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.

Jane Burgess

b. 31 August 1858, d. 1876
FatherThomas Burgess
MotherJane (?)
     Jane Burgess was baptized on 31 August 1858 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England, Father Thomas is a labourer; abode: Newhaven Street.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Burgess and Jane (?)
Jane Burgess was an ironer in 1875.
On 7 September 1875 Jane Burgess lived at 71 Washington St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Jane Burgess died in 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1876, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 153, age 20 years."

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

Mary Burgess

b. circa 1825, d. 1908
     Mary Burgess was born circa 1825 at Buxted, Sussex, England.1
Mary Burgess married William Langridge, son of William Langridge and Martha Thorpe, in 1852 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2
In 1861 Mary Burgess and William Langridge lived at Grislings Common, Fletching, Sussex, England.1
Mary Burgess died in 1908 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.

Family

William Langridge b. 4 Aug 1817, d. 1902
Marriage*
Mary Burgess married William Langridge, son of William Langridge and Martha Thorpe, in 1852 at Uckfield, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 577 folio 123 page 6."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1852, Uckfield, Vol 2b Page 151."

Mary Burgess

d. 1687
     Mary Burgess married Richard Breach on 16 May 1664 at St John sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England, surname BURGIS. Both of East Hoathly.1
Mary Burgess left a will made on 29 July 1686 at Framfield, Sussex, England.2
Will of Mary Breach 1687, widow of Framfield
(ESRO: PBT 2/1/1/126)
Made: 29 July 1686
Proved: 4 June 1687
In the Name of God Amen the nine & twentieth day of July in the yeare of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and Eighty Six, I Mary Breach of the parish of Framfeild in the County of Sussex Widow being sick and ill in body, but of good and perfect memory thanks be to God, therefore and calling to mind the uncertain Estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield to death when it shall please God to call, therefore I the said Mary Breach doe make & constitute and ordaine this my last Will and Testament in manner and forme as followeth, First I give and bequeath unto my daughter Mary Breach the sum of Ten pounds of good and lawfull money of England to be paid by my executors hereafter named withing six months after my decease, I give also unto my said daughter six pieces of my best pewter and all the linen in my Trunke mark't with M.B. Item all the rest of my money household stuff and goods whatsoever, I give and bequeath unto my sonn William Breach, and I desire my Loving friends John Weller and John Smith of Framfeild to receive & take the Administration of the said goods for the use, and on the behoofe of my sonn William Breach hee being non Compos, and my mind and will is that the said John Weller and John Smith doe improve and put out the said moneys for and towards the maintenance of my sonn, and if any shall be remaining and not spent when my son dyes, I will and give the same unto my daughter Mary Breach and her heirs forever. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale the day and yeare above written the marke of Mary Breache signed and sealed in the presence of Jane Peckham Elizabeth Weller Thomas Hammon
Probate: Quarto die Junii Anno Domini Millesimo secxcentesimo octogesimo septimo magistro Richardus Tabor Surrogatus etc (eoquod nullus in Testamento ejusdem Marie Breach nuper de Framfeild defunct nominatur Executor) commisit Administracionem cum Testamento annex omnium et singulorum bonorum iurium et creditorum defuncti predicti Johanni Smith et Johanni Weller fidei commissariis in huiusmodi Testamento nominat Primitus de bene et fideliter Administrando etc Ad sancta etc jurat
(Transcribed by Geoffrey Barber, February 2018.)
Mary Burgess died in 1687 at Framfield, Sussex, England.
Her estate was probated on 4 June 1687 at Archdeaconry Court of Lewes, Sussex, England.2

Family

Richard Breach b. c 1640, d. 1670
Marriage*
Mary Burgess married Richard Breach on 16 May 1664 at St John sub Castro, Lewes, Sussex, England, surname BURGIS. Both of East Hoathly.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S726] Will of Mary Breach of Framfield, Sussex, England, made 29 Jul 1686, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 4 Jun 1687. (ESRO: PBT 2/1/1/126).

Richard Burgess

     Richard Burgess married Jane Gladman, daughter of Thomas Gladman and Jane Fiest, on 29 November 1835 at West Firle, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1

Family

Jane Gladman b. 16 Jan 1814
Marriage*
Richard Burgess married Jane Gladman, daughter of Thomas Gladman and Jane Fiest, on 29 November 1835 at West Firle, Sussex, England, both of this parish.1 

Citations

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

Sidonye Burgess

b. 6 March 1574
FatherJohn Burgess d. 1617
MotherSilvester Fermor b. 14 Jul 1544, d. 1585
     Sidonye Burgess was baptized on 6 March 1574 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England, Note: 6 Mar 1574/75.1 She was the daughter of John Burgess and Silvester Fermor.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Burgess

b. 21 May 1592
FatherJohn Burgess d. 1617
Mother(?) Unknown d. 1615
     Thomas Burgess was baptized on 21 May 1592 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of John Burgess and (?) Unknown.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Thomas Burgess

     Thomas Burgess married Jane (?) circa 1855 at Sussex, England.
So far nothing has been found of the family of Thomas Burgess and wife Jane other than the baptism of child Jane Burgess in 1858. Work in progress!

