Samuel James Burford

b. circa 1806, d. 4 December 1882
     Samuel James Burford was born circa 1806 at Combe, Somerset, England.1
Samuel James Burford was also known as James.
Samuel James Burford married Ann Jones circa 1830 at England.
Samuel James Burford died on 4 December 1882 at Chard, Somerset, England.

Family

Ann Jones b. c 1813, d. 1899
Marriage*
Samuel James Burford married Ann Jones circa 1830 at England
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1928; Folio: 9; Page: 9; GSU roll: 221085."

Sarah J Burford

b. circa 1873
FatherAaron Jones Burford b. 1848, d. a 28 Jun 1881
MotherElizabeth Gillett b. c 1848
     Sarah J Burford was born circa 1873 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Aaron Jones Burford and Elizabeth Gillett.

Shiela Mary Burford

b. 3 June 1932, d. 2002
FatherLeonard William John Burford b. 7 Jan 1905, d. 1984
MotherEmma Queenie Mitchell b. 1905, d. 1967
     Shiela Mary Burford was born on 3 June 1932 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Leonard William John Burford and Emma Queenie Mitchell.
Shiela Mary Burford married William E Lane in 1953 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Shiela Mary Burford married Arthur Robert Major in 1964 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Shiela Mary Burford died in 2002 at Worthing, Sussex, England.

Family

William E Lane b. c 1930
Marriage*
Shiela Mary Burford married William E Lane in 1953 at Lewes, Sussex, England
Child

Winifred Rose Burford

b. 1902, d. 1963
FatherFrancis Burford b. 9 Apr 1875, d. 1940
MotherRhoda Rose Marchant b. 18 Jan 1874, d. 1916
     Winifred Rose Burford was born in 1902 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Francis Burford and Rhoda Rose Marchant.
Winifred Rose Burford married Roland Jeremiah Satchell in 1937 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Winifred Rose Burford died in 1963 at Rugby, Northamptonshire, England. "age 60 years."1

Family

Roland Jeremiah Satchell b. 1874, d. 8 Jan 1954
Marriage*
Winifred Rose Burford married Roland Jeremiah Satchell in 1937 at Hailsham, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jun 1963, Rugby, Vol 9c Page 885. Age 60 years."

Barbara Burgers

     Barbara Burgers married Edward Inkpen, son of John Inkpen and Alice Eager, on 17 October 1834 at Laughton, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Susan INKPEN : Henry FUNNELL.1

Family

Edward Inkpen b. 27 Apr 1817
Marriage*
Barbara Burgers married Edward Inkpen, son of John Inkpen and Alice Eager, on 17 October 1834 at Laughton, Sussex, England, both of this parish. Witnesses: Susan INKPEN : Henry FUNNELL.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Joan Burges

d. 1635
     Joan Burges married Nicholas Estward on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Joan Burges died in 1635 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Joan Burges was buried on 9 August 1635 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, "wife of Nichollas."2

Family

Nicholas Estward
Marriage*
Joan Burges married Nicholas Estward on 15 May 1620 at St Nicholas Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "wife of Nichollas."

Ann Burgess

     Ann Burgess married Joseph Stevens, son of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 April 1722 at Seaford, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Blatchington."1
Ann Burgess was buried on 5 October 1762 at Seaford, Sussex, England, "wife of Joseph senr.", surname STEVERS in index.2

Family

Joseph Stevens b. 31 Jul 1698
Marriage*
Ann Burgess married Joseph Stevens, son of Joseph Stevens and Mary (?), on 3 April 1722 at Seaford, Sussex, England, Ann is "of Blatchington."1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, ""wife of Joseph senr.", surname STEVERS in index."

Ann Burgess

b. 25 August 1821, d. 3 July 1898
     Ann Burgess was born on 25 August 1821 at Waldron, Sussex, England.
Ann Burgess married Richard Ashdown, son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant, on 10 November 1841 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1
They lived in Brighton for 6 years from 1852. They then moved to Aldershot and then Farnham in Surrey.
Ann Burgess and Richard Ashdown emigrated in 1861 to Utah, United States.
Ann Burgess and Richard Ashdown were found on a passenger list on 14 May 1861 at New York, United States.2
Ann Burgess died on 3 July 1898 at Bountiful, Utah, United States, at age 76.

