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  • ID: I39
  • Name: Edward BURGESS
  • Surname: BURGESS
  • Given Name: Edward
  • Prefix: Capt.
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1651/1655 in South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Death: 1722/1723 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • Burial: 4 Mar 1722/1723 All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
  • _UID: D1908F6F9731D5118680EF90A100BA0BF82C
  • Note:
    1. "Anne Arundel Gentry, A Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland" by Harry Wright Newman, vol. 1, Family Line Publications.

    Page created by: Fredric Z. Saunders 1234 Waterside Cove #21 Midvale, UT 84047-4293 Last revised: 25 Oct. 2001

    3. Maryland Wills

    Bk. 2 folio 6 GS film 0012841

    George Puddington of South River, Anne Arundel County

    15 Aug 1674

    24 Sep 1674

    mentions "Edward Burgess, son of Capt. Wm Burgess"

    4.. Will, Anne Arundel County

    Calendar of Wills, Vol 5, 1720-1726, Calendar of Wills 1720-1726, Page 143

    Maryland wills 4:242-245, FHL microfilm 0,012,843

    29th Aug. 1721

    14th Mch 1722

    To wife Sarah, the dwelling plantation "Burgess his Rite" during life, and 1/3 personal estate absolutely; residue to child. equally.

    " Margaret Ware, 15 A. nr. Home Cove during life. 100 A. on Scotch Ck. to be sold for benefit od estate. to their daughter Margaret Ware during life only.

    " sons Samuel and John, residue of lands; after decease of sd. Samuel and Elizabeth his wife, son Samuel's portion to their child. Edward, Benjamin and Elizabeth. Son John's wife Jane to have life interest in his portion; he dying without issue, to pass to rest of testator's child.

    Executors - wife Sarah Burgess and sons John Burgess and Samuel Burgess

    Test: thomas Fallows, John Vines, Stephen West, Benjamin Gaither, John Piburn

    18, 144.

    5. From: "Anne Arundel Gentry, A Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland" by Harry Wright Newman, vol. 1, Family Line Publications.

    "Edward Burgess, son and heir of Colonel William Burgess by his wife Elizabeth Robbins, was born about 1655 in South River Hundred. He followed early in the footsteps of his father and in 1676 accompanied him on the punitive expedition against the Nanticoke Indians, for which he was voted 80 lbs. tob.

    On June 6, 1679, he was commissioned one of the Gentleman Justices of Peace for Anne Arundel County, and was at times a member of the Quoru. In 1683, he and his father were appointed members of a commission to 'survey and Manage the Building of the Court House'.

    As early as 1676 it has been shown that he was active in Indian warfare and at the time it is believed that his position was that of a junior offiver. In 1696 he was addressed as Captain, and inn 1689, the year of the Revolution, it was definitely stated that he was 'Captain of the Foote' in Anne Arundel County. In 1693 he was questioned relative to 45 muskets belonging to the Provincial Magazine then in the custody of Dr, Mordecai Moore and which weere acquired in some manner by the insurgents in 1689.

    The success of the Protestant Revolution led by Bkackiston, Coode, Beall and others resulted in the Calverts losing their Province for a number of years as landlords. In consequence those who formerly held office and were loyal to the Calverts retired to their plantations and thier names no longer were among those who held office. It is particularly significant that after 1689 the name of Edward Burgess is no longer found as a public servant of the Province.

    After the establishment of the Church of England as the State Church of Maryland upon ascension of William and Mary, Edward Burgess was appointed one of the vestrymen of South River or All Hallow's Parish, but the appointments of the various vestries were more on the grounds of leadership and character than political.

    Some time after July 26, 1676, Captain Burgess married Sarah Chew, the daughter of Colonel Chew who had been associated with Colonel William Burgess in military affairs died testate in Anne Arundel County and bequeathed personal property to his daughter Sarah Chew. The will was dated July 28, 1676, and admitted to probate on June 12, 1677. Madam Chew, the widow of Colonel Chew, in her will of February 20, 1694, named her daughter Sarah Burgess...

    On February 9, 1685/6, Edward Burgess, Gent., conveyed to John Gaither, Planter, several tracts of land which had been obtained from Robert Proctor, Innholder. '...and whereas Lord Baltimore at St. Mary's City on 16 February 1658 did grant to John Freeman, Planter, land called ffreemanston lying on the west side of Chesapeake Bay in a land called South River near the head of South River between two main branches containing 150 acres...and whereas 75 acres became the right of Robert Proctor in right of Elizabeth his now wife, the late wife of the said John Freeman, and also 300 acres of ffreeman's fancy came to to the right of the said Robert Proctor in right of his wife Elizabeth...and whereas Lord Baltimore did grant to Robert Proctor on 8 September 1668 The Landing... and whereas the said Robert Proctor and Elizabeth his now wife by their indenture of 10 January 1673 granted to George Puddington, of South River, Gent., the 75 aforesaid acres of land, being part of 150 acres of ffreemanston also 100 acres of ffreeman's fancy, also 70 acres of The Landing in all 245 acres...and whereas George Puddington being seized thereof by his will of 15 August 1674 bequeathed to the said Edward Burgess all that land amounting to 245 acres...'. Thereupon, Edward Burgess sold the plantations to John Gaither for 13,000 lbs. tob. Sarah Burgess, wife of Edward, waived all dower rights.

