Burgess,  James Johnathan

Burgess, James Johnathan

Male 1878 - 1945  (66 years)

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  • Name Burgess, James Johnathan  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 10 Jun 1878  Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 8, 10
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 13915171 
    Occupation Carpenter  [8
    Religion 1881  [11
    Church of England 
    Residence 1881  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Origin 1881  [11
    English 
    Residence 1901  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1911  East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Residence 1 Jun 1921  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    175 King Edward Avenue 
    Residence 1924  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Meagher Avenue 
    Religion 1945  [14
    Protestant 
    Died 21 Jan 1945  Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Yongestown Cemetery
    Person ID I63  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | William Burgess Descendant, Mary and David Thomson 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  [15
    Minister Reverend Alexander Sanson, Church of England 
    Witness James Hewitt of Don Mills 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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) 
    Married 6 Jul 1898  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 16
    Minister S. Dempster 
    Witness Agnes Vauce of Toronto 
    Witness John Kidd of Toronto 
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Laura Mae,   b. 21 Nov 1899, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1985, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     2. Burgess, James Melville,   b. 15 Jun 1901, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1952, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     3. Burgess, Alberta Mildred,   b. 19 Nov 1903, Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 2000, Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Scrimshaw, Muriel Samantha,   b. 6 Jul 1902,   d. 21 Jun 1986, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 21 May 1920  Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Arthur Burtram,   b. 21 Nov 1921, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1979, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)  [natural]
     2. Burgess, Gertrude Elizabeth,   b. 23 Dec 1922, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 2013, Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1878 - Todmorden, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1881 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 Jul 1898 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1911 - East York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 21 May 1920 - Belleville, Hastings, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 175 King Edward Avenue - 1 Jun 1921 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Meagher Avenue - 1924 - Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan 1945 - Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Youngstown, Hanna, Alberta, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Burgess, James Johathan and James Melville
    Burgess, James Johathan and James Melville
    Burgess, James Johathan
    Burgess, James Johathan
    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 Johnathan
    Burgess, James Johnathan
    Burgess, James Johnathan
    Burgess, James Johnathan
    Burgess, James Johnathan
    Burgess, James Johnathan

    Documents
    Burgess, James Johnathan Henry Elizabeth and Sarah margaret Birth Record all Reg on Same Day
    Burgess, James Johnathan Henry Elizabeth and Sarah margaret Birth Record all Reg on Same Day
    Burgess, James Johnathan Letter 1944
    Burgess, James Johnathan Letter 1944
    Burgess, James Johnathan and Mary Hannah Sanderson Marriage Record
    Burgess, James Johnathan and Mary Hannah Sanderson Marriage Record
    Burgess, James Johnathan Letter 1944 page 2
    Burgess, James Johnathan Letter 1944 page 2
    Burgess, James Johnathan Muriel Samantha Scrimshaw 1921 Census of Canada
    Burgess, James Johnathan Muriel Samantha Scrimshaw 1921 Census of Canada
    Burgess, James Johnathan Birth Record
    Burgess, James Johnathan Birth Record

    Headstones
    Burgess, James Johnathan resting place
    Burgess, James Johnathan resting place

    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 Burgess was a Carpenter. He helped build St John's Norway Church at Main and Kingston Road, in Toronto. He also helped build William Burgess School in Toronto, which was named after his brother. He owned 8 houses but during the depression he did not make his tenants pay rent so he lost all 8 houses. James lived with his son Mel during his later years and then with his daughter Mildred, in Alberta, Canada for the last 2 years of his life. He was a hard working man with blue eyes.

      Location of Cemetery is SE Quarter of Section 33 Township 29 Range 9 West of the 4th Meridian and NE Quarter of Section 28 Township 29 Range 9 West of the 4th Meridian Plot 3 Lot 23.

  • 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 Alberta Mildred Burgess

    4. [S1] Ontario: Birth, Death and Marriage Records.
      Record for Laura Mamie Burgess

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

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

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

    8. [S590] 1921 Canadian Census, taken June 1, 1921, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 101; Census Place: York (Township), York South, Ontario; Page Number: 32.
      Record for Muriel Burgess

    9. [S1235] DNA.

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

    11. [S23] 1881 Canadian Census, taken April 4, 1881.

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

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

    14. [S87] Burial and Cremations Records.

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

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