Family

Richard Ashdown b. 2 Dec 1813, d. 27 Sep 1902
Marriage*
Ann Burgess married Richard Ashdown, son of James Ashdown and Mary Briant, on 10 November 1841 at Lewes, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "https://familysearch.org/tree/… (Person KWJW-VX2)."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Year: 1861; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237; Microfilm Roll: 211; Line: 20; List Number: 421."

Caroline Burgess

b. 1849, d. 1891
     Caroline Burgess was born in 1849 at Hailsham, Sussex, England.
Caroline Burgess married Edward Bradford, son of Samuell Verrall Bradford and Harriet Verrall, in 1873 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Caroline Burgess died in 1891 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Edward Bradford b. 1848, d. 1887
Marriage*
Caroline Burgess married Edward Bradford, son of Samuell Verrall Bradford and Harriet Verrall, in 1873 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Child

Dorothy Burgess

d. 1602
     Dorothy Burgess married Christopher A'Downe, son of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, on 12 November 1592 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
Dorothy Burgess died in 1602 at Frant, Sussex, England.
Dorothy Burgess was buried on 24 March 1602 at St Alban, Frant, Sussex, England, "Dorothea DOWNE, wife of Christopher."2

Family

Christopher A'Downe b. c 1560, d. 1602
Marriage*
Dorothy Burgess married Christopher A'Downe, son of William A'Downe and Eleanor Saxbyes, on 12 November 1592 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Burgess

Family

Child

Elizabeth Burgess

     Elizabeth Burgess married John Cossam, son of William Cossam and Elizabeth Nutley, on 14 July 1778 at Ripe, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1

Family

John Cossam b. 4 May 1754
Marriage*
Elizabeth Burgess married John Cossam, son of William Cossam and Elizabeth Nutley, on 14 July 1778 at Ripe, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Isaac Burgess

b. 15 August 1572
FatherJohn Burgess d. 1617
MotherSilvester Fermor b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
     Isaac Burgess was baptized on 15 August 1572 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Burgess and Silvester Fermor.
Isaac Burgess witnessed the will of Alexander Fermor dated 18 December 1581 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
Isaac Burgess married Ann Button on 6 July 1602 at Buxted, Sussex, England.3
Isaac Burgess witnessed the marriage licence of Mary Fowle and Alexander Fermor on 7 June 1617 at Archdeaconry of Lewes, Sussex, England; Alexander, gentleman of Rotherfield; Mary Fowle daughter of Anthony Fowle Esq. Sponsors: Isaac Burgess, gent of the same parish.3

Family

Ann Button
Marriage*
Isaac Burgess married Ann Button on 6 July 1602 at Buxted, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Jane Burgess

