John Burgin, Esquire

by Tonia Kendrick on February 16, 2008 in Family Stories

I came across an ancestor (John Burgin, born 1774), who was styled, John Burgan, Esqr., in the 1820 census. One never really knows what is meant by the term in “esquire.” I tend to think of lawyers, but apparently it is also used by certain Freemasons. Here is an article that describes usage of the term in more detail.

Esquire – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Tonia October 6, 2008 at 8:15 pm

This post moved from http://toniasroots.blogspot.com/ October 6, 2008

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