Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Burgess

Male 1622 - 1687  (65 years)


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  • Name William Burgess  [1, 2
    Born 1622  Marlborough, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Feb 1686/87  Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I008203  Tree1
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

    Family 1 Elizabeth Robins,   b. 20 May 1635, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1658, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married Abt 1651  Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Burgess,   b. Abt 1653, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1704, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. James Burgess,   b. Bef 1654,   d. 19 Aug 1674, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 20 years)
     3. Edward Burgess,   b. Abt 1655, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1722/23, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
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    Family 2 Sophia Scarborough,   b. Bef 1613, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1663, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Between 1658 and 1660  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Susannah Burgess,   b. 1660, West River, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1736, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
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    Family 3 Ursula Puddington,   b. Abt 1646, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1700, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 1664  Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Burgess,   b. 28 Jun 1668, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1698, Anne Arundel County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)
     2. Benjamin Burgess,   b. Aft 1670, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1705, Bristol England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 35 years)
     3. John Burgess,   b. Aft 1672, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1685 and 1704, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 11 years)
     4. Joseph Burgess,   b. Aft 1674, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1685 and 1704, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 9 years)
     5. Elizabeth Burgess,   b. Abt 1679, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1695, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 15 years)
     6. Anne Burgess,   b. 7 Oct 1680, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1698, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     7. Charles Burgess,   b. Abt 1682, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1740, Prince George's County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     8. Susannah Burgess,   b. Bef 1684, All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1757, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 
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  • Notes 
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      Burgess, William, South R., A. A. County, 11th July, 1685; 19th Feb., 1686-7.
      To son Edward, personalty conditionally; and to William and Eliza:, child. of sd. Edward,
      to dau. Susanna, wife of Maj. Nicholas Sewell, and to grandchild., Charles and Jeanne Sewell, personalty.
      To son George, personalty.
      To son William at 21 yrs. of age, and hrs., plantation on South 33., 800 A., and containing the "Town of London;" also 480 A., "Betty's Choice," in Baltimore Co.
      To son John at 21 yrs. of age, and hrs., "Morley's Lot," "Bednall Green," "Benjamin's Choice" and "Benjamin's Addition," 800 A., on Herring Ck.
      To son Joseph at 21 yrs. of age, and hrs., "West Puddington," "Beard's Habitation," 1,300 A., on South B.
      To son Benjamin at 21 yrs of age, and hrs., "Bessesston," nr. the Ridge, 300 A., and "Burgess' Choice," 400 A., on South R.
      To son Charles at 21 yrs. of age, and hrs., 1,600 A. at hd. of Sassafras R., Cecil County, and 500 A. on Susquehannock R., Baltimore Co.
      In event of death of any of afsd. 5 sons without issue, their share to pass to eld. survivor and hrs.
      To daus. Eliza:, Anne and Susanna Burgess, personalty at 16 yrs. of age or marriage.
      Wife Ursula, extx. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal, in MD. and Eng., and to have care of sons and daus. afsd. during minority.
      Overseers: Maj. Nich. Sewell, Maj. Nich. Gassaway, Capt. Henry Hanslap.
      Test: Thos. Frances, Michael Cusack, Jno. Harison, Wm. Elvidge, Jno. Edwards. 4. 242.
      ===
      William Burges, Esq. 18.89 I AA Oct 11 1687
      Appraisers: Thomas Knighton, Maren Devall, Henry Ridgley.
      List of debts: Maj. Nicholas Sewell, Col. Vincent Lowe, Elisabeth Larkins, Francis Downea, Madam Calvert, Robert Proctor, Nicholas Nichollson, George Burges, Col. Edward Pye, John Merriton, Gerrard Vansweringain, Job Evans, Maj. Peter Sawyer, Benjamin Lawrence, Philip Lynes, Henry Linch, Capt. Thomas Everard, Capt. Hune, James Neale, George Cornish (merchant) at London, Dr. Benjamin Arnatt, Henry Exon, Joseph Storey, John Longman, Thomas Ivery, John Stone, Capt. Jonathon Francis, George Parker, John Spicer (gentleman) of London, Charles Willmare, Jacob Delahay, Chr. Mettley, William Bison, Thomas Hollandworth, George Yates, Benjamin Caple, Merren Duvall, John Fairbrother, John Harberdine, James Lewis, Leonard Wayman, Walter Phelps, John Howard, Sr., Thomas Button, Robert Wade, John Jacobs, John Simpson, John Lineam, Robert Wade, John Walters, Richard Gott, Mark Richardson, John Willobey, William Yeildhall, Robert Conant, Robert Lockwood, Peter Impey, Thomas Hooker, Chr. Moate, Wolfran Hunt, Anthony Holland, John Brewer, Madam Jane Calvert, Richard Cheney, Sr., Mathias Haws, Alexander Macfarland, Col. Pye, John Gyles, William Jamas, James Powell, Thomas Pratt, John Nichollson, Edward Burges, Walter Carr, Card Hopkins, Mathew Hawkina, Richard Cheney, Jr., lawrence Draper, John Gressam, Thomas Guillock, Thomas Lunn, Richard Beard, Joseph Nailer, Province of Maryland, Henry Bonner, Thomas Pattison, George Ogg, John Gray, John Robinson, Robert Gott, James Maxfeild, Thomas Edwards, John Larkin, Thomas Standbank, Nicholas Aldridge, Dr. Moore, Abraham Childe, Henry Welch, William Elvn (?), John Harris, Henry Hanslap, Margarett Holland, John Heatchoct, Austin Hawkins, Ma-knew El list on, John Hawkins, Col. Darnall, Wharles Whitehead, James Stafford, John Smith, Sr., Robert Cover, chr. Tully, Thomas Hedge, John Purdey, John Talbot, Jacob Hooker, John Martin, Samuell Garland, Richard Royston, John Seiffin, Chr. Foster, Peter Barnett, Samuell Withers, John Morgan, Samuell Gray, James Mills, William Harris, John Griffin, Robert Watts, George Parker, Richard Webb, John Guile, John Spencer, Mathew Jones, John Brookes, John Stone, Francis Sandry, John Fletcher, Chr. Bayley, Robert Hooper.
      ===
      William Burges, Esq. 18.108 A 2198.8.5 Mar 30 1698
      The amount of the inventory also included #447169.
      Payments to: Col. Taylor, Col. Elliott, John Larkin, widow Parker, Job Evans, Robert Carvile, Kenelm Cheseldyn, William Dent, Thomas Tourford (?), Philip Lines, John Edwards, Thomas Sparrow and his wife Anne Burges.
      Legatees: Maj. Sewell and his wife (unnamed) and children (unnamed), George Burgess, Edward Burgess, Maj. Gassaway, Capt. Hanslap, William Burges.
      Executrix: Ursula Moore, wife of Mr. Mordecay Moore.
      ===
      William Jones (physition) 5.431 I AA #27008 Nov 28 1678
      Servants mentioned: Phillip Denis.
      Appraisers: Samuel Lane, Francis Stockett.
      Mentions: Thomas Roper.
      List of debts: Leonard Hayman, Robert Conant, Edward Brock, Francis Collier, Col. William Burges, John Foster, Richard Everyway, John Gather, Richard Beard, Jr., Richard Beard, Sr., Peter Barnard, John Thomas, William Parker, Andrew Norwood, John Stimpson, William Roper, John Gressam, Anthony Rawlins, John Beard, Anthony de Montidier, Capt. Thomas Beason, William Boman, Cornelius Howard, John Wheler, James Frissell, Benjamin Lawrence, John Gray, John Purdow, Edward Parish, Samuell Garland, James Saunders, Robert Sidebottam, Robert Harvey, Hugh Reiley, William Fergasson, Edmon Purdow, John Bulding, Tobias Sumers, Ninian Bell, John Powell, John Dring, John Longman, Nicholas Aldridge, Thomas Plumer, John Jones, John Durden, Nathaniell Heathcott, William Ramsey, Francis Crisman, Edward Dorsey, John Bannister, Thomas Seaborne, George Westall, John Carpenter, Joane Tailor, John Beale, Thomas Madox, George Coape, William Ridgeley, Walter Phelps, Henry Kid, Edward Foster, Thomas Lunn, John Armestrong, John Jacobs, Robert Proctor, estate of Edward Roe.
      ===
      Dr. William Jones 6.436 A AA #45680 #54690 Oct 7 1679
      Payments to: administrator for Mr. Joseph Taylor of London, John Ward (servant), Henry Stockett for Mr. Samuel Hatton, Cornelius Howard, Richard Boughton, Mr. John Larkin, Mr. John Welch, Henry Handslip, Richard Arnold.
