John Burgis
(Abt 1710-1768)
Rebekah Chapman
Richard Burgis
Elizabeth Rix
(Abt 1760-)

John Burgis


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Martha Hebgin

John Burgis

  • Born: 1791, Docking, Norfolk, Eng
  • Marriage: Martha Hebgin on 15 Oct 1819 in Great Bircham, Norfolk, England
  • Died: 1867, Docking, Norfolk, Eng at age 76

bullet  General Notes:

In 1841 lived Abbeyside Docking, Norfolk. Age 45 Head. Farmer
In 1851 lived Great Massingham, Norfolk. Age 59 Head. Farmer 1000 acres employing 18 Men & 8 Boys
In 1861 lived Church Lane, Great Bircham, Norfolk. Age 69 Head. retired Butcher

John Burgis was a farmer - according to SewelUCharlotte M/C No. 348, and Hebgin's D/C No. 6951.
Births of John and Martha's children - as listed in the Family Bible - per Mrs. P. G. Lowe, England. According to Mrs. Lowe - John Burgis apparently agreed to pay off the gambling debts of his sons Hebgin and Sewell, on the understanding that they emigrate to Australia.

My Great grandmother Ellen Louisa BURGIS lived with her daughter Margery Ellen Louisa WALKER 's family as an old lady and told my mother of her two brothers who had been sent to Australia in disgrace, but no more detail. Information from Catherine Steeden

Sewell was the maiden name of Martha's mother.

Deaths Jun 1867
Burgis John 76 Docking 4b 219 

The following detail supplied by Mrs. P.G. Lowe, England:

Copy of Catalogue (copied by her cousin) listing 198 items John Burgis sold at auction from his farmhouse (he did not appear to own the property).


A Catalogue of part of the neat and modern HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE DAIRY and BREWING UTENSILS etc
the property of Mr John Burgis which MR JOHN BECK will Sell by Auction (without reserve)
Sale to commence at one o'clock

Aitkin, Printer, Lynn.


John married Martha Hebgin, daughter of Thomas Hebgin and Sarah Sewell, on 15 Oct 1819 in Great Bircham, Norfolk, England. (Martha Hebgin was born in 1800 in Great Bircham, Norfolk, England and died in 1860 in Docking, Norfolk, Eng.)

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