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Edward Bezer

Birthdate: (53)
Birthplace: Rowde, Wiltshire, England
Death: July 8, 1664 (53)
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Bezer's father and Edward Bezer's mother
Husband of Jean Bezer
Father of John Bezer; Francis Bezer; Elizabeth Bezer; William Beezer or Bezer and Frances Bezer

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About Edward Bezer, of Strett

From Beezer genealogy by Hannum in PA St. Lib. -

Father of three brothers who emigrated to America. He is mentioned by Rease in "History and Suffering of People Called Quakers." He was among those who, in January 1660, "were also taken, some from their religious meetings, others from their Habitations and Employments, and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance (were) committed to Prison"; in Wiltshire, was Edward Bezer of Strett.


Information from Jerri Strombeck on Roots Web

5. Edward Burcher (Edward ) was born about 1600 in Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England. He died on 8 Sep 1664 in Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England.

Marriage date of Jeane Lawrence 7 Apr 1654

After careful evaluation of the Wiltshire Co. Eng. records this researcher feels the BEZER family of old Chester Co., PA, has to descend from a child of Edward BURCHER "Earl of Bath". Note the passing down of the name FRANCIS in several generations of descendants also.

I am connecting our lineage to Edward BOURCHIER Earl of Bath, pending further investigation into this linkage. I have found a WILLIAM BREACHER (1700) and An EDWARD BURCHER, who donated Bells to a parish in Tilsbury, Wiltshire England. I think the spelling of the name might be significant here. The first Bell was donated by William Brounker (Bourchier) in 1612. (See Wilt Notes & Inquerys for Brounker lineage)

XCK: Edward of Devonshire (Earl of Bath ?) for possible lineage???Will: Chester County Pennsylvania (insert)

(Source: Article in Pa. Gen Mag re John Bezer, Comm.), and died September

08, 1664 in 8.7.1664 (Source: chart by L. M. Irwin in Salem Co. HS gives

this exact date; yr. 1664 given in Beezer gen. by Hannum in PA St. Lib.;

1664 in book Lawmaking & Legislators in Pa.; Sept. 8, 1664 per Pa Gen.

Mag.). He married (1) JEAN (MN-Lawrence) BEZER. He married (2). EDWARD BEZER , 1ST WIFE November 21, 1631 in Alderton, Wiltshire, Engl. (Source: recorded in parish register per John Bezer article in Pa. Gen. Mag.)


From article "John Bezer A Commissioner of William Penn" in Pa. Gen.Mag.: From a presentment in 1660, his address is listed as Street (Strett), Wilts. He is termed "mason, of Marlborough" in his will dated 3 Sept. 1664 and probated in London 9 Nov. 1664 (P.C.C. Bruce 116). His death occurred 8 7th mo (Sept.) 1664. Will: to wife Jane (Jean) L1O and "all household goods except that feather Bed and bedstead whereon I now lay with one bolster, two pillows, one paire of sheets, one paire of blanketts, one white rugge which I give to my Executor." Abstract: "to daughter-in-law Elizabeth Sloper LO of the money due from William Paradise for the house bought of me; to daughter -in-law Mary Lawrence L1O of the same money; to the two children of William Paradise by Rebecca his first wife 20 shillings (7) each; to sonn Edward Bezer three score and tenne poinds and that part of the house now in my possession after the decease of my wife; to daughter ffrances Bezer L30; to daughter Elizabeth Bezer that part of the house now in possession of Daniel Smith and L5 and the yearly rent of said house to be improved by th executor to the best advantage until she is twenty years of age; to sonne William L5, the house now in poss. of Samuel Alexander, the rent to be improved to best advantage until he is twenty-one years of age; to John Bezer, my sonne all my money, goods, and chattels herein not exprest, who I make my sole Executor. Overseers Thomas Lawrence, William Hitchcock, Thomas Crabb; Witnesses, Isaac Cole and Ruth (X) Alexander.


Will Dated: September 03, 1664 (Source: Pa. Gen. Mag. "John Bezer")

Arrived: Abt. 1683, Bethel Twp., Delaware Co., PA (Source: Beezer gen. by Hannum bc. PA St. Lib.)

Of: Street? Strette??,Marlborough., Enl. (Source: Beezer gen. by Hannum bc. PA St. Lib.)

Will Proved: November 09, 1664, Probated in London (Source: Pa. Gen. Mag. "John Bezer")

Edward married Jane (Jeane) Lawrence on 21 Nov 1631 in Alderton, Wiltshire, England. Jane was born about 1600 in Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England. She died in Bishops Canning, Wiltshire, England.

  • 2nd Wife of [6] Edward BEZER:

.. +Edward BEZER, 1st wife b: in Name may be Mary OSBORNE; if so, see m. m: November 21, 1631 in Alderton, Wiltshire, Engl.



Edward Bezer died in 1664 nearly 30 years after the death the Edward Bourchier.

Everything I have read clearly states the Edward Bourchier left no male heirs, only daughters..

Edward Bezer should be removed Bourchier’s son unless there is proof of this. See Burks Peerage, page 1051; it clearly states Edward Bourchier left only daughters. http://tinyurl.com/ohzumo3

Disconnected from Edward Bourchier & Dorothy St. John as parents

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Edward Bezer, of Strett's Timeline

Rowde, Wiltshire, England
January 1, 1641
Age 30
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, UK
Age 34
England Wiltshire, Wiltshire, , England
Age 36
Age 49
Marlborough,England Wiltshire,Wiltshire,England
July 8, 1664
Age 53
Marlborough, Wiltshire, England