Burgess,  Benjamin

Burgess, Benjamin

Male 1709 - 1748  (39 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Benjamin  [1, 2
    Born 9 Jul 1709  Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1748  Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I34020  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Ebenezer,   b. 2 Oct 1673, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1750, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Lombard, Mercy,   b. 2 Nov 1673, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1753, Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1696  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married 20 Mar 1701  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F11569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1709 - Wareham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1748 - Dartmouth, Bristol, 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

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

    2. [S298] Massachusetts Birth, Death, Marriage Probate and Buiral Records Archived.
      Record for Mary Burges