Elizabeth Burgess

F, b. 7 September 1783

Elizabeth Burgess

M, b. 1821

Elizabeth Burgess

F, b. 28 November 1749
  • Elizabeth Burgess was christened on 28 November 1749 in Somerset, England.
  • She was the daughter of John Burgess and Anna Gouldring.
  • At the age of 21 years and 18 days, Elizabeth Burgess married Joseph Langdon on 16 December 1770 in Somerset, England.

Elizabeth Burgess

F, b. 8 January 1847, d. 27 July 1932
  • Elizabeth Burgess was born on 8 January 1847 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of George Burgess and Ann Haines.
  • At the age of 20 years, 11 months and 17 days, Elizabeth Burgess married Francis Thow on 25 December 1867 in Tasmania.
  • Elizabeth Burgess witnessed the death of Francis Thow on 25 June 1917 in Tasmania. The Daily Telegraph Reported:-"TRAGEDY AT SASSAFRAS
    LATROBE, Monday. - Theusual quietude of the Sassafras district, nine miles from Latrobe, was considerably disturbed this afternoon by the report that an elderly man named Francis Thow had been shot dead. Unfortunately the report proved to be well founded. The first information that the police received of the occurrence was tins morning, when Edward Carey (37); a farm laborer residing at the Plains, Sassafras, walked into the Latrobe Police
    Station and informed Constable Stingel that he had been participant in a family quarrel and had shot his father-in-law, Francis Thow, dead. Carey was
    locked up, and Sergeant Court proceeded to the residence of Thow, which adjoins that of Carey, he found that the statement made by Carey was true, and on his return to Latrobe a charge of willful murder was preferred against accused. Sub-Inspector Brown and Detective Sergeant Devon were then communicated with and commenced further investigations in readiness for the
    inquest, which is to be held to-morrow. It is understood that, Carey made a statement to the police to-night, the nature of which, however, could not be ascertained. Later particulars show that Thow, who was 69 years of age, was shot in the chest with a shot gain. From the facts available it appears that Carey and Thow were on bad terms, and Carey had it is
    alleged, previously stated his intention of 'doing for' Thow, who resided a mile apart. Carey walked from his home carrying a gun, and an argument ensued through a window, Mrs Thow having previously locked the door. It is alleged Carey burst the door in and shot Thow on the right side, and then inserting another cartridge, shot the wounded man through the heart. The tragedy occurred in the presence of Mrs Thow." During his trial Carey accused his victim of interfering with his wife, and of fathering her first child when she was 14.
  • Elizabeth Burgess died on 27 July 1932 in Tasmania at age 85.

Children of Elizabeth Burgess and Francis Thow

Elizabeth Ann Burgess

F, b. 8 August 1849, d. 1 July 1851
  • Elizabeth Ann Burgess was born on 8 August 1849. She was born aboard the Petrel.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Burgess and Mary Ann Cleal.
  • Elizabeth Ann Burgess died on 1 July 1851 in New South Wales at age 1.
  • An inquest was held into Elizabeth Ann Burgess's death on 18 July 1851 "On the 27th ultimo, a Coroner's enquiry was held before Robert Waugh, Esq., touching the death of a little girl, the daughter of a man named Johnson, who lives on the New Line. It appeared fro the evidence that death was caused by severe burns, which were produced by the child's clothes accidentally catching fire. A verdict to that effect was returned. On Tuesday last, another inquest was held before the same Coroner, on the body of Elizabeth Ann Burgess, the infant daughter of a man who has charge of the Jew's burial ground, Tourang. The cause of death was the same as in the previous case, and the Jury returned a similar verdict."
  • She was buried on 5 July 1928 in New South Wales. The headstone reads:-
    BURGESS Samuel, husband of Mary Ann BURGESS, died 18 Nov 1891 aged 64 years; also their children Ishmael, died 29 Dec 1853 aged 10 years; Ann Elizabeth, died 8 Aug 1851 aged 2 years; John, died 8 October 1853 aged 4 years; William died 4 October 1861 aged 6 years; also Henry BURGESS, died 31 Aug 1895 aged 39 years; also Mary Ann Burgess, died 26 June 1904 aged 78 years.

