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About Philip Bessom

The Essex Genealogist, 2003 By Inc. Essex Society of Genealogists

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Captain, born 1760.Jul.13 in Marblehead

Married 1 Ruth Collier (baptized 26 Dec 1762) - oldest child & daughter of Capt. John & Ruth (Blacker) Collier - died Marblehead 3 June 1794 age 31 5mos buried in Unitarian cemetary

Married 2 Elizabeth (or Betsy) Lewis born 29 Aug 1770 died there 21 Aug 1848 eldest child of Edmund and Tabitha (Russel Lewis)

Was in Captain Abbots company of Andover, col. Hitchcock's regiment of Roxbury and Dorchester, when english left ordered to NY. He was also in great many privateers during the whole war. His widow Betsy aplied for a pension. Marblehead historical society File #5976 page 60

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Old Marblehead sea captains and the ships in which they sailed .."

PHILIP BESSOM

Bvt July 13,1760.

Selectman in 1806-1807, 1808-1809, 1810-1814.

1790 Schooner "Peacock," 64T.

1792 Schooner "Patty," 7 IT. (P. B. Jr.)

1795 Ship "Betsy," 218T. (P. B. Jr.)

1798 Schooner "Hannah," lOlT.

1811 Brigantine "Comet."

1812 Ship "Catherine," 281T.

1812 Private Brigantine "Alfred" and Schooner "Tomahawk." (G. B.)

1814 Brigantine "Dori.s," a captured prize.

1815 Brigantine "Legal Tender," a captured prize.

1816 Ship "Elizabeth," 352T.

1818 Brigantine "Dido."

1822 Brigantine "Plant," 208T.

1826 Brigantine "Perseverance," 215T.

1828 Schooner "Ploughboy," 98T.

-- The History and Traditions of Marblehead (pg 240) states

" Philip Besom was in Captain Abbott's company of Andover, Colonel Hitchcock's regiment (at Roxbury and Dorchester), and when the English left was ordered to New York. He was also in a great many privateers during the whole war."

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Philip Bessom's Timeline

1760
July 13, 1760
1781
March 23, 1781
1784
February 9, 1784
1786
April 30, 1786
1789
November 7, 1789
1791
November 16, 1791
1795
November 19, 1795
Marblehead, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
November 19, 1795
Age 35