Theodate Hussey (Bachiler) (c.1596 - 1649) MP

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Nicknames: "Theodate Bachiler", "Theodate Batchilier", "Theodate Bachelor"
Birthplace: Wherwell, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Hampton, Rockingham Co., New Hampshire
Occupation: some say 1610 b
Managed by: Tammy Swingle (Tucker)
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About Theodate Hussey (Bachiler)

John Hussey, Sr., was a son of Christopher and Theodate (Batchelder) Hussey. He was a grandson of Stephen Batchelder, a noted nonconformist preacher in e.arly-seventeenth-century England who had spent some time as a refugee in Holland because of his religious views. It appears that John Hussey, Sr., was a "public Friend," and his son, John Hussey, Jr., was also an approved minister. John Hussey, Sr., served in the Provincial Assembly in 1696. He died in 1707. Theodate, the oldest daughter of John and Rebecca Hussey, had married Benjamin Swett on May 9, 1682. Benjamin Swett, with his family, seems to have accompanied the Husseys to New Castle, b.~t Theodate may have died before the move was made or soon a f t e ~ a r d s . ~ ~ Benjamin Swett's grandson, also named Benjamin, helped maintain the New Castle Meeting during its declining years.74 Bathsheba, another daughter of John and Rebecca Hussey, had married Thomas Babb while still in New England. Thomas and Bathsheba Babb settled in Brandywine Hundred. Bathsheba Babb, who died in 1713, seems to have been endowed with some of the same religious fervor as her Hussey and Batchelder forebears. However, the Babb descendants who continued to live in Delaware apparently lacked some of this religious e n t h u ~ i a s m . ~ ~ Three of the sons of John and Rebecca Hussey-Christopher, John, and Jedadiah-lived to marry and have families. Most of the descendants of John Hussey, Jr., joined the Quaker migration to the frontier. Delaware History-The Quakers in the Time of William Penn, by Herbert Standing sources sited for information above in article: 72 For one account of the ~ u s s e ~ family, see Aiahel H. Pettit, The Peltit Fami!y i n America (Portland, Ore., 1906), 114-28, but data concerning later decendants of John and Rebecca (Perkins) Hussey seems confused. 73 Will of Benjamin Swett, New Castle County Wills, C. 169, abstracted in Calendar of Delaware Wills, 22. 74 Will of Benjamin Swett. New Castle County Wills, K. 201, abstracted in Calendar of Delaware Wills, 78. 75 For data relating to the Babb and Hussey families, see contributions by Clara Wallace Eyre in the Babb Family manuscript folder, CCHS __________________________________________________________________________________

Theodate Bachiler (Ref: "The Batchelder Genealogy," pp. 77-78), born in 1596, died October 20, 1649, married Capt. Christopher Hussey. He was born in Dorking, England, in 1595 or 1596. With many of his countrymen he was driven by religious persecution to Holland, and it was thought that he was one of the parishioners of Rev. Stephen Bachiler. It is stated in several works that Mr. Hussey was engaged to be married to Mr. Bachiler's daughter, but that clergymen objected until his prospective son-in-law decided to emigrate with him to America. It was only upon this condition that he would consent to the marriage. It is said they were married in England, probably before their sojourn to Holland. Hussey, with his wife and widowed mother, arrived at Charlestown, MA., July 23, 1630, in the "William and Francis", which sailed from Southampton some time in May. Two years later they removed to their home in Saugus (Lynn), Mrs. Hussey's father and some others of the family with their friends and acquaintances from England joining them.

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She has been described as the "strong-willed" daughter of Rev. Stephen.

She and Christopher lived first in Lynn, MA until about 1636 when they removed to Newbury, MA. In 1638, they became original settlers of Hampton, NH. On 12/24/1639, Christopher received 250 acres from the Town of Hampton.

From Genealogical and Family History of the State of New Hampshire, Vol. IV, p. 1918 : Christopher and Theodate sailed from Southampton in the "William and Francis" sometime in May, 1630 (sic - type in source as 1730). They arrived at Charlestown about 7/23.

They settled in Saugus (now called Lynn) and were joined 2 years later by Rev. Bachiler and others. Born ‎1711 Christianacrk, New Castle, Deleware, died ‎ Churchyard, Guilford, North Carolina Theodat Seals Chester meeting house Pa first wedding

