Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker

    Stephen Hussey was born in 1630 or 1632[1] to Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler. It is said that his grandfather Stephen Bachiler’s first duties as a minister in America was to baptize two infants, Thomas Newhall and Stephen Hussey. Thomas was given to Bachiler first but he insisted on baptizing Stephen first. The accuracy of the story, however, is questionable.
Stephen went to sea as young man and settled for a while in Barbados, becoming a city official there. There, he acquired some property and purchased slaves whom he brought with him to Nantucket. He was brought to the court in Hampton, New Hampshire in 1668 “for disturbing the congregation on the Lord’s day and reviling Mr. Cotton”. In 1671, his father deeded his interest in Nantucket to Stephen and his brother John. By May 1673, Stephen had permanently settled at Nantucket. John sold his interest to Stephen in 1694.
    He was influenced by Quakers in Barbados. However, he still owned slaves and was litigious, despite the Quakers’ disapproval of these practices. He was in court, including for charges of disrupting both court and church services and to sue the constable for taking his rum (Stephen ended up being fined for smuggling the rum and for contempt of court).
Stephen married Martha Bunker 8 October 1676 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Returning from the wedding, the ship Stephen and Martha were sailing in “encountered a hostile French privateer laying off Nantucket harbor”. The wedding party watched from the shore. Meanwhile, the cake burnt and a drunken Indian broke his glass whiskey bottle in the punchbowl by accident. All of this led Martha to declare that “the very heavens and stars were against us.”
    Martha was born in 1st 11 month 1656 to George and Jane Bunker. Stephen was a yeoman and freeholder of Sherburne and a representative to the General Court. He lived first on the south side of Nantucket harbor and built three houses on Nantucket. Stephen and his brother-in-law, John Swain, refused to swear an oath of office because of their Quaker beliefs and were refused an office. He entertained a Quaker preacher from Barbados, Thomas Story, and hosted a meeting of the Society of Friends in 1704. Stephen was one of organizers and petitioners when the Society of Friends was organized in Sherburne in 1708.
    Stephen’s will is dated 17th 5th month 1716. He died 2nd 2 month (2 Apr) 1718 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and was buried in the Friends Burial Ground, Nantucket, Massachusetts. Martha died 21st 9 month (21 Nov) 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Stephen and Martha's children are:

1. Silvanus Hussey, born 13th 5 mo (13 May) 1682, married 1) Abial Brown 7th 12 mo (7 Feb) 1711/2 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Hephzibah Starbuck 8th 9 mo (8 Nov) 1723 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, owned the sloops Eagle and Bristol, captain or owner of a whaling ship, importer of manufactured goods, a trustee for Sherburne (in Nantucket) for money appropriated by the General Court, died 10th 2 mo or 2nd 10 mo (10 Feb) 1767 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will probated 6 Mar 1767.
2. Bachelor Hussey, born 18th 2 mo (18 Feb) 1684, married Abigail Hall 11th 10 mo (11 Oct) 1704 in Nantucket, one of the trustees of a loan received by Nantucket Island from the General Court in 1721, a Quaker preacher, “engaged in coasting or West India trade”, moved to Biddeford, York, Maine in 1737, died intestate, his estate was settled 29 Dec 1763.
3. George Hussey, born 21st 6 mo (21 Jun) 1694, married Elisabeth Starbuck 12th 9 mo (12 Nov) 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 21 June or 7th 6 mo (7 Jun) 1782 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
4. Mary Hussey, born 24th 3 mo (24 Mar) 1689, married 1) Jonathan Worth 16th 4 mo (16 Jun) 1707 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Ebenezer Barnard 24th 3 mo (24 May) 1722 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 4th or 8th 1 mo 1771 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
5. Puella Hussey, born 10th 10 (10 Oct) mo 1677, married Shubael Gorham in May 1695.
6. Abigail Hussey, born 22 Oct or Dec 1679, married 1) Thomas Howes 5 Apr 1700 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Joseph Marshall, died 26th 4 mo (26 Apr) 1763 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
7. Theodata Hussey, born 15th 9 mo (15 Sep) 1700, married James Johnson 26 Sep 1726 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 25th 9 mo (25 Nov) 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
8. Daniel Hussey, born 20th 10 mo (20 Oct) 1687, died young in the West Indies.

