Burgess,  Rebecca

Burgess, Rebecca

Female 1882 - 1987  (105 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Rebecca  [1
    Born 27 Feb 1882  Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13874323 
    Occupation 1901  [3
    Servant 
    Residence 1901  Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1911  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1825 8th Avenue 
    Residence 1 Jun 1921  Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 21 Nov 1987  Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Buried Murrayville, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Murrayville Cemetery
    Person ID I6297  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | William Burgess Descendant
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 

    Father Burgess, John James,   b. 26 Oct 1837, Ancoats, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Purchase, Elizabeth,   b. 1847,   d. 24 Apr 1884, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Aug 1867  Don Mills, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Minister Reverend Alexander Sanson, Church of England 
    Witness James Hewitt of Don Mills 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Smith, Thomas,   b. Oct 1874, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1958, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1901  Eburne, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Smith, Zelma Isadore,   b. 4 Dec 1903, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1993, Langley, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
     2. Smith, Royden Thomas,   b. Jan 1906, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1996, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years)  [natural]
     3. Smith, Wilfred George,   b. Oct 1908, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F2333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Feb 1882 - Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Oct 1901 - Eburne, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1825 8th Avenue - 1911 - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1 Jun 1921 - Langley, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1987 - Langley, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Murrayville, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Link to Google Earth
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    Burgess, Rebecca

    Documents
    Burgess, Rebecca Birth Record
    Burgess, Rebecca Birth Record
    Burgess, Rebecca and Thomas Smith Marriage Record
    Burgess, Rebecca and Thomas Smith Marriage Record
    Burgess, Rebecca 1911 Census
    Burgess, Rebecca 1911 Census
    Burgess, Rebecca 1921 Census
    Burgess, Rebecca 1921 Census

    Headstones
    Burgess, Rebecca Grave Stone
    Burgess, Rebecca Grave Stone

    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

  • Sources 
    1. [S590] 1921 Canadian Census, taken June 1, 1921, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 16; Census Place: Langley, New Westminster, British Columbia; Page Number: 3.
      Record for Rebecca Smith

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

    3. [S33] 1901 Canadian Census, taken March 31, 1901.

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

    5. [S62] Betty Burgess Sullivan.

    6. [S71] British Columbia, Canada Archives.

    7. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Family History Library Microfilm: 1030065 and 1030066