Family

Jane (?)
Marriage*
Thomas Burgess married Jane (?) circa 1855 at Sussex, England
Child

Thomas William Burgess

b. 7 September 1875
MotherJane Burgess b. 31 Aug 1858, d. 1876
     Thomas William Burgess was born on 7 September 1875 at 71 Washington St, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Jane Burgess.
Thomas William Burgess was baptized on 10 October 1875 at Brighton Annunciation, Brighton, Sussex, England, baptised as Thomas William Burgess. Abode: Washington St, no father's name. The baptism also appears under Brighton St Peter in the SFHG index.2
Thomas's age at marriage appears to be 30 years, but the original parish register needs to be checked as the marriage certificate is not entirely clear; his age appears to be 30 years at first glance but it could also be 50 or 80 years. Thomas's wife, the widow Eleanor Morris, died in 1910 at Bird in Eye, Framfield and a Thomas Burgess, age 36 years, born Brighton, is found living at Bird in eye in the 1911 census. It has been assumed that this Thomas was Eleanor's husband. This does raise the question as to why a 30 year old man would marry a woman aged 69 years and vice versa! Thomas's father's name is given as Thomas Burgess on his marriage certificate but this may be false as his baptism shows him to be illegitimate and the father's name is not given.
On 3 April 1881 Thomas William Burgess lived at 18 Dorset Buildings, Brighton, Sussex, England, age 4 years, living with Mary Hanks, widow, 59 years born Taunton, Somerset.3
On 5 April 1891 Thomas William Burgess lived at Brighton Parochial Schools, Rottingdean, Sussex, England, listed as an inmate (as were all the other students), scholar, age 15 years, born Brighton.4
There is an enlistment paper for a Thomas Burgess, born c1877 at Brighton, to join the 4th Dragoon Guard at Aldershot as a musician. He gives his age as 14 years and 5 months. He was discharged on 21 Oct 1892 as "not likely to become an efficient musician". Under "next of kin" is written "no relations". He served 1 year and 47 days.5
Thomas William Burgess was a bricklayer's labourer on 31 March 1901.6
On 31 March 1901 Thomas William Burgess lived at No 1 Chalk Pit Cottages, Newhaven, Sussex, England, a boarder.6
Thomas William Burgess married Eleanor Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 6 June 1905 at St Thomas Church, Framfield, Sussex, England, Witnesses: Thomas Jeffery and Ellen Winter.7
On 2 April 1911 Thomas William Burgess lived at Bird in Eye, Framfield, Sussex, England, Thomas age 36 years, single, born Brighton, a boarder with William Henry Phillips and family.8
Thomas William Burgess was a bricklayer's labourer on 2 April 1911.8

Family

Eleanor Funnell b. 26 Oct 1828, d. 22 Jan 1910
Marriage*
Thomas William Burgess married Eleanor Funnell, daughter of Richard Funnell and Jane Burgess, on 6 June 1905 at St Thomas Church, Framfield, Sussex, England, Witnesses: Thomas Jeffery and Ellen Winter.7 

Citations

  1. [S743] Birth certificate of Thomas William Burgess, born 7 Sep 1875, registered 8 Oct 1875 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 190).
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1080; Folio: 68; Page: 28; GSU roll: 1341254."
  4. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 801; Folio: 71; Page: 2."
  5. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO)."
  6. [S72] 1901 Census for England "Class: RG13; Piece: 918; Folio: 80; Page: 51."
  7. [S742] Marriage certificate of Thomas Burgess and Eleanor Morris, married 6 June 1905 in the Registration District of Uckfield, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 238).
  8. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Class: RG14; Piece: 4946; Schedule Number: 109."

William Burgess

b. 1693, d. 1729
     William Burgess was born in 1693 at Laughton, Sussex, England.
William Burgess married Susanna Weaver on 8 May 1718 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England.
William Burgess died in 1729 at Laughton, Sussex, England.

Family

Susanna Weaver b. 1702, d. 1729
Marriage*
William Burgess married Susanna Weaver on 8 May 1718 at Chiddingly, Sussex, England
Child

William Burgess

     William Burgess married Frances (?) circa 1815 at Sussex, England.

Family

Frances (?)
Marriage*
William Burgess married Frances (?) circa 1815 at Sussex, England
Child

Ann Burnell

b. 18 August 1806, d. July 1865
     Ann Burnell was born on 18 August 1806 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Ann Burnell was baptized on 1 April 1807 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England.
Ann Burnell married Samuel Wall in 1829 at Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England.
Ann Burnell and Samuel Wall were found on a passenger list on 16 December 1841 on the ship Ward Chipman.
Ann Burnell died in July 1865 at Piper's Creek, Kyneton, Victoria, Australia, at age 58.

Family

Samuel Wall b. 31 Aug 1805, d. 4 Feb 1874
Marriage*
Ann Burnell married Samuel Wall in 1829 at Wickwar, Gloucestershire, England
Child

Elizabeth Burrell

     Elizabeth Burrell married William Mitchell circa 1800 at Storrington, Sussex, England, William of Wiston.1

Family

William Mitchell
Marriage*
Elizabeth Burrell married William Mitchell circa 1800 at Storrington, Sussex, England, William of Wiston.1 
Child

Citations

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