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Temperance (Wing) Burgess (1753 - 1834)

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Temperance Burgess formerly Wing
Born in Harwich, Barnstable, Province of Massachusetts Baymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 18 Feb 1778 (to 11 May 1834) in Harwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USAmap
Mother of
Died in Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USAmap
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"BURGIS Temperance [__], w. Stephen, laborer, July 30 [1753]."[1]


Intentions at Harwich:

"Intention of marriage between Mr Stephen Burgess & Mrs Temperance Wing both of Harwich Dated October the 18, 1777". [pg 165] "February the 18 Stephen Burge & Temperance Wing [married]".[2]

Marriage record at Harwich:

"February the 18 Stephen Burge & Temperance Wing [married]"[3]

Children born Kingston:

  1. Lancelot, b. ca. 1779, d. 1821 age 42
  2. Phebe, b. 12 Mar 1780, m. James Burgess
  3. Thomas, b. 20 Mar 1783
  4. Charles, b. 14 May 1785
  5. Stephen, b. 17 Feb 1788, m. Sarah White
  6. a male child, b. ca. 31 May 1790, d. 06 Jun 1790
  7. Temperance, b. 8 Aug 1791
  8. John, b. 07 Mar 1794
  9. James, b. ca. 1799, d. 1849 age 50


"BURGESS: Temperance, wife of Stephen, May 11th, 1834, 79 years."[4]

Date: 11 MAY 1834
Place: Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA[5]


"BURGESS: Temperance, wife of Stephen, May 11th, 1834, 79 years."[6]

Place: the North Middleboro Cemetery, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA

A photograph of her gravestone can be viewed at Find A Grave: Memorial #142745886.


  1. NEHGS, Vital Records of Kingston, MA, to the Year 1850 (Boston, MA: NEHGS,1911)p. 37, citing private record, Census of Kingston families for 1796 by Rev. Z. Willis, now [1911] in the possession of Edward T. Barker of Boston
  2. Source: #S205 p. 159
  3. Source: #S205 p. 165
  4. Source: #S2519 p. 166
  5. Source: #S438 p. 143 (citing Burgess 1865, 10 May 1834)
  6. Source: #S2519 p. 166
  • Source: S438 Katherine W. Hiam, Burgess Genealogy, Descendants of the Four Sons of Thomas and Dorothy (Waynes) Burgess (Boston, MA: NEHGS, 1997)
  • Source: S2519 Charles Thatcher, Old cemeteries of southeastern Massachusetts : a compilation of records by Charles M. Thatcher in the late 1880s (Middleborough, MA: Middleborough Public Library, 1995)
  • Source: S824 James N. Arnold, Vital Records of Rhode, Island, 1636-1850, (Online database: Boston, MA: NEHGS, 2002) (Orig. Pub. Narragansett Historical Publishing Company Providence, RI. James N. Arnold, Vital records of Rhode Island 1636-1850: First Series: births, marriages and deaths: a family register for the people, 21 vols., 1891)

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