Question about a listing on Scottish Birth Records from the mid 1700's
I have seen in two place a birth record where the father's name, his occupation then the word "Burgefs" is listed on the record. No mother's name listed. The word could be Burgess if I had to guess as I cannot find a meaning for Burgefs. I am wondering if this means free citizen, however, that does not make complete sense.
Thank you for your help.