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  • Name Thomas Burgess  [2
    Christened 16 Aug 1601  Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Thomas Burges
      Gender: Male
      Baptism/Christening Date: 16 Aug 1601
      Baptism/Christening Place: TRURO,CORNWALL,ENGLAND
      Death Date: 23 Sep 1601
      Father's Name: Thomae Burges
      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00963-1
      System Origin: England-ODM
      Source Film Number: 226224
      Collection: England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
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    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Feb 1685  Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 13 Feb 1685  Old Town Cemetery, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Thomas Burgess
      Born in England
      Settled in 1637 in that part of Sandwich now called Sagamore
      Dyed Feb Ye 13 1685
      Aged 82 Years
    Notes 
    • Thomas BURGESS was born on 16 August 1601 at Truro, Cornwall, England; His gravestone lists the year of death as 1685 and his age as 82 years.This leads to assume the 1603 birth date is correct. If he was born in 1603 he is not the son of Thomas Burgess and Elizabeth Pye. He was christened in 1603 at Truro, Cornwall, England. He and Dorothy(--?--)were engaged at Parish of Chester-Le-Street, Tanfield, Durham Co.,England. (This information about the engagement and marriage are true if Dorothy is Dorothy Waynes. If his wife was Dorothy Phippens then the information about Truro is correct. At this time neither one has been proved correct.)

      He married Dorothy (--?--) in 1628 at Parish of Chester-Le-Street,Tanfield, Durham Co., England. He lived circa 1630 at Naumkeag, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts; Naumkeagwas later called Salem. This section of land was forfeited by his removal to Sandwich the same year. This land was assigned to Nicholas Robbins, 5 November 1638,who made remuneration to Thomas for fences and culture on 3 April 1637 at Duxbury, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He joined the church under the pastoral care of William Leverich. He began his military service in 1645 during the Naragansett War. In the settlement of Sandwich, Thomas Burgess, became associated with Edmund Freeman, Henry Feake, Richard Chadwell, William Almy, Thomas Tupper, William Wood, Edward Dillingham, John Carman, George Knot and Thomas Dexter. Savage says of him, 'He was a chief man among them. 'In process of time he became a large landholder, and with advancing age he was called Goodman Burgess. He served the town in every office, humble or honorable from road-surveyor to deputy to the Court at Plymouth, for several successive years.

      The original deed for Sandwidg plantation was executed by Governor William Bradford. It was ordered that Goodman Thomas Tupper, Goodman Thomas Burges Senr, Nathaniel Willis and William Gifford " Shall have the power to calla town meeting" on 22 May 1651 at Sandwidg Plantation, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

      He left a will on 4 April 1684 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co.,Massachusetts; Name 4 sons Thomas, John, Jacob, Joseph and son in law Ezra. He died on 13 February 1685 at Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts, at age 83. He was buried on 15 February 1685 at Old town Cemetery on Grove Street, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.

      1663 Prence Govr: The 10th of July 1663

      Memorand: That Thomas Burge senr of the Towne of Sandwich in in the Jurisdictio of Plymouth in New England plantor Doth acknowlidg that for and in Consideration of a valluable sume; to him already payed by his son in law Named Esra Perrey of the Towne aforsaid in the Jurisdiction aforsaid plantor; hee hath bargained and sold enfeofed and Confeilmed and by these prsents Doth bargaine allianate sell enfeof and Confeirme unto the said Esra Perrey the one halfe of a Certaine tract of land lying and being att a place Called Mannomett in the Jurisdiction aforsaid; which said Tract of land was purchased by Captaine Standish by the appointment of the Court of Josias of Nausett an Indian Sachem; in the behalfe of the said Thomas Burge as appeers by a Deed bearing Date the third Day of march Anno Dom 1652. That Thomas Burgis of Sandwidge hath absolutly barganed and sold to ffrancis Allen of Sandwidge to him and heires for ever a pcell or tract of land being within a ffence which said upland I the said Thomas Burgis senr bought of Thomas Boardman. as also a pcell of meadow bought ofthesaid Thomas Boardman as aforsaid this meadow bounded with 2 Creekes lying before or Joyning to the aforsaid upland to the said ffrancis Allen to have and to hold to him and his heires forever;

