John Grant Burgess

21 August 1797–3 January 1892 (Age 94)
Noel Shore, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life 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. 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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Family Time Line

John Grant Burgess
1797–1892
Caroline Bergen Grant
1803–1865
Marriage: about 1823
Charles Dennison Burgess
1831–1916
Sophia E Burgess
1835–1869
Elizabeth Jane Burgess
1837–1897
Capt. James Walter Burgess
1832–1895
John Grant Burgess
1834–1912
George Allison Burgess
1839–1935
Dr Frederick Newton Burgess
1841–1908

Spouse and Children

    Male1797–1892Male

    Caroline Bergen Grant

    Female1803–1865Female

MARRIAGE
about 1823
Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
children

(7)

    Charles Dennison Burgess

    Male1831–1916Male

    Capt. James Walter Burgess

    Male1832–1895Male

    John Grant Burgess

    Male1834–1912Male

    Sophia E Burgess

    Female1835–1869Female

    Elizabeth Jane Burgess

    Female1837–1897Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (3)

1861

Age 64

In 1861, Hants County was divided for court sessional purposes into two districts named East Hants and West Hants.
1869

Age 72

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1871

Age 74

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: status name from Middle English burge(i)s, Old French burgeis ‘inhabitant and (usually) freeman of a (fortified) town’ ( see Burke ), 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 (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 .

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Sources (3)

  • John Burgess, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • John Scott in entry for James W. Bradshaw, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • John Scott in entry for James W Bradshaw, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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