hero after he dived into the river Usk to save a child who had fallen in. Mr Charles Williams of Castle Street was sitting on the river bank near the Hanbury Hotel when he heard the child fall in. The child, Kenneth Burgum of Arthur Street, Caerleon, had ridden his tricycle down the slipway and plunged into the river.
From - Welsh-based newspaper; date unknown.

Leslie Ranard Burgum
United Methodist Reporter
(Volume 128, number 24, circa 1981)


Leslie Ranard Burgum was born August 26, 1890 and died August 15, 1984; (FF family tree).

Mark Burgum
YOUTH LIFTS CAR OFF FATHER
Mark Burgum, 18, an aircraft fitter, lifted a Mini weighing half a ton off his father when it fell on him as he was working on its exhaust at their home at Harescombe, near Yate, Bristol. Mr Peter Burgum, 41, scrambled clear and escaped with cuts and bruising.
From - Daily Telegraph; 17th September 1988.

Mark Burgum
STRONG-MAN ACT SAVES FATHER
Teenager Mark Burgum lifted a car weighing half a ton yesterday to rescue his trapped father. Mr Peter Burgum, 41, of Yate, near Bristol, was working on the family's Mini when it slipped off its ramp, crushing his chest. Mark, 18, lifted the vehicle high enough for his gasping father to scramble clear with only cuts and bruising. "It was a superhuman effort," an Avon fire brigade spokesman said.
From - newspaper unknown; September 1988.

Oliver Burgham
CAPPED FOR WALES AND GREAT BRITAIN
Oliver Burgham was a Welsh rugby league footballer who played professionally during the first two decades of the twentieth century. During his career he normally played as Prop or Hooker, wearing the number 8, 9, or 10 shirt. He played at club level for Ebbw Vale, one of the oldest clubs in Wales. It was founded in 1879 at the Bridgend Inn, although rugby had been played in the area since 1870. In July 1907 they formed a Rugby League side from the amateur Ebbw Vale rugby union team and joined the professional Northern Union.

The team was closely associated with the local steel works and nicknamed the Steelmen. Oliver Burgham and another 'Steelman' W.E. (Chick) Jenkins played for Wales in the first ever Rugby League International against New Zealand at the Athletic Ground in Aberdare. Wales narrowly won in front of a crowd of 12,000! On 20 April 1908, Burgham and Jenkins won their second caps, together with clubmate W.J. Saunders, in the first Welsh encounter with England. In the 1908-09 season, Ebbw Vale and Merthyr were joined in the Northern Union by Aberdare, Barry, Mid-Rhondda and Treherbert. In addition, a new Welsh League was formed.

Oliver Burgham eventually joined Halifax, where he won a cap for Great Britain against Australia in 1911.
From - unknown.

Piers Burgum
TROLLEY WOE
Recently eight Lydney town councillors spent two hours on a Sunday morning cleaning out the River Lyd beside the Co-op Stores. In that time they filled a large trailer, provided by Derek Biddle, with old shopping trolleys and baskets which had been buried over the years, wooden pallets, plastic road cones, plastic bags and general rubbish. Quite a few people commented that an excellent job had been done and that the Lyd area had not looked so clean for quite a few years. On Monday evening a friend who runs a small shop nearby told me that a trolley had been thrown into the River Lyd. I presume that it was a Co-op trolley. I have noticed on a number of occasions walking from Forest Road to the Co-op, trolleys left in the overspill car park and also along the path itself. The Co-op should do as Kwik Save do and charge £1 for a trolley, refunded on return. Piers Burgum, 29 Forest Road, Lydney.
From the letters page - The Review (Forest of Dean); November 1996.

Piers Burgum
THOSE TROLLEYS
Being the writer of the letter "Troley Woe" published in the Review a few weeks ago, I would like to respond to Richard Sterry, an employee of the County Store who collects trolleys that are left scattered around the car park area. I was not complaining about the way he does his job. I must congratulate him and his clleague on the way they not only collect trolleys but manouevre 20-30 of them at a time from the car park back to the stores in all weathers. If it wasn't through them being so through there would be a lot more trolleys left out at night and used by yougsters fooling about which could cause accidents or end up thrown in the River Lyd. I think he should be a little moe specific when he says that he blames kids and they should be at home doing their homework. A lot of youngsters who gather in groups around the lower end of the town have left school but I must agree that there is not much for them to do or places to go. Due to the reduction in the strength of the police force due to cuts over the past few years, you hardly see a copper walking the beat in towns and villages as you did years ago. There is talk of cameras being installed in the town and, if it does happen, hopefully it will rduce the vandalism that occurs at present. Just to conclude, since the town councillors cleaned out the river Lyd four weeks ago, only one trolley had been thrown in the river which has since been removed. Piers Burgum, 29 Forest Road, Lydney.
From the letters page - The Review (Forest of Dean); December 1996.

Raymond George Burgum
Meteor Jets Used By R.A.A.F. In Korea
The Western Australian (Perth), Saturday 4 August 1951.
Ray was born in Nambour, Queensland, son of William George and Cosette (Weitmeyer) Burgum, part of the "RR" family tree.


Thomas Burgum
COMMITTED FOR TRIAL
At Ross; William Probyn and his wife were charged with stealing stockings belonging to Mr Thomas Burgum of the New House. As Mrs Probyn confessed, Mr Probyn was let off. Mrs Probyn was later committed for trial at the Assizes!
From - Hereford Times; !st December 1855.

William Arnold Burgum
R.A.A.F. CASUALTIES - Official Lists Issued (Queensland Members)
BRISBANE. May 19th 1944
The latest R.A.A.F. casualty lists contain the names of 131 members serving overseas, and 34 in Australian and Territories. The Queenslanders are:
Killed in air operations: F/O. J. P. Divers, Wavell Heights.
Previously missing, now presumed dead: F/O. J. S. K. Dakiel. Stratford;
F/Sgt. W. A. Burgum, Maryborough;
F/Sgt. J. C. Gibney. Noosa Heads;
F/O. J. D. Mackay. Brisbane:
F/Sgt. N.H. Orford, Manly;
F/O. H. E. M. Plant, Brisbane;
W/O. J. G. H. Webster. Cunnamulla.
The Cairns Post (Qld.) published Monday 22 May 1944.
Bill was born in Childers, Queensland, son of George and Ethel (Goldworthy) Burgum, part of the "RR" family tree.

William Dean Burgum
A Farnworth Publican Killed
- Conflicting Evidence, Inquest Adjourned
From - The Bolton Journal, March 1901

William George Burgum
Various News Cuttings
1907 and 1921
The Brisbane Courier.

Marriage William Burgum to Cosette Weitemeyer
9th November 1907
The Queenslander, 23 November 1907

John Burgum Langer
BIRTH OF TWINS
At the Women's Intermediate, on the 10th Dec. to Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Langler, Sandgate. Twin boys.
Robert Arthur and John Burgum. All doing fine. Thanking Dr. and staff for kind attention.
From - The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld.) Wednesday 15 December 1948.