George Burgess

Male11 September 1793–29 November 1877

Brief Life History of George

When George Burgess was born on 11 September 1793, in Audley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Burgess, was 39 and his mother, Mary Corne, was 36. He married Sarah Glover on 6 July 1813, in Audley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 29 November 1877, in Old Barns, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 84, and was buried in Beaver Brook, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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George Burgess
Mary Carr
Marriage: 1842
Robert Peel Burgess
Collingwood Burgess
Nelson Burgess
Ruby Ellen Burgess

Sources (8)

  • George Burges in household of Robert Burges, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • George Burgess in entry for Collingwood Burgess, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"
  • George Burgess, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1842Walton, West Hants, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (14)

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    World Events (8)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 8

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

    Age 15

    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


    Age 22

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    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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