Burgess,  Ephraim

Burgess, Ephraim

Male 1735 - 1818  (83 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Ephraim  [1
    Born 1735  Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Nov 1818  Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I33992  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Samuel,   b. 9 Dec 1704, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Covell, Mercy,   b. 1710, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1771, Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 25 Sep 1730  [1
    Married 25 Sep 1730  Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F11565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1735 - Harwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Nov 1818 - Maine, 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.
      Record for Samuel Burgess