Burgess,  Edward

Burgess, Edward

Male 1692 - 1751  (59 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Edward  [1
    Born 1692  Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jun 1751  Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33939  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Thomas IV,   b. 1668, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1743, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Richmond, Esther,   b. 1670, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1706, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1691  Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11548  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1692 - Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Jun 1751 - Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1071] Burgess Genealogy of 1865, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Burgess.