The ancestors of Theodate Hussey arrived on the ship William and Francis that brought many of the first settlers to the Puritan Colony of Boston in 1630. Theodate's parents were John Jr. and Ann (Innskeep) Hussey. Theodate married (1) Joseph Seal about 1731 by a "Priest" but made satisfaction and returned to the Monthly Meeting at Center, New Castle County, Delaware. Joseph Seal and Theodate moved soon after they married to York County, Pennsylvania where Joseph died about 1736 without issue. Theodate was living at the home of her sister Anna (Hussey) Day and her husband John when she married (2) widower Robert Hodgin(s) on 29 May 1740. This was the first Quaker wedding in what is now Newberry Township, York County. Content was born in 1754 in York County, Pennsylvania, where her family was living when they received a certificate in 1759 to move to Orange (now Randolph) County, North Carolina in company with Theodate's brother Christopher Hussey. Robert Hodgin(s) and Christopher became partners on 600 acres near the Holly Springs meeting, just south of Ranseur, North Carolina. Content's half-brother John Hodgin(s) also came to North Carolina and married Mary4 Vernon, James4 Vernon's sister.
The above information was gathered from a book titled `Descendants of John Hussey of Dorking, Surrey, England'. The family line of Hussey's is as follows: John, Christopher, John Sr., John Jr., Theodate (Hussey) Hodgin and Content Hodgin. Theodate Hussey and Robert Hodgin had five children: Robert Jr., Rebecca, Joseph, Content and Anne.
Theodate's parents John Jr. and Ann (Innskeep) Hussey had eight children: Rebecca, Mary, Nathan, Ann, Theodate, John, Content and Christopher. It is this Christopher Hussey that married Ann Garretson that is identified as the parents of Content Hussey that married James Vernon (1751-1784) found in Ancestry.com. The name Content started in the Hussey family line with a child of Capt. John Hussey Sr. and continued for the next few generation is each child's family line.
Immigration of the Irish Quakers Into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750: With Their ...
By Albert Cook Myers p165-166
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  • 'Theodate Batchelder
  • 'F, b. 1596, d. 12 January 1649
  • Father Rev. Stephen Batchelder b. 1561, d. 1660
  • Mother Anne Bate (Bates) b. c 1565, d. b 1624
  • ' Theodate Batchelder was born in 1596 at Wherwell, Hants, England. She married Capt. Christopher Hussey, son of John Hussey and Mary Wood (Moor), between 1629 and 1631 at Leyden, Holland. Theodate Batchelder died on 12 January 1649 at Hampton, Rockingham, NH.
  • 'Family Capt. Christopher Hussey d. 6 Mar 1685/86
  • Children
    • â—¦Theodate Hussey d. 20 Oct 1649
    • â—¦Stephen Hussey+ b. 8 Jun 1632, d. 2 Feb 1718
    • â—¦Joseph Hussey b. c 1633, d. 1672
    • â—¦John Hussey+ b. 28 Feb 1635, d. 1707
    • â—¦Mary Hussey b. 4 Feb 1638, d. 21 Jan 1733
    • â—¦Hulda Hussey b. c 1643, d. 16 May 1740
  • http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p20.htm#i583
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  • 'Batchelder, Batcheller genealogy. Descendants of Rev. Stephen Bachiler of England...who settled the town of New Hampton, N. H., and Joseph, Henry, Joshua and John Batcheller, of Essex Co., Mass (1898)
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/batchelderbatche00byupier#page/75/mode/1up
  • 1. REV. STEPHEN BACHILER, b. in England in 1561; m. ___ ___; she d. in England; m. 2d, in England, Helen ___ , b. 1583, d. 1642; m. 3d, about 1648, Mary ___ .
  • Rev. Stephen Bachiler was born in 1561, matriculated at St. John's College, Oxford, in 1581, and in 1586, at the age of twenty-six, was presented by Lord de la Warr to the living of Wherwell ("Horrell"), a pretty village in Hampshire, on the river Test. The Oxford registers do not give Mr. Bachiler's home, but there was at Kingsclere, Burghclere and Highclere (a few miles from Wherwell), a large family of Bachilers; and at Upper Clatford in 1571 there died a Richard Bachiler whose will mentions several family names early found in Hampton, N. H. . . . .
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/batchelderbatche00byupier#page/77/mode/1up
  • . . . Mr. Bachiler formed a small church in Lynn--baptizing first his grandson, Stephen Hussey, born in 1630. He had come over in the William and Francis, with his other grandchildren, John, William and Stephen Samborne, landing at Boston June 5, 1632, when neither his wife nor the widow Samborne seems to have come. He d. Hackney, England, in 1660; res. Lynn, Mass., Hampton, N. H., and Hackney, now a part of London, England.
  • All the known children of Rev. Stephen Bachiler married in Hampshire or the neighboring counties.
    • '2. i. THEODATE, b. 1596; m. Capt. Christopher Hussey; she d. Oct. 20, 1649, at Hampton, N. H.