      Mentions: orphans (unnamed).
      Administrator: Col. William Burges (also Gulielimus Burges ).
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      William Jones 7A.63 A AA #45680 May 10 1680
      Received from: John Grasham, Thomas Plumer, Francis Collier, Thomas Seaborne, Thomas Maddox, Thomas Sutton for Thomas Besson (dead), Capt. Ninion Bell, Mr. Moundidier, Mr. Robert Proctor, Robert Conant, Richard Beard, Sr.
      Administrator: Col. William Burges
      ===
      Painter, Nicholas, A. A. Co., 17th Apr., 1684; 27th Dec., 1684.
      To Nicholas Courtney, son of Thomas Courtney, St. Mary's County, and hrs., 1,000 A., "The Grove," in Dorchester Co.
      To Charles, son of Col. William Burges, and hrs., 1,050 A. in Cecil County, and 700 A. nr. hd. of Severn, A. A. Co.
      Eliza ; Burgess, dau. of sd. Col. Burges, and hrs., 700 A. on Wye R., Talbot Co.
      To William. son of sd. Col. Burges, and hrs., 700 A. in Great Choptanke.
      To Benjamin and Joseph, sons of Col. Burges afsd., and hrs., 1,000 A. in (Great Choptanke, and 400 A. at Tuckahoe, equally.
      Anne Burgos, dau. of sd. Col. Burges, rights of 1,000 A., of 400 A., and 300 A. in Dorchester County, patented in the name of Charles Hutchins.
      Ex.: Col. Wm. Burges.
      Test : Ursula Burges, Nich. Withers, Sarah Gittings, Jno. Merlton. 4. 56.
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      Nicholas Painter 10.156 A AA 251.1.2 #94788 May 8 1686
      The amount of the inventory is equivalent to #50211.
      Received from: Thomas Browne, Col. Vincent Lowe, James Maxwell, Joseph Nailor, executors of Christopher Randall, Joseph Heathcoate.
      List of debts: Col. Thomas Taillor, Dr. Oliver Guppie, Capt. Phineas Hide,
      Col. William Burges, Maj. Thomas Francis, Capt. Henry Hanslapp, John Lynam, Mr. George Burges, Mr. George Parker, Mr. Edward Inglish, Elisabeth Bolton, Jacob Duhattaway, Mr. Thomas Dryfeild, Capt. Richard Hill, Thomas Bland, William Taylard.
      Ex.: Col. William Burges.
      ===
      Nicholas Painter 10.193 A AA #83270 Mar 4 1688
      Received from: John Ashby, Richard Wells, Robert Gover, John Giles, John Worrell, Thomas Thomas, Stephen Hancock.
      Mentions: Peter Impey, executors of Maj. John Welsh, estate of Robert Francklin.
      Payments to: John Gray, John Smith, John Rutter, William Groves (alias William Grose), Thomas Richardson, Col. George Talbot, John Morgan, Edward Osborne, Daniell Taylor, William Hallett, Stephen Sebastian, Richard Burnett, George Oldfeild, Abraham Clark, Thomas Coverdale, Edward Hansley, William Bawler, Roger Bishopp, Edward Howard, John Reynold, John Blomfeild.
      Executrix: Mrs. Ursula Moore (alias Ursula Burges) (relict), executrix of Col. William Burges (executor of deceased).
      ===
      Beard, Richard, A. A. Co.,24th July, 1675; 10th Aug., 1681.
      To wife Rachel, execx., home plantation during life.
      To sons Richard and John and hrs., sd. plantation at death of wife afsd., and all other lands except those mentioned below:
      To dau. Ruth and her sons, part of "Timber Neck" and sd. Richard's share in event of his death without issue.
      To dau. Rebecca and her sons, part of "Indian Range;" also son John's portion in event of his death without issue.
      To dau. Rachel Clarke and her sons, all lands above mentioned in event of death of other child., viz., Richard, John, Ruth, and Rebecca, without issue.
      Overseers: Brother-in-law Wm.Burgess, and sons afsd. of testator.
      Test: Geo. Green, Jno. Easter, Eliza: Cornton, Thos. Pinethwickie. 2.143.
      ===
      Richard Beard 7C.6 I AA #19067 ( abt Sept 1681)
      Appraisers: Thomas Besson, John Gray.
      ===
      Richard Beard 9.14 A AA #19067 #19282 Feb 26 1685
      Payments to: Col. William Burges, Mr. Robert Franklin, Mr. Peter Pagan, Mr. Henry Hanslap.
      Administrator: Richard Beard.
      ===
      Puddington, George, South River, Anne Arundel County, 15th Aug., 1674; 24th Sept., 1674. To son-in-law Robert Francklin, kinsman James Chilsott and Augustine Skinner, each child of son Richard Beard, any 2 of brother or sister's child, coming into the country within 2 yrs.; to each of grandson Neale Clerk's child., and to George, William, and Sussanna Burgess, child. of Capt. William Burgess, personalty. To wife Jane, certain moneys in lieu of her interest in estate. Edward Burgess, son of Capt. Burgess afsd., ex. and residuary legatee of estate, real and personal. Test: Nath. Heathcote, Charity Stone, Wm. Broome, Wm. Laus, Wm. Burgess. 2. 6.

