Burgess,  John James

Burgess, John James

Male 1837 - 1918  (80 years)

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  • Name Burgess, John James  [1, 2, 3
    Born 26 Oct 1837  Ancoats, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    • 25 Junction Street
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 28 Jan 1838  Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    St Michael and All Angels 
    Occupation 1851  [6
    Apprentice to Stone Mason 
    Residence 1851  Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1851  Stalybridge, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    14 Kinder Street 
    Emigration 1857  [7
    England to Canada 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13874176 
    Grave Reference D. 11 
    Occupation 1871  [8
    Carpenter 
    Religion 1871  [8
    Church of England, Anglican 
    Residence 1871  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 1881  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Residence 1901  Chester, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Williams Street 
    Medical J. E. Forfar widower, interment ? Don Mills Road Cemetery, infm ? F. W. Matthews, 665 Spadina Avenue, (Toronto) 001566-18 
    Died 6 Feb 1918  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Cause: Cancer of Prostate Gland, 1 yr Hemorrhage and exhaustion, 3 weeks 
    • 384½ Sumach Street
    Buried Aft 6 Feb 1918  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Don Mills United Church Cemetery,126 O'Connor Drive
    Person ID I123  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | William Burgess Descendant
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2017 

    Father Burgess, Samuel,   b. 31 Jan 1809, Stalybridge, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1880, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Robson, Ann,   b. 1814, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1883, Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 20 May 1833  Mottram In Longdendale, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witness John Marsland 
    Witness Michael Lindley 
    Notes 
    • She signed the register, he marked a cross by which someone else wrote his name i. e. he was illiterate. Sometimes the clergy assumed the dialect speaking working people could not sign their name and said "put your mark here" and they did. As with early 19th century registers there isn't much info - no parents names, occupations.

      It's from the microfilm of the original marriage register. Poor quality is due to the register fading over the years. Also when the library made the film (probably in the 1960's or 70's) the page wasn't flat - the right-side is in focus, the left isn't.

      In case you can't see what it says, it reads -

      Samuel Burgess of this Parish and Ann Robson of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns with consent of [ blank space ] this twentieth day of Mar in the year One thousand and eight hundred and thirty three By me William Johnson M. A. Vicar

      This marriage was solemnized between us { The mark T. Samuel Burgess Ann Robson}

      In the pesence of { Michael LINDLEY John MARSLAND [ regular witness, parish clerk?]}
      Copy in Family Binder
    Family ID F228  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Purchase, Elizabeth,   b. 1847,   d. 24 Apr 1884, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 09 Aug 1867  Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Minister Reverend Alexander Sanson, Church of England 
    Witness James Hewitt of Don Mills 
    Children 
    +1. Burgess, Sarah Margaret,   b. 10 Jan 1880, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1970, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    +2. Burgess, James Johnathan,   b. 10 Jun 1878, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1945, Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     3. Burgess, Martha,   b. 2 Feb 1884, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1884, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [natural]
    +4. Burgess, Rebecca,   b. 27 Feb 1882, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1987, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 105 years)  [natural]
    +5. Burgess, Henry,   b. 12 Apr 1876, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965, Pickering, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
     6. Burgess, John Frederick,   b. 4 Aug 1870, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    +7. Burgess, William,   b. 4 Jul 1869, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1944, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
    +8. Burgess, Elizabeth Victoria,   b. 23 Mar 1874, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1960, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
    +9. Burgess, Mary Ellen,   b. 31 Jan 1872, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Oct 1837 - Ancoats, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - St Michael and All Angels - 28 Jan 1838 - Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1851 - Ashton Under Lyne, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 14 Kinder Street - 1851 - Stalybridge, Lancashire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 09 Aug 1867 - Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Williams Street - 1901 - Chester, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Cancer of Prostate Gland, 1 yr Hemorrhage and exhaustion, 3 weeks - 6 Feb 1918 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 6 Feb 1918 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Burgess, John James and Elizabeth Property 2000
    Burgess, John James and Elizabeth Property 2000
    Burgess, John James Bapt St Michael's, Ashton under Lyne
    Burgess, John James Bapt St Michael's, Ashton under Lyne
    Burgess, John James Bapts St Michael's, Ashton under Lyne
    Burgess, John James Bapts St Michael's, Ashton under Lyne

    Documents
    Burgess, John James Birth Record
    Burgess, John James Birth Record
    Burgess, John James 1901 Census
    Burgess, John James 1901 Census
    Burgess, John James and Elizabeth Property about 1920
    Burgess, John James and Elizabeth Property about 1920

    Headstones
    Burgess, John James Martha and Elizabeth Purchase Grave Stone
    Burgess, John James Martha and Elizabeth Purchase Grave Stone
    Plot: D. 11

    Family Crest
    Burgess Family Crest
    Burgess Family Crest
    This interesting surname is of Old French origin, and derives from the Middle English "burge(i)s", a development of the Old French "burgeis" meaning inhabitant and freeman of a fortified town, especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by "burgage". In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent. In Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The surname dates back to the early 12th Century (see below), and early recordings include Ralph le1 Burgeis (1195), in the Pipe Rolls of Sussex, and Philip Burges (1220), in the Cartulary of Oseney Abbey, Oxford. Variations in the spelling of the surname include Burgis, Burgise and Borges. London Church Registers record the marriages of Davye Burges to Agnes Taylor on January 27th 1582, at St. Thomas the Apostle, and Robert Parrin Burgess to Mary Langford on February 10th 1750, at St. Bartholomew the Great. A Coat of Arms granted to a Burgess family is blue, a fesse between a crescent in chief and a rose in base, all gold. The Crest is a gold fleur-de-lis. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Geoffrey Burgeis, which was dated 1115, in the "Winton Rolls of Hampshire", during the reign of King Henry 1, known as "The Lion of Justice", 1100 - 1135. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for John James Burgess

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for James Burgess

    3. [S14] 1851 England Census, taken March 30, 1851, Class: HO107; Piece: 2238; Folio: 110; Page: 25; GSU roll: 87250.
      Record for Ann Burgess

    4. [S178] GRO England and Wales.

    5. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.

    6. [S14] 1851 England Census, taken March 30, 1851.

    7. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

    8. [S19] 1871 Canadian Census, taken no later then May 1, 1871.

    9. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

    10. [S156] Grave Stone.

    11. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Family History Library Microfilm: 1030065 and 1030066