William BURGESS was born ca. 16221 in England.  Records would indicate he
was closely related to the BURGESS family of Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He
was transported to Lower Norfolk Co., VA prior to 1646.20 In 1650 he moved
to Anne Arundel Co., MD.21  His first wife was Elizabeth ROBINS,2 who was
living in 1657.  William died 24 Jan. 16861 [1686/7].

William and Elizabeth had three children:
1. Edward BURGESS3,30 b. ca. 1655 Anne Arundel Co., MD;4 m. Sarah25 CHEW;5 bur.
   4 Mar. 1722 (1723)6 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. George BURGESS3,30 b. ca. 1657 Anne Arundel Co., MD;4 m. Katherine, widow of 
   Henry STOCKETT; bur. 2 Dec. 17046 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Susanna BURGESS3,22,30 married Major Nicholas SEWALL;3 died before 17379

William BURGESS secondly married Sophia, widow of Richard EWEN.22 

William BURGESS third married Ursula3 -?- and had 8 children:
4. William BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Ann (GASSAWAY)7
   WATKINS6 13 Aug. 1697;6 died 28 June 1698;6 bur. All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
5. John BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; died bewteen 16853-17048
6. Joseph BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; died between 16853-17048
7. Benjamin BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; had child (Anne Burgess
   who married John Cheney) by Hester Iiams (but did not marry her);24 m. Jane, widow
   of James BUCHANNON;10 living 170610
8. Charles BURGESS3 born after 16643 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Elizabeth
   (THOMAS)6 HANSLAP6 26 Oct. 1703;6 d. between 14 Dec. 1739 and 3 May 1740
   Prince George's Co., MD23
9. Elizabeth3 BURGESS born after 1669;3 d. young after 16853
10. Anne3 BURGESS born 7 Oct. 16806 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. Thomas SPARROW
    8 June 1697;6 bur. 25 July 1697;6 bur. All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
11. Susanna3 BURGESS b. after 16693 Anne Arundel Co., MD; m. John MITCHELL
    14 July 1700;6 living 175711

Edward BURGESS and Sarah CHEW had 9 children, all born in All Hallow's
Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD:
1. Elizabeth BURGESS6 b. 5 Aug 16--;6 m. William NICHOLSON 15 Aug. 1704;6
   bur. 13 Mar. 1716/76 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel Co., MD
2. William BURGESS6 b. 19 Nov. 1684;6 bur. 1 Dec. 17046 All Hallow's Parish,
   Anne Arundel Co., MD
3. Anne BURGESS6,26 b. 5 Dec. 1685;6 m. Robert WHITE 22 Sep. 17096,33; after 1738;26
4. Edward BURGESS6 b. ------ 1686;6 m. Sarah12 12 Jan. 1713 [1713/4];27 she was
   the widow of Thomas Major;28 she married a third time to James Crook;29
   Edward d. before 6 Jan. 171512 Anne Arundel Co., MD
5. Samuel BURGESS6,25,26 b. ca. 1688;19 m. Elizabeth25 (FOWLER)6 DURDAIN6 19 Apr. 1716;6
   d. between 16 May 174013 and 23 Jan. 174314 Anne Arundel Co., MD
6. Sarah BURGESS6,26 b. ca. 1690;15 m. Benjamin26 GAITHER;26 8 Sep. 1709;6 d. 14 Nov.
   176915 "in her 79th year" Anne Arundel Co., MD
7. Margaret BURGESS6,25 b. ca. 1693;19 m. William WARE25,26 21 Dec. 1710;6 living 172316
8. John BURGESS6,25,26 b. 17 Aug. 1696;6 m.1. Jane25 MACKELFRESH 15 Dec. 1720;6
   m.2. Matilda SPARROW 27 Jan. 1733;6 d. between 4 Sep. 1773 and 10 Jan.
   1774 Anne Arundel Co., MD17
9. Susanna BURGESS6 b. 14 Mar. 1699;6 m. Thomas RICHARDSON;6,26 d. ca. 1764
   Prince George's Co., MD18

