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Anthony Besse

Nicknames: "Anthony Bessey"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: of, London, Middlesex , England
Death: Died in Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Besse and Jane Besse
Husband of Jane Barlow
Father of Anne Hallett; Dorcas Presbury; Nehemiah Besse; Mary Allen; David Besse and 2 others
Brother of Anne Besse and Dorcus Besse

Occupation: preacher to the Indians, husbandman
Managed by: april renee cothron
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About Anthony Besse

Anthony Besse

  • Birth: 1609 - England
  • Death: 1657 - Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
  • Parents: John Besse, Jane
  • Wife: Jane Beme
  • Children: Elizabeth Besse, Dorcas Bessey, Anne Besse, Rebecca Besse, Elizabeth Bessey, David Besse, Jane Besse, Mary Besse, Anthony Besse, Nehemiah Besse, Dorcas Besse

From The Great Migration:

EDUCATION: On 22 September 1651, "Anthony Besse" wrote a letter to an unknown correspondent, "Concerning the Indians" and their religious practices [Florence Besse Ballantine, Descendants of Anthony Besse, 1609-1656 (n.p. 1965), p. 9; no indication of the location of the original]. He signed his will. His inventory included "his books and some other small things" valued at ??1 16s. Her inventory included "a Bible and some sheep's wool and feathers" valued at 8s.

OFFICES: Sandwich highway surveyor, 6 June 1654 [PCR 3:49]. In the Sandwich section of the 1643 Plymouth Colony list of men able to bear arms [PCR 8:192].

ESTATE: On 16 April 1640, "Anthony Bessy" received one acre in the division of meadow land at Sandwich [PCR 1:149].

In his will, dated 10 February 1656/7 and proved 3 June 1657, "Anthony Bessey of Sandwidge" bequeathed to "Jane my wife" three cows, three yearlings, two heifers, one bull, a cow, "one yearling steer that Dorkas my daughter hath given unto Jane my wife," and "my bed"; to "Dorcas my daughter" two heifers previously given and one more; to "Ann my daughter" one heifer; to "Nehemiah my son" one heifer previously given; "the house and land now possessed by me unto my two sons viz: Nehemiah and David and two steers likewise to them both"; to "Nehemiah my gun and my cutlass and my boots," apparel and all the meadow to be equally divided between "my two sons"; to "my daughter Mary" one heifer; to "my daughter Jane" one heifer; to "my daughter Elizabeth" one ewe lamb in Mr. Edward Dillingham's hands; debts owing to others for "my wife" to discharge; "in case my mother send anything over to me as formerly she hath done, that it be disposed of among my family in general"; residue "amongst the family until my wife shall marry and then to be divided amongst my children"; if she marry, the five "biggest" children to be "put forth and their cattle with them"; "the little one my wife goeth with that my wife give to it a portion if god give it life"; wife executrix, "loving friends James Skiffe and Richard Bourne" overseers [Plymouth Wills 1:328, citing PCPR 2:51; see also MD 14:152-53].

The inventory of his estate, taken 21 May 1657, was untotalled [about ??70], and like most Plymouth inventories included no real estate [Plymouth Wills 1:329, citing PCPR 2:52].

Born about 1609 (aged 26 in 1635). Husbandman from London who came to Massachusetts Bay in 1635 on the "James." First settled in Lynn; moved to Sandwich in 1637. Died between 10 February 1656/7 (date of will) and 21 May 1657 (date of inventory).

Married by about 1639 Jane _____. She married (2) before 10 January or February 1661/2 George Barlow, and died 22 August 1693 (assuming that the date of the inventory was correctly 24 August).

On 13 July 1635, "Anto Bessy," aged 26, was enrolled at London for passage to New England on the James.

Although there is no record of the presence of Anthony Bessey in Lynn, we assume he resided there briefly, since several of his fellow passengers on the James made that their first residence.

On 5 March 1638/9, "Anthonie Bessie [was] presented for living alone disorderly, and afterwards for taking in an inmate without order." (Anthony Bessey was probably married about the time of this presentment.)

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC NOTE: In 1950 Mrs. John E. Barclay published an account of the family of Anthony Bessey; NEHGS followed her judgment on the birth order of the children of the immigrant [TAG 26:193-95].

In 1965 Mrs. Florence Besse Ballantine compiled and edited Descendants of Anthony Besse, 1609-1656.

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Came to America in the James, July 1635. Settled in Lynn, MA.

•Event: Arrival 1635 Lynn, Massachusetts 6

•Event: MARR 1638 Plymouth, Iowa, United States 3

•Event: MARR 1638 MA 4 5

•Event: Arrival 1635 Boston, Massachusetts 2 1 1 2 6 3 4 5 7 7 7

Sources:

1.Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Author: Gale Research

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 150

Page: Place: Lynn, Massachusetts; Year: 1635; Page Number: 266.

Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=1308629&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

Text: Birth date: abt 1609Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Lynn, Massachusetts 2.Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Author: Gale Research

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 150

Page: Place: Boston, Massachusetts; Year: 1635; Page Number: 152.

Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=723673&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

Text: Birth date: abt 1609Birth place: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Boston, Massachusetts 3.Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Author: Yates Publishing

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of

Page: Source number: 8173.003; Source type: Pedigree chart; Number of Pages: 3; Submitter Code: .

Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=99126&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

Text: Birth date: 1609Birth place: EnMarriage date: Marriage place: of MA 4.Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Author: Yates Publishing

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of

Page: Source number: 182.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Cod

Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=worldmarr_ga&h=99127&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

Text: Birth date: 1609Birth place: Marriage date: 1638Marriage place: MA 5.Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900

Author: Yates Publishing

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of

Page: Source number: 468.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Cod

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Text: Birth date: 1609Birth place: EnMarriage date: 1638Marriage place: MA 6.Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Author: Gale Research

Publication: - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 150

Page: Place: Lynn, Massachusetts; Year: 1635; Page Number: 27.

Note: http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=pili354&h=1308628&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

Text: Arrival date: 1635Arrival place: Lynn, Massachusetts 7.Title: Public Member Trees

Author: Ancestry.com

Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Family trees submitted by Ancestry

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Anthony Besse's Timeline

1609
1609
London, Middlesex , England
1630
1630
Age 21
Yarmouth, Barnstable , Massachusetts
1637
1637
Age 28
Edgartown,Dukes,Massachusetts,USA
1639
1639
Age 30
Sandwich,Barnstable,Massachusetts,USA
1643
1643
Age 34
MA
1645
1645
Age 36
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts
1649
May 23, 1649
Age 40
1656
1656
Age 47
of Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass
1657
May 21, 1657
Age 48
Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts
September 26, 1657
Age 48
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA