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William Burgess (1822 - 1905)

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Capt. William Burgess
Born in Lakeville, Kings, Nova Scotiamap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Aug 2010 | Last significant change: 30 Sep 2018
22:47: S Stevenson edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for William Burgess. (Imported data from FamilySearch Family Tree KPHY-FJP.) [Thank S for this]
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Categories: Members of the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia.


Engaged in shipbuilding in Kings County when he was young, often personally taking charge of cargoes that he conveyed to Boston and New York. Captain Burgess was a member of the Provincial Government at Halifax, Nova Scotia between 1861 and 1863. In 1872, he removed with his family to Cambridge, Massachusetts, residing there until his death.

  • Fact: Immigration (1872)
  • Fact: Residence (1900) Cambridge city Ward 4, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
  • Fact: Residence (8 July 1905) Cambridge, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States[1]
  • Fact: Burial Cambridge


  1. "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), William Burgess, 08 Jul 1905; citing Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, reference 607; FHL microfilm 2,109,176.
  • "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), William Burgess, 03 Apr 1822; citing CAMBRIDGE,MIDDLESEX,MASSACHUSETTS, ; FHL microfilm 496,864.
  • "Canada Marriages, 1661-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), William Burgess and Mary Jane Symonds, 05 Feb 1855; citing Nova Scotia, reference P147 Cn459; FHL microfilm 1,298,810.
  • "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), William Burgess, 08 Jul 1905; citing Cambridge, Massachusetts, v 29 cn 319, State Archives, Boston; FHL microfilm 2,070,629.

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