John Burgess

Maleabout 1889–27 October 1918

Brief Life History of John

When John Burgess was born about 1889, in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Amos BURGESS, was 37 and his mother, Ellen Baker, was 36. He was buried in Marshfield, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Ellen Baker
John Burgess
Thomas Burgess
Blanch Burgess

Sources (3)

  • John Burgess in household of Amos Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • John Burgess in household of Amos Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • John Burgess in household of Amos Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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World Events (4)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


Age 25

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

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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