Lucretia Burgess

Female1816–30 June 1844

Brief Life History of Lucretia

When Lucretia Burgess was born in 1816, in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, David Burgess, was 28 and her mother, Mary Lathrop Bingham, was 26. She married Charles Porter Blanchard on 23 December 1835, in Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 30 June 1844, in her hometown, at the age of 28, and was buried in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Porter Blanchard
1812–1885
Lucretia Burgess
1816–1844
Marriage: 23 December 1835
Charles Burt Blanchard
1837–1878
Mariana Blanchard
1841–1893

Sources (6)

  • Lucretia Burges in the Massachusetts, Compiled Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1700-1850
  • Lucretia Burgess Blanchard, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Lucretia Virgin in entry for Charles S. Burt and Marianna Blanchard, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1835Manchester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (4)

    World Events (6)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    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 4

    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.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 9

    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.

    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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