Person:Edward Bushnell (3)

Edward Bushnell
chr.10 Dec 1629 Horsham, Sussex, England
d.aft 16 Nov 1668
m. 2 Aug 1627
  1. Edmund Bushnell1628 - 1628/29
  2. Edward Bushnell1629 - aft 1668
  3. Elizabeth Bushnell1632 -
  4. Francis Bushnell1633/34 - 1635
  5. Mary Bushnellbef 1636 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2][3] Edward Bushnell
Gender Male
Christening[1][2] 10 Dec 1629 Horsham, Sussex, England
Living[1] 16 Nov 1668 Suffolk, Massachusetts, United StatesSigned a deed on that date.
Death[1] aft 16 Nov 1668

Many mistakenly think the Edward Bushnell mentioned in the will of William Beamsley was a son. Edward was actually William's stepson — Edward's mother Martha (Hallor) Bushnell was William's second wife, her first, and Edward's father, having been Edmund Bushnell of Horsham and Boston. William was married to his first wife Ann from about 1623 until after the birth of their last child Hannah in 1643. There is no evidence that this Edward ever married.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Edmund Bushnell, in Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:508.

    "Edward (Bushnell), bp. Horsham 10 December 1629; he signed a deed as grantee on 16 November 1668, but failed to acknowledge it, so he may have died soon after the date of the deed [SLR 5:519-21]."

  2. 2.0 2.1 Seversmith, Herbert F. Pre-American Ancestries - XII. Francis Bushnell of Horsham, Sussex, and Guilford, Connecticut. American Genealogist (D.L. Jacobus). (Jul 1939), 16:47.

    "Edward (Bushnell), baptised (as son of an Edward Bushnell, probably a clerical error as no other Edward is found) December 10, 1629."

  3. 14. Edward Bushnell, in Bushnell, George Eleazer. Bushnell family genealogy: ancestry and posterity of Frances Bushnell, 1580-1646, of Horsham, England and Guilford, Connecticut, including genealogical notes of other Bushnell families, whose connections with this branch of the family tree have not been determined. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972), 44.

    "14. Edward (Bushnell), bapt. Horsham, co. Sussex, Eng. 10 Dec. 1629, probably came to New England with his parents in 1635, when about 6 years old. We know nothing further of him until we find him mentioned in the will of his step-father William Beamsley, dated 14 Sept. 1658 and next of 16 Nov. 1668, when Edward Bushnell and all his sisters and step-sisters together with their husbands, sold the homestead in Boston to Key Alsop. He was among those who did not sign the deed, perhaps because he had left Boston. Nothing further is known of him, unless he be that Edward [Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire actually refers to an Edmund Bushnell] Bushnell referred to in Dr. Alonzo Quint’s Historical Memoranda of the Ancient Town of Dover, (N.H), where he is reported in a tax list for the support of the minister as of date 22 Sept. 1659. (See also Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Vol. ii, pp. 123, as of Dover, N.H.)."

  4.   1 Edmund Bushnell. , in Noyes, Sybil; Charles Thornton Libby; and Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire. (Portland, Maine: Southworth Press, 1928-1939), 123.

    "Bushnell. 1 Edmund (-nall), Mr., Dover, 1659 List 356e [(Dover) Tax Rate made 22 November 1659]."