George Burgess

15 February 1815–
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of George

When George Burgess was born on 15 February 1815, in Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Capt. Thomas Burgess, was 31 and his mother, Martha (Patty) Wing, was 28.

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Family Time Line

Capt. Thomas Burgess
1783–1855
Martha (Patty) Wing
1786–1870
William Burgess
1805–1884
Martha “Patty” Burgess
1806–1882
Martha Burgess
1806–
Charlotte Burgess
1808–1855
George Burgess
1815–
Keziah Burgess
1821–1901
Stephen E Burgess
1823–1897

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 5

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1820 · Making Land more affordable

Age 5

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."

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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  • George Burgess, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • George Burgess, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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