Elizabeth Jane Burgess

F, b. 1860, d. 1860
  • Elizabeth Jane Burgess was born in 1860 in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia. Died an infant.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Burgess and Grace Difford.
  • Elizabeth Jane Burgess died in 1860 in Penrith, New South Wales, Australia.
  • She was buried in St Marys, Sydney, New South Wales. Inscription on Headstone reads:-
    "BURGESS HENRY, 19 May 1903, aged 82 years. His wife, GRACE BURGESS, 10 August 1885, aged 64 years. Their children: HENRY JOHN BURGESS, 23 November 1903, aged 52 years, DANIEL G BURGESS 14 October 1863, aged 10 years. ELIZABETH J BURGESS, 17 October 1860, aged 3 months."

Ellen Burgess

F, b. 10 November 1883, d. 20 November 1929
  • Ellen Burgess was born on 10 November 1883 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith.
  • At the age of 39 years, 5 months and 15 days, Ellen Burgess married Walter Claude Broomhall on 25 April 1923 in Tasmania.
  • Ellen Burgess died on 20 November 1929 in Devon Public Hospital, Latrobe, at age 46.
  • She was buried on 22 November 1929 in Deloraine Cemetery.

Ellen Sarah Burgess

F, b. 1859
  • Ellen Sarah Burgess was born in 1859 in Goulburn.
  • She was the daughter of John Burgess and Susan Hamlin.
  • At the age of 26 years, Ellen Sarah Burgess married John Stein in 1885 in New South Wales.

Children of Ellen Sarah Burgess and John Stein

Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess

F, b. 13 December 1884, d. 19 July 1967
  • Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess was born on 13 December 1884 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters.
  • At the age of 18 years, 11 months and 5 days, Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess married William Edwards on 18 November 1903 in St George's Church, Burnie.
  • On 3 April 1953,her husband, William Edwards died in Tasmania at age 83.
  • Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess died on 19 July 1967 in Tasmania at age 82.
  • She was buried in Wynyard Cemetery.

Children of Elsea Barbara Louisa (Elsie) Burgess and William Edwards

Elsie Margaret Burgess

F, b. 1914

Elsie Thelma Burgess

F, b. 11 January 1911, d. 3 December 1984
  • Elsie Thelma Burgess was born on 11 January 1911 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Burgess and Catherine Janet Bailey.
  • Elsie Thelma Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll with Margaret Ann (Peggy) McGreevy and Alfred Burgess in 1943 in Crow's Nest. Alfred was a farmer and Margaret carried out domestic duties. Their son Mervyn was a farmer at Pinelands and daughter Elsie was a dressmaker of Crow's Nest.
  • Elsie Thelma Burgess died on 3 December 1984 in Queensland at age 73.
  • She was buried on 5 December 1984 in Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery. PLAW4-007-0094 - She is buried with her brother Cecil.

Elton Osmond Burgess

M, b. 19 October 1895, d. 8 February 1917
  • Elton Osmond Burgess was born on 19 October 1895 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters.
  • Elton Osmond Burgess enlisted in the AIF on 22 August 1916 in Tasmania. He enlisted in the 12th Batallion, service number 6536. He stated he was 21 years, 10 months old but in fact, was only 20 years old thus avoiding the need for his parents' consent. He gave his next of kin as Henry Burgess of Montumana. He was 5' 9", weithed 160 pounds, had fair hair, fair complexion and blue eyes.
  • Elton Osmond Burgess died on 8 February 1917 in England at age 21. He was suffering from broncho-pneumonia.
  • He was buried on 9 February 1917 in Wiltshire, England.

Elvera Gladys Burgess

F, b. 1912

Emily Ellen Burgess

F, b. 9 November 1877, d. 1 October 1965
  • Emily Ellen Burgess was born on 9 November 1877 in Gowrie Little Plain, Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Allan George Burgess and Catherine Gillis.
  • At the age of 28 years, 3 months and 20 days, Emily Ellen Burgess married Eli Solomon Hillier Lane on 1 March 1906 in Queensland.
  • Emily Ellen Burgess died on 1 October 1965 at age 87.

Children of Emily Ellen Burgess

Children of Emily Ellen Burgess and Eli Solomon Hillier Lane

Emma Burgess

F, b. 23 November 1867, d. 6 October 1943
  • Emma Burgess was born on 23 November 1867 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of William Burgess and Rebecca Pickett.
  • At the age of 24 years, 10 months and 25 days, Emma Burgess married Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts on 18 October 1892 in Tasmania.
  • Emma Burgess died on 6 October 1943 in Pardoe Street, East Devonport, at age 75. She died at her home.
  • She was buried on 7 October 1943 in Railton Cemetery.

