John Grant Burgess

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

The Life Summary 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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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

  • Marriage
    about 1823Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1818
    Age 21
    Oldest Grave seen in the Memorials List
    1823
    Age 26
    Oldest Grave Seen in Memorial List
    1861
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Burger
    Burges
    Burgis

    Sources (31)

    • John Burgess, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • John in entry for John G Burgess, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
    • John Burgess in entry for Death of Elizabeth Malcolm (maiden name Burgess), "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"

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