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The Burgess Family
(Other spellings include Burges, Burgis, and Burgiss)

Updated 06/07/2008

by Paul Ridenour email


Burgess Crest

Colonel John Chew (1590 - 1668) married Sarah Unknown [Dottie Ridenour's 10th great grandparents] and had a son named Captain Samuel Chew (1634 - 1676).

William Ayres (Member of Quorem from 1667 - 1675) [Dottie Ridenour's 10th great grandfather] had a daughter named Anne Ayres ( - 1695).

Captain Samuel Chew (1634 - 1676) married Ann Ayres ( - 1695) [Dottie Ridenour's 9th great grandparents] and had a daughter named Sarah Chew (ca. 1670 Anne Arundel Co, MD - 5/12/1740 [or 1738] Anne Arundel Co, MD)
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Much of the information below (and in red) comes from:

Anne Arundel County. Maryland Marriage Records, compiled by John W. Powell, page 78

Anne Arundel County Church Records of the 17th and 18th Centuries, All Hallows Parish, pages 1-64, 195-202, by F. Edward Wright

A History of All Hallows Parish, researched and compiled by Gail Meredith Enright, 2004

Revolutionary Patriots of Maryland 1775 - 1783 A Supplement, by Henry C. Peden,
"Thomas McNeir, of Frederick County, sergeant in the Frederick German Artillery c1782"

Revolutionary Patriots of Anne Arundel County, Maryland by Henry C. Peden, Jr. 1992  "McNear (McNeare) Thomas - Private in Captain William Marbury's Co. of Artillery in 1778. Thomas signed Oath of Allegiance before the Hon. Richard Harwood, Jr., on 3/1/1778." (P. 131)

DAR Patriot Index, "Thomas McNeir born circa 1747 married Ann Nancy Burgess Sgt  MD."

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William Burgess (1622-1686) parent's were either Daniel Burgess (1599 Wiltshire, England - ) and wife Catherine (1596 England - ) or below:

William Burgis married Alice Unknown (possibly Dottie Ridenour's 9th great grandparents)
Children:

1. Daniel Birgis
2. Elizabeth Birgis
3. Joseph Burgis
4. Martha Birgis
5. Mary Birgis
6. Isaac Burgis [or Isacke Burgis] (1615 - 1668)
7. William Burgess (1622 Wiltshire, England - 6/24/1686 Anne Arundel Co, MD)
[William Burgess was a Colonel and Deputy Governor of Maryland]
married #1 Sophia Ewen (1622 - )
married #2 Elizabeth Robbins ( - 1658) (Dottie Ridenour's 9th great grandparents)
married #3 Ursulah Moore or Ursula Puddington (1643 - 1700)
[Colonel William Burgess had seven sons and four daughters]
Children #1:

    Susannah Burgess ( - 1737)

Children #2

    Captain Edward Burgess (8/29/1651 Anne Arundel Co, MD - 3/4/1722 Anne Arundel Co, MD) married Sarah Chew
    (sometimes shown as Sary or Sarah) (1670 Anne Arundel Co, MD - 5/12/1740 or 1738) [married Sarah (?) widow 1/12/1713 ???]
  
 (Dottie Ridenour's 8th great grandparents)
    Children: (All children baptized on 11/13/1698 except where stated otherwise)

        Elizabeth Burgess (12/5/1682 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, MD - before 10/19/1719)
        William Burgess (11/19/1684 Anne Arundel Co, MD - buried 12/1/1704)
        Edward Burgess (12/5/1685 Anne Arundel Co, MD - )
        Anne Burgess (12/5/1685 Anne Arundel Co, MD - 1742) married Robert White (1680 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, MD - )
        Children:

                Ann White (1716 - 1796)

        Sary Burgess [Sarah Maria Burgess] (before 11/13/1698 Abington, Anne Arundel Co, MD - )
        Margritt Burgess
[Margaret Burgess] (ca. 1693 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, MD - )
        Mary Lea Burgess

        John Burgess (8/17/1696 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, MD - 1/10/1774 MD)
        married Jane Mackelfresh (11/11/1700 Anne Arundel Co, MD - 3/11/1733 Anne Arundel Co, MD) on 12/15/1720
       
(Dottie Ridenour's 7th great grandparents)
        Children:

            William Burgess (10/9/1721 VA - 7/1763 or 1778) married #1 Sarah Unknown
            (Dottie Ridenour's 6th great grandparents)
            [married #2 ? Susannah Garland] (1724 VA - 1792 Bedford, VA)
            Children:

                Ann Nancy Burgess (4/4/1743 - ) married Sergeant Thomas McNeir (circa 1743 - circa 1801) on 10/1/1765 - see the McNeir Family
                (Dottie Ridenour's 5th great grandparents)
                Children:

                    Thomas McNeir (8/3/1766 at 3 AM - 1/12/1788) married Elizabeth Coberth (or Elizabeth Cobath) on 1/12/1788
                   
(Dottie Ridenour's 4th great grandparents)
                    Children:

                        George McNeir (5/28/1794 Annapolis, MD - 6/1/1857 DC) married Elizabeth Thompson (1796 - 10/1/1867) on 9/1/1816 (or 8/31/1816)
                        (Dottie Ridenour's 3rd great grandparents)
                        Children:

                            Thomas Shepherd McNeir (11/16/1817 DC - 1/16/1886) married Emily R. Schwrar in 3/1842
                            Joseph Rollins McNeir
(9/29/1819 - 3/24/1878) married Priscilla Leonard
                            Mary Elizabeth McNeir (3/5/1821 - 1/7/1823)
                            Elizabeth McNeir (11/18/1822 - 1/17/1823)
                            George McNeir (2/6/1824 - )
                            Lydia McNeir (10/2/1825 - 1825)
                            Sarah Maria McNeir (9/20/1826 - 3/12/1902) married #1 Jourdan W. Maury #2 Samuel F. Phillips
                            Elizabeth Quest McNeir (12/28/1831 - 7/10/1894) married Robert Otto Israel
                            Ann Claude McNeir (12/11/1833 - 6/12/1918) married Jno. W. P. Myers

                            William McNeir (7/3/1836 Annapolis, MD - 8/1879 Smith Point, TX) married Agnes Paschal - see the McNeir Family
                            (Dottie Ridenour's 2nd great grandparents)
                            Mary Catherine McNeir (5/6/1840 - 5/6/1840 )

                    William Burgess McNeir (11/18/1767 at 10 AM - )
                    Sarah McNeir (4/22/1769 - )
                    Jane McNeir (7/22/1770 at 11 PM - )
                    Ann McNeir (1/4/1773 at 11 PM - )
                    George McNeir (7/9/1774 about 3 AM - )
                    Sarah McNeir (9/5/1775 - )
                    John Burgess McNeir (1/2/1777 - )
                    Mary Knox McNeir (11/24/1779 - 8/28/1780)             

                Samuel Burgess (1/19/1744 - )
                Jane Burgess (10/14/174? - )
                Thomas Burgess [from #2 ?] (1755 VA - 1840 Logan, WV) married Wynna Caudle Key (1765 - 1840)

            Ann Burgess (3/4/1722 - ) - baptized 4/7/1723
           
Joseph Burgess (1/27/1726 - )
            Sarah Burgess (2/2/1727 - ) - baptized 3/21/1728

        Samuel Chew Burgess (ca. 1698 All Hallows Parish, Anne Arundel Co, MD - )
        Susanna Burgess
(3/14/1699 Anne Arundel Co, MD - ) - baptized 7/8/1700

    George Burgess (1659 - 1704)

Children #3:

    William Burgess (circa 1673 - died 6/28/1698 at age 25) - eldest son of Colonel William and Ursulah Burgess
   
Anne Burgess (10/7/1680 - 7/25/1697) who married Thomas Sparrow
   

   


All Hallows Parish historical marker, Birdsville, Anne Arundel County, MD


All Hallows Parish


All Hallows Parish


Buried in the front right of the church is Maryland Deputy Governor and Colonel William Burgess (1622 - 1686) who married #3 Ursulah Moore.  Buried next to William is his their son William Burgess (died 6/28/1698 at age 25) and his daughter Anne Burgess (10/7/1680 - 7/25/1697) who married Thomas Sparrow.


All Hallows Parish Cemetery