Children of Emma Burgess and Frederick Edward James (Jim) Betts

Eric Henry Burgess

M, b. 4 October 1909

Ethel May Burgess

F, b. 1889, d. 1960

Eva Kate Burgess

F, b. 1878, d. 1881
  • Eva Kate Burgess was born in 1878 in New South Wales. Died a small child.
  • She was the daughter of John Burgess and Sarah Jane Herbert.
  • Eva Kate Burgess died in 1881 in New South Wales.

Florence Burgess

F, b. 27 June 1897, d. 10 September 1922
  • Florence Burgess was born on 27 June 1897 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Burgess and Mary Ann Sheehan.
  • At the age of 20 years, 5 months and 4 days, Florence Burgess married Alfred George Roy Stone on 1 December 1917 in Tasmania.
  • Florence Burgess died on 10 September 1922 in Devon Hospital, Latrobe, at age 25.
  • She was buried on 12 September 1922 in Labrobe Cemetery COE.

Florence Burgess

F, b. 12 February 1910, d. 4 April 1994

Florence Burgess

F, b. 14 November 1902, d. 14 November 1902
  • Florence Burgess died on 14 November 1902 in Queensland.
  • She was born on 14 November 1902 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of Emily Ellen Burgess.

Florence Sarah Olive Burgess

F, b. 21 March 1895
  • Florence Sarah Olive Burgess was born on 21 March 1895 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of William James Burgess and Frances Elizabeth Grundy.
  • At the age of 17 years, Florence Sarah Olive Burgess married Charles Edgar Cornwall, born 31 Aug 1891, the son of Francis Joseph Cronwall and Esther Louisa
    in 1913 in New Zealand.

Francis Maxwell Burgess

M, b. 28 May 1918, d. 14 June 1918
  • Francis Maxwell Burgess was born on 28 May 1918 in Tasmania. He was a twin to Kenneth George.
  • He was the son of Charles Edwin George Burgess and Sarah Ann Hayes.
  • Francis Maxwell Burgess died on 14 June 1918 in Tasmania.

Frank Burgess

M, b. 15 February 1888, d. 19 August 1916

War Memorial Deloraine, Tasmania - includes Frank Burgess' name. Photo thanks to Liz
  • Frank Burgess was born on 15 February 1888 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith.
  • At the age of 22 years, 5 months and 5 days, Frank Burgess married Sophia Jackson on 20 July 1910 in Sheffield. Frank was a 22 year old farmer of Droinlin? and Sophia a 20 year old spinster of Beulah.
  • Frank Burgess enlisted in the AIF on 16 October 1915 His service number was 4954 and he gave his next of kin as Sophia BURGESS, his wife of Kimberley. He had four children He was a farm labourer of Upper Natone. Frank joined the 15/12th Batallion and servced in France.
  • He was killed in action on 19 August 1916 in France at age 28.
  • He was buried in Somme.
    Grave of Frank Burgess (1888-1916) son of George Burgess and Mary Ann Smith - Courcelette Cemetery, Somme, FRANCE. Photo thanks to B. Kelly

Children of Frank Burgess and Sophia Jackson

Frank Burgess

M, b. 1899

Frank Theodore Burgess

M, b. 1878, d. 1878
  • Frank Theodore Burgess died in 1878 in New South Wales.
  • He was born in 1878 in New South Wales. Died an infant.
  • He was the son of John Burgess and Sarah Jane Herbert.

Fredercik Burgess

M, b. 22 October 1908, d. 3 March 1981
  • Fredercik Burgess was born on 22 October 1908 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Henry Burgess and Mary Ann Sheehan.
  • At the age of 21 years, 10 months and 8 days, Fredercik Burgess married Ruby Grace Harding on 30 August 1930 in Holy Trinity Church, Ulverstone. Ruby was born 24 Feb 1912, the daughter of Henry James Harding and Annie Smith.
  • Fredercik Burgess died on 3 March 1981 at age 72.
  • He was buried on 5 March 1984 in Mersy Vale Lawn Cemetery, Devonport.

Frederick Burgess

M, b. circa 1898

Frederick Jackson Burgess

M, b. 14 April 1882, d. 1958
  • Frederick Jackson Burgess was born on 14 April 1882 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Allan George Burgess and Catherine Gillis.
  • Frederick Jackson Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Gowrie Little Plain. He was a labourer, living with his mother Catherine, and step father Arthur Hill.
  • At the age of 25 years, Frederick Jackson Burgess married Maria Minnie Kath, daughter of Hermann Kath and Minna Annie Dorothy Schultz, in 1908 in Queensland.
  • Frederick Jackson Burgess died in 1958 in Queensland.

