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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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

Spouse and Children


    Caroline Bergen Grant


about 1823
Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada


    Charles Dennison Burgess


    Capt. James Walter Burgess


    John Grant Burgess


    Sophia E Burgess


    Elizabeth Jane Burgess


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

World Events (3)


Age 64

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

Age 72


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 .

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

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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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