    On April 14, 1704, he conveyed to William Nicholson, Gent., for and in consideration of 'a marriage shortly to take place between the said William Nicholson and Elizabeth Burgess the daughter of the said Edward Burgess' a portion of 'Puddington Harbour' granted by Lord Baltimore to George Puddington and by will willed to Edward Burgess. Sarah Burgess waived all dower.

    The records of All Hallow's Church state that he was buried on March 4, 1722/23. His last will and testament, dated August 29, 1721, was admitted to probate in Anne Arundel County on March 14, 1722/23, by Thomas Fallows, John Vines, Stephen West, Benjamin Gaither and Joohn Piburn...

    The inventory of his personal estate was recorded as 'Captain Edward Burgess late of Anne Arundel COunty deceased Gent.' and filed on April 6, 1723. The appraisement was L188/8/8, including a silver seal, cane, books and six negro slaves. Margaret Ware and Benjamin Gaither approved as the nearest kin. The final account filed on March 2, 1736/7, showed n overpayment of L36/6/11, by his executors Samuel Burgess and John Burgess.

    The last will and testament of his widow was written on September 6, 1738, in the presence of Richard Goodman, James Craft and William Disney. It was presented at court in Anne Arundel County for probation on May 12, 1740.

    The estate of her deceased husband was to be divided into three equaled parts; 1/3 to son Samuel Burgess;
    1/3 to son John Burgess; 1/3 to be divided among the daughters Ann White, Sarah Gaither and Susanna

    To grandson William Ware 40 shillings

    To granddaughter Ann Balenea [Balmda] 40 shillings

    Executors - sons Benjamin Gaither and John Burgess

    The personal estate was appraised on May 16, 1740, by William Sellman and James Nicholson at L238/16/16. Samuel Burgess and Susanna Richardson signed as next of kin, while Samuel Preston Moore and Rachel Moore signed as the greated creditors. It was not recorded at court until May 28, 1741, by Benjamin Gaither and John Burgess.

    At an account filed on May 19, 1742, L57/5/3/ were paid to 'Thomas Richardson in right of his [wife] Susanna Richardson' as heir to the residuary estate, also to Robert White in right of Ann his wife a daughter of the deceased, and to Sarah Gaither, another daughter of the deceased.""
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  • Change Date: 20 Jan 2005 at 22:00:00

    Father: William BURGESS b: 1622 in Wiltshire, England
    Mother: Elizabeth ROBINS b: in London, England c: 20 May 1635 in England

    Marriage 1 Sarah CHEW b: ABT 1662 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    • Married: 14 Jan 1685/1686 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    • Note:
      1. "Anne Arundel Gentry, A Genealogical History of Some Early Families of Anne Arundel County, Maryland" by Harry Wright Newman, vol. 1, Family Line Publications.

      Page created by: Fredric Z. Saunders 1234 Waterside Cove #21 Midvale, UT 84047-4293 Last revised: 25 Oct. 2001

      3. Maryland Marriages, 1634-1777, Compiled by Robert Barnes, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.Baltimore, Maryland, 1975
    1. Has No Children William BURGESS b: 19 Nov 1684 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    2. Has No Children Anne BURGESS b: 5 Dec 1685 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    3. Has Children Edward BURGESS b: ABT 1686 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    4. Has Children Elizabeth BURGESS b: 5 Aug 1682 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    5. Has Children Samuel BURGESS b: ABT 1688 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland c: 13 Nov 1698
    6. Has Children Sarah Chew BURGESS b: ABT 1690/1691 in All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland c: 13 Nov 1698 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    7. Has Children Margaret BURGESS b: ABT 1693 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland c: 13 Nov 1698 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    8. Has Children John BURGESS b: 17 Aug 1696 in All Hallow's Parish, Anne Arundel County, Maryland
    9. Has No Children Susanna BURGESS b: 14 Mar 1699 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland

    1. Title: A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789
      Author: Edward C. Papenfuse, Alan F. Day, David W. Jordan, and Gregory A. Stiverson
      Publication: The Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore and London, 1985

