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David Burgess

David Burgess

Male 1856 - 1928  (72 years)

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  • Name David Burgess  [1
    Born 1 Sep 1856  Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Sep 1928  Cessnock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 22 Sep 1928  Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Anglican Cemetery
    Notes 
    • Wilfred Burgess related the story about his father David when he got word on his first farm that the local bailiff was on his way to evict him and impound his possessions for non-payment of rent. So he borrowed a bullock and cart from Tom Crawford, loaded his family and possessions, and moved further up the valley and settled on the Eglinton Estate belonging to Tom Crawford., who was known to be a more sympathetic and kindly man than his brother Robert, who owned the Ellalong Estate and lived in Sydney. (This story provided by Donald Burgess) Their children, Laura, Reuben, Isabella, Wilfred, Albert, Basil, Elsie, Stanley and Gladys were all born and reared in Congewai. He had a small but productive farm which he inherherited from his father James. David Burgess, George Crossley, Dick O'Hearn, Augustus Chick, Walter Jones, Nipper Bridge and Fred McDonald were some of the men who worked on the Whyalla Road, now known as Main Road, Paxton, or the Middle Road. Doris Smith reported that her grandfather "liked his privacy". She never knew him without a white beard. He had black hair and very deep blue eyes. In spite of no schooling he taught himself to read and write. He loved to read. He was an exexcellent whip maker, and tanned the hides himself. Quite a few of the Bullock teamsters used his product. He also produced high quality sulky whips. David used a bullock dray to travel to Maitland for food supplies. The trip took a full week, and he made stops at Cessnock, Majors Lane, Bishop's Bridge and Telarah.
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    Person ID I5901  Roy~Royes | Crossley
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2009 

    Father James Burgess
              b. 26 Jan 1817, Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 18 Jan 1887, Congewai, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Caroline Spackman
              b. 6 Feb 1820, Burbage, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 15 Dec 1880, Wollombi, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1841  Manningford Abbots, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2626  Family Group  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Ann Crossley
              b. 22 May 1855, Wollombi, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 26 Aug 1938, Cessnock, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 May 1878  Ellalong, NSW, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • St Thomas's Church - Witnesses were Thomas Crossley and Ann Burgess.
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 02:30:18 
    Family ID F3780  Family Group  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1856 - Ellalong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 May 1878 - Ellalong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Sep 1928 - Cessnock, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 Sep 1928 - Ellalong, NSW, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S225] Rose Cocks, Correspondence re: Bailey Wm and Margaret.