Martha Burgess

F, b. 2 June 1864, d. 27 July 1864
  • Martha Burgess was born on 2 June 1864 in Tasmania. NOTE: May not be correct - Ann would have been 50 when Martha was born and her parents are listed as George BURGESS and Rose HAINES on Colonial Tasmanial Families database.
  • She was the daughter of George Burgess and Ann Haines.
  • Martha Burgess died on 27 July 1864 in Tasmania.

Martha Jane Burgess

F, b. 6 August 1874, d. 7 October 1923
  • Martha Jane Burgess was born on 6 August 1874 in New South Wales.
  • She was the daughter of Ann Elizabeth (Elizabeth Ann) Burgess.
  • At the age of 32 years, 11 months and 12 days, Martha Jane Burgess married Arthur Benjamin Beer, son of Benjamin Beer and Rhoda Jones, on 18 July 1907 in New South Wales. Arthur was a 37 year old widowed printer's mechanic and lived in Goulburn. His parents were noted as Benjamin Beer and Rhoda Jones (deceased). Martha was 32 years old, lived in Goulburn and was a dressmaker the daugher of Elizabeth Ann Burgess. Witnesses to the marriage were F. W. Beer and Elizabeth Burgess.
  • Martha Jane Burgess died on 7 October 1923 in New South Wales at age 49. Her death certificate stated her cause of death to be a malignant disease of ovary, secondary deposits widespread. At the time of her death her children Harry and Myra were only 14 and 11 years old.
  • Martha was buried on 9 October 1923 in New South Wales.
  • She's orbituary appeared in the local paper. It read :- "Mrs Martha Beer, wife of Mr A B Beer, of "Aden" Lagoon Street, died shortly before nine o'clock on Sunday night as St John's Hospital after and illness following a serious operation. She leaves a husband and two young children, Harry and Myra. The late Mrs Beer was 49 years of age and was a prominent member of the Salvation Army. Her work for the Women's League being deeply appreciated. She was greatly esteemed by her many friends. The funeral took place this afternoon at the old Methodist Cemetery."

Children of Martha Jane Burgess and Arthur Benjamin Beer

Mary Burgess

F, b. 28 January 1810, d. June 1876
  • Mary Burgess was baptized on 28 January 1810 in Chiselborough, England.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker.
  • At the age of 27 years and 9 days, Mary Burgess married Samuel Bargery on 6 February 1837 in Somerset, England. Samuel was a widower.
  • Mary Burgess and Samuel Bargery appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Chiselborough. Samuel is shown as a 52 year old bleacher born in Crewkerne. His wife Mary is a 41 year old hand loom sail cloth maker born Chiselborough, daughter Hannah is 12 year old born West Chinnock, Rosanna is 8, born Chard, and Samuel is 3, born in Chard.

  • On 9 May 1854 Mary is mentioned in the letter from her mother to her brother Samuel in 1854 - "...your sister Mary and husband gives their kind love to you. They have 3 children. They live in Chiselborough ..."
  • Mary Burgess and Samuel Bargery appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in South Petherton, Somerset. Samuel is shown as a 62 year old workman in a sail cloth factory, born in Crewkerne. Mary, his wife is 51 years old, an invalid born Chiselborough. Their daughter Hannah is a 22 year old leather glover born Chiselborough and son Samuel a 13 year old work boy in the sail cloth factory, also born in Chiselborough. Ann Burgess, his 79 year old widowed mother-in-law, a pauper born Chiselborugh is also living with the family.

  • Mary Burgess and Hannah Bargery appeared on the census of 2 April 1871. Mary is shown as a 61 year old widow, a canvas weaver, living with her children Hannah Bargery, 32, glover, unknown marital state, born Chiselborough; son Samuel Bargery, 23, a bleacher born Chiselborough; and grandchildren Elizabeth born Chiselborough aged 10 and Rosa born Chiselborough aged 5.

  • Her death was recorded with the Yeovil, Somerset, Registration District in the June 1876 Quarter . She was aged 66 years.

Children of Mary Burgess and Samuel Bargery

Mary Burgess

F, b. 30 October 1784
  • Mary Burgess was christened on 30 October 1784 in Chiselborough, England.
  • She was the daughter of Edward Burgess and Susannah Hallet.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census, Mary Burgess was living in the household of Susannah Hallet in Somerset. She is shown as an 80 year old agricultural labourer, living with her son George also an agricultural labourer, and daughter Mary.

Mary Burgess

F, b. 12 August 1910, d. 1986
  • Mary Burgess was born on 12 August 1910 in Tasmania. She was a twin to Harry.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Burgess and Mary Ann Sheehan.
  • Mary Burgess died in 1986.