      This Bargane and sale acknowlidged by Thomas Burgis senir and Dorathy his wife this 5t of Aprill 1654 before mee Myles Standish The Marke of Tho T Burgis



      http://users.andara.com/~wburgess/i0000001.htm#s27
      "Thomas and Dorothy Burgess and their young family came from Cornwall,England in (or not far from) 1630 and settled in Lynn(or Salem), Massachusetts Bay Colony." All Burgess researchers have seen similar statements - and some have accepted part or all as fact. Our purpose in this article is to question (and perhaps generate some discussion about)the Cornwall origin, but first let us look briefly at the supposed arrival date of the Burgess family in New England. "I do not know who was the first one responsible for the assertion that Thomas came to these shores about 1630, lived in Lynn or Salem, within Essex County, Mass., thence to Plymouth Colony with the Saugus (then part of Lynn) group. But there seems not an iota of documentary proof for the idea. My careful study shows no evidence that Thomas was ever of the Bay Colony; it is apparently just an example of those myths oft repeated, sans checking, by the copiests." These words are found in Burgess Lineage,a type script prepared for a client in 1957-1958 by Winifred Lovering Holman, S.B., F.A.S.G., whose manuscript collection is now in the NEHGS Library in Boston. (Miss Holman later married Frank R. Dodge and we will refer to her hereafter as Mrs. Dodge. We consider her discussion of the early Burgess generations in this country to be the most authoritative and best documented we have seen and will cite it several more times in the following paragraphs.) For the first chapter alone, devoted to the progenitor, Thomas Burgess or Burge, she reviewed nearly ninety references and cited many of them. The first official record for Thomas Burgess places him in Duxbury on 3 July 1637 and shortly there after he is found in Sandwich. Until we see an iota or two of documentary proof, we must consider any statement of Thomas' presence in New England much prior to this date as conjecture. For a time we too believed it very likely that Thomas was from Cornwall; we now consider it only a possibility. We began our genealogical pursuits in 1985 while living in Saudi Arabia where there are no genealogical libraries and our alternative was to create our own. One of our early acquisitions was the three volume Genealogies of Mayflower Families from the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, selected and introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts and published in 1985 by the Genealogical Publishing Company., Inc. A check of the indices quickly led us to Volume III and the article, "Ezra Perry of Sandwich, Mass." by Lydia B. (Phinney) Brownson and Maclean W. McLean. On page 4, first published in The Register, Vol. 115 (Apr.1961), we found "Elizabeth (Burges) Perry, born probably in or near Truro, Cornwall, England, about 1629, was the only daughter of Thomas and Dorothy Burges of Sandwich." The compilers did not disclose the basis for this probability, but we were elated; we had a clue! Not long after,we received a letter from a newly discovered cousin telling us that another cousin had told her that our Thomas was believed to have been the son of Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth (Pye) Burges of Truro, Cornwall and the grandson of Thomas and Honner (Sidman) Burges, also of Truro. Because of the Perry/Cornwall link, we had already planned to visit Truro on our next trip to England and we immediately wrote to the unknown cousin, asking for more information about the Truro Thomas and the possibility that he could be identical to the Thomas who married Dorothy Waynes in Tanfield, Co. York, in 1628. Our letter was forwarded to R. A. Lovell, Jr., then the Archivist/Historian at the Sandwich (Mass.) Archives & Historical Center. He replied, "We have resource material on many Cape Cod families, and try to establish what is proven and detailed, as against what is claimed or hopeful. Unfortunately much that is in print and has been used by many researchers is not in the proven category." Mr. Lovell included in his reply a copy of a 15 April 1964 letter found in the Burgess material in Mrs. Dodge's papers in the NEHGS. The author, Benjamin F. Wilbour (also a descendant of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess), told Mrs.Dodge of his discovery of the Thomas Burgess and Dorothy Waynes marriage record and added, "In the Hartford Times someone tied him up to the Burgess family of Truro in Cornwall who had a Thos. bapt. 1601... I think this very wrong, as people did not marry out of their class then, and "Goodman" Burgess who could not sign his name would hardly come from the gentry." Mr. Lovell, referring to Mr. Wilbour, stated "He therefore feels, as we do, that it is much more likely that our Thomas was the one who married Dorthy Waynes in York in 1628. However, there is no proof either way." Other cousins, in more recent correspondence, have observed that certainly our Thomas, who "served the town in every office, humble or honorable, from road-surveyor to deputy to the Court at Plymouth" and who was called a chief man of the town, must have been literate. They point out that because of age and other infirmities, many literate persons have signed their wills with a mark and that others, especially those with strong religious convictions, signed their wills with a mark closely resembling a cross. Others, citing such works as Rev. Dr. Ebenezer Burgess' Burgess Genealogy, Memorial of the Family of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess, who were Settled at Sandwich, in the Plymouth Colony,in 1637 (Boston: Press of T. R. Marvin & Son, 1865) and Dr. Barry Hovey Burgess' Burgess Genealogy, Kings County, Nova Scotia Branch of the Descendants of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess who came from England in 1630 and settled in Sandwich, Massachusetts (New York: Chas. E. Fitchett, 1941), claim that Thomas actually signed his will with his signature as the wills as printed in these volumes contain no indication that they were signed with a mark and the witnesses to the will made oath "that they saw Thomas Burgess sign, seal and declare this to be his last Will and Testament." Dr. Ebenezer Burgess included the notation, "Orthography slightly amended." Dr. Barey Hovey copied from Dr. Ebenezer Burgess and added, "The compiler has searched in vain for the original document, in the hope of here presenting a photostatic copy. He fails to see any advantage in altering its orthography, for which, in those days, there were no established rules; in fact, a variety of spelling was considered by some a mark of literary skill. The purpose of any document is to convey its intent in unmistakable terms, and in this respect the will of Thomas Burgess compares most favorably with present-day documents, many of which are so encumbered with complicated legal phrases that their interpretation would defy the wisdom of Socrates." Mrs. Dodge,in Burgess Lineage, gives us a copy of the will with unaltered orthography, with this caveat: "This seems to be an imperfect copy; it is from the official copies of the Plymouth Colony Wills, Mass. Archives, made from the volumes on file at Plymouth, Mass.The Rev. Ebenezer Burgess in his book on the family may have used the copy in the volumes at Plymouth." In addition to the unaltered orthography, the version given by Mrs. Dodge contains a significant difference: "Thomas Burg his T mark (seal)." We thus establish that not only did Thomas sign his will with his mark, but that his mark was not an "X" or a cross, but a"T." At the time he "signed" his will, Thomas was over 80 years of age and his inability to then write his full name is not proof of illiteracy. To establish that fact, we must look at earlier documents bearing his mark. Mrs. Dodge states, "It is entirely clear that neither Thomas or his son, Jacob 2 Burgess, were able to write; few could sign their names in that epoch." In her chapter on Thomas, she cites documents spanning a full thirty years before the date of Thomas' will. It will benoted that in each instance where his mark is described, it is a "T":

