Burgess,  Thomas III

Burgess, Thomas III

Male 1627 - 1717  (90 years)

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  • Name Burgess, Thomas  [1, 2
    Suffix III 
    Born 1627  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Constable 1654  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 26 Feb 1717  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33872  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Burgess, Thomas II,   b. 16 Aug 1601, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1685, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Goodman, Dorothy Waynes,   b. 1605, Barton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1687, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Histories
    Kings County Branch of Burgess Descendants
    Kings County Branch of Burgess Descendants
    Family ID F10845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bassett, Elizabeth,   b. 1626, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1688, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1648  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 10 Jun 1661  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Josiah,   b. Aug 1648, Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Burgess, Hannah,   b. 1650, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1690, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [natural]
     3. Burgess, Patience,   b. 1660, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11534  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Gaunt, Lydia,   b. 2 Nov 1636, Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1697, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 8 Nov 1662  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Burgess, Thomas IV,   b. 1668, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1743, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F11533  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1627 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1648 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsConstable - 1654 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Rhode Island, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 10 Jun 1661 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Nov 1662 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Feb 1717 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Burgess, Thomas and Elizabeth Bassett Marriage Index
    Burgess, Thomas and Elizabeth Bassett Marriage Index

    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

  • Notes 
    • Adultery was the only grounds for divorce at the time, and Thomas was found guilty of the act with a woman named Lydia Gaunt. He was punished by being whipped and forced to give up one-third of his net worth.
      June 10, 1661 (GC, PCR 3:221):
      Thomas Burge, Junior, being bound ouer to the Court to answare for an act of vncleanes committed by him with Lydia Gaunt, hee was sentanced, according to the law, to bee seuerly whipt, which accordingly was enflicted whiles this Court was in being, and a second time to bee whipt att Sandwich, att the discretion of Mr Hinckley, on the first Munday in July next after the date heerof; and as conserning the capitall letters to bee worne according to the law, it is for the present respited vntill the Court shall descerne beter of his future walkeing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Thomas Burgess III

    2. [S1071] Burgess Genealogy of 1865, compiled by the Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Burgess.