Mary Ann Burgess

F, b. 15 December 1851, d. 5 September 1890
  • Mary Ann Burgess was born on 15 December 1851 in Hadspen, Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of George Burgess and Ann Haines.
  • At the age of 15 years, 5 months and 6 days, Mary Ann Burgess married Joseph William Whitehouse on 21 May 1867 in Tasmania. They had 11 children.
  • Mary Ann Burgess died on 5 September 1890 in Reidy Marsh, Tasmania, at age 38.

Children of Mary Ann Burgess and Joseph William Whitehouse

Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess

F, b. 7 October 1878, d. 16 July 1963
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess was born on 7 October 1878 in Queensland.
  • She was the daughter of James Burgess and Ellen (Helen) Gillis Bridgeman.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess's name was added to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek by her father, James Burgess on 28 September 1892; James added the names of his children Mary Ann 13, Alice 11 and Alfred 10 to the list of children likely to attend the proposed new Mossview School that was to be established on land donated by Frank Gillies at Emu Creek. He lived on Portion 35 about a mile from the site. The children had previously attended Crow's Nest School.
  • At the age of 20 years, 3 months and 10 days, Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess married Arthur Henry Williams, son of Thomas Williams and Catherine Maddern, on 17 January 1899 in Queensland.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess and Arthur Henry Williams appeared on the Electoral Roll between 1903 and 1908 living at Thallon Street, Crow's Nest. Arthur was a draper and Mary Ann carried out domestic duties.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess was widowed in 1909 when died Arthur.
  • On 18 November 1909,her husband, Arthur Henry Williams died in Queensland at age 39. Following Arthur's death Annie put the shop up for sale.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1913 living at Crow's Nest. Mary Ann carried out home duties.
  • She and Helen Florence Williams appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1922 living at Crow's Nest. Helen was a music teacher.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess and Helen Florence Williams appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1925 living at Oxley. Helen was a music teacher and Mary Ann carried out home duties.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll with Helen Florence Williams and Henry Edward Gordon in 1928 in East Brisbane. Henry was a traveller. Helen's mother Mary Ann lived with them.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll with Helen Florence Williams and Henry Edward Gordon between 1932 and 1958 in Concord. Martin was a rep. Mary Anne, Helen's mother, lived with them.
  • Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess died on 16 July 1963 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at age 84.
  • She was cremated. Her ashes were interred in the Crow's Nest Cemetery near her husband Arthur's grave.

Child of Mary Ann (Annie) Burgess and Arthur Henry Williams

Mary Ann Maud Burgess

F, b. 13 August 1911, d. 27 January 2002
  • Mary Ann Maud Burgess was born on 13 August 1911 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Frank Burgess and Sophia Jackson.
  • At the age of 24 years, 5 months and 26 days, Mary Ann Maud Burgess married Adam James Aikten on 8 February 1936 in St Georges COE, Burnie.
  • Mary Ann Maud Burgess died on 27 January 2002 in Umina Nursing Home, Burnie, at age 90.

