Burgess,  Joseph

Burgess, Joseph

Male 1628 - 1695  (67 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Joseph  [1, 2
    Born 10 Feb 1628  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 132249795 
    Died Aug 1695  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Not Located
    Person ID I33914  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Thomas II,   b. 16 Aug 1601, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1685, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Goodman, Dorothy Waynes,   b. 1605, Barton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1687, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Histories
    Kings County Branch of Burgess Descendants
    Kings County Branch of Burgess Descendants
    Family ID F10845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Freeman, Patience,   b. 1647, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1738, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married Sep 1665  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Burgess, Rebecca,   b. 17 Jan 1667, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1734, Hanover, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     2. Burgess, Dorothy,   b. 12 Nov 1670, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1725, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     3. Burgess, Joseph,   b. 18 Nov 1673, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1695, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
    +4. Burgess, Benjamin,   b. 5 May 1681, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1724, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)  [natural]
     5. Burgess, Ichabod,   b. 1684, Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1725, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11546  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Feb 1628 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Sep 1665 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Aug 1695 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • 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
    Burgess Family Crest
    Burgess Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • WILL OF JOSEPH BURGESS.
      I, JOSEPH BURGESS, of Rochester, being weak of body, and waiting for my change; but my understanding and memory remain with me, blessed be God; I now commit my soul to God, and my body to the grave in God's time, in hope of a blessed resurrection, at the resurrection of the dead.
      I do now make this my last will and testament touching the disposal of all my outward estate, and by this will I make void and null all my former wills by me made at any time heretofore.
      And first I do appoint and ordain my dear and loving wife Patience Burgess to be my executrix, to see this my last will and testament performed according to my will, contained in this instrument as followeth:
      Item. I give unto my son, Benjamin Burgess, all my lands that I have in Rochester, both upland and meadow, house, barn, with all edifices and appurtenances thereunto belonging or any ways appertaining.
      Item. I give unto my dear and loving wife, Patience Burgess, during her life or widowhood, for her relief, all the improvement of all my homestead, my house and barn, excepting that land I had of Mr. Samuel Prince by ex­ change, and all my movable estate within doors and without, all said movables to be at my wife's dispose, when she pleaseth, only to our children:­ by the word homestead I intend all my uplands and meadows that belong to this land I now live upon, all except the above excepted; and when my said wife either marry or decease, then my son Benjamin shall take said lands into his own possession with the appurtenances, but not until my said son come to the age of one and twenty years. .
      Item. I also give my wife all my upland and meadow that I have in Sandwich, with all the rights I have or in any ways appertaining with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging for her to dispose of, for the obtaining of a share of land for Ichabod at Rochester, for either that land Captain Pope mentioned of his own, or other, and the other part of the money, as my wife takes more, to be at her dispose.
      Item. I give unto my daughter Rebecca Ross twenty shillings in money. Item. I give unto my daughter Dorrity Clifton twenty shillings in money.
      Item. I give unto my son Ichabod Burgess ten pounds in cattle or other pay, to be paid to him when he comes to the age of one and twenty years.
      Item. I also give unto Benjamin Burgess five pounds in cattle or other rood pay, when he comes to the age of one and twenty years.
      I also appoint my trusty and well beloved friends, Captain Seth Pope, Thomas Tupper and Jacob Burgess, all these three, to act as overseers of this my will. To this my last will I set my hand and seal this fifth of August 1695.
      JOSEPH BURGESS.
      Signed, sealed and elivered the day before said, in preaence of these witnesses,
      Seth Pope
      Thomas Tupper
      Jacob Burgess

      Thomas Tupper, and Jacob Burgess, whose names stand as witnesses to this will, made oath before Barnabas Lothrop, Esp., Judge of Probate for the county of Barnstable, that they did see the above named Joseph Burgess, now deceased, sign, seal and declare this to be his last will and testament. October the third, 1695.
      Examined and duly compared with the original, and entered October the 7th, 1695. Attest: Joseph Lothrop, Register

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Joseph Burgess

    2. [S1071] Burgess Genealogy of 1865, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Burgess.