      HOPPER, WILLIAM (by 1747-1806). BORN: between 1741 and 1747 in Queen Anne's County; only son. NATIVE: third generation. RESIDED: in Queen Anne's County (later became part of Caroline County) until 1785; Queen Anne's County, 1785 until death. FAMILY BACKGROUND. FATHER: William Hopper (1707-1772). MOTHER: Mary Anne (?-1747), daughter of Thomas Hynson Wright (1688-1747) and wife Mary Turbutt; granddaughter of Solomon Wright (ca. 1655-1717). STEPMOTHER: Sarah Dockery (?-ca. 1775). UNCLE: Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784). AUNT: Ann Wright (?-by 1754), who married Edward Oldham (1709 - 1773). SISTER: Mary Anne (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (? - a. 1793). HALF SISTERS: Mary; Elizabeth (1739 - 1806), who married Joseph Nicholson, Jr. (?-1786); Henrietta; Sally (?-1761); and Dorothy. FIRST COUSINS: Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Ann Oldham (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke (?-1781); Hannah Oldham (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca.1808). MARRIED first, by 1769 his first cousin Elizabeth (?-by 1776), daughter of Edward Oldham (1709-1773) and wife Ann Wright (?-by 1754); stepdaughter of Ann Goldsborough (1732-?); granddaughter of John Oldham (?-1729); stepgranddaughter of Nicholas Goldsborough (ca. 1689-1766); niece of Hannah Oldham (1702-1759), who married James Edge (ca. 1710-1757), Mary Anne Wright (?-1747), who married William Hopper(1707-1772), and Thomas Wright (?-ca. 1784); stepniece of Thomas Goldsborough (ca. 1728-1793). Her sisters were Anne (?-by 1794), who married Joshua Clarke(?-1781); Hannah (?-1828), who married Nicholas Martin (1743-ca. 1808); and Mary (7-by 1772). Her first cousins were Samuel Turbutt Wright(1749-1810); Mary Ann Hopper (1742-by 1792), who married second, James Bordley (?-ca. 1793). ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: by 1759 Elizabeth and her sister Anne were living with their aunt Hannah Oldham Edge from whom they inherited the lands of their uncle James Edge(ca. 1710-1757). MARRIED second, on April 17, 1776, Ann, daughter of Daniel Cox. CHILDREN: SONS William (?-1793); Daniel Cox (1777-?), a lawyer by 1807; Thomas Wright (1783-?), a surgeon's mate in the Thirty-eighth Regiment, Maryland Militia in 1808, who married on August 9, 1808, Ann Emory (ca. 1789-1821) Philemon Blake (1791-?), a lawyer, who married first, Rebecca (ca. 1794-1822), and second, on September 2, 1822, Margaret Anne Thomas, and William (a minor in 1807). DAUGHTERS: Sarah (1779-?); Mary (1787-?); and Anna Maria. PRIVATE CAREER EDUCATION: entered the University of Pennsylvania on May 3, 1762, attended until 1765, but did not graduate. RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Anglican; Methodist by 1794. SOCIAL STATUS AND ACTIVITIES: Gent., 1767, subscriber to Washington College, Chestertown, Kent County. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE: merchant, 1774, in partnership with James Kent (ca. 1738-1805); farmer, 1795. PUBLIC CAREER LEGISLATIVE SERVICE: Convention, Caroline County, 5th, 1775; Lower House, Caroline County, 1780 (elected, but did not attend; resigned on November 1, 1780), 1781-1782, 1782 - 1783, 1783. LOCAL OFFICES: St. Paul's Parish Vestry, Queen Anne's County, in office 1771-1774; justice, Queen Anne's County, commissioned 1773 and 1794; Committee of Correspondence, Caroline County, elected 1774; sheriff, Caroline County, commissioned 1774, 1775, 1777, and 1778; trustee for the poor, Queen Anne's County, 1801 - 1805. MILITARY SERVICE: captain Caroline County Militia, by 1777, colonel, by 1806. Criticized by Col. Mordecai Gist in a letter to Gov. Thomas Johnson after the Battle of Germantown in 1777 in which Hopper was said to have been attacked "with qualms of sickness" that forced him to leave his regiment when under attack. WEALTH DURING LIFE TIME. PERSONAL PROPERTY: assessed value 1,015.0.0 current money, including 20 slaves 1783; at least 21 slaves, 1803. Declared insolvent in 1788, at which time his personal property included 59 slaves and 86 oz. plate; he was able to repurchase 21 of these slaves in 1803. LAND AT FIRST ELECTION: at least 3,167 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties (at least 1,028 acres inherited from his father; 1,877 acres through his first marriage, at least 1,297 acres of which was given to his wife in 1759 by her aunt Hannah Edge, widow of James Edge; and one-third share of 786 acres held in partnership with John Markland and John Brown). SIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN LAND BETWEEN FIRST ELECTION AND DEATH: obtained 1,713 acres through his second marriage, 1776; charged with 4,246 acres in Queen Anne's, Talbot, and Caroline counties, 1783; turned at least 4,753 acres over to trustees when he declared insolvency 1788; repurchased ca. 3,400 acres, 1803. WEALTH AT DEATH: Died: in late November 1806 in Queen Anne?s County; size of estate unknown.
    2. Title:
      Author: Fredric Z. Saunders, Salt Lake City, UT
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