Mary J Burgess

F, b. 1862

May Burgess

F, b. 1892

Mervyn Alfred Burgess

M, b. 29 December 1919, d. 22 July 2001

Mervyn Alfred Burgess (1923-2009)
  • Mervyn Alfred Burgess was born on 29 December 1919 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Alfred Burgess and Margaret Ann (Peggy) McGreevy.
  • Mervyn Alfred Burgessjoined the army during WWII in Queensland. His service number was QX34439 and he listed his next of kin as Alfred Burgess, his father.
  • He 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.
  • At the age of 26 years, Mervyn Alfred Burgess married Nancy Lyndall Patch, daughter of James Patch and Mary Elizabeth Sloss, in 1946.
    Nancy Lyndal Patch & Mervyn Alfred Burgess on their wedding day - 1946
  • Mervyn Alfred Burgess died on 22 July 2001 in Crow's Nest at age 81.
  • Mervyn was buried on 25 July 2001 in Crow's Nest Cemetery.
  • On 30 August 2001 Mervyn Alfred Burgess's obituary appeared in The following tribute to Mervyn appeared in "The Toowoomba Chronicle".
    District farewells stalwart by Merryl Miller
    Mervyn Burgess (1919-2001)
    Mervyn Alfred Burgess, who died on 22 July aged 81, was a stalwart of the Pinelands and Crows Nest communities. Born in Toowoomba on 29 December 1919, Mervyn was the eldest of five children born to Alfred and Margaret. Raised in Crows Nest, Mervyn attended St Matthew's Convent before finishing his schooling at Pinelands School, where his family had bought a farm. After several years working on the family farm, Mervyn was called up to serve in the Army in 1941. Mervyn was a member of the 25th Infantry Battalion, and saw some of the war's bloodiest action in Milne Bay, New Guinea. Like many servicemen who served in the Pacific, Mervyn suffered several bouts of malaria, but was not discharged from duty until October 1944. He then headed home to resume farming life.
    In 1946 Mervyn married Nancy Patch of Emu Creek, and the couple had 10 children: Mervyn often attributed his large family to the arrival of the cream carrier at 4am each morning -- a dangerous time for a man to be woken up, he claimed. Horseshoe, a 97ha (240 acre) property at Pinelands, became home for the ever-increasing Burgess clan in 1950. Mervyn was kept busy with dairy farming, producing poultry, droving cattle, making hay, and growing corn, lucerne, and oat crops. Both Nancy and Mervyn also enjoyed their orchard and vegetable garden, and the local show was always the lucky recipient of their home-grown produce. Another property, Wolski's, near the Pinelands farm was purchased in 1959, and Mervyn expanded his holding further with the acquisition of Coalbank in 1980, and Cooby in 1990. Meanwhile, the house at Horseshoe continued by necessity to grow, and Mervyn appreciated the help of neighbours during these busy years. Mervyn maintained a strong community involvement in the Crows Nest district throughout his life. For 28 years he was a member of the Crows Nest Hospital Board, as well as serving on numerous dairy organisations, hall committees, the RSL, and the Pinelands Fire Brigade. If Mervyn Burgess had one wish, it was to build a successful and happy life for himself and his family -- a goal he certainly achieved. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, his children, 30 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
    Published in "The Chronicle", Toowoomba 30 August, 2001. It read:- (an unknown value.)

Mildred Mary Maria Burgess

F, b. 12 February 1883, d. 21 November 1943
  • Mildred Mary Maria Burgess was born on 12 February 1883 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters.
  • At the age of 17 years, 8 months and 5 days, Mildred Mary Maria Burgess married Ablert Edward William Crisp on 17 October 1900 in Tasmania.
  • Mildred Mary Maria Burgess died on 21 November 1943 at age 60. She died at the residence of her son in law Ray Keegan, Hogg Street, Wynyard.
  • Mildred was buried on 23 November 1943 in Wynyard Cemetery.

Child of Mildred Mary Maria Burgess

Children of Mildred Mary Maria Burgess and Ablert Edward William Crisp

Myrtle Olive Burgess

F, b. 9 January 1904, d. 2004

Nellie Burgess

F, b. 22 January 1893, d. 22 January 1893

Nellie Burgess

F, b. 27 April 1907, d. 11 June 1980
  • Nellie Burgess was born on 27 April 1907 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin Burgess and Harriet Ramskill.
  • At the age of 20 years, 3 months and 19 days, Nellie Burgess married William Arthur Cox on 15 August 1927 in Tasmania.
  • Nellie Burgess died on 11 June 1980 in Tasmania at age 73.
  • Nellie was buried in Ulverstone Lawn Cemetery.

Children of Nellie Burgess and William Arthur Cox

Nellie May Burgess

F, b. 4 July 1900, d. 4 March 1984
  • Nellie May Burgess was born on 4 July 1900 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Charles Burgess and Louisa Sarah May Butler.
  • At the age of 22 years and 1 day, Nellie May Burgess married Walter Louis Wright on 5 July 1922 in Tasmania.
  • On 16 July 1976,her husband, Walter Louis Wright died in Tasmania at age 80.
  • Nellie May Burgess died on 4 March 1984 in Ulverstone at age 83.
  • Nellie was buried in Ulverstone Cemetery.

Norman Burgess

M, b. 26 December 1900

Percy Thomas Burgess

M, b. 8 April 1902, d. 1 August 1951

Phillip Burgess

M, b. 1811
  • Phillip Burgess was born in 1811 in Essex.
  • Phillip Burgess married Lydia Jackson.

Children of Phillip Burgess and Lydia Jackson

Raymond Burgess

M, b. circa 1910

Rebecca Elizabeth Burgess

F, b. 25 November 1879, d. 27 May 1961
  • Rebecca Elizabeth Burgess was born on 25 November 1879 in Queensland. She never married.
  • She was the daughter of Allan George Burgess and Catherine Gillis.
  • Rebecca Elizabeth Burgess died on 27 May 1961 in Queensland at age 81.

