Burgess,  Abigail

Burgess, Abigail

Female 1710 -

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  • Name Burgess, Abigail 
    Born 5 Sep 1710  Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I33979  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Samuel,   b. 6 Mar 1672, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1753, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hopkins, Elizabeth,   b. 28 Jun 1668, Orleans, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1727, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F11560  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sears, Stephen 
    Married Apr 1733 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    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