Introduction
Burgess ~ First Generation

    James BURGESS
Alternate spelling BURGES.
James is the earliest-known ancestor of this Burgess family, based on research and assumptions regarding his grandson George. A possible baptism for James is as son of James Burgess and Jean Japhray, 5 May 1689 at St Ninians, Stirlingshire, Scotland but it is not possible to be sure.

He is mentioned in the marriage of his son James Burgess to Jennet (or Janet) Pollock as such:
1739. St Ninians April 12th. James Burgess laull son to James Burgess tennent in Drasaill & Jennet Pollock laull daughter to Charles Pollock tenent in Throssek both in this paroch gave up their names to be proclaimed in Order to Marriage James Hill tenent in Drasaill was Caur for both parties. Married June 19th.

See next generation for that marriage document. The place names are obscure and have not been located but presumably were local to St Ninians which is at Stirling, about 41 miles from Perth, Scotland.

The most likely marriage for James is that of James Burges to Margaret HILL on 1 Sep 1710 at St Ninians (ref Scotlands People & Ancestry Scotland Select Marriages). Marriage record:

There are many possible baptisms for Margaret at St Ninians.

FROM WHOM LIBBY SHADE NEE GRIERSON IS DESCENDED.

    Children:  
  1. James BURGES bap 1712 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  2. William BURGES (1) bap 1715 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  3. John BURGES (1) bap 1718 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  4. Thomas BURGES bap 1721 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  5. Margaret BURGESS bap 1722 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  6. John BURGESS (2) bap 1724 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  7. Jean BURGESS bap 1726 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  8. Robert BURGESS (1) bap 1728 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  9. Jennet BURGESS bap 1730 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  10. William BURGESS (2) bap 1733 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  11. Robert BURGESS (2) bap 1736 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  
  12. George BURGESS bap 1738 at St Ninians, Stirling, Scotland  

Modified 18 Aug 2018