Peter Burgess

7 May 1815–24 February 1865 (Age 49)
Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Peter

When Peter Burgess was born on 7 May 1815, in Barton upon Irwell, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Burgess, was 39 and his mother, Martha Needham Barlow, was 34. He married Ann Margaret Esplin on 16 May 1841, in Saint John, Pemberton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. He died on 24 February 1865, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Peter Burgess
Mary Alice Rostron
Marriage: 6 March 1851
Samuel Rostron Burgess
Mary Alice Burgess
Martha Maria Burgess
Peter Howard Burgess

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 March 1851St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    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. 
    1819 · Peterloo Massacre
    Age 4
    On August 16, 1819, in St. Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, a group of around 80,000 gathered together in an attempt to get parliament representation reformed. Shortly after a cavalry charged the crowd. By the end, 15 people died and around 600 were injured.
    Age 15
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Sources (20)

    • Peter Burgess, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Peter Burgess, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
    • Peter Burgess in entry for Elizabeth Burgess Slater, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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