Sources:
1. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.
2. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.
3. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
4. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.
5. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.
6. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
7. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Vol. 2, Boston, MA, 1860.
8. Hussey Millennium Manuscript, courtesy of the Gowen Research Foundation, www.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium.htm, 2001.
9. Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine:  The Southward Press, 1928.
10. Austin, John Osborne, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, Salem, MA, 1893, pgs. 147-8.
11. Lewis, Alonzo, History of Lynn, Boston:  J.H. Eastburn, 1829.


Page 41 (1632)
The Reverend Stephen Batchelor, with his family, arrived at Boston on Thursday, the fifth of June. He came in the ship William and Francis, captain Thomas, which sailed from London on the ninth of March, with about sixty passengers. He immediately came to Lynn, where his daughter resided, and fixed his abode here. He was now 71 years of age. In his company were six persons who had belonged to a church with him in England; and of those he constituted a church at Lynn, to which he admitted such as were desirous of becoming members, and immediately commenced the exercise of the ministerial duties, without installation. One of his first ministrations was to baptize four children, born before his arrival; two of whom, Thomas Newhall and Stephen Hussey, were born the same week. Thomas, being the oldest, was first presented, but Mr. B. put him aside saying “I will baptize my own child first.”

Source:  Lewis, Alonzo, History of Lynn, Boston:  J.H. Eastburn, 1829.


Nantucket Births
BUNKER

Page 152
Martha, wife of Stephen Hussey (son of Captain Christopher and Theodate), daughter of George and Jane Godfrey, —, 1656, P. R. 38.[2]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Births
HUSSEY

Page 158
Abigaill [duplicate entry, Abigail], daughter of Stephen and Martha, Dec. 22, 16[blot]9 [duplicate entry, 1679]. [Abigail, wife of Thomas Howes, second wife of Joseph Marshall (son of James), daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 22d, 12 mo. 1679, P. R. 38.]

Page 161
Batchlour, son of Stephen, February 18, 1684-5. [Bachelor, husband of Abigail (daughter of John Hall and Abigail of Piscataqua), son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 18th 2 mo. 1684, P. R. 38.]

Page 164
Daniell, son of Stephen, October 20, 1687. [Daniel, son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 20th 10 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 170
George, son of Stephen, June 21, 1694. [husband of Elizabeth (daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah), son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 21st 6 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 177
Mary, daughter of Stephen, March 24, 1689-90. [wife of Jonathan Worth (son of John and Miriam), wife of Ebenezer Barnard (son of Nathaniel and Mary), son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 24th 3 mo. 1689, P. R. 38.]

Page 183
Puella, daughter of Stephen, October 10, 1677. [wife of Shubael Gorham (son of Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)), daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 10th, 10 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 187
Silvanus, son of Stephen, May 13, 1682. [husband of Abial (daughter of John Browne and Rachel), husband of Hepzibah (daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jr., son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 13th 5 mo., P. R. 38.]
Stephen, husband of Martha (daughter of George Bunker and Jane), son of Capt. Christopher (son of John of England) and Theodate (Bachelder), —, 1630 [in Lynn], P. R. 38.

Page 189
Theodata, daughter of Step[he]n, September 15, 1700. [Theodate, wife of James Johnson, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 15th, 9 mo., P.R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Marriages
GORHAM

Page 555
Shubael, born Yarmouth, son of Capt. John of Plymouth (born England, son of Ralph of Benefield, Northamptonshire, England) and Desire (daughter of John Howland of the Mayflower and Elizabeth (Tilley)), and Puella Hussey, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), May —, 1695,[3] P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Marriages
HUSSEY

Page 60
Abigaile [duplicate entry, Abigail] and Thomas Howse, April 5, 1700.[3] [Abigail, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Thomas Howes, P. R. 38.]

Page 62
Batchelor [duplicate entry, Bachelder] and Abigail Halle [duplicate entry, Hale of Pescatania], October 11, 1704.[3] [Bachelor, son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Abigail Hall, daughter of John and Abigail of Pisqcataque, “moved with a part of his family of sons to Winter Harbor or Biddeford in the district of Maine and settled at Fletchers neck in 1737,” P. R. 38.]

Page 68
George and Elizabeth Starbuck, both of Nantucket, 12th 9 mo. 1717.[3] [George, son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Elizabeth Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P. R. 38.]

