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BURGHAM, a tything, in the parish of Worplesdon, union of Guildford, First division of the hundred of Woking, W. division of Surrey; containing 314 inhabitants. This place is mentioned in Domesday book under the name of Borham. It passed in the 13th century to the family of Wintreshull, who continued to possess it until the 16th century, when it was sold to Sir John Wolley, who filled the office of Latin secretary to Queen Elizabeth.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.