William Burgess of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland

William Burgess of Anne Arundel Co., Maryland

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Colonel William Burgess Sr. was born about 1622, probably in England, and came to America about 1650, living briefly in Virginia before settling in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married firstly to Elizabeth Robins about 1650, secondly to Sophia Ewen about 1660, and thirdly to Ursula __ about 1664. He was the single most prominent individual named Burgess during the Colonial Period in America. Col. William Burgess died on 24 January 1686/87 O.S. in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, having had seven sons, two by his first wife and five by his third:

 

*1. Capt. Edward Burgess Sr. (1651?-1722) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. George Burgess (1658?-1704) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line
3. John Burgess I (1665?-1686/1704) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line
4. William Burgess Jr. (1667?-1698) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line
5. Joseph Burgess (1669?-1706+) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line 
6. Benjamin Burgess (1675?-1706+) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
*7. Dr. Charles Burgess (1677?-1739/40) of Prince George’s Co., MD

 

First Branch: Edward Burgess Sr.

 

Captain Edward Burgess Sr. was born 1651-55 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married Sarah Chew about 1686. He died in March 1722/23 O.S. at Londontown, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, having had four sons:

 

1. William Burgess II (1684?-1704) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, died childless
2. Edward Burgess Jr. (1686?-1714?) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Samuel Chew Burgess (1688?-1742?) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
*4. John Burgess II (1696-1774) of Anne Arundel Co., MD

 

Fourth Son of Capt. Edward

 

John Burgess II was born on 17 August 1696 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married firstly Jane Mackelfresh in 1720, and secondly Matilda Sparrow on 22 January 1733/34 O.S. He died on 7 November 1773 at Londontown, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, having had eight sons, four by each wife:

 

1. William Burgess III (1721-1763?) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. Col. John Burgess Jr. (III) (1725-1793) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
*3. Capt. Joseph Burgess II (1727-1806) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
4. Edward Burgess III (1733?-1809) of Montgomery Co., MD
*5. Samuel West Burgess (1735-1772) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
6. West Burgess (1737-1777) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
7. Caleb Burgess (1739-1791) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
8. Benjamin Burgess II (1741?- )

 

Third Son of John II

 

Captain Joseph Burgess was born on 17 June 1727 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married Elizabeth Dorsey in 1751. He is listed in the 1790-1800 censuses for Anne Arundel Co. He died there in 1806, having had nine sons:

 

1. John Burgess IV (1751-1790+)
2. Lt. Joseph Burgess Jr. (1753-1780?) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Michael Burgess (1754-1817) of Anne Arundel Co., MD
4. Vachel Burgess (1756-1824) of Anne Arundel (later Howard) Co., MD
5. Richard Burgess (1757-1821) of Allegany Co., MD
6. Joshua Burgess (1760-1831) of Mason Co., KY
7. Philemon Burgess (1761-1833?) of Mason Co., KY
8. William Burgess IV (1771-1804)
9. Joseph Burgess III (1780- )

 

Fifth Son of John II

 

Samuel West Burgess was born on 28 February 1734/35 O.S. in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married Jane Wyvell (or Wyvill) about 1765. He died on 7 January 1772 at Londontown, Anne Arundel Co., having had two sons:

 

*1. John West Burgess (1767-1815) of Frederick Co., VA
2. Benjamin Burgess (1769?- )

 

First Son of Samuel West

 

John West Burgess was born 14 September 1767 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married firstly Sarah Battee in 1787 in Anne Arundel Co., and secondly Sarah Simmons on 29 August 1796 in Anne Arundel Co. He is listed in the 1800 census for Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, and in 1810 in Frederick Co., Virginia. He died in Frederick Co. on 6 May 1815, having had at least two sons by his first wife, and as many as four sons by his second wife:

 

*1. Samuel W(est?) Burgess II (1788?-1847) of Rockingham Co., VA
2. West Burgess (1790-1854) of Harrison Co., IN
3. Son
4. Son
5. Son
6. Son

 

First Son of John West

 

Samuel W(est?) Burgess II was born about 1788 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He settled in Rockingham Co., Virginia, by 1814, when he first appears on the personal property tax lists there. He married Maria(h) Fulton in 1818 in Rockingham Co. He is listed in the 1820-40 censuses for Rockingham Co. (in 1820 as W. Samuel, in 1840 as Samuel H.), and in the personal property tax lists there from 1814. He died there on 18 January 1847, having had three sons:

 

1. William McGill Burgess (1819-1833), died childless
2. James Henry Burgess (1829-1904) of Lewis Co., MO
3. Bazzel B. Burgess (1831-1877) of Lewis Co., MO

 

Seventh Branch: Charles Burgess Sr.

 

Dr. Charles Burgess Sr. was born between 1662 and 1677 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland. He married Elizabeth (Thomas?) on 26 October 1703 in Anne Arundel Co. He served as a physician. Charles’s will, dated 14 December 1739 and probated 3 May 1740, was filed in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. He had five sons:

 

1. Richard Burgess (1707?- ) of Prince George’s Co., MD
*2. Charles Burgess Jr. (1710?- ) of Prince George’s Co., MD
3. William Burgess
4. Mordecai Burgess
5. Benjamin Burgess

 

Second Son of Dr. Charles

 

Charles Burgess Jr. was born about 1710 in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. He married Martha Waring. He died between 1741 and 1748, having had one known son:

 

*1. Basil Burgess Sr. (1741-1785?) of Anne Arundel Co., MD

 

Only Son of Charles Jr.

 

Capt. Basil Burgess Sr. was born 20 December 1741 in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. He married Anne Smith on 8 February 1759 in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. Basil Burgess served as a Captain in the Revolutionary War from 1780-83. He died in Anne Arundel Co. before 1790, having had five sons:

 

1. Richard Burgess (1759- )
2. William Frederick Augustus Burgess (1765- )
3. Charles Burgess III (1767- )
4. Basil Burgess Jr. (1768- )
*5. Walter Smith Burgess Sr. (1771-1815) of Union Co., IN

 

Fifth Son of Capt. Basil

 

Walter Smith Burgess Sr. was born 29 January 1771 in Howard Co., Maryland. He married Martha Logan on 20 November 1793 in Mason Co., Kentucky. He is listed in the 1800 personal property tax list for Mason Co., Kentucky, and in the 1810 census there. He settled in Union Co., Indiana, where he died on 18 October 1815, having had six sons:

 

1. James McKinley Burgess (1796-1879) of Lawrence Co., IL
2. Basil Burgess III (1799- )
3. John Logan Burgess (1800-1871)
4. William Smith Burgess (1802- )
5. Joseph Logan Burgess (1812- )
6. Walter Smith Burgess Jr. (1814- )

 

Summary

 

Richard Burgess is the ancestor of E. C. Burgess;
Joshua Burgess is the ancestor of D. B. T. Burgess;
James Henry Burgess is the ancestor of C. E. Burgess;
James McKinley Burgess is the ancestor of H. E. Burgess.

Test results received from four representatives in this line match each other; they have a common male ancestor, Col. William Burgess. However, the numbers do not currently match those of any other Burgess Project family.

 

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