      o 5 April 1654 - Thomas Burgis of Sandwidge sold land to ffrancis Allen of Sandwidge, acknowlidged by Thomas Burgess senir and Dorothy his wife before Myles Standish: "The marke of Tho T Burgis."

      27 Dec 1654 - Thomas Burgis of Sandwidge sold land to John Jenkens of Sandwidge: "Thomas Burgis mark."

      11 Jul 1667 - Thomas Burge witnessed, by mark, an Indian deed.

      28 May 1668 - An indenture between Thomas Burg and Edmond ffreeman senr:"The mark of Thomas T Burg senior." Mrs. Dodge included a photo copy of a reduced photograph of this indenture, clearly showing Thomas' mark as a "T."

      4 Oct 1682 - Inventory of the estate of Mr. Edmond Freeman, late of Sandwich deceased: witnessed by the "Mark of Thomas Burge senir.

      4 Apr 1684 - Will of Thomas Burg Senr: "Thomas Burg his T mark."

      On our final departure from Saudi Arabia in 1987 we spent a week in the library of the Society of Genealogists in London and then enjoyed a one-on-one tutorial with Gary Boyd Roberts at NEHGS, followed a few weeks later by a week long Come Home to New England Seminar, also at NEHGS. Thomas Burgess was no stranger to any of the professional genealogists who assisted us during those weeks; all advised us that given their knowledge of the resources available in their respective libraries,our limited time would be better spent researching other families where we would be far more likely to be successful. A genealogist at the Society of Genealogists pointed out the improbability of our Thomas being the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pye) Burgess, noting that in the will of the latter Thomas, written 22 April 1626, his son Thomas was listed last of six sons who had not yet "accomplished the age of one and twenty," suggesting that he was the youngest, born probably not much before 1613 and quite likely several years later. This conclusion was supported by the 1620 Visitation of Truro, listing no Thomas among the children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Pye) Burgess. Thanks to the advice to look elsewhere, we gathered so much data on other ancestral families during our week and a day at NEHGS that over five years later we are still entering that data into our computer files. In late 1991 we discovered or were discovered by several new Burgess cousins, causing us to look anew at our Burgess data. Edith Spencer, one of our new cousins, reminded us of the Truro Visitation and Cornwall wills - which we had almost forgotten until dusting off our notes - and inspiring us to a renewed effort in talking to our computer. Some of our new cousins are convinced of the Cornwall origin, some share our doubts, and some "just don't know what to believe." Our advice: don't believe anything until it is proven !The compilier of the above article "Doubtful Thomases" is Cousin Joseph Earl Burgess, Oregon, USA and it appears here with permission. (My thanks to Joe for this and many other contributions too numerous to mention-Bill Burgess 1998.)


