'Burges1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Burges of Burghfield (Burville), Burges of Greyslee, Burges of Reading, Lamb of Beauport

BP1895 reports that "This family, deriving its surname from Bruges, in Flanders, and is said to have settled at Reading temp. Henry VII" (who r. 1485-1509).
Giles Burges (MP for Reading)
m1. ??
BP1895 reports that, by his 1st wife, Giles was "ancestor of the family of Burges, of Westport, Dorset, now extinct". 'A Display of Heraldry' (John Guillim, 1724, p413) reports that on 11.04.1614 a coat of arms "was confirmed or granted to William and John Burges of Westport in the County of Dorset, (Sons of John Burges of the said Place, the Son of John Burges of Stanford in the County of Berks)" which leads us to show the following.
1. John Burges of Stanford, Berkshire probably of this generation
  A. John Burges of Westport, Dorset
  i.+ issue (a 1614) - William, John
m2. ??
2. Ralph Burges of Burghfield (d 1599)
  A. Elis Burges of Burghfield, Mayor of Reading
  m. Alice Fuggill (dau of John Fuggill by Joan Kibblewhite)
  i. Roger Burges (a 1651, Colonel, 3rd son)
  m. Elizabeth Buckeridge (dau of Thomas Buckeridge & niece of John Buckeridge, Bishop of Ely)
  a. John Burges of Greyslee in Sulhamstead, Berkshire (b 11.1625, d 04.1707)
  m. Anne Burges (dau of Thomas Burges, cousin)
(1) James Burges of Burville & Greyslee (b 1681 (or 1686), d 04.1707 (or 1755))
  m. Mary Jones (dau of Rev. Robert Jones of Guilsfield or Gullsfield)
  (A) James Burges (d 1771) had issue (extinct)
  (B) George Burges 'of Greyslee & Mortimer' (b 1725, d 13/16.03.1786)
  m. (23.12.1748) Anne Wichnour Somerville (d 29.10.1778, dau of James, Lord Somerville)
  (i) Sir James Bland Burges of Burville, later Lamb, 1st Bart (b 08.06.1752, d 13.10.1824, MP, author)
  TCB reports that, in 1821, James "took the name of Lamb instead of Burges, having suc. to the estate of his friend, John Lamb."
m1. (19.06.1777) Elizabeth Noel (dsp 21.01.1779, dau of Edward Noel, 1st Viscount Wentworth, by Judith, dau of WIlliam Lamb of Farndish)
  m2. (16.12.1780) Anne Montolieu (d 17.10.1810, dau of Lt. Col. Sir Lewis Charles Montolieu, Baron de St. Hypolite)
  (a) Sir Charles Montolieu Burges, later Lamb of Beauport (Sussex), 2nd Bart (b 08.07.1785, d 21.03.1864, Knight Marshal of the Royal Household, 2nd son) had issue
  m1. Mary Montgomerie (dau/coheir of Archibald Montgomerie, Earl of Eglinton, by Frances Twysden)
m2. (28.10.1653) Frances Margesson (dsp 01.07.1884, dau of Rev. William Margesson of Van & Oakhurst by Mary Frances, dau of Bryan Cooke of Owston)
  (b) Somerville Waldermar Burges (b 09.03.1794, d 07.03.1869, youngest son)
  m. (1821) Melanie Marianne Meray (dau of Captain _ Meray "of the French army")
  (c) Emilia Charlotte Burges (b 12.04.1789)
  m. (25.05.1810) Sir Hugh Halket (Major General)
(d) Sophia Anne Burges (b 30.12.1793, d 11.10.1858)
  m. (21.12.1821) Warburton Davies
  (e)+ other issue - James George (b 06.09.1781, d young), Osborne (b 13.01.1788, d young), Wentworth Noel (b 30.12.1792, d Burgos 19.10.1812, Captain), Clara Maria (b 26.12.1783, d 04.02.1821), Caroline Eliza Anne (b 05.11.1790, d 20.11.1863), Julia Octavia (b 12.03.1797, d 28.10.1826)
  m3. (08.09.1812, sp) Margaret Lindsay d 01.12.1814, (dau of James Lindsay, 5th Earl of Balcarres (by Anne, dau of Sir Robert Dalrymple), widow of Alexander Fordyce)
  (ii) Frances Anne Burges (b 10.09.1753)
  m. (29.03.1781) James Roper Head (b 1757, d 1814)
  (iii) Maria Burges (b 12.1763, d unm)
  ii.+ other issue (dsp) - Elis (d 1652, archdeacon of Rochester), Richard of Burghfield & Sulhamsted (d 1637)

Main source(s): BP1914 ('Lamb') with input/support from TCB (vol 5, 'Burges .. afterwards, since 1821, Lamb', p307+), Betham's Baronetage (vol 4 (1804), 'Burgess of Burville, Berkshire', p318+)
[Apart from the first generations, which were missing from BP1895 (and our damaged copy of BP1934) but which were provided by BP1914, the above was first uploaded to a Temporary page on 26.01.17.]
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