Thomas Burgess

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Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Burgess was born in 1821, in Maryland, United States, his father, Thomas Burgess, was 27 and his mother, Honor Dorsey, was 20. He lived in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States in 1850.

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Thomas Burgess
1794–1870
Honor Dorsey
1801–1872
Thomas Burgess
1821–
Alcinda Maria Dorsey Burgess
1821–1894
Lucinda Burgess
1824–
Lloyd Burgess
1827–
Honor Jane Burgess
1832–1918
Joseph Burgess
1833–
Juliet Burgess
1835–1837
William Wallace Burgess
1841–1913

Sources (2)

  • Thomas Burgess in household of Thos Burgess, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Anne Arundel Gentry: A Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Vol. 1

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World Events (8)

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 0

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

1863

Age 42

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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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