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Mini Biographies of Scots and Scots Descendants (B)
John Burgess


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.

Thanks to Anne Burgess for this information


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