    • ' Christopher Hussey, deacon and captain, son of John, was born in Dorking, England, 1595-6. Of his early education and employment little is known, nor do we know where his father died. . . . . It is stated in several works that Mr. Hussey was engaged to be married to Mr. Bachiler's daughter, but that clergyman objected until his prospective son-in-law decided to emigrate with him to America. It was only upon this condition that he would consent to the marriage. It is said they were married in England, probably before their sojourn to Holland. Hussey, with his wife and widowed mother, arrived at Charlestown, Mass., July 23 1830, in the William and Francis, which sailed from Southampton some time in May. . . . . On being asked to baptize one of the children he refused, saying he would baptize his own grandchild first, Stephen Hussey, the second white child born in Lynn. Christopher subsequently removed, with his mother, to Hampton, N. H., and was one of the grantees of the town. . . . .
    • '. . . After the death of his wife, Theodate Batcheller, he married a second, Dec. 9th 1658, Ann, widow of Jeffrey Mingay, who died Jan 24, 1680. A few more years passed, and Capt. Hussey, having passed ninety years in an honorable and distinguished career, died March 6, 1686. . . . . Ch.: 1. Stephen, b. about 1630; m. 1676 Martha Bunker. Settled at Nantucket, Mass. ; d. April 2, 1718. Stephen Hussey was the ancestor of a very numerous progeny at Nantucket. His children were . . . . 2. Joseph, representative from Hampton, 1672. 3. John, baptized at Lynn. 1635; m. Rebecca Perkins. Resided at Seabrook, N. H., finally moved to Newcastle, Del., in 1692. Their children were . . . . 4. Mary, b. at Newbury April 2, 163S; m. Thomas Page, Henry Green and Henry Dow, and d. Jan. 21 1733. Their son, . . . 5. Theodate, b. at Hampton. Aug. 23. 1640. 6. Huldah, b. about 1643; m. Lieut. John Smith; d. 1740. History of Hampton, N. H.
    • 3. ii. NATHANIEL, b. 1590; m. Hester Mercer.
    • 4. iii. DEBORAH, b. 1592; m. John Wing.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/batchelderbatche00byupier#page/96/mode/1up
  • REV. STEPHEN BACHILER. (By V. C. Sanborn.)
  • Bachiler married twice in England; all of his children of whom we have record were by his first wife.
  • Bachiler's second wife, Helen, accompanied him to New England, dying in 1642. . . .
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/batchelderbatche00byupier#page/109/mode/1up
    • 5. iv. STEPHEN, b. 1594.
    • 6. v. ANN, b. 1601, m. John Sanborn. The husband of Anne Bachiler, bapt. 1600, was one of the Hampshire Sambornes, descended from Nicholas, son of Walter and Margaret (Drew) Samborne of Southcot in Berks, from whom also descended the Sambornes of Timsbury in Somerset.
    • 7. vi. SAMUEL, b. 1596; was in Holland as Chaplain in 1620.
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  • 'Christopher HUSSEY (Deacon & Captain)
  • 'Born: 18 Feb 1598/9, Dorking, Surrey, England
  • 'Died: 6 Mar 1685/6, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • 'Buried: 8 Mar 1685/86, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
  • 'Notes: Christopher Hussey was one of the original settlers of Newbury and Hampton. The name came into England at the time of William the Conquerer. AFT the conquest, the family was seated in counties of Kent, Dorset and Lincoln. Christopher was admitted freeman in 1634 having journeyed to America aboard the William and Francis which arrived 5 Jun 1632. In 1635 he was one of the first settlers in Hampton, New Hampshire. In 1639 he served as representative and again in 1658, 1659 and 1660. He was a provincial counsellor of New Hampshire and proprietor of Nantucket Island, Mass. Descending Generations of Immigrant Ancestor, Christopher Hussey: This line continues to the Magna Charta Barons. Arms: Quarterly-1 and 4, Or, a cross vert; 2 and 3, Barry of six ermins and gules.
  • Father: John HUSSEY
  • Mother: Mary WOOD
  • 'Married 1: Theodate BATCHELOR (b. ABT 1596 - d. 20 Oct 1649) (dau. of Rev. Stephen Batchelor) 1629
  • Children:
    • 1. Stephen HUSSEY
    • 2. Joseph HUSSEY (Capt.)
    • 3. John HUSSEY
    • 4. Mary HUSSEY (b. 2 Apr 1638 - d. 21 Jan 1733)
    • 5. Theodate HUSSEY
    • 6. Huldah HUSSEY
  • 'Married 2: Anne MINGAY 9 Dec 1658
  • Children:
    • 7. Stephen HUSSEY
    • 8. Joseph HUSSEY
    • 9. John HUSSEY
    • 10. Mary HUSSEY
    • 11. Theodate HUSSEY
    • 12. Huldah HUSSEY
  • http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/HUSSEY.htm#Christopher HUSSEY (Deacon & Captain)1
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  • 'Theodate Batchiler
  • 'F, #321788, b. 1602/3, d. 1648/49
  • Last Edited=28 Nov 2008
  • ' Theodate Batchiler was born in 1602/3. She was the daughter of Stephen Batchiler. She died in 1648/49.
  • Reference: Nixon-1697.
  • Child of Theodate Batchiler and Christopher Hussey
    • 1.John Hussey+ b. 29 feb 1634/5, d. 1706/7
  • http://www.thepeerage.com/p32179.htm#i321788
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1596
Wherwell, Hampshire, England
1610
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Age 14
England
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England
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England
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England
1610
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England
1629
October 8, 1629
Age 33
England
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Harby, Lincolnshire, , England
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June 8, 1632
Age 36
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts
1634
February 29, 1634
Age 38
Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, United States