John Burgh

Maleabout 1439–

Brief Life History of John

When John Burgh was born about 1439, in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, his father, John Burgh, was 29 and his mother, ., was 25. He married Kathryn Burgh in 1467, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, and was buried in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom.

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John Burgh
Kathryn Burgh
Marriage: 1467
Rachel Burgh
Margery Burgh
John Burgh
George Burgh

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1467Norwich, Norfolk, England
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

      Male1411– Male

      Female1415– Female

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (3)

    1455 · Wars of the Roses

    Age 16

    Wars of the Roses was a series of English civil wars for control of the throne of England between the royal families House of Lancaster and the House of York. The name of the war was derived as the red rose was the symbol of the Lancastrians and the white rose was the symbol of the Yorks.

    1549 · Book of Common Prayer

    Age 110

    Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

    1558 · Act of Uniformity

    Age 119

    The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from one or other of the ten English places named Burgh in northern England and East Anglia, or the six named Brough in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Westmorland, and Yorkshire. All these are from Old English burg, burh, Middle English burgh ‘massive earthwork, fortification; manor, borough’. Compare Bury . The placename Burgh is pronounced as borough. The surname Brough arose equally from places now called Burgh and Brough, and is the more common form of the surname in modern Britain, where it is pronounced bruff or broof (/brʊf/). The Scottish surname was probably brought in from Yorkshire. For the surname in Ireland see Burke .

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