b. 1 October 1797, d. 29 September 1858
FatherJohn Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
MotherMaria Burgess b. 1 Nov 1778, d. 17 Jan 1862
     Jane Burgess was baptized on 1 October 1797 at St Peter & St Paul, Hellingly, Sussex, England, "illegitimate."1,2 She was the daughter of John Akehurst and Maria Burgess.
Marriage banns for Jane Burgess and Richard Funnell were published on 21 April 1816 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; The banns for their marriage were read April 21,28 and May 5, 1816 at Hellingly and read:
"Richard Funnell of parish of St John Under The Castle in Lewes, bachelor and Jane Akehurst Burgess of this parish, spinster."
The banns for Jane's marriage refer to her as Jane Akehurst Burgess. Although she was born illegitimate as a Burgess, she was known as Akehurst. Birth certificates for her children have her maiden name as Akehurst.
Jane Burgess married Richard Funnell, son of Richard Funnell and Elizabeth Inkpen, on 9 May 1816 at St John sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England, Richard is of this parish; Jane is of Hellingly.3
Richard and Jane's first child was baptised at Hellingly (Jane's place of birth) and subsequently at Chiddingly. However, they do not appear in the 28 May 1821 census for Chiddingly. The baptisms of their children Jane (1822) and John (1824) at East Hoathly suggest they may have been living there at the time. From 1826 the baptisms resume at Chiddingly though.4
The 1839 tithe map survey identifies the location of Richard and Jane's cottage and garden at Holmes Hill as plot 810 near the intersection of the Lewes Road (now the B2124) and the road running between Whitesmith and Golden Cross (now the A22). The owner of the property was the parish, indicating that this was probably subsidised by the parish and part of their overall poor relief programme. The tithe map shows that the Bat & Ball pub is located at that intersection (on Lewes Rd) but the pub no longer exists.
The parish of Chiddingly is located in the Weald and was considered a poorer area for farmimg as the land is heavy and poorly drained compared to the South Downs where the chalk soil is lighter, well drained and easier to farm. Consequently, it was more difficult for agricultural labourers to secure permanent employment at Chiddingly. Seasonal employment also meant less opportunities for women and children. The result was a greater demand on parish relief at Chiddingly. Richard Funnell was an agricultural labourer, living in a parish house, and probably experienced these difficulties.5
On 7 June 1841 Jane Burgess and Richard Funnell lived at Holmes Hill, Chiddingly, Sussex, England.6
Note that three daughters died between 1843 and 1844.
On 30 March 1851 Jane Burgess and Richard Funnell lived at Burnt Plot, Chiddingly, Sussex, England, living with daughters Phillis (15 years) and Mary (11 years).2
Jane was admitted to the Hellingly Union Workhouse on Friday, 10 Sep 1858 aged 63 years because of infirmity. Her class of diet was 6 (scale 1 to 9) and the number affixed to her paupers clothes was 23/8. The parish to which she was charged was Chiddingly. She was discharged dead on 29 Sep 1858 and was buried at Chiddingly on 1 Oct 1858.
Jane Burgess died on 29 September 1858 at Union Workhouse, Hellingly, Sussex, England, at age 60. Jane was discharged dead from the Hellingly Union Workhouse on 29 Sep 1858. She died of cardiac disease (4 months) and anasaica (3 months).7
Jane Burgess was buried on 1 October 1858 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England, "63 years old, Hellingly Union House."8,9
Although the place of death is given as the Hellingly Union Workhouse, it is probably correct to say the Hailsham Union Workhouse which was built c1836 and which catered for a number of parishes including Hellingly. The fact that it was built in a position midway between Hellingly and Hailsham probably led to it being referred to as the Hellingly Union Workhouse as well. Prior to 1835 each parish had their own workhouse and these were retained and operated after 1835. However, there was only one Union workhouse in each Poor Law Union. A task for the future is to investigate the surviving records for the Hailsham Union Workhouse at the East Sussex Record Office.

Family

Richard Funnell b. 14 Aug 1794, d. 12 Mar 1858
Marriage Bann*
Marriage banns for Jane Burgess and Richard Funnell were published on 21 April 1816 at Hellingly, Sussex, England; The banns for their marriage were read April 21,28 and May 5, 1816 at Hellingly and read:
"Richard Funnell of parish of St John Under The Castle in Lewes, bachelor and Jane Akehurst Burgess of this parish, spinster." 
Marriage*
Jane Burgess married Richard Funnell, son of Richard Funnell and Elizabeth Inkpen, on 9 May 1816 at St John sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England, Richard is of this parish; Jane is of Hellingly.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1638; Folio: 264; Page: 1; GSU roll: 193541."
  3. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  4. [S705] PBN Publications, "1821 Census Chiddingly, Sussex", PBN Publications, First Edition (1989).
  5. [S706] Luke Barber ed. "Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol 155", Sussex Archaeological Society, First Edition (2017) ""A comparison of poor relief in a Wealden parish and a South Downs parish in Eastern Sussex c1830-1860" by Mary Rudling, p.181-196."
  6. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1118; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Chiddingly; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 4; Folio: 22; Page: 7; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464163."
  7. [S261] Death certificate of Jane Funnell, died 29 Sep 1858, registered 1 Oct 1858 in the Registration District of Hailsham, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 45).
  8. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  9. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "Register of burials in the parish of Chiddingly in the county of Sussesc, 1813-1868."

