Bernard Capen

Male Abt 1562 - 1638


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  • Name  Bernard Capen 
    Born  Abt 1562  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  08 Nov 1638  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • "Barnard Capen maryed Joan ye dafter of Oliuer Purchis, ye yeer of our Lord, 1596, on monday, in whitson week, & dyed ye 8 of Nouember, 1638, aged 76."
    Buried  Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Old North Burying Ground
    Notes 
    • Bernard Capen came to Dorchester, MA, on an unnamed ship in 1633 with his wife, Joan, and sons Bernard and John Capen, and daughter Honor Capen. They were preceeded to Dorchester by two daughters Susanna Capen (with husband, William Rockwell) and Dorothy Capen (with husband, Nicholas Upsall), who came in 1630 on the "Mary & John". The tombstone of Bernard Capen, is regarded as the oldest one in New England and is now in the headquarters of the NEHGS. His house, built in Dorchester about 1633 is still standing in Milton, MA where it was moved in 1909.
    Person ID  I16887  L C Earle's Family
    Last Modified  18 Nov 2001 

    Family  Joan Purchase,   b. Bef 25 Mar 1578, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1653, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  31 May 1596  Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. James Capen,   b. 1598,   d. 1628
     2. Ruth Capen,   b. 07 Aug 1600, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Susanna Capen,   b. 11 Apr 1602, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1666, Windsor, Hartford Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Dorothy Capen,   b. Abt 1608, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1675, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Elizabeth Capen,   b. 1610, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. John Capen,   b. 26 Jan 1612, Dorchester, Dorset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1662, Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Honor Capen,   b. 1616,   d. 1680, Westfield, Hampden Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F123  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1562 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 May 1596 - Dorchester, Dorset, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 08 Nov 1638 - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Dorchester, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 2:80.

    2. [S260] GMB, Anderson, Robert Charles, (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1995), p. 309.


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