John Grant Burgess

Male21 August 1797–3 January 1892

Brief Life History of John Grant

When John Grant Burgess was born on 21 August 1797, in Noel Shore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Edward Burgess, was 41 and his mother, Elizabeth Sanford, was 43. He married Caroline Bergen Grant about 1823, in Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chèverie, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1866 and Kempt, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871. In 1866, at the age of 69, his occupation is listed as farmer in Chèverie, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada. He died on 3 January 1892, in Noel Shore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 94, and was buried in Cheverie United Church Cemetery, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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John Grant Burgess
Caroline Bergen Grant
Marriage: about 1823
Charles Dennison Burgess
Sophia E Burgess
Elizabeth Jane Burgess
Capt. James Walter Burgess
John Grant Burgess
George Allison Burgess
Dr Frederick Newton Burgess

Sources (31)

  • John Burgess, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Burgess and Abigail Bradshaw (maiden name Brown), "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • John Burgess, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    about 1823Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Age 21

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    Age 26

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    Age 64

    In 1861, Hants County was divided for court sessional purposes into two districts named East Hants and West Hants.

    Name Meaning

    English: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, burgis, borgeis ‘inhabitant of a borough’ (strictly one possessing full municipal rights), ‘freeman of a borough’. 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 (as opposed to payment in kind); in Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town. The -eis ending is from Latin -ensis (modern English -ese as in Portuguese). Compare Burger .

    Americanized form of French Bourgeois .

    History: Thomas Burgess came from England to MA c. 1630 and eventually settled in Sandwich, MA.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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