Bethel Sophia Burgess

Female31 March 1848–1924

Brief Life History of Bethel Sophia

When Bethel Sophia Burgess was born on 31 March 1848, in Blenheim Township, Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, Samuel Gooselin Burgess, was 25 and her mother, Nancy Ann Howey, was 26. She married John Pascoe on 2 January 1866, in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Oxford, Ontario, Canada in 1901. She died in 1924, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

John Pascoe
Bethel Sophia Burgess
Marriage: 2 January 1866
Alfred Pascoe
Annie Sarah Pascoe
Arthur G. Pascoe
Helen Gertrude Pascoe
Martha Lapetta Pascoe
Mabel Louise Pascoe
Low A Pascoe
Charlotte Grace Pascoe
Kathleen Lenove Pascoe

Sources (10)

  • Bethel Pascoe in household of John Pascoe, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Bethel Burgess in entry for Roger Olmstead Mckay and Mabel Louise Pascoe, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Bethel Pascoe in household of John Pascoe, "Canada Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 January 1866Woodstock, Oxford, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (4)

    1867 · Ontario Founded

    Age 19

    On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


    Age 21


    1883 · Mining Boom

    Age 35

    In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

    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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