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Richard Burgess (1803 - 1877)

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Richard Burgess
Born in Nova Scotiamap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Canadamap
Descendants descendants
Died in South Dorchester, Elgin County, Ontario, Canadamap
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Richard came to York County, Upper Canada around 1825 with his parents. [1]

On the 1851 Census of Vaughan, York, Canada West (now Ontario) Richard Burgess is listed as a "Farmer, Born Nova Scotia, W. Methodist, Married, Aged 49, Male."

Burial Springfield Cemetery, Malahide Township, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada. The gravestone says he was aged 74 years, 8 months and 23 days when he died October 18, 1877.

The Will of Richard Burgess, S. Dorchester, May 25, 1877 lists his sons Stephen, Nelson, Simon, Thomas and Wellington and his daughters Isabella, Frances, Sarah and Elizabeth.


  1. *Family Tree of Cake - Kake - Kaake compiled by Peter R. Kaake, Cabri, Saskatchewan, Canada, 1986.
  • 1851 Census, Canada West, York County, Vaughan, line 36 (Library and Archives Canada) census photo page 329 line 36, Richard Burgess age 49
  • "Canada Census, 1851," database, FamilySearch [1], Richard Burgess, Vaughan, York County, Canada West (Ontario), Canada; citing p. 329, line 36; Library and Archives Canada film number C_11759, Public Archives, Ontario.
  • 1861 Census, Canada West, Elgin, Dorchester South (Library and Archives Canada) census photo page 33 line 25 Richard Burgess age 59
  • "Ontario Census, 1861," database, FamilySearch [2], Richard Burgess, Dorchester, Elgin, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 33, line 25; Library and Archives Canada film number C-1018-1019, Public Archives, Toronto; FHL microfilm 2,435,843.
  • 1871 Census, Canada, Ontario, Elgin East, Dorchester South (Library and Archives Canada) census photo page 36 line 18 Burgess Richard age 68
  • "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch [3] : 13 November 2014, Richard Burgess in household of Nelson Burgess, South Dorchester, East Elgin, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 36, line 18; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9889, Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 4,396,287.
  • Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938, 1943-1944, and Deaths Overseas, Richard Burggs
  • "Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch [4] : 13 December 2015, Richard Burgess, 1877; Burial, Springfield, Elgin, Ontario, Canada, Springfield Cemetery; citing record ID 53844161, Find a Grave, [5].
  • Rainham Buiders: Anabaptist Family Construction on the North Shore of Lake Erie website [6]
  • Hale and Watson Ancestors [7]
  • [8]
  • Elgin County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, Gravestone transcriptions, Malahide - Springfield 215, 216 [9] Will No 736 [10]

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Richard Burgess family 1851 - detail Census, Library and Archives Canada
Richard Burgess family 1851 - detail Census, Library and Archives Canada


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