Benjamin Burgess was born in 1728 at Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island. He is the son of Edward Burgess and Elizabeth (Coe) Burgess. Benjamin Burgess married Hannah Church in 1753.
Benjamin Burgess was not one of the Newport Township grantees at Newport, Nova Scotia but came as an agent or tenant farmer to Elisha Clark who drew Newport Farm lot B 2nd Div. No. 2 on 18 Feb 1762. Elisha Clark Jr. sold land in Newport, Nova Scotia to Benjamin Burgess to fulfill a bargain made by Elisha Clark Sr. and Benjamin Burgess. Elisha Clarke Jr. was living at Hamstead, New Brunswick in 1797 when the transaction was made.
Benjamin Burgess, the Nova Scotia Planter, was recorded as being in Newport, NS on December 30, 1772.
Benjamin's sons Edward Burgess and John Burgess were recorded as being in Newport, NS on September 5, 1781.
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