      There is a marriage record for Thomas Burgess and Dorothy Waynes located at the Parish of Chester-Le-Street in Tansfield England. However, the Thomas in this marriage is not the son of Thomas Burgess and Elizabeth Pye. That Thomas died in the same year as he was born 1601. He was buried 23 Sep 1601. There is no record of any children for this marriage. This is the marriage that is listed in NEHGR 118:323. The original reference states that this "might be" the Dorothy of our family.



      http://www.gencircles.com/users/mckate/1/data/2643

      Thomas and Dorothy Waynes Burgess emigrated from England sometime before 3 July 1637. On this date, Thomas was assigned a section of land in Duxbury in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. He and Dorothy forfeited that land when they moved to Sandwich that same year.

      Thomas and Dorothy were original members of the Sandwich Church which was established by pastor William Leverich in 1638.Through the years they appear in a number of town records including a deed dated 5 April 1654 in which they sold land to Francis Allen of Sandwich. Neither Thomas or Dorothy were able to sign their names, so their marks on this deed were witnessed by Myles Standish.

      On 27 December 1654, Thomas also sold land to John Jenkens. On 11 July 1667, he was witness to an Indian deed. On 28 May 1668, he signed an indenture agreement with Edmond Freeman and fourteen years later, on 28 May 1668, he was a witness to the inventory of Edmond's estate.

      Through the years Thomas served the town of Sandwich in every office, humble or honorable, from road-surveyor to court deputy. He and Dorothy became a large landowners and with advancing age Thomas was known as "Goodman Burgess."

      He died in 1685 and was buried in Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich. His grave was the first of all the pilgrims to be marked with a monumental slab which had to be imported from England. Dorothy died a couple of years later in 1687 and is also buried in Old Town Cemetery.



      WILL OF THOMAS BURGESS.

      The orthography slightly amended.
      I, Thomas Burgess, Senr., of Sandwich, being through God's goodness full of years, and waiting for my change, and yet having my understanding remaining with me,--blessed be God,--and also through God's great goodness being possessed of a competent outward estate, donow on serious consideration make this my last Will and Testament,touching the disposal of my estate after my dear wife and myself bedecently buried, and all necessary charges defrayed, and all debtspaid, the remaining part I give as followeth:

      Item. I give unto my eldest son, Thomas Burgess, of Rhode Island, five pounds out of my movable estate, to be paid by my executors after our decease.

      Item. I give unto my son, Jacob Burgess, upon good consideration, all my house-lot, dwelling-house, barn and out-houses, all my upland on both sides of the cartway, all that belongs to my homestead dwelling.I also give him all my meadow that I have lying below Michael Blackwell's dwelling-house on both sides of Scussett river, for him my said son Jacob Burgess to enjoy, use and possess during his natural life; and after his decease I give the said dwelling-house, barn and all the fore mentioned lands, both upland and meadow, to his son Thomas Burgess, my grandson, to him and his heirs forever. But if my said grandson die without heirs, then my will is that the said house and lands above-mentioned shall return to the next heir of my son, Jacob Burgess. I give also to my said son, Jacob Burgess, all my land lying near and adjacent to Thomas Tupper's lands below the cartway, having Mr. Freeman's land on the western side. These I give to him upon this condition, that he, my said son Jacob Burgess, pay or cause to be paid unto my grandson Thomas Burgess, son of my son John Burgess, ten pounds in good pay, to be made to him my grandson, at twenty-three years of age.

      Item. I give unto my son, Joseph Burgess, the first and second lots that adjoin his other lands near his house, if my said son accept of them so as to pay unto my son, John Burgess, five pounds; but if myson Joseph refuse said lands upon such terms, as to pay said fivepounds as aforesaid, then my will is that said land return to my son, Ezra Perry, and that he perform the condition,--I mean by two lots, those lots that were once * * *; then I give them: I give to my said son, Ezra Perry, all my other lands that lie above the said two lots,for him to enjoy forever, the which lands I bought of Mr. Edward Freeman, Jr.