1. All Hallows Cemetery, Anne Arundel County, MD "age about 64". 2. Northampton Co., VA deeds and wills 7, p. 67. 25 Aug. 1657 Richard Beard and William Burgess of Providence, Province of Maryland, with consent of their wives Rachell and Elizabeth who are daughters and heirs of Edwd: Robins, Merchant, of Northampton (alias Accawmacke), deceased.... 3. William Burges will, Maryland wills 4:242-245 [image 244/328]. 4. Estimate from 1635 birth of mother and that she was living in 1657. 5. Anne Chew will, Maryland wills 7:59-61 [image 64/412]. 6. All Hallows Parish Register, 1888 MD Historical Society copy; FHL microfilm 0,013,279, item 1. 7. Nicholas Gassaway will, Maryland wills 2:228-231 [image 229/412]. 8. Anne Arundel Co., MD land records WT2:222-231, FHL microfilm 0,013,209. 9. Nicholas Sewall will, Maryland wills 21:775-776 [image 320/473]. 10. Provincial Court Judgements, TB2:395-398. 11. Prince George's Co., MD Land Records PP:33-35. Sale of land conditioned upon life of Susanna Mitchell. 12. Edward Burgess, Junr. account, Maryland Inventories and Accounts 37A:16-17. 13. Mrs. Sarah Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 25:515-516. Samuel Burgess and Susannah Richardson signed as next of kin. 14. Samuel Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 29:101-104. 15. The Maryland Gazette, No. 1264, 30 Nov. 1769, p. 192 [p. 2 of issue], column 3. 16. Edward Burgess inventory, Maryland Inventories 8:107-108. Margaret Ware and Benjamin Gaither signed as next of kin. 17. John Burgess will, Maryland wills 39:833-834 (renumbered pages) [image 372/441]. 18. Susanah Richardson inventory, Maryland Inventories 82:253-255. 19. Estimate from marriage date and recorded birthdates of other children. 20. Lower Norfolk Co., VA deeds, wills and orders 2, p. 16. 21. Maryland Patents Q, p. 403 [image 206 of 256]. 22. Susannah Billingsley will, Maryland wills 1:199-200 [image 199/640]. Susannah (Ewen) Billingsley made a bequest to sister Elizabeth Talbott of a cow which was in possession of "my father in Law's Capt. Burgess." She also made a bequest to "sister Susnnah Burgess" who was probably actually a step-sister. See also the will of George Puddington [see #30] in which his bequests appear to include all of the heirs of his wife Jane's daughters Elizabeth and Rachel. His will included a bequest to "George Burgess Wm Burgess and Susanna Burgess Sons & Daughters to Capt Wm Burgess" which could imply that Susanna was a child by William's wife Jane. 23. Charles Burgess will, Maryland wills 22:159 [image 161/545]. 24. Katherine E. Harbury, "Beware of Appearances, Scenes One and Two: The Case of Hester Iiams" Maryland Genealogical Society Journal, Vol. 52 (2011), pp. 199-227. 25. Edward Burgess will, MD Wills 18:144-146 [image 146/557]. 26. Sarah Burgess will, MD Wills 22:268-269[image 270/545]. 27. Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970. 28. Doctor Thomas Major account, Maryland Inventories and Accounts 36B, p. 37. Account of Thomas Major presented by Edward Burgess and wife Sarah, the executrix of Doctor Thomas Major. 29. James Crook account, Maryland Accounts 9, pp. 327-328. Includes a payment to Sarah Major, daughter of Dr. Thomas Major, for her portion of her deceased father's estate and paid by the accountant to her husband Luke Raven. The accountant was Sarah, the widow of James Crook. #28 shows that as the widow of Thomas Major she married Edward Burgess. 30. George Puddington will, MD wills 2:5-9 [image 7 of 412]. George Puddington will transcription.


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