Page 73
Mary and Jonathan Worth, 16th 4 mo. 1707.[3] [Mary, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Jonathan Worth, son of John and Miriam (Gardner) (first wife), April 26, P. R. 38.]

Page 80
Silvanus and Abial Brown, 7th 12 mo. 1711-12.[3] [Silvanus, son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Abial Browne, son of John and Rachel (Gardner), P. R. 38.]
Silvanus, son of Stephen dec’d and Martha of Nantucket, and Hephzibah Starbuck, daughter of Nath[ani]el and Dinah of Nantucket, 8th 9 mo. “called November,” 1723, in Nantucket, C. R. 4.[4] [Silvanus, son of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Hephzibah Starbuck (second wife), daughter of Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P. R. 38.]…
…Stephen and Martha Bunker, October 8, 1676.[3] [Stephen, son of Capt. Christopher and Theodate (Bachelder), and Martha Bunker, daughter of George and Jane Godfrey, P. R. 38.]

Page 81
Theodata and James Johnson, September 26, 1726.[3] [Theodate, daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), P. R. 38.]

WORTH
Page 527
Mary and Ebenezer Barnard, 24th 3 mo. 1722.[3] [Mary, widow of Jonathan, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), and Ebenezar Barnard, son of Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
BARNARD

Page 44
Mary, wife of Ebenezer, 8th, 1 mo. 1771, C. R. 4. [wife of Ebenezar (son of Nathaniel and Mary), formerly wife of Jonathan Worth, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), [duplicate entry, 4th, 1 mo.], P. R. 38. widow of Ebenezer, 4th, 1 mo., age 80 years 6 months, P. R. 63.[5]]

HUSSEY

Page 364
George, husband of Elizabeth (son of Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah), daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 7th, 6 mo. 1782, P. R. 38. [George Sr., P. R. 63. June 21, “old,” P. R. 64.[6]]

Page 368
Martha, wife of Stephen (daughter of Capt. Christopher and Theodate), son of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, 21st, 9 mo. 1744, P. R. 38. [widow of Stephen, aged 87 years, 10 months, P. R. 63.]

Page 372
Silvanus, husband of Hepzibah, 10th, 2 mo. 1767, C. R. 4. [husband of Abial (Browne), husband of Hepzibah (Starbuck), daughter of Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 19th, 2 mo., P. R. 38. 10th 2 mo., P. R. 64.]

Page 373
Stephen, 2d, 2 mo. 1718. [husband of Martha (daughter of George Bunker and Jane), son of Capt. Christopher (son of John of England) and Theodate (Bachelder), P. R. 38.]

JOHNSON

Page 386
Theodate, wife of James, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), 25th, 9 mo. 1744, age 44 years 10 days, P. R. 38.

MARSHALL

Page 439
Abigail, second wife of Joseph (son of James), widow of Thomas Howes, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), 26th, 4 mo. 1763, P. R. 38.

Source: Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1928.


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

Stephen Hussey (M)
b. 1630, d. 02 Feb 1718, #1455
Stephen Hussey was born in 1630. He was the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchelder. Stephen Hussey married Martha Bunker, daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, on 8 October 1676. Stephen Hussey died on 2 February 1718.
Children of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker:
Puella Hussey   (10 Oct 1677)
Abigail Hussey   (22 Oct 1679 - 26 Apr 1763)
Sylvanus Hussey   (13 May 1682 - 19 Feb 1767)
Batchelder Hussey   (18 Feb 1684)
Daniel Hussey   (20 Oct 1687)
Mary Hussey   (1689 - 08 Jan 1771)
George Hussey   (1694 - 21 May 1782)
Theodate Hussey   (1700 - 23 Sep 1744)

Martha Bunker (F)
b. 1656, d. 21 Sep 1744, #7336
Martha Bunker was born in 1656. She was the daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey. Martha Bunker married Stephen Hussey, son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Batchelder, on 8 October 1676. Martha Bunker died on 21 September 1744; “A. 88.” Her married name was Hussey.

Puella Hussey (F)
b. 10 Oct 1677, #6897
Puella Hussey was born on 10 October 1677; Written as: 10 Oct. 1677. She was the daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Puella Hussey married Shubael Gorham, son of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland, in 1695. Her married name was Gorham.
Children of Shubael Gorham and Puella Hussey:
Deborah Gorham   ( - 21 Apr 1787)
