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Ancestors and Descendants of the Burr Family of Fulton County, Ohio

Generation No. 1

1. SIMON1 BURR was born 1617 in Essex, England, and died February 07, 1692 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass. He married (1) ROSE UNKNOWN in Stisted, Essex, England. She died July 23, 1647 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass. He married (2) HESTER UNKNOWN November 28, 1648 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass. She died February 03, 1692 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass.

Notes for S
Dr. Chauncey Rae Burr, author of The Bures of Suffolk, discusses at length his research into the origins of the Burr surname from England. Some genealogists have decided that Simon Burr is a son of Rev. Johnathan Burr of Redgrave, Suffolk Co., England; however, Dr. Burr states, "I know of no authority for such an assertion". Thus, Dr. Burr believes Simon Burr was an original settler and of Essex origin, not Suffolk. Testimony before the Assistants Court at Boston, July 28, 1691, has Simon Burr giving his age as 74 years; which, would make the year of birth 1617.

Regardless, Simon Burr is the first Burr in this family line in America from England. Settled in Hingham, Mass. 1647. He was overseer, 1659; surveyor, 1660-62; freeman, 1664; juror for Co. Ct. of Suffolk, 1675. Simon Burr resided on what is now School Street as a farmer. Died intestate, the eldest son, Simon, was appointed to administer upon the estate. Inventory appraised at 326 pounds, 1 schilling, and 6 pence.

There are eleven (11) generations of Burre/Bures/De Bures identified and dates back to 1250
with Nicholas De Bures, who was buried as a Crusader. However,

In an edition of "The Falaise Roll" (men who were companions of William the Conqueror of 1066) it states:
MICHEL de BURES - "The origin of this family was BURES, near Bayeaux (Normandy, France), who owned an important castle there (pre 1066). Michel de Bures (according to the Edgerton Manuscripts in the British Museum) was first of the name who came to England. He accompanied William Duke of Normandy aka William the Conqueror to the Battle of Senlac (aka Battle of Hastings). He was given two manors in Somersetshire, one in Herfordshire, mentioned in the Domesday Survey(1076). The twp manors in Somersetshire are known as East Bower and West Bower, Bridgwater. His son, Walter, held a small manor near Caine in Wiltshire, to which he gave the name of BURES. Erenis de BURUN was a tenant-in-chief in Yorkshire and Linconshire in 1086 (according to the Domesday book) and Radulfus de Burun occurs at that same time in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Pierre de BURES was viscount of Dieppe and Arques, during the war of 1173-74 (reign of Henry II). The family prevailed in England in the counties of Stafford, Somerset, Berks, Gloucester, and others (including Suffolk) and others for centuries, and the name BURES is mentioned on the rolls of The Battle of Hastings by Hollinshead and Duchesne.

According to FODOR's Guide to England: There is a town/hamlet named BURES, south of Sudbury on the Stour River.
Children of S
  i.   HANNAH2 BURR, b. February 25, 1655, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass; m. (1) JOHN HOBART, April 02, 1674; m. (2) JOHN RECORD, August 26, 1677.
  ii.   SIMON BURR, b. February 25, 1655, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass; d. March 12, 1722, Rehoboth, Mass; m. MARY LASELL, August 29, 1690; b. September 02, 1664, Hingham, Mass.
  Notes for SIMON BURR:
Simon Burr was a "set work cooper" --a trade very flourishing in Hingham in his day --and about 1708 moved to Rehoboth, Mass., a town about six miles east of Providence, R.I., probably on account of the red cedar so abundant in that locality, and which was used extensively in his trade. He carried on the business of a cooper until his death in 1722. His tombstone, brought from England, still remains intact with every line and tracing upon it as clearly defined as when first sculptured. It is of slate and quite elaborately carved, with a winged seraph on its upper facing, and scroll work along the sides, It bears the following inscription:
                        Here lyeth ye body
                  of Simon Burr, who dyed March ye 12th, 1722
                        In ye 63d year of his age

Mr Burr was also a trooper in King Philip's War, 1679. His will is dated Dec 14, 1721, proved Apr 16, 1722. He is called "Mr Symond Burr" in bond of his executors, a title only bestowed on men of large estate and of prominence.      

2. iii.   JOHN BURR, b. January 06, 1659, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass; d. December 07, 1716, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass.
  iv.   JONATHAN BURR, b. June 13, 1665, Hingham, Plymouth Co., Mass; d. November 28, 1690, Canada Expedition.

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