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Burgess

1. Anthony, real name John Burgess Wilson. 1917--93, English novelist and critic: his novels include A Clockwork Orange (1962), Tremor of Intent (1966), Earthly Powers (1980), and Any Old Iron (1989)
2. Guy. 1911--63, British spy, who fled to the Soviet Union (with Donald Maclean) in 1951
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In exchange for loyalty to city and monarch, burgesses had freedom to trade all over the country, being exempt from customs and tolls.
One Scots king demonstrated his gratitude to the burgesses and citizens for their loyalty by granting them complete ownership of the burgh and all the income from his hunting forest.
On May 16, 1767, Peyton Randolph and the House of Burgesses unanimously approved resolutions condemning the Townshend Acts and reasserting the right of the American colonies to govern themselves in matters of taxation.