Elisha/1 Bisbee

M, #41035, (say 1620 - 12 November 1695)
Father-CandidateThomas/1 Besbeech1 b. 3 Mar 1588/89, d. 9 Mar 1673/74
Last Edited:28 Jul 2017

Children with Joanna (–?–):

  • Hopestill/2 Bisbee6 b. 7 Sep 1645
  • John/2 Bisbee+7 b. 21 Dec 1645, d. 4 Sep 1726
  • Mary/2 Bisbee8 b. 10 Sep 1648
  • Martha/2 Bisbee9 b. 27 Apr 1651
  • Ens. Elisha/2 Bisbee10 b. 29 Oct 1654, d. 4 Mar 1715/16
  • Hannah/2 Bisbee+11 b. 7 Dec 1656, d. 24 Apr 1741
Elisha/1 Bisbee, born in England by 16212, had a wife Joanna (–?–)3, and was a freeman of Plymouth Colony, 1642.1 "Was of Scit., and by occupation cooper."3 "In 1644 he kept a ferry where Union Bridge now stands," says Deane's Scituate.3
     He was of Marshfield, 1646, though his children were baptised at Scituate.4 His will, dated 6 Apr 1688 at Duxbury, and proved 4 Jun 1690, bequeathed to sons Hopestill, John and Elisha, and daughters Mary Beals, Martha Turner and Hannah Brooks and their children.4
     "An 'Elisha Beesbeach' appears at Scituate in 1642 [PCR 2:45, 167, 168], and had a full life in that town; the surname is later more commonly Bisbee or Bisbey. He has frequently been included as a son of Thomas Bisbeech. The will of Thomas Besbeech and the chronology make this impossible.5'"

Source Citations/Notes:

  1. [S106] NEHGS Register, "Memoirs of the Deceased Members" (Oct 1958),112:312, Frank Jones Bisbee.
  2. [S36] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary, 1:170, Elisha Besbedge, citing Deane.
  3. [S416] George Lincoln, The History of the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts, 2:82, Elisha (2.) Bisbee (Besbedge).
  4. [S288] Charles Henry Pope, Pioneers of Massachusetts, 47, Elisha Bisby.
  5. [S520] Anderson, Sanborn and Sanborn, The Great Migration, 1634–1635, A-B, 266.
  6. [S485] Vital Records of Scituate Massachusetts To the Year 1850, 1:34, Hopestill Besby bp.
  7. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, John Besby bp.
  8. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Mary Besby bp.
  9. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Martha Besbye bp.
  10. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Elisha Besbye bp.
  11. [S485] Scituate VR, 1:34, Hannah Besbee bp.