Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B) John
John Burgess (1798-1871)
was born in the parish of Keith, the illegitimate son of William Burgess
and Isabella Richardson. He married Elspet Young, daughter of William
Young and Margaret Dallas, and had 9 children. After Elspet's death, he
had a further 4 children by Isabella Ingram, who was Elspet's widowed
stepmother. Unusually for the time, all 13 children survived to adulthood,
married and had families. John was a crofter and also worked in the
limeworks at Keith. He died at his home at Broadfield.
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