Burgess Genealogy: Memorial of the Family of Thomas and Dorothy Burgess, who Were Settled at Sandwich, in the Plymouth Colony, in 1637

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Press of T. R. Marvin & son, 1865 - 196 pages
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Thomas Burgess Sr. (ca. 1603-1685) emigrated from England, ca. 1630 arrived at Salem, and lived for a time at Lynn, Massachusetts. He settled at Sandwich, Massachusetts, in 1637. He was the father of at least five children. Descendants listed lived in Massachusetts, Maine, New York, Ohio, Iowa, California and elsewhere. Some descendants immigrated to Nova Scotia and elsewhere in Canada.

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Page 95 - And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them : and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be.
Page 96 - Two things have I required of thee; deny me them not before I die : Remove far from me vanity and lies : give me neither poverty nor riches ; feed me with food convenient for me : lest I be full, and deny thee, and say, Who is the Lord 1 or lest I be poor, and steal, and take the name of my God in vain.
Page 42 - For mercy by day, and for safety through night. Our hymns of thanksgiving, with harmony swelling, All warm from the heart of a family band, Half raised us from earth to that rapturous dwelling, Described in the Bible, that lay on the stand ; That richest of books, which excelled every other — The family Bible, that lay on the stand.
Page 42 - How painfully pleasing the fond recollection Of youthful connections and innocent joy, When, bless'd with parental advice and affection, Surrounded with mercies, with peace from on high, I still view the chair of my sire and my mother, The seats of their offspring as ranged on each hand, And that richest of books, which excelled every other — That family Bible, that lay on the stand ; The old-fashioned Bible, the dear, blessed Bible, The family Bible, that lay on the stand.
Page 166 - And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.
Page 42 - Ye scenes of tranquillity, long have we parted ; My hope's almost gone, and my parents no more ; In sorrow and sadness I live broken-hearted, And wander unknown on a far distant shore. Yet how can I doubt a dear Savior's protection, Forgetful of gifts from his bountiful hand ! O, let me, with patience, receive his correction, And think of the Bible, that lay on the stand ; That richest of books, which excelled every other — The family Bible, that lay on the stand.
Page 12 - Burgess sign, seal and declare this to be his last Will and Testament, and that to the best of their judgment he was of a disposing mind when he so did. March 5, 1685 Attest: Nathaniel Morton, Secretary. The foregoing is taken from the Burgess Genealogy of 1865, in which, concerning the will, there is the notation, "Orthography slightly amended.
Page 27 - Ye lust, and have not ; ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot. obtain; ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not ; ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it.
Page 26 - In the sweat of thy face shall thou eat bread, Till thou return unto the ground; For out of it wast thou taken For dust thou art, And unto dust shall thou return.
Page 11 - God's great goodness being possessed of a competent outward estate, do now on serious consideration make this my last Will and Testament, touching the disposal of my estate after my dear wife and myself be decently buried, and all necessary charges defrayed, and all debts paid, the remaining part I give as followeth: Item. I give unto my eldest son, Thomas Burgess, of Rhode Island, five pounds out of my movable estate, to be paid by my executors after our decease. Item. I give unto my son, Jacob...

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