Francis Bushnell, the elder

Male Abt 1580 - Abt 1646


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  • Name  Francis Bushnell, the elder 
    Suffix  the elder 
    Born  Abt 1580  Thatcham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  Abt 13 Oct 1646  Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • In 1635, the five living sons of Francis BUSHNELL left bound for America. Four years later, Francis (the elder) followed with his two daughters Sarah and Rebecca, in the company of Rev. Henry Whitfield, aboard the "St. John." After they had been at sea about ten days, the company formulated a covenant, sometimes called the "Guilford Covenant" or "the Plantation Covenant," upon which his name appears third. They landed at Fair Haven, CT, between the 10th and the 15th of July, 1639. Two months later the deed was signed for their new settlement at Menunkatuck, purchased of the Quinipiac Indians, which they named Guilforde after the shiretown in Surrey from which some of the emmigrants came.
      Francis does not seem to have been very active in colony affairs, although his home lot of about three and a half acres on the northeast corner of roads now known as Fair and Broad Streets, was one of the choice locations. Here he resided until his death in 1646. His will was the first such document of its kind to be probated there. !BUSHNELL Family Genealogy, #001
    Person ID  I22599  Bryant
    Last Modified  18 Feb 2001 

    Family 1  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  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. Edmund Bushnell,   d. 28 Mar 1636, Ten Hills Farm, Medford, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Francis Bushnell, Deacon,   d. 04 Dec 1681, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. William Bushnell,   d. 12 Nov 1683, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Stephen Bushnell,   d. Bef 12 Mar 1625, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Bushnell,   d. 05 Aug 1667, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Thomas Bushnell,   d. Bef 16 Sep 1617, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Mary Bushnell,   d. Bef 02 Mar 1629, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Rebecca Bushnell,   d. Bef 11 Feb 1647, Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Richard Bushnell,   d. Bef 17 Jul 1660, Saybrook, Middlesex Co, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Sarah Bushnell,   d. 28 Jul 1668, Rolvenden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. Elizabeth Bushnell,   d. Bef 10 Mar 1628, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F1597  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Joan Kinward,   d. Bef 21 Jun 1631, Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  02 Jun 1629  Horsham, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID  F1720  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1580 - Thatcham, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Jul 1605 - Horsham, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 02 Jun 1629 - Horsham, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt 13 Oct 1646 - Guilford, New Haven Co, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S32] TAG, The American Genealogist, (May).

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

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

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


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