Joseph Selwyn William Burgess

2 September 1943–10 July 2010 (Age 66)
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

The Life of Joseph Selwyn William

When Joseph Selwyn William Burgess was born on 2 September 1943, in Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Selwyn William Burgess, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth White, was 26. He died on 10 July 2010, at the age of 66.

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Joseph Selwyn William Burgess
Elizabeth White
Joseph Selwyn William Burgess
Margaret Frances Burgess

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    Joseph Selwyn William Burgess





World Events (3)


Age 2

The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Age 5

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 6

The UK becomes a member of NATO.

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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