Burgess, William

Male 1622 - 1686  (64 years)


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  • Name Burgess, William  [1
    Born 1622  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Alt. Birth 1622  Truro, Wales, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration Bef 1646  Lower Norfolk Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • transported to Lower Norfolk Co., VA prior to 1646.
    Land 1647  Accomack Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Office Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Justice Of The Peace
    Relocation 1650  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Office 1663 
    • High Sheriff Of Anne Arundel County
    Property 1666  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Burgess's Choice
      Burgeses Choice, 400 Acres; Certificate
      Developer/Owner: Burgess, William 1666 Patent Record 9, p. 95
      Burgeses Choice, 400 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Burgess, William 1666 Patent Record 9, p.471
      Burgeses Choice, 400 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Burgess, William 1666 Patent Record 10, p. 421
      Burgeses Choice, 400 Acres; Patent
      Developer/Owner: Burgess, William 1666 Patent Record 19, p. 333
    Rank
    • Colonel
    Will 7 Jul 1685  Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Jan 1686  All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 19 Feb 1686 
    _UID 68AEFB2893CE4DF5B22457E9B9732161A0D4 
    Buried All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I497  Buyer, Stier and Related Families
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2011 

    Father Burges, Daniel,   b. 1599, Stains, Sutton Magna, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1674  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Catherine,   b. 1596, Truro, Wales, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1620 
    _UID 38ADF5E46B8847DE9BF651E97B3E17F566DB 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Robbins, Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1624, Long Buckby, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1658, Accomack Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married Bef 1647  Accomack Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _UID F454CA2C99B443ECA58637CBBB2C0BAE878D 
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Edward,   b. 29 Aug 1651, South River Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1722, South River Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Burgess, George,   b. 29 Aug 1651,   d. 2 Dec 1704  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2005 
    Family ID F171  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sophia 
    _UID C6768F83C122422483030F2A9BEBBF771298 
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Susanna,   b. 1655
    Last Modified 14 May 2005 
    Family ID F172  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Ursula 
    _UID 4950C07C5DCF446FA8AC5F862658FACD3209 
    Children 
     1. Burgess, Charles
     2. Burgess, Elizabeth
     3. Burgess, William
     4. Burgess, John
     5. Burgess, Joseph
     6. Burgess, Benjamin
     7. Burgess, Anne
     8. Burgess, Susannah
    Last Modified 14 May 2005 
    Family ID F173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1622 - Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1647 - Accomack Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - 1647 - Accomack Co., VA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOffice - - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsRelocation - 1650 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - 1666 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 7 Jul 1685 - Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Jan 1686 - All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Burgess William will
    Burgess William will

    Headstones
    Burgess William Headstone
    Burgess William Headstone
    Burgess William headstone inscription
    Burgess William headstone inscription

    Histories
    Burgess and Related Families Research.pdf
    Burgess and Related Families Research.pdf

  • Notes 
    • From "The Offutt Family", Ada Offutt King, 1927: "The Honorable William Burgess one of the most prominent colonists on the River Patuxent bore the arms of the family of Tsuro in Cornwell, Wales...three crosses - crosslet - fitches of the last.

      Epitaph of the Honorable William Burgess. Here lyeth the body of William Burgess, Esq. who departed this life on ye 24th day of January 1686 aged about 64 years leaving his dear beloved wife Ursula and eleven children - seven sons and four daughters and eight grandchildren, in his lifetime he was a Member of His Lordship's Counsel of State.
      Provincial Governer - The Honorable William Burgess, the leading Colonist on the Patuxent from Marlborough in Wilts arrived in 1650 and at various times transported about one hundred and fifty persons including the forefathers of several of the the most distinquished families now living in the State of Maryland. He was himself through his son Charles the ancesotr of the Burgesses of Westphalia; through his daughter Susannah of the Sewells of Mattapenny; through his granddaughter Ursula of the Davises of Mount Hope who did not come from the principality of Wales before 1720' and through a still later female, one of the Bowies of Prince Georges Co.,_________ by Doctor Bowie of Upper Marlboro in 1853, many also of the first families of Kent Co. came about the year of Colonel Burgess' arrival, the few only who can by named here are the Ringgolds of Kent Island. Ref: Day Star - Davis. DAR Library

      William Burgess is buried in All Hallows Graveyard, South River, 9 miles from Annapolis. In his lifetime he was a member of his Lordship's Counsel of State, one of His Lordship's Deputy Governors, a Justice of ye High Provincial Court, Col. of a Regiment of ye ________ _________ and sometime General of all ye Military Forces of the Province. London Town founded by William Burgess in 1680 is now extinct.
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      The younger children of daughter, Ursula, and Col. Burgess were remembered very handsomely by Dr. Nicholas Painter. Col. Burgess was Exec. and Ursula Burgess a witness of his will.
      Legatees: Charles Burgess & Heirs - 1750 acres.
      Wm. Burgess & H. 700 acres, Benj. Burgess & h. 700 acres, Joseph Burgess & h. 700 acres, Ann Burgess 1700 acres.
      Md. Calendar of Wills, Vol. 1, p. 135 April 17, 1684 - Dec. 27, 1684 Ann Arundel Co., Md.
      To Elizabeth Burgess, daughter of Col. Burgess, and heirs - 700 acres on the Wye River, Talbot Co., Md.
      Nicholas Painter is mentioned in "Founders of Ann Arundel and Howard Counties, Md." by Warfield p. 53
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      Council of Deputy Governors-Maryland-1684-1688
      The deputies named in the commission were George Talbot, Thomas Tailler, Colonel Vincent Lowe, Colonel William Stevens, Colonel William Burgess, Major Nicholas Sewall, and John Darnall. Most of them served the entire period indicated, but there were a few changes.
      Benedict Leonard Calvert, infant son of the Lord Proprietary, was commissioned governor, but the duties were actually performed by the deputies.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Ancestral File, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (familysearch.org).

    2. [S396] Lower Norfolk Co., VA deeds, wills and orders 2:16, FHL microfilm 0,032,823.

    3. [S463] Maryland Patents Q:403, FHL microfilm 0,013,064.