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William Burgess, I

Birthdate: (30)
Birthplace: All Hallows, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Death: Died in All Hallows, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. William Burgess and Ursula Burgess
Husband of Anne Watkins and Elizabeth Burgess
Brother of John Burgess; Benjamin Burgess; Charles Burgess; Elizabeth Burgess; Joseph Burgess and 3 others
Half brother of Capt. Edward Burgess; George Burgess; John Burgess; Susanna Burgess and Dr. Richard Moore

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About William Burgess, I

This excerpt regarding Col. Wm Burgess, father of this Wm. Burgess b. 1667 is from from the website Genealogy Trails. The current Wm Burgess, who was married to Anne Watkins, is mentioned in the final paragraph:

Edward Robins, born in England 1602, came to Virginia in the bark Thomas in 1615. He lived in Northampton, which is now Accomack County and build "Newport House," now Eyreville.

Robins' daughter Elizabeth married Col. William Burgess.

On 15 Sept 1619 William Stone set sail for Virginia on the Margaret of Bristol, and was one of the people being sent to Berkeley Hundred to work under Captain John Woodlief's supervision.By 1648 he was the third proprietary governor of Maryland.

After Stone became governor, Col. Wm. Burgess moved to Maryland from Virginia.

"... Burgess [d. 1686] .left an exceedingly intelligent will of entail; naming his sons and daughters, Edward, George, William, John, Joseph, Benjamin, Charles, Elizabeth, Susannah, Anne. I give to my sonne William my message land where I now dwell, near South River, together with eighteen hundred acres adjoining, which I purchased of George Westall, and one part whereof is a Town appointed called London, provided my wife, Ursula, shall live there until my son is of age. I give unto William, all of "Betty's Choice," in Balto. Co., near Col. Geo. Wells, containing 480 acres. I give to my sonne, John Burgess, four tracts, "Morley's Lott," "Bednall's Green," "Benjamin's Choice," and "Benjamin's Addition," lying near Herring Creek, some 800 acres. I give to my sonne, Joseph, lands purchased of Richard Beard, near South River, called "West Puddington," and "Beard's Habitation," 1300 acres. I give to my sonne Benjamin, a tract, "Bessington," near the Ridge, also "Burgess Choice," near South River. I give to my sonne, Charles, a tract, purchased of Vincent Lowe, at the head of Sasafras River, of 1600 acres, and another of Vincent Lowe, on the Susquehannah, of 500 acres; provided, if any should die before attaining age, then every such tract shall descend to the eldest then living. I give all the rest of my estate, here or in England, to my dear wife, Ursula, at pleasure, and she shall have the care of the education of my children and the use of their portions. I desire that she shall be my executrix, with my friends Major Nicholas Sewall, Major Nicholas Gassaway and Captain Henry Hanslap, as supervisors, and to each of them I grant £5. WILLIAM BURGESS. (SEAL.)

His sons, Edward and George, had been provided for before his will. His daughters received £300 in money, plate and other personals.

His seal-ring of gold was willed to his daughter, Susannah, wife of Major Nicholas Sewall. She was the daughter of Colonel Burgess, by Mrs. Richard Ewen. Colonel Burgess bore arms, as the existing impression of his seal reveals, of a family of Truro, in Cornwall, but was akin to the Burgesses of Marlborough, Wilts County. (Or a fesse chequy, or, and gules, in chief, three crosses, crosslet fitchie of the last.)

Except Charles Burgess, of Westphalla, who married a daughter of Captain Henry Hanslap, the succeeding Burgess name was alone handed down by Captain Edward Burgess, the son who came up from Virginia with him. John and Joseph died early; Benjamin, under the will, claimed their estates, but finally compromised with Captain Edward. Benjamin sold his whole estate and went to England. George, after holding the office of High Sheriff, joined his wife Catherine, the widow Stockett, in deeding all their estate, and removed to Devon County, England.

Ann-Thomas Sparrow, and died the same year. Jane Sewall of Major Nicholas and Susannah Burgess-Clement Brooke, son of Major Thomas. Their daughter, Elizabeth Brooke, became the mother of Charles Carroll, of Carrollton. William Burgess, Jr., inherited the homestead; he married Ann (Watkins) Lord, daughter of John Watkins, the stepson of Commander Edward Lloyd. Burgess' will left 1,000 acres in Baltimore County to his wife's children by her former husband, Mr. Lord. ..." Source: http://genealogytrails.com/mary/annearundel/bios.html. Accessed and added here by Pamela Taulbee, 6-17-16.

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William Burgess, I's Timeline

1667
November 19, 1667
All Hallows, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1698
June 28, 1698
Age 30
Will probated
June 28, 1698
Age 30
All Hallows, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States
1933
October 28, 1933
Age 30
December 20, 1933
Age 30
1970
October 31, 1970
Age 30