Burgess,  James Melville

Burgess, James Melville

Male 1901 - 1952  (50 years)

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  • Name Burgess, James Melville  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 15 Jun 1901  Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 5
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13883277 
    Residence 1911  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1935  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    24 Kimbourne Avenue 
    Died 2 Feb 1952  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: Stroke Brain Aneurysm: Runs in family. If related get tested. Hits in the 50s, get MRI in  
    Grave Reference 5 Feb 1952 
    J 2521 
    Name Mel 
    Occupation Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Simpson, Head Interior Decorator Designer 
    Buried 5 Feb 1952  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Pine Hills Cemetery
    Person ID I35  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | William Burgess Descendant, Charlemagne I Descendant, The History John Greene of Quidnessett, The Hyde History, The History of Alexander V Laughlen, The History of Samuel Martin, Mary and David Thomson Descendant, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, James Johnathan,   b. 10 Jun 1878, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1945, Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sanderson, Mary Hannah,   b. 24 Apr 1880, East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1913, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Jul 1898  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Minister S. Dempster 
    Witness Agnes Vauce of Toronto 
    Witness John Kidd of Toronto 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Roberts, Lydia Fannie,   b. Jan 1903, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN 
    Married 21 Mar 1921  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F10618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Trivett, Nettie Luella,   b. 20 Nov 1909, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1991, Whitby, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Met 27 Aug 1928  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Engaged 2 Oct 1928  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 5 Jun 1929  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Burgess, Marjorie Jeanne,   b. 8 Mar 1930, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +2. Burgess, Betty Evelyn Joan,   b. 21 Jun 1931, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 May 2013, Beaverton, Durham, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
    +3. Burgess, Carole Ann
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jun 1901 - Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 Mar 1921 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMet - 27 Aug 1928 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEngaged - 2 Oct 1928 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1929 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 Kimbourne Avenue - 1935 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Stroke Brain Aneurysm: Runs in family. If related get tested. Hits in the 50s, get MRI in - 2 Feb 1952 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Simpson, Head Interior Decorator Designer - - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Feb 1952 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Burgess, James Johathan and James Melville
    Burgess, James Johathan and James Melville
    Burgess, Majorie Jeanne and Donald Kennedy Wedding
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Burgess, James Melville  World War 1 Record
    Burgess, James Melville World War 1 Record
    Burgess, Majorie Jeanne and Donald Kennedy Wedding
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Burgess, James Melville Letter from the King
    Burgess, James Melville Letter from the King
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie LuellaTrivett
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie LuellaTrivett
    Trivett, John Henry Nettie Luella and James Melvile Burgess
    Trivett, John Henry Nettie Luella and James Melvile Burgess
    Burgess, James Melville Head Shot
    Burgess, James Melville Head Shot
    Burgess, Marj Betty Carol John Henry Trivett Nettie James Melville Burgess 1952
    (At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.)
    Burgess, James Melville Scarborough Cenotaph James Mel Burgess was there 1931
    Burgess, James Melville Scarborough Cenotaph James Mel Burgess was there 1931
    Burgess, James Melville and James Johathan Burgess 1952
    Burgess, James Melville and James Johathan Burgess 1952
    Burgess, James Johnathan Mary Hannah Sanderson with Alberta Mildred James and Laura Mae
    Burgess, James Johnathan Mary Hannah Sanderson with Alberta Mildred James and Laura Mae
    Burgess, James Melville and unknown 1916
    Burgess, James Melville and unknown 1916
    Burgess, James Melville 1916
    Burgess, James Melville 1916
    Burgess, James Melville 1917 smoking
    Burgess, James Melville 1917 smoking
    Burgess, James Melville sitting in hat
    Burgess, James Melville sitting in hat
    Burgess, James Melville in School
    Burgess, James Melville in School
    Burgess, James Melville
    Burgess, James Melville

    Documents
    Burgess, James Mellville Burgess Birth Record
    Burgess, James Mellville Burgess Birth Record
    Burgess, James Melville Letter from the King
    Burgess, James Melville Letter from the King
    Burgess, James Melville and Lydia Fannie Roberts Marriage Record
    Burgess, James Melville and Lydia Fannie Roberts Marriage Record
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie Trivett on voters list 1935
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie Trivett on voters list 1935
    Burgess, James Melville Death Notice
    Burgess, James Melville Death Notice

    Headstones
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie LuellaTrivett Grave Stone
    Burgess, James Melville and Nettie LuellaTrivett Grave Stone
    Plot: 2521

    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

  • Notes 
    • James Melville went by the name of Mel as his Father was James Jonathan Burgess. He served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, Army in World War I at the age of 15.

      Medals: British War Medal and Victory Medal (Inter-Allied War Medal) Betty has medals after getting them back from her daughter Patti that stole them.

      Names: Burgess, Melville James Regimental number: 513676 Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93 166, Box 1277 - 15

      Letter from George V to those who were wounded, inscribed with the Royal Coat of Arms, Buckingham Palace and dated 1918
      The Queen and I wish God-speed, a safe return to the happiness and joy of home life with an early restoration to health. A grateful Mother Country thanks you for faithfully services. (Signed George R V - the original letter would probably have been handwritten by the King, however it would have then been printed so that multiple copies were created. How these were distributed is not clear - they were not sent to every soldier but were probably mailed).

      A couple of years back I found out that he was married to a Lydia Fannie Roberts. No one in the family was aware of this marriage. Still have not found his marriage record to my grandmother Nettie as of yet as it is not released yet. I can not find any record of Lydia Fannie Roberts death or a divorce from her. Will update when I find something. Sandi

  • Sources 
    1. [S62] Betty Burgess Sullivan.

    2. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for James Mellville Burgess

    3. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for James Melville Burgess

    4. [S1235] DNA.

    5. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      047116-01 (York) Burgess, James Mellville, m, b. 15 Jun. 1901, father ? James Burgess, carpenter; mother ? Mary Hannah Sanderson, infm ? M. H. Burgess, York Township

    6. [S691] 1911 Canadian Census, taken June 1, 1911.

    7. [S629] Canada, Voters Lists.

    8. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records, Real.

    9. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      and Family File

    10. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for Muriel Samontha Scrimshaw