      Item. I give to my dear wife all my movable estate, to be at her own disposing at her decease. I mean chattels of all sorts that I may have.

      And I do appoint and ordain my son, Ezra Perry, and my son, Jacob Burgess, to be my Executors to see this my last Will performed, as I witness under my hand and seal, this fourth day of April, 1684.

      THOMAS BURGESS.
      Witness--
      Thomas Tupper,
      Martha Tupper--


      ***************************************

      THOMAS BURGESS
      Common Progenitor
      (The Burgess History Tree)

      Thomas Burgess arrived with his wife in Salem, Massachusetts~ in 1630, at the age of 27, and remained for a time in the adjoining community of Lynn, about ten miles northeast of Boston. They are believed to have arrived on the ship 'The Blessing of The BaY"J A section of land was assigned to him, 3 July 1637, in Duxbury, 30 miles south of Boston; but in the same year there appeared on the map, 64 miles south of Boston, the township of Sandwich, in the colony of Plymouth, to which he moved the following year, making his permanent abode in that section of the township which has come to he known as Sagamore. The ancestral property, now intersected by the canal, remained in the Burgess name for over 200 years and bore scars of British cannon balls inflicted during the war of 1812, in the haphazard bombardment of settlements rn that region.

      He was one of the original eleven male members of the first Congregational Church in Sandwich and was known among his contemporaries as 'Goodman" Burgess. A copy of his will is printed in Ebenezer Burgess Genealogy and also in the Burgess Genealogy by Barry H. Burgess. All examinations of his recorded will shows that he signed his name with a mark X" and that it was spelled "Thomas Burg". He and his wife are buried in the Old Town Cemetery in Sandwich, new tombstones having been erected in 1917, fragments of the original tombstones now being used as footstones, Eligibility of descendants of Thomas Burgess to become members of the Society of Colonial Wars has been established and accepted by the Society on the basis that he was elected as Deputy for Sandwich to the Plymouth Colony General Count in June 1642, August 1644, June 1648, June 1654, August 1654, June 1660, June 1662, and June 1668, and that he served in the expedition against the Narragansetts in August 1645.

      Politics, and public service in general, commanded much of Thomas Burgess' attention. As to his standing in the community in which he lived, credentials are not lacking. Dr. James Savage, former president of the Massachusetts Historical Society, says he was a chief man among them and served his town in every office, humble and honorable, from road surveyor to deputy to the Court of Plymouth. '-Rev. Ebenezer Burgess. These statements are confirmed by several publications concerning the earliest settlers of Massachusetts; for instance, Freeman's History of Cape Cod and NB. Shurtleff's Plymouth Colony Records. For the information of the reader who may not be familiar with the expression deputy to the Court of Plymouth, it may be explained that the deputy was the term then used for representative, and that the Court at Plymouth united with the Colony of Massachusetts. Thomas Burgess was elected in 1642 to represent Sandwich in the provincial legislature and he continued to serve his constituency in that capacity for eleven consecutive years, a term of service among the longest periods of representation in the Colony, The deputies were elected annually, and there were usually eighteen for the entire Colony. His name also appears as a town selectman. There were no mayors in the Colony of Plymouth in those times.

      Sailing through the picturesque Cape Cod Canal, a descendant of Thomas Burgess may well indulge in interesting reflections, in historical, genealogical reveries, for here, while traversing Sagamore he passes directly through the extensive land holdings of his Puritan Pilgrim ancestor, If he enter the canal at its eastern gateway, he may see at his left the site of the old homestead, which is about a quarter of a mile from the canal. It was on the old Plymouth road, now known as the Kings Highway, and is on property once belonging to Mr. Henry H. Ellis. It is about three-quarters of a mile from the Sagamore Railroad Station.