      Editors: According to Patents 2:614, George Puddington of Anne Arundel County, immigrated in 1649 with Jane Puddington, Elizabeth Robins, Mary Puddington, Comfort Puddington, Thomas Hippesty, John Burrage, & Margaret Joye (Gibb)
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000065/html/am65--619.html
      URL title: Proceedings of the Provincial Court, 1670/1-1675Volume 65, Page 619
      Note:
      Henry Allenson
      agt
      Wm Burges executr
      George Puddington
      ===
      James Hughes 2006-09-29 19:16:30
      Proceedings of the County Courts of Kent (1648-1676), Talbot (1662-1674), and Somerset (1665-1668)Volume 54, Page 563

      To all Expian people to whome these psents writting Shall Come
      Henry Allenson of the Citty of york Marchant sendeth Greeting
      Knowe you me the said Henry Allenson to haue Constituted and in
      my place Sett my well beloued Richard Bacock of the Citty of york
      Merchant my true and Law full Attorny to ask demand Leuy Recouer
      And Reciue for me and in my name and to my pper use of George
      Fuddington and Robert Franckland in the County of Anne Arran
      deli of the puince of Maryland Merchants & of Either of them all
      such wares Merchandize or Commodityes or debts by them Con
      tracted wtsoeuer which they or Eighter of them haue in their or
      Either of their Costodys Or possessions to me in Anywise belong
      ing Giuing and by thesese Psents granting unto my said Attorny
      or depputy my whole power And Authority In the pmisses if need
      shall Require to sue and psue the said George Puddington & Robert
      Franckland or Either of them their or Either of their heires Execu
      tors or Administrators for me and in my name in Any Courtt wtso~
      euer Before Any Judge or Justices to use Any other Lawfull wayes
      or Meanes for Recovery of the same and alsoe to Compound Seale and deliuer Letters of Accquittances or Any Other Lawfull dis
      No.2 charge for me and in my name and to doe Execute pforme and finish for me and in my name all and singuler things which shall be
      Expediant and nescesary Conserneing the pmisses And as throughly
      And wholly as I my Selfe might Or Could doe in or About the same
      and wtsoeuer my Sd Attorny shall doe or Cause to be done in the
      pmisses I promisse to Allow Confirme Pforme And Establish and
      thereto I bind me my heires And Executors by these psents wittnsse
      my hand And Seale this Seauenth day of September in the yeare of
      our Lord god According to the Computacon of the Church of Eng
      land one thousand Sixe hundred seauenty And one
      Wittnsses hereof Hen: Allenson
      John Pawson
      Wm Idelle
      Tho: Wellerne
      Samll Jefferson
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=anne+ar undel%2C+maryland+william+burgess&db=online&areas=10&head=online&booknum=& category=&words=anne+arundel%2C+maryland&first=william&last=burgess&cmd=co ntext&id=37c1e93015#hit1
      URL title: Ancestral Records and Portraits vol 1 , Page 248
      Note:
      COLONEL WILLIAM BURGESS (1622-1686), settled first in Northampton County, Va., but followed Governor William Stone to Maryland, and settled on South River, bringing there a company of one hundred and fifty "adventurers." In 1661, he was in command of the South River Rangers; in 1664, he was High Sheriff of Anne Arundel County, and in 1665 he was Commander-in-chief of all the forces of the five western shore counties. He was a member of the Council of the State of Maryland, a Justice of the Provincial Court, and a Deputy-Governor from 1678 to 1683.2 He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Edward Robins, who was born in England 1602, and came to Virginia 1615, in the bark Thomas; he lived in Northampton and Accomac Counties, and built "Newport House," now Eyreville.