Children of Frederick Jackson Burgess and Maria Minnie Kath

George Burgess

M, b. 27 February 1814, d. 9 May 1887
  • George Burgess was baptized on 27 February 1814 in Chiselborough, England. His father, Samuel occupation is shown as a labourer.
  • He was the son of Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker.
  • At the age of 23 years, 9 months and 28 days, George Burgess married Ann Haines, daughter of John Haines and Maria Unknown, on 25 December 1837 in Somerset, England. Ann's surname was spelt HAINS. She was the daughter of John HAINS, a labourer and was a nineteen year old spinster. George was a 24 year old bachelor labourer of East Fields, West Chinnock. His father was Samuel Burgess. They signed with their mark. Witnesses to the marriage were Simeon HAMLYN and Elizabeth PURCHASE.
  • George Burgess and Ann Haines immigrated to Tasmania, Australia, on 22 November 1842. They travelled with their children George and William on the "Royal Saxon". They were Bounty Passengers, sponsered by the Launceston Immigration Aid Society. George was assigned to Mr Jennings of Kelso, presumabley as a shepherd as that was his listed occupation. He earned a wage of ?52 withoiut rations. According to the immigration records neither George nor Ann could read or write and they were of the Church of England faith.
  • George was mentioned in a letter from his parents to Samuel, George's brother in 1854. Samuel and Ann asked a neighbour of their son in law Samuel Bargery to write this letter to their son Samuel in Australia. The neighbour was George Taylor who lived in Croft Lane. He was a baker. Burgess descendants have the original letter.

    " Chiselborough May 9th, 1854
    Dear Son and Daughter,
    In answer to your kind and welcome letter of July 31st, 1853 which came safe to hand and we was glad to hear from you and more so you was enjoying good helath which is a great Blessing for you from the Alwise Creator of the Universe but we have to inform you of quite a different story. Old age and Infirmity are staring us both in the face unable Either of us to perform any kind of labour & obliged to come to the Parish allowance and you can guess what that is we want a little nourishment for old bodys while we Linger a little longer upon the Earth but we cant procure it out of our allowance only 5 shilling per week for Both and Bread 9 pence the four pound loaf and every other thing according to it and out of that we have to pay 6 pence per week for a room to live in so if it is in your power to help us to a trifle God will reward you for so doing it will be no more than the rest of you brother Emigrants done to their parents. Your cozen Henry Burgess have sent his father some Edward Langdons Emma has sent her father some Matthew Taylor have sent his father some but after all this we don't wish to distress you if you are not in abilities to do it.
    Now begin with your brother George we have not heard from him since you left home. We gave you the directions we received from him in 1842 Mr Henry Jennings Solicitor Charles Street Launceston Van Dimonds Land now about your wifes relations we sent the letter to them the same day as we received it from you. They took off the directions but we cant say where they have wrote or not They was glad to here from you and all seemed to be pretty well and remembered their kind love to you if they have not written to you we are sorry to hear of your misfortunes of loosing of your poor child and hope Ishmael is well likewise of loosing your horses hope you have recovered the loss beore this reach you your sister Anna in Jersey and husband gives their love to you they have four children times in hard on that island Elizabeth and husband gives their kind love to you they have four children your brother John and wife gives their kind love to you they have four children they would like to have come out to you but owing to their children being under age they could not come they cant come with 3 children under 7 years of age they will come when their children are above age if you give a good account of the plase then the next time you write please give us account of your occupation your sister Sarah dont injoy but a poor state of health she gives her kind love to you all she lives in middle chinnock they allow her only two shillings per week now about sister Ann would have come out but she cant manage to do it there is a pound to pay entrance besides and sertain quantity of clothing besides going to the port where the vessel sails from she gave in her name but cant get the money so we dont think she will come out this time she is a fine young woman and would make a good servant your sister Mary and husband gives their kind love to you they have 3 children they live in Chiselboro your uncle Daniel and all the family gives their kind love to you likewise your uncle James your cosin Jane is coming out her money is paid in it is likely she will sail this month if this reach you you will answer as soon as you can make it convenient we should be glad to hear from you once a year we hope you go to a place of worship your poor mother is sitting by the writer with tears in her eyes perhaps you little think who the writer is it is the old and staunch teetotaller George Taylor ____ like to forget if you hear from your brother George please give us his direction in your next now in conclusion may god bless you both and your dear children likewise is the earnest prayer of your affectionate father and mother Sam & Ann Burgess

