My Langdon Hills Burr / Partridge Ancestors
My paternal Grt Grandfather George Burr was born in Navestock, Essex in 1855. He was the eldest of ten children.
George’s parents and all prior Burr ancestors were born in Essex, I have traced back to late sixteenth century. They were all agricultural labourers and would probably have moved about for work. I assume this is how George came to Langdon hills.
George met and married Louisa Partridge, Louisa was born in Langdon Hills in 1863, they married 25th Oct 1879 at St Mary’s and All Saints, Langdon Hills. They had six children, three boys and three girls who all attended The Old School House, Langdon Hills.
George and Louisa lived at one time in Oxford Street [Lee Chapel Lane] and in their later years lived in Hall Farm Cottages, Langdon Hills. They lived in the cottage immediately next to the churchyard at the old St Marys, my grandfather is buried next to the fence dividing the cottage and churchyard almost his own garden.
Louisa’s mother was Charlotte Partridge nee Cordell and she was born in Dunton in 1823, Charlotte married Edward Partridge 25th Dec 1842 at St Mary’s and All Saints, Langdon Hills, and her own parents James and Anne married also at St Mary’s on 16th Nov 1816.
My grandparents Edwin Burr and Ura Amy Poole also married at St Mary’s on 24th Dec 1902
As you can see my ancestors are well and truly local.
I also married at St Mary’s on the 22nd Dec 1962 and have just celebrated our Golden Wedding.
I still live in Laindon probably about a mile or so from where I was born.