      EDWARD BURGESS (1651-1703), went to Maryland with his father, Colonel William, and was a Justice of the Provincial Court of Anne Arundel County, and one of the Quorum 1685; also "Captain of the Foote." He married Sarah, the daughter of Samuel and Anne (Ayres) Chew. Their daughter, Sarah, married Benjamin Gaither.
      ===
      Historic Graves of Maryland and the District of Columbia By Helen West Ridgely, National Society of the Colonial Dames of America;

      On the other side of Annapolis, across the Severn river and on the road to "Whitehall," lies "Bellefield," ... Another interesting cluster of graves is to be found on a farm belonging to the late General Steuart. It retains the name of Mt. Stewart, differently spelled, being after that of a former owner, Anthony Stewart, whom we shall have occasion to mention later. Here remain in a fairly good state of preservation the Burgess tombs. Col. William Burgess, who lived here in the seventeenth century, took an active part in the life of the period, holding among other offices, that of councillor, and having also served as deputy governor and as general of the military forces of the Province. As he married three times, he left a number of descendants, some of whom are interested in having these tombs removed from the field where heretofore they have been carefully protected to the more certain shelter of St. Anne's at Annapolis. Colonel Burgess married, first, Miss Elizabeth Robins, daughter of Edward Robins of Accomac county, Va., secondly, Mrs. Sophia Ewen, widow of Maj. Richard Ewen of Anne Arundel county, who left children, and, thirdly, Ursula, who survived him and became the wife of Mordacai Moore. Madame Ursula Moore died December 12, 1700, and was buried by the side of her first husband. Among the old Maryland wills, two testators mention the children of Col. William Burgess: George Puddington makes George, William, Susanna and Edward legatees, while Nicholas Painter leaves property to Charles, William, Benjamin, Joseph, Elizabeth and Anne.
      Susanna is also mentioned by Susan Billingsly in her will made December 7, 1663. As this lady, the widow of James Billingsly, alludes also to her brothers Richard and John
      Ewen, the sequence of names would lead one to suppose that family loyalty had gone so far as to cause the widow Ewen to name her daughter by her Burgess marriage after her
      first husband's sister. The inscription on Colonel Burgess' tomb is :
      Here lyeth ye body of Wm. Burgess Esq who departed this life on ye 24 day of Janu Anno Domini 1686 Aged about 64 yrs. Leaving his dear beloved wife Ursuhla & Eleven children viz: seven sons and four daughters and 8 grandchildren. In his life time he was a member of His Lordships Counsel of Estate, One of his Lordships deputy Governours a Justice of ye High Provincial Court Collon of a Regiment of the trained Guards and sometime Generall of all the Military forces of this Province. His loving wife Ursulah his Execut. in testimony of her true respect and due regard to the worthy deserts of her dear departed husband, hath erected this Memorial.
      On the tombs of his son, William, and his daughter, Anne,
      are the following inscriptions :
      Here lyeth the Body of William Burgess the eldest son that coll. William Burgess had by his Dear and Loveing wife Ursella, he departed this life the 28th Day of June in the . . . year of his age, Anno Domini 1698.
      Here lyeth Interred ye Body of Anne the wife of Thomas Sparrow daughter of William Burgess and Ursulla his wife, who was born on Thursday the 7th of Oct. 1680 Married on Tuesday ye 8th June 1697 Sickened the 25th day of ye same month and dyed on Sunday ye 25 of July 1697. This stone is erected as a Lasting Memorial of the person above Mentioned, by her surviving husband Mr. Thomas Sparrow.

  • Sources 
    1. [S044772] Early Families of Southern Maryland, Volume: 5.

    2. [S044742] Anne Arundel Gentry - Newman.

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