Johane Burgess

1525–22 April 1598 (Age 73)
Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England

The Life of Johane

Johane Burgess was born in 1525, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England. She married John Silverthorne I in 1545, in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 22 April 1598, in West Ashton, Wiltshire, England, at the age of 73, and was buried in Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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John Silverthorne I
Johane Burgess
Marriage: 1545
Lucy Silverthorn
Joan Silverthorne
William Silverthorne
Christian Silverthron
John Silverthorn
Alice Silverthorne
Robert Sylverthorne
John Silverthorne
Agnes Silverthorne
Jane Silverthorne
Robert Silverthorne
John Silverthorn

Spouse and Children

Steeple Ashton, Wiltshire, England


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World Events (6)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 24

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.
1558 · Act of Uniformity

Age 33

The Act of Uniformity was passed by the Parliament of England and required all people to go to church once a week. The consequence of not attending church was a fine of 12 pence, which was a considerable amount for a poor person.
1569 · State Lottery

Age 44

A State Lottery was recorded in 1569. The tickets were sold at St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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 .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Johanne Silverthorne, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Johane John -

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