      The Plymouth legislature is important historically mainly in that it constitutes one of the earliest milestones in the worldwide extension of Anglo-Saxon democracy. Plymouth itself was the second permanent English colony in America, and the first in New England, being founded in 1620 by the Pilgrim Fathers, (The term Pilgrim Fathers is sometimes loosely applied to all the early settlers (Puritans) of both Plymouth and Massachusetts. Richard Warren, from whom the Kings County Branch are descended, was, indeed, one of the Pilgrim Fathers in the strict sense of the term.) who arrived in the Mayflower in that year. Its legislature was instituted in 1638, being but a few years antedated by the legislative bodies of Virginia and Massachusetts. These three legislatures were seeds of self-government such as have always been planted wherever English settlements have been made, and they singularize the British form of colonization. Spain, Portugal, France, Holland and Sweden all had at certain period's colonies in the New World, but in none of them was any autonomy, either legislative or executive, ever permitted. So long as we Americans remember our grievances against England during our colonial days, we should not permit ourselves to forget that she is the mother of our democracy. As Theodore Roosevelt declared, England was the best mother we could have had. Were we to assume Britain's imperial responsibilities of today, would our relations with our dominions and with our possessions be as happy as hers? Even from our Virgin Islands rumors reach us that our government there is not satisfactory to the natives. And the writer has just been reading of a nationalist movement in our island of Puerto Rico. Thomas Burgess migrated from England as a Puritan, (The term Puritan had its origin in the reputed purity of morals of the Puritans but in their desire to purge (purify) the Anglican Church of all vestiges of Roman formality.) and in America he was a member of the Congregational Church, a denominational product of Puritanism. He was a young man in England during the early part of the reign of Charles I, but he is entitled to the alibi of being in America when his 'Roundhead" (Roundhead was a term applies to the Puritans from their way of cutting hair.) comrades chopped off the head of that sovereign. Thomas name is mentioned as one of the original male members of the first church in Sandwich. It was organized in about 1638, under the pastorate of the Rev. William Leverich. The church, after passing through evolutionary stages, is today represented by the Federated Church of Sandwich, - a union, confined to that town, of Congregationalists, Unitarians and Methodists. Among his contemporaries, Thomas was known as Goodman Burgess; and there is evidence that he was a generous supporter of the Church. In 1657, or thereabouts, of 14 subscribers to support the minister, he pledged the largest amount of the subscriptions, and a liberal contribution considering the value of the pound in those days. all of which is more interesting than helpful to his living descendants, who may find, like Rudyard Kipling's Tomlinson, that, when presenting themselves at the Golden Gate, there is no use in trying to dodge ones own record and stand on someone else's.

      Thomas Burgess had five children: Thomas, John, Elizabeth, Jacob, and Joseph. Thomas settled in Newport, RI., John in Yarmouth, Mass., and Joseph in Rochester, Mass. Jacob remained in Sandwich, Mass. While no attempt is made to compile a list of all illustrious descendants, it may be mentioned that, through John, Gelett and Thornton Burgess are descended, --both well-known American authors. Elizabeth married Ezra Perry, and from the union President Franklin D. Roosevelt is twice descended, this descent coming through his mother, Sarah Delano. Through Jacob comes Charles Frederick Burgess inventor of Burgess Batteries and founder of the Burgess Battery Co., and listed in who's who in America. [3]
    Person ID I595811  7_families
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    Father Thomas Burges,   b. Abt 1580, Of, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1626, , , England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Pye,   b. Abt 1572, Of, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 27 Nov 1598  Of, Truro, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F216010  Group Sheet

    Family Dorothy Waynes,   b. 1603, Earls, Barton, Norhantes, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1687, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1627  Tanfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Marriage license for 1628 to Dorothy Waynes in Tanfield, England, parish of Chester-Le-Street, Durham County. [4]
    Children 
    +1. Thomas Burgess,   b. Abt 1628, Of, Sandwich, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1687, Of, Newport, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +2. John Burgess,   b. Abt 1629, Of, Sandwich, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1701, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)
     3. Elizabeth Burgess,   b. 1629, Of, Sandwich, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1717, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Jacob Burgess,   b. 1631, Of, Sandwich, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1719, Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     5. Joseph Burgess,   b. 1638, Of, Sandwich, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1695, Rochester, Monroe, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2006 
    Family ID F216009  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S306] The Mayflower Descendant, Robert Bowman, (Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. for Clearfield Company, c1989), 14:108 (Reliability: 2).

    2. [S7746] Little Compton families, Wilbour, Benjamin Franklin, (Little Compton [Rhode Island] : Little Compton Historical Society, 1967 (College Hill Press : Providence, R.I.). FHL Book #974.56/L2 D3w), FHL Book #974.56/L2 D3w., 130 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S7714] The Burgess history tree, Paul F. Burgess, (Franklin, N.C. : Genealogy Pub. Service, c1993), Book #929.273 B912bp., 4, 5, 6 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S7714] The Burgess history tree, Paul F. Burgess, (Franklin, N.C. : Genealogy Pub. Service, c1993), Book #929.273 B912bp., 4 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S7711] NE Historical Register, (: : 1964 Surety:2), 118:323 (Reliability: 3).