Jane Burgess

b. 14 February 1725, d. 1776
FatherWilliam Burgess b. 1693, d. 1729
MotherSusanna Weaver b. 1702, d. 1729
     Jane Burgess was baptized on 14 February 1725 at Laughton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Burgess and Susanna Weaver.
Jane Burgess married William Bradford on 2 April 1752 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Jane Burgess died in 1776 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Jane Burgess was buried on 27 December 1776 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

William Bradford b. 20 Apr 1729
Marriage*
Jane Burgess married William Bradford on 2 April 1752 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Joan Burgess

b. circa 1635
     Joan Burgess was born circa 1635 at Sussex, England.
Marriage banns for Joan Burgess and Nathaniel Gladman were published on 19 August 1655 at Ringmer, Sussex, England.
Joan Burgess married Nathaniel Gladman on 11 September 1655 at Glynde, Sussex, England, Joan is "of Ringmer."1
Joan Burgess was buried before 1665 at Sussex, England.
Further Information:
GLADMAN burials at Ringmer were:
17.10.1688 Nathaniel GLADMAN
27.4.1692 Edward GLADMAN
12.12.1696 widow GLADMAN of Alms house
26.1.1719 Joan GLADMAN widow
Note also:
Rebecca Gladman was buried at Hellingly on 3 Nov 1652 and was noted as a "young maid".
Comfort Gladman was buried 5 Mar 1640 at Hellingly (widow of Elisha)
Ellisha Gladman was buried 4 Jul 1637 at Hellingly (son of Elisha)
Richard Gladman was buried 30 Apr 1701 at East Blatchington (of Ringmer, labourer.)

Family

Nathaniel Gladman d. 1688
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Joan Burgess and Nathaniel Gladman were published on 19 August 1655 at Ringmer, Sussex, England
Marriage*
Joan Burgess married Nathaniel Gladman on 11 September 1655 at Glynde, Sussex, England, Joan is "of Ringmer."1 
Child

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

John Burgess

d. 1617
     John Burgess married Silvester Fermor, daughter of Alexander Fermor and Elizabeth Fowle, on 17 September 1570 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1
John and Silvester Burgess probably had more children but it is difficult to identify them from the baptism register as only the father's name is given and there is a marriage of another John Burgess and Joan Rigford at Rotherfield on 30 Sep 1578.
The following document at ESRO (yet to be viewed) identifies two more children of John Burgess:
Title: Cancelled settlement (defeasable lease for 5 years at a shilling)
Date: 31 Oct 1615
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: AMS 6917/1/2/19
Description: Isaac Burges of Rotherfield, yeoman, with his brothers Thomas Burges and John Burges of Rotherfield, yeomen messuage called The Brooke and 300 acres in Rotherfield and Buxted recites: feoffment by their father John Burges of The Brooke of the reversion of the estate on his death to IB, subject to his payment of £66 13s 4d to each of his brothers
the deed to be void and cancelled on the payment at The Brooke by IB to TB and JB within six months of their father's death W: John Hosmer the writer, George Burges, John Butcher cancelled by cutting; endorsed: receipt by TB and JB to IB; 'these are things which passed betwixt my grandfather and his sons Isaac, Thomas and John B'
Custodial History: SAS/LB 18.
There is an interesting document at ESRO (yet to be viewed):
Memorandum of the examination at Brook House, Rotherfield, of the marriage settlement of John Burges and Sylvester Fermor, 1570
Date: 20 Mar 1955
Repository: East Sussex Record Office
ESRO reference: AMS 6917/2/1/3
Description: in the presence of A Joan Turner, Charles Turner and Susan Turner (owners of Brook House), Isabel Farmer and James A Farmer and Robert Burges Fry (descendants); date expressed as a regnal year.
John Burgess witnessed the will of Alexander Fermor dated 18 December 1581 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.2
John Burgess married (?) Unknown circa 1587 at Sussex, England, The burial in 1615 of "...... Burges, wife of John of Brooke" confirms that John Burgess married again after the death of Sylvester. The marriage of John Burgess and Margery Earle at Buxted on 24 Oct 1586 may be the correct one. There is also the baptism at Buxted of John Burgess on 13 Aug 1587 son of John Burgess of Crowborow which is the major town adjacent to Jarvis Brook.3
John Burgess died in 1617 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
John Burgess was buried on 25 December 1617 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, "senior of Renly" - may be the correct burial but needs to be checked further.3

Family 1

Silvester Fermor b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
Marriage*
John Burgess married Silvester Fermor, daughter of Alexander Fermor and Elizabeth Fowle, on 17 September 1570 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Family 2

(?) Unknown d. 1615
Marriage*
John Burgess married (?) Unknown circa 1587 at Sussex, England, The burial in 1615 of "...... Burges, wife of John of Brooke" confirms that John Burgess married again after the death of Sylvester. The marriage of John Burgess and Margery Earle at Buxted on 24 Oct 1586 may be the correct one. There is also the baptism at Buxted of John Burgess on 13 Aug 1587 son of John Burgess of Crowborow which is the major town adjacent to Jarvis Brook.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S104] Catharine Pullein, "Rotherfield: The Story of Some Wealden Manors", Courier, First Edition (1928) "p. 352."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

John Burgess

b. circa 1590
FatherJohn Burgess d. 1617
Mother(?) Unknown d. 1615
     John Burgess was born circa 1590 at Sussex, England. He was the son of John Burgess and (?) Unknown.