    (on the front of the letter above and below the address)
    We forgot Mr Dibble and Mrs they read the newspapers theyare quite well remembers to you and hope you will do well good bye god bless you your sister Ann will be sure to come to you if you send the five pound as you promised I hope you will be able to do it

    Samuel Burgess
    ____Jews Buring Ground
    Near Goulburn in the
    County of Argyleshire
    New South Wales

    your uncle Daniels son Henry is out I give you his address Henry Burgess care of Mr Wm Mathews Storekeeper Penrith Sydney New South Wales if you write to him tell us in your next and if you ave heard or seen Mr Joseph Greenham please to let us we know he is about your neighbourhood if he is living or dead let us know."
  • After fulfilling his Bounty obligations, George worked in a number of places including Elizabeth Town and Westbury berfore finally settling on his own farm at Parkham, Deloraine where his last three children were born. However things did not go smoothly for him.. On 9 October 1858 the "Launceston Exmainer" reported a list of insolvencies. Included was George Burgess of Deloraine He was reported to have assets worth 25 pound 10 shillings and liabilities of 145 pound, 14 shilling and 9 pence.
  • George senior's name was amongst those residents of the Deloraine district listed in the "Launceston Exmaminer" on Tuesday as having been granted a Railway Rate. He received one pound three shilling as did his son Willliam. George junior received one pound seven shillings
    on 10 March 1874.
  • On 9 May 1881 the "Launceston Examiner" reported on a case in the Deloraine District Court where a George Burgess was a witness in a dispute over payment for a stack of hay.
    The article read -
    WYATT V. HEWITT. Claim for £18 12s 6d, balance due for upwards of 17 tons of hay sold and delivered by plain tiff to defendant, who, after payment of £35 on account, resisted further payment on the ground of the hay having been badly got up by plain tiff and mixed with a quantity of rubbish, making it practically useless to him. Mr G. T. Collins appeared for the plaintiff, and it was agreed between the parties that the case should be heard before the Commissioner only, without a jury. The evidence of the plaintiff was to the effect that about the 7th January defendant came to his farm, looked at his crops, and agreed to take the hay at £3 a ton, plaintiff to make it, cut, cart, and stack it in defendant's yard; witness cut the crop of defendant's hay, and carried out the agreement, delivering 17 tons 2qrs 6lbs; Mc'Mahon, who was employed by witness, ascer tained the quantity. He had received from de fendant a horse valued at £15, and £20 in cash. defendant made no complaint about the quality of the hay while the stack was being built in his yard ; it was not in witness's agreement to thatch the stack, but he put a little on to oblige defendant ; the hay did not contain a large quantity of rubbish; the stack was made rather larger than the de fendant wished. Terence Hewitt deposed that he measured the stack in March last ; Mr Hewitt refused to take it over ; it was a fair sample of hay and got up green. For the defence the defendant deposed that he agreed with plaintiff's father for from 25 to 30 tons of prime hay, and plaintiff came and asked if witness would take the hay from him instead of his father ; he went to see defendant's hay, and objected to docks, briars, and dande lion, and told plaintiff he would have nothing to do with it if that was in it ; plaintiff built the stack badly, and agreed to thatch it but did not ; the wet had gone through to the bottom and had spoilt the stack on one side ; witness was not present during the building of the stack ; he produced samples of the hay; he was using it and had used about a ton. George Burgess deposed that the first portion of the hay was in very bad state, but it was a good deal better now; the stack was not put up in a workman like manner and wet had gone through to the bottom of the stack; he valued it at from 30s to 35s a ton; he had sold good hay this year at £2 a ton. George McCleary deposed that the hay was in very bad order, and he would not give above 30s a ton for it ; there was a portion of wet hay in the middle, and there was rubbish in the stack ; he had examined it that morning. His Honour considered some abatement of the claim was due for the bad quality of the hay, and delivered a verdict for plaintiff for £14 2s 6d."
  • George Burgess died on 9 May 1887 in Tasmania at age 73.
  • He was buried on 10 May 1887 in Deloraine.

Children of George Burgess and Ann Haines