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John Grills (?) Burgh

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David Report 1 Oct 2012 13:24

My maternal great great great grandmother Eliza Malachy originally married Philip Davey Serjeant in 1828. Unfortunately Philip died in Canada in 1834. I understand that Eliza then remarried John Grills Burgh in 1836 but that he died a year later in 1837. Can any one help me find out more about John Burgh?



David Report 1 Oct 2012 13:26

Eliza Serjeant and John Burgh married in Cornwall - I think.



Maddie Report 1 Oct 2012 13:27

name: John Grills Burgh
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 08 Mar 1806
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name:
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name:
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C07566-1
system origin: England-ODM
source film number: 0590695 (RG4 2030)
reference number:


Maddie Report 1 Oct 2012 13:28

groom's name: John Grills Burgh
groom's birth date:
groom's birthplace:
groom's age:
bride's name: Maria Procter
bride's birth date:
bride's birthplace:
bride's age:
marriage date: 24 Jun 1827
marriage place: Calstock, Cornwall, England
groom's father's name:
groom's mother's name:
bride's father's name:
bride's mother's name:
groom's race:
groom's marital status:
groom's previous wife's name:
bride's race:
bride's marital status:
bride's previous husband's name:
indexing project (batch) number: I04568-4
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1545380
reference number: p 84


Maddie Report 1 Oct 2012 13:29

name: Maria Procter Burgh
gender: Female
baptism/christening date: 08 May 1828
baptism/christening place: Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England
birth date:
death date:
name note:
father's name: John Gulls Burgh
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Maria Burgh
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I04040-2
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1595782
reference number: item 22 p 66


K Report 1 Oct 2012 13:32

name: John Grills /Burgh/
gender: Male
birth: ABT 1803
death: ABT 1838
Cornwall England
Marriages (1)
spouse: /Procter/
marriage: ABT 1828
Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

child 1: Maria /Burgh/
gender: Female
Linkinhorne, Cornwall, England

child 2: Nicholas /Burgh/
gender: Male
Callington, Cornwall, England

child 3: Elizabeth /Burgh/
gender: Female
BIRTH 1832/1837


Maddie Report 1 Oct 2012 13:35

BURGH, Eliza F 33 1808 Cornwall VIEW
SERJEANT, Robert M 12 1829 Cornwall VIEW
SERJEANT, Caroline F 7 1834 Cornwall VIEW

Piece: 133

Book/Folio: 1/16

Page: 24

Registration District: Liskeard

Civil Parish: Callington

Municipal Borough: Callington

Address: Tavistock Row, Callington

County: Cornwall


Maddie Report 1 Oct 2012 13:37

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Name: BURGH, John Grills

Registration district: [?] Liskeard

County: Cornwall

Year of registration: 1838

Quarter of registration: Apr-May-Jun

Volume no: IX

Page no: 101


safc Report 1 Oct 2012 13:52

Day Month 24-Jun
Year 1827
Parish Or Reg District Calstock
Groom Fn John Grills
Groom Sn BURGH
Groom Age
Groom Residence otp
Groom Condition
Groom Rank Profession druggist
Groom Signed / Marked (S/M)
Groom Father Name
Groom Father Rank Profession
Bride Fn Maria
Bride Age
Bride Residence otp
Bride Condition
Bride Rank Profession
Bride Signed / Marked (S/M)
Bride Father Name
Bride Father Rank Profession
Banns / Licence (B/L) L
Witness Fn1 ----
Witness Sn1 Procter
Witness Fn2 Mary
Witness Sn2 Procter
Other Information
Transcriber Notes
Transcriber Myra Cordrey


K Report 1 Oct 2012 13:56

Looks like children from his first marriage living with an uncle


Name: Nicholas Burgh
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1834
Relation: Nephew
Gender: M (Male)
Where born: Callington, Cornwall, England

Civil parish: Calstock
County/Island: Cornwall
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


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Registration district: Liskeard
Sub-registration district: Callington
ED, institution, or vessel: 2b
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 50
Piece: 1901
Folio: 96
Page Number: 13
Household Members:
Name Age
Nicholas Procter 48 Maltster and brewer
Mary Lister 51 sister
Elizabeth Procter 87 mother
Maria Burgh 22 School mistress
Elizabeth Burgh 18
Nicholas Burgh 17
Mary Ann Newcombe 20 Servant
Mathew Cowle 21 Servant


David Report 1 Oct 2012 19:05

Thanks to everyone for the very useful information.


David Report 1 Oct 2012 20:32

I have been informed by a distant cousin that after John Grills Burgh married Eliza Serjeant in 1836 that they had twins who died at birth, probably in early 1838. Can anyone throw any light on this?



JoonieCloonie Report 15 Apr 2014 22:00

David I'm adding to this old thread because I ran across it when searching for the previous thread related to your new thread

I wondered whether you had eventually found this

Deaths Jun 1838
Burgh Eliza Liskeard 9 100
Burgh John Grills Liskeard 9 101
Burgh John Grills Liskeard 9 101

the freebmd theory is that the John entries are an original and a duplicate, but it seems from your info that John and Eliza had twins named for themselves who died the same quarter as their father

(or he was already deceased and that is a duplicate entry for the child, as you said he died in 1837 - but I seen no record of that death in the GRO index or parish records at the OPC site)