Edward Burgess
(Abt 1655-1723)
John Burgess
Jane Mackelfresh
Captain Joseph Burgess


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Michael]

Captain Joseph Burgess 1 2

  • Born: 27 Jun 1727, All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States)
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Michael] on 13 Jun 1751
  • Died: 17 Feb 1806, All Hallows Parish, South River Hundred, Anne Arundel, Maryland, (United States) at age 78

  Research Notes:

From http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I40511 :

Folio 277 JOHN OSBOURN, planter 02/28/1739 04/23/1739
"being sick but of perfect mind and memory "
Bequeaths to:
1. Wife
-to have the land whereon testator now live for her natural life or widowhood and also to have the thirds of testator's moveable estate and the land not to be sold or rented without dividing the money among testator's children
2. Francis Osbourn --son
-to be with his mother during the aforesaid times and for him to have as much benefit of the land as his mother
-to have 100 pounds out of the land
3. John Osbourn -son
-named executor of the will along w/ Francis
4. Ann Perry --daughter
Dennis Osbourn --son
Esse Hardey --daughter
Stephen Osbourn -son
Ursula Pomfrey --daughter
Elizabeth Osbourn --daughter
-remainder of the estate after widow's decease to be divided among all of the children -Elizabeth to have 10 pounds more out of the crop
Witnesses: Salem Hurley, Joseph Burgess, Samuel Duckett
Then came: Salem Hurley and Joseph Burgess
Note; the testator signed the will in his own hand
Folio 286 JOHN KING 121181789 01/12/1790
"being sick and weak ..."
Bequeaths to:
1. Elizabeth Darsey -daughter
John King --son
-to have all of testator's goods and chattels now in the possession of testator's son Benjamin King living near the Sugar Lands in Frederick County being 1 mare, bridle, saddle, 7 head of Cattle, 2 large pewter dishes and 3 pewter basins, 1 bed and film,
2 chests, 3 head of sheep, 1 pair of spoon molds, iron pot. 1 pair of pot hooks, and also to have the rest of testator's moveable effects
2. Edward King --son
William King --son
-each to have 1 shilling sterling
3. Mary Peacock --daughter
Thomas King --son
-to have 1 shilling sterling each
4. Benjamin King --son
Rebecca Vermillion --daughter
-to have 1 shilling sterling
5, John Darsey
Elizabeth Darsey
-named executors of the will
Witnesses: Joseph Burges, Josias Moore (mark), Jesse Moore (mark)
Then came: Joseph Burgess and Jesse Moore
Note: the testator signed the will with his mark

  Noted events in his life were:

Will, 9 Sep 1805, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Probate: of his estate, 19 May 1806, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

Joseph married Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Michael], daughter of Michael Dorsey and Ruth Todd, on 13 Jun 1751. (Elizabeth Dorsey [dau. of Michael] was born on 3 Dec 1735 and died after 1806.)


1 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mdannear/firstfam/dorsey/b4678.htm#P4678.

2 http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi, http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmarsha&id=I40511.

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