William Bushnell

Male - 1683


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  • Name  William Bushnell 
    Gender  Male 
    Baptism  03 Feb 1611  Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died  12 Nov 1683  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    • "Lieut William Bushnell dyed 12th of November 1683"
    Notes 
    • William came to New England with his brothers Francis and Richard and for a few years resided at Salem, MA. He probably removed to Guilford, CT before their father's death (1646), all coming together.
      He was a carpenter and soon removed to Saybrook where his services were much needed. He built the first meeting house in Saybrook about 1646 as well as the second. In 1659/60 he was collector of the town rate; Robert Chapman was ordered by the Court 14 Mar 1660 "to give power and order to ye new Constable at Sea Brook to levy the sum of 9l. 6s. 1d. upon William Bushnell, and likewise yt ye Secretary shal send order to require the said Bushnell to levy the said 9l. 6s. 1d upon ye estates of such at Norridge as a defective in their Rates and to prfect his Accot for ye last year"; and 3 Oct 1661 appointed Sergeant of the train band (militia) and served in that capacity during the Indian wars. He received 6 shillings for mending the drum that called people to worship and meetings. He also received 10 shillings, 6 pence, for making pikes for soldiers of the train band.
      On 4 July 1665, Robert CHAPMAN, Wm POST, Francis BUSHNELL, Robert LAY, William BUSHNELL and Abram POST, representing the inhabitants of Saybrook, entered into an agreement with the Mohigan Indians, whereby additional lands were acquired by the town and the former grants confirmed. 12 May 1670 he was appointed Deputy to the General Court. In 1673 he was a leather sealer. By the will of Uncas, Sachem of the Mohigans, dated 24 Apr 1684, 1500 acres of land was devised to him. (This was after William's death).

      !BUSHNELL Genealogy
      !Public Records of Connecticut Vol. 1 p. 373
    Person ID  I22402  Bryant
    Last Modified  20 Aug 2006 

    Father  Francis Bushnell, the elder,   b. Abt 1580, Thatcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 13 Oct 1646, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Ferris Quenell,   b. Apr 1587, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1628, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  13 Jul 1605  Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Family ID  F1597  Group Sheet

    Family  Rebecca Chapman,   b. 1617, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1643  Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Bushnell,   b. Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1728
     2. Joshua Bushnell,   b. 06 May 1644, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1710, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Samuel Bushnell,   b. Sep 1645, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Nov 1727, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Rebecca Bushnell,   b. 05 Oct 1646, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1713
     5. William Bushnell,   b. 15 Feb 1649, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Francis Bushnell,   b. 06 Jan 1650, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1697
     7. Stephen Bushnell,   b. 04 Jan 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Aug 1727, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Thomas Bushnell,   b. 04 Jan 1653, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1713, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Judith Bushnell,   b. Jan 1655, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1740, Durham, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Abigail Bushnell,   b. Feb 1660, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1750
     11. Lydia Bushnell,   b. 1661, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1753, Durham, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1532  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 03 Feb 1611 - Horsham, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.58.

    2. [S219] Bushnell, Bushnell Family Gen., Bushnell, George Eleazer, (Author, Nashville, TN, 1945), #4.

    3. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.58 [12 Nov 1683].

    4. [S219] Bushnell, Bushnell Family Gen., Bushnell, George Eleazer, (Author, Nashville, TN, 1945), #4 [12 Dec 1683].

    5. [S13] NEHGR, NEHGR, (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society), 4:19.

    6. [S357] Saybrook Vital Records, (CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Hartford, CT).

    7. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, (May).

    8. [S177] Saunders, Chapman-Thomson, Dorothy Chapman Saunders, Ph.D., (Author, Stuart, FL, 1983), p.57 (July).

    9. [S219] Bushnell, Bushnell Family Gen., Bushnell, George Eleazer, (Author, Nashville, TN, 1945), #1.


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