John Bissell, Sr. (1591 - 1677) MP

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Birthplace: Somerset, England
Death: Died in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Managed by: Al Dawson
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About John Bissell, Sr.

ID: I2642 Name: John BISSELL 1 Sex: M Change Date: 26 APR 1998 Reference Number: T3280 Birth: 1591 in Somerset,, England 2 Quality: 1 Death: 03 OCT 1677 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut 2 Quality: 1 Note: RESEARCH: 1590 is the year commonly given a the birthday of John Bissell, If so it is only 18 years after the massacre of St. Bartholomew's day in France when his Huguenot forefathers, by name of Bysselle, espaced from France and fled to England, settlin in Somersetshire. 20 Jan 1662/1663 - John Bissel here gives to his son Nathaniel a two page deed, including a part of the Whiting estate, with this proviso - 'In case John Bissell his father dyes before his now present mother-in-law, and if shee shall be willing and chuse to hvae ye yse of the parlor for her aboad that nathaniell shall Let her have the free use of it During her Life.' This is the first notice we have of a second wife. She died 29 March 1665. Neither this record or two references to her death reveal her name. 2 Quality: 1 Note: BIOGRAPHY: Tradition syas that he landed at Plymouth, MA with wife and three children in 1628, in company with his brother Thomas who died there or soon returned to England. This is doubtbul as is also the tradition that Thomas married an Indian girl and died without issue, possibly a mixed version of a similar tradition concerning Thomas son of John. 3 May 1640 - John Bissell Sen'r is in Rev. Matthew Grant's list of Windsor (CT) Church members as having joined the church on this day in May. His is the second one in the list of those 'that have taken full communion since we came here' (from Dorchester). 2 July 1640 - first serves on jury service at Hartford. Serves 11 more times in the next 8 years. 29 Sep 1642 - 'That the country may be better enabled to kill yearely some Beves for supply of Leather, It is ordered that no calves be killed without approbation of two men within each Towne.' John Bissell and John Porter were the Committee for Windsor. 9 Jan 1648/1649 - John Bissell sat today s Deputy for Windsor in the General Court which genearly met at Hartford. From this date he was a continuous representative for Windsor up to at least 1660. He appears again as a deputy in 1664. He was frequently appointed on the important committees of the court. 1656 - As Bissell was at work at hay one day in themeadow, a Scantic Indian came running toward him and implored his protection. Directing him to lie down, Mr. Bissell rolled a cock of Hay upon him, thus effectively concealing him. He had hardly done this when the Mohawks came runing furiously in pursuit, who wished to know of Mr. Bissell if had se the fugitive. He pointed to a particular direction which the Indians eargerly followed and thus the poor Scantic Indian was saved. (recorded by Styles Vol 1 p 117) 1662 - Moves into a new house on the east side of the Scantic River, likely the first settler in what became East Windsor with son Nathanial. The old house on the opposite side of the river deeded to son John junior. The new house was garrisoned during King Philip's War in 1675. He ran the Scantic ferry over the Connecticut River for many years beginning in 1641 before turning it over to his son John. 2 Quality: 1 Note: WILL: The Last Will & Testament of John Bissell senior of Windsor 25 Sept 1673. I doe bequeath my soule into the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ my gracious redeemer for the compleating of that glory an earnest whereof I hope he hat given me in this life, & my body I committ to comely & christian buriall. As for the estate God hath committed to my stewardship for the p'vention of future trouble in my family after my decease I doe hereby order the dispose thereof as hereafter is declared. I doe give unto May my daughter now wife of Jacob Drake 10 pounds, but if she be not living at time of paymetn then I give the 10 pounds to my daughter Joyce. O doe give to my daughter Joyce, wife of Samuel Pinney 30 pounds, but if shw be dead attime of payment, then 10 pounds of the 30 pounds is to be paied to my daughter Mary Drake. I do give unto my son John the summe of 50 pounds. The remaineder of my estate, after my just debts and funeral charges are paid, with 20 shillings a peice to each of my grandchildren naturally descending from my foure sons and two daughters, I doe bequeath unto my foure sons John, Thomas, Samuel, and Nathaniel, to be equally devided among them. I do allso appoint my Two sonns John and Thomas Bissell to be executors; and my desire is that my Loveing Friends Deacon John Moore and Daniel Clark to be supervisors to whom I advise my exeutors to repayre for counsell in any dificulty that shall happen in the discharge of this Trust committed to them, & I doe give unto each of them 20 shillings as a reward for what paines they may take about my will. John X Bissell. Witnesses - Daniel Clarke, John Moore Senior Codicel to Will, dated 5 Apr 1677 - I doe hereby declear & it is my will that wheras my soon in law Jacob Drake hath received of me severall particulars as appear in my Book of Accounts the sume of five pounds fifteen shillings and eight pence for which he is debtor to me I doe hereby order that the foresayed sume shall be ducted out of the 10 pounds disposed unto Mary the noew wife of the sayd Jacob. Inventory of the Estate of John Bissell senior dated 22 Oct 1677 - Feather bed, boulster and pillow (5-15-00), A rugg 25s, coverlid 20s,2 blanketts (4-5-00), A musket 25s, 1 lb powder 2s, 5 pounds bullets 20 d (1-8-8), 99 pounds lead weights (1-13-00), an old Bible 2s 6d, Marro Gods Oracles 2s, 2 bookes more 1s, 2 payr Glory 7s (0-13-0), Land in wilderness from the Country John Griffers grand (7-0-0), debts by bill due to his estate (374-19-11), 13 other lines of sundry houehold things (17-18-06), cash money (0-7-8), booked debts due to his estate (106-15-06). Total 520 pounds 15 shillings, 3 pence. 2 Quality: 1

Marriage 1 Elizabeth THOMPSON b: ABT 1596 in Somerset,, England Married: 2 Children

John BISSELL b: ABT 1630 in England
Thomas BISSELL b: 1630 in Somerset,, England
Mary BISSELL b: ABT 1632 in England
Samuel BISSELL b: ABT 1633 in Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Joyce BISSELL
Nathaniel BISSELL b: 27 SEP 1640 in Of Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut

Sources: Title: LDS Ancestral File Abbrev: LDS Ancestral File Author: Compiler: LDS Church Publication: January 1997 Repository: Name: Family History Library

Repository: Name: Family History Library

Quality: 1 Title: LDS Ancestral File Abbrev: LDS Ancestral File Author: Compiler: LDS Church Publication: January 1997 Repository: Name: Family History Library

Repository: Name: Family History Library

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Spouses/Children:

1. Elizabeth Mary THOMPSON

Sarah BISSELL+

2. Mrs Bissell John


Captain John BISSELL

Born: 30 Oct 1591, , Somersetshire, England

Christened: 21 Mar 1590/91, , Somersetshire, England

Died: 30 Oct 1677, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

Buried: 1 Nov 1677, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA

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Capt. John Bissell's Timeline

1591
October 30, 1591
Somerset, England
1616
1616
Age 24
1620
October 18, 1620
Age 28
Yardley, Warwickshire, England
1627
November 1627
Age 36
of,Somerset,England
1627
Age 35
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1630
1630
Age 38
Somersetshire, England
1633
1633
Age 41
Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut
1636
1636
Age 44
Probably Massachusetts Bay Colony
1640
September 27, 1640
Age 48
Windsor, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
1642
May 1642
Age 50
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut