Burgess family page
Betty McCreery, nee Burgess, with her daughter Sue. Betty married Hugh McCreery in Cheshire in 1951. They moved to Jersey, where they both died
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Origins of surname
This family name arrived from England, but its origins were in France. Burgeis was an inhabitant and freeman of a fortified town, especially one with municipal rights and duties. Burgesses generally had tenure of land or buildings from a landlord by burgage. In medieval England burgage involved the payment of a fixed money rent. In Scotland it involved payment in service, guarding the town.
The name first appeared in the St Helier baptism register in the 1820s with the baptisms of the children of John and Hannah Jones.
Great War service
- Reginald Francis Burgess (1895- ) (St H) son of Robert Edwin and Ann Elizabeth Moses, Private, RJGB