Descendants of John Burgess of England

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Generation #1

Note: Information on the Burgess/Braswell Family before Jane Braswell b. 1741 in Isle of Wight Co VA comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes.

John Burgess of England (Conjecture)


Rev. Henry John Burgess 
the family of Rev. Henry John Burgess, son of Thomas Burgess, Rector of Southwark Parish in Surry Co., and later of Isle of Wight Co.

William Burgess who is listed as owning 85 acres of land in Surry Co. in 1733, and who served as a witness for Wm. Winkells in that year.

Thomas Burgess who is mentioned in 1692 as being a brother of Robert Burgess, and is listed in 1721 and 1735  (if this is the same man) as witnessing the wills of John Hicks and John Turner.

Robert Burgess, a blacksmith, who is mentioned in the Surry Co. records from 1666-82.

John Burgess who is listed there from 1655-66, leaving one daughter, Susannah, and is mentioned in 1671 with Thomas Burgess as having witnessed a land sale for Robert Burgess.


Isle of Wight County Records William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vo., 7, No. 4 Apr., 1899). pp. 205-315:
In 1629 Warrascoycak (which term came to embrace Basse's Choice and all the other settlements in the Isle of Wight) were Capt. Nathaniel Basse, Richard Bennett, Robert Savin and Thomas Jordan. In March following, they were John Upton, John Atkins, Robert Savin and Thomas Burges.

John Burgess was born in about 1625, probably in England. And, John would have immigrated before 3/1630 with his family to Isle of Wight Co VA.

In about 1650 in Virginia, John married Mary Wyatt b. 1632 in Virginia. John and Mary lived their lives in Isle of Wight Co VA where John died before 1669.

On 20 April 1669, MARY SKINNER, wife of RICHARD SKINNER, acknowledged receipt of all the estate that her husband JOHN BURGESS gave to her daughter SUSANNAH BURGESS. (Surry County - Book I, Page 332)
Surry County Deed Book 2, p. 14: 
On 15 May 1672, RICHARD SKINNER, aged 46, and MARY SKINNER, aged 40, gave their testimony in Surry County Court, the orphan of JOHN BURGESS [Susannah Burgess] being mentioned.


    1. Susannah Burgess b. c. 1650 Isle of Wight Co VA

Generation #2


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