Maria Burgess

b. 1 November 1778, d. 17 January 1862
MotherElizabeth Burgess
     Maria Burgess was born in 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England.
Maria Burgess was baptized on 1 November 1778 at Hellingly, Sussex, England, (no father given.)1 She was the daughter of Elizabeth Burgess.
Maria is the illegitimate child of Elizabeth BURGESS (father unknown).
Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797.
Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).2
John was a widower when he married Maria Burgess in 1798. He was 45 years old and she was 19 years. It is interesting to note that there was a delay of nearly 12 months between the reading of the banns and the actual marriage, during which time their daughter Jane Akehurst Burgess was born. John's previous wife, Elizabeth Akehurst (nee Collen/Collin) was buried on 4.11.1792 at Hellingly ("wife of John, poor").
John and Maria's daughter Martha married James Holden in 1826 and had three children (Sally Mariah, Harriet, and Jane Anne) before emigrating to Australia on the ship "Alfred" arriving Sydney 16.1.1839. They had a fourth child, Charlotte, born 24.12.1840 at Allyn River, N.S.W. (near Dungog, Hunter Valley area). A descendant of this family is Estelle M. Neilson, 40 Cornderrk St, Reid ACT, 2602, Australia. The parents of James Holden were James Holden and Sarah Akehurst and Estelle reports that her family folklore has that the James and Martha, who married in 1826, were related.
Maria's daughter Harriet Sargent (nee Akehurst) died in 1835 (buried 17 Jul 1835 at Icklesham "33 yrs, wife of Philip jnr") leaving a young family. It would appear that Maria took over the raising of the children, and is living with Philip Sargent in the 1841 and 1851 census at Icklesham. Maria's husband John Akehurst had died in 1831 at Hellingly. It looks like she was in demand as in the 1861 census at age 90 years she is living with her widower grandson, James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years). A dedicated mother to the end.
On 7 June 1841 Maria Burgess lived at Brook Farm, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 65 years, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent (a widower at that time) and family. The 1841 census does not say if Maria was a widowor not, but there is no husband listed.3
On 30 March 1851 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 77 years, widow, living with son-in-law Philip Sargent and family.4
On 7 April 1861 Maria Burgess lived at Icklesham St, Icklesham, Sussex, England, age 90 years, widow, born Hellingly. Surname AKHURST. She is living with her widower grandson James Sargent (27 years), his son Francis Sargent (3 years) and servant/housekeeper Harriet Hall (14 years).5
Maria Burgess died on 17 January 1862 at Icklesham, Sussex, England, at age 83.6
Note that Maria's death certificate states that her husband's name is William Akehurst. This is considered to be a mistake and should be John Akehurst. The informant was her grandson, James Sargent, present at the death. She died of old age.
Maria Burgess was buried on 22 January 1862 at St Nicholas, Icklesham, Sussex, England, "91 years."7

Family

John Akehurst b. 19 Dec 1751, d. 1829
Marriage Bann
Marriage banns for Maria Burgess and John Akehurst were published on 12 March 1797; Banns were read on March 12, 19 and 26 in 1797. 
Marriage*
Maria Burgess married John Akehurst, son of John Akehurst and Elizabeth Burwash, on 4 February 1798 at Hellingly, Sussex, England. John was a widower. Witnesses to the marriage were John Burgess and Henry Blunden (the parish clerk).2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1106; Book: 11; Civil Parish: Icklesham; County: Sussex; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 19; Page: 2; Line: 13; GSU roll: 464157."
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1634; Folio: 654; Page: 2; GSU roll: 193537-193537."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 558; Folio: 119; Page: 10; GSU roll: 542661."
  6. [S609] Death certificate of Maria Akehurst, died 17 Jan 1862, registered 18 Jan 1862 in the Registration District of Rye, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 5).
  7. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "91 years."

Mary Burgess