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Elizabeth Burgess (Bassett)

Birthplace: Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Swansea, Bristol, Ma, Prob.
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Bassett, of the Plymouth Colony and Elizabeth Bassett
Ex-wife of Thomas Burgess, of Sandwich
Mother of Rebecca Rose
Sister of William Bassett, of Sandwich; Sarah White; Nathaniel Bassett; Joseph Bassett and Ruth Sprague

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About Elizabeth Burgess

ii Elizabeth Bassett, b. Plymouth about 1626; m. Sandwich 8 November 1648 Thomas Burgess , from whom she was divorced on 10 June 1661 .

Elizabeth divorced Thomas Burgess after he was brought to court for an act of uncleanness with Lydia Gaunt. This was the first divorce in Plymouth Colony.

"1661, June 10- Sarah's older sister Elizabeth secured the first recorded divorce in the Colony. Her husband Thomas Burgess, Jr. had not been faithful having eloped with Lydia Gaunt to Newport, RI where they reared a family. Elizabeth and Thomas had been married for 13 years and had lived in Sandwich, MA. She was awarded one third of his property and 40 shillings of bed and bedding "that are at William Bassetts (her father)." "


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Elizabeth Burgess's Timeline

Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
January 17, 1667
Age 41
Sandwich, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
November 5, 1688
Age 62
Swansea, Bristol, Ma, Prob.
May 4, 1929
Age 62
May 4, 1929
Age 62
May 4, 1929
Age 62
May 22, 1929
Age 62
May 22, 1929
Age 62