Rebecca Mary Louisa (Beck) Burgess

F, b. 1 December 1880, d. 15 January 1937
  • Rebecca Mary Louisa (Beck) Burgess was born on 1 December 1880 in Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters.
  • At the age of 19 years, 3 months and 1 day, Rebecca Mary Louisa (Beck) Burgess married Wesley Wilcox on 2 March 1900 in Whiteford Hills, Tasmania.
  • Rebecca Mary Louisa (Beck) Burgess died on 15 January 1937 in Liana at age 56.
  • Rebecca was buried on 16 January 1937 in Mole Creek Cemetery.

Children of Rebecca Mary Louisa (Beck) Burgess and Wesley Wilcox

Rhoda Beatrice Burgess

F, b. 28 August 1902, d. 14 June 1991

Rhoda Elizabeth Ann Burgess

F, b. 20 April 1876, d. 12 May 1888
  • Rhoda Elizabeth Ann Burgess was born on 20 April 1876 in Whitefoord Plain, Tasmania.
  • She was the daughter of Henry Charles Burgess and Elizabeth Walters.
  • Rhoda Elizabeth Ann Burgess died on 12 May 1888 in Tasmania at age 12.

Robert Burgess

M, b. 1864, d. 1939
  • Robert Burgess was born in 1864 in New South Wales.
  • He was the son of John Burgess and Susan Hamlin.
  • Robert Burgess died in 1939 in New South Wales.

Rose May Burgess

F, b. 2 December 1875, d. 14 September 1958
  • Rose May Burgess was born on 2 December 1875 in Queensland. She was a twin to Eliza.
  • She was the daughter of Allan George Burgess and Catherine Gillis.
  • At the age of 28 years, Rose May Burgess married Samuel Ollier in 1904 in Queensland.
  • Rose May Burgess died on 14 September 1958 in Queensland at age 82.

Children of Rose May Burgess and Samuel Ollier

Royce Cyril Burgess

M, b. 1 September 1916, d. 19 June 1981
  • Royce Cyril Burgess was born on 1 September 1916 in Tasmania.
  • He was the son of Charles Edwin George Burgess and Sarah Ann Hayes.
  • At the age of 24 years, 4 months and 17 days, Royce Cyril Burgess married Annie Isabel Hyland on 18 January 1941. The Advocate reported on 4 Feb 1941.
  • On 15 April 1980,his wife, Annie Isabel Hyland died in Wynyard at age 62.
  • Royce Cyril Burgess died on 19 June 1981 in Tasmania at age 64.
  • Royce was buried in Wynyard Cemetery.

Rubina May Burgess

F, b. 28 April 1907

Samuel Burgess

M, b. 29 May 1785, d. March 1856
  • Samuel Burgess was baptized on 29 May 1785 in Somerset, England.
  • He was the son of Daniel Burgess and Elizabeth Osborn.
  • Between 1807 and 1851 he was a farm labourer.
  • At the age of 22 years, 4 months and 21 days, Samuel Burgess married Ann Crocker, daughter of Elizabeth Crocker, on 20 October 1807 in Chiselborough, Somerset.
  • Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Somerset. Samuel was shown as an agricultural labourer.

  • In 1851 Samuel Burgess lived in Chiselborough, Somerset, England. Fair Place is a little street hugging the hillside on the north outskirts of the villiage. Samual and Ann were classed as paupers.
  • He and Ann Crocker appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Somerset. Samuel is shown as a 65 year old pauper, former ag labourer born in Chiselborough. Ann is also a pauper aged 69 born in Chiselborough.

  • On 9 May 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."
  • Samuel Burgess died in March 1856 at age 70.
  • Samuel was buried on 6 March 1856 in Chiselborough, England. In an unmarked grave outside the village church with its tapered spire and architectural remnants of earlier church buildings including the Norman arch under the tower.

Children of Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker

Samuel Burgess

M, b. 13 January 1822, d. 18 November 1891
  • Samuel Burgess was baptized on 13 January 1822 in Chiselborough, England.
  • He was the son of Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker.
  • At the age of 24 years, 4 months and 23 days, Samuel Burgess married Mary Ann Cleal, daughter of John Cleal and Jane Unknown, on 5 June 1846 in Somerset, England. . Samuel's death certificate states Samuel and Mary Ann were married in Haslbury - informant Henry Burgess, son.
  • Samuel Burgess and Mary Ann Cleal immigrated to New South Wales, Australia, on 19 November 1849. The family came on the "Petrel". Both Samuel and his wife Mary Ann were 27 years old, and their son Ishmael was aged 2. A daughter Ann was born on the voyage.
  • Samuel Burgess died on 18 November 1891 in North Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia, at age 69. His died from Pulmonary phthisis.
  • Samuel was buried on 19 November 1891 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.

    Note: Samuels age on the headstone is incorrect, should be 69.

Children of Samuel Burgess and Mary Ann Cleal