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  • ID: I16388 View Post-em!
  • Name: Col. William Burgess (Immigrant) , .
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT. 1622 in Truro, Cornwall, England
  • Death: 24 JAN 1686/87 in London Town, Anne Arundel Co., MD
  • Burial: 26 JAN 1685/86 All Hollows' Cemetery, Annapolis, MD
  • Reference Number: 16388
  • Note:
    Note:
    Col William Burgess was one of the most promient men of Maryland during the 17th century. He held many public offices including that of the Deputy Governor. William Burgess was among the orignial settlers of Providence (Anne Arundel Co.) in 1650. The following is only a partial genealogy, mostly taken from information in Warfield's "Founders of Anne Arundel and Howard Counties in Maryland" and the church records of All Hallows Parish in Anne Arundel Co., MD. 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 Burgess came to Northhampton County, Virginia about 1650. He then went to Maryland, settling on South River, bringing 150 "adventurers". In 1664 he was in command of the South River Rangers. In 1661 he was the High Sheriff of Anne Arundel County, Maryland. In 1665, he was Cammander in Chief of all the forces of the 5 western shore counties. He was a member of Court of the State of Maryland, a Justice of the Province Court and a Deputy Governor fro 1678 to 1683.
    William died in 1686 and was buried on the hill overlooking the port. In abt 1944 four large crypts were moved from the hill and placed on the right side of the entrance to All Hallow's Church, built in 1692. In 1960 the Army and Navy Chapters of the D.A.R. placed a bronze tablet before the crypt of Col. William Burgess.
    He died on 24 January 1686/87 O.S. in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland, having had seven sons, two by his first wife and five by his third:

    *1. Capt. Edward Burgess (1651?-1722) of Anne Arundel Co., MD

    2. George Burgess (1658?-1704) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line

    3. John Burgess I (1665?-1686/1704) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line

    4. William Burgess Jr. (1667?-1698) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line

    5. Joseph Burgess (1669?-1706+) of Anne Arundel Co., MD, possibly extinct in the male line

    6. Benjamin Burgess (1675?-1706+) of Anne Arundel Co., MD

    7. Charles Burgess (1677?-1740?) of Prince George’s Co., MD.

    Note:
    The Honorable William Burgess is one of the notable South River colonists. He came into Maryland from Virginia in 1649. By 1659 he was a member of the House of Burgesses, and shortly thereafter he appeared in the capacity of High Sheriff of Anne Arundel County. In 1660 William Burgess founded London Town on land he gave for settlement. For a time, London Towne rivaled Annapolis as a commercial center, a port of entry, and the residence of the leading merchants of the colony. When Lord Baltimore sailed for England in 1684, he appointed William Burgess to serve as Deputy Govenor and Lieutenant-General of the Province during his Lordship's absence.

    Inscription:
    William Burges Esq. died 24th day of January 1686 aged about 64, leaving his dear beloved wife Ursula and eleven children viz: seven sons and four daughters and eight grandchildren. In his lifetime he was a member of his Lordship's Coucell of Estate, one of his Lordship's deputy Governors, a justice of ye high provincial court, Coll. of a regiment of the trained bands and sometimes Genorall of all the military forces of the province. His loving wife Ursula has executed this testimony of her true respect and due regard for the worthy deserts of her said dear departed husband hath erected this monument.

    Note: In 1960, the Prince George chapter of the D.A.R. added the marker.

    Burial:
    All Hallows Church Cemetery
    Birdsville
    Anne Arundel County
    Maryland, USA

    Created by: Jeanette
    Record added: Oct 18, 2008
    Find A Grave Memorial# 30662407

    Note:
    WILL:
    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.




    Father: William Burgess , . b: ABT. 1595

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth Robbins b: 20 MAY 1635 in London, England
    • Married: ABT. 1651 in Northampton Co., VA

    Marriage 2 Ursula Puddington , . b: ABT. 1643 in Northampton Co., VA
    • Married: ABT. 1660 in Anne Arundel Co., MD
    Children
    1. Has Children John Burgess , . b: ABT. 1664 in Anne Aruendel Co., VA

    Marriage 3 Sophia Ewen , . b: ABT. 1649
    • Married: ABT. 1661 in South River, MD
    Children
    1. Has No Children Susannah Burgess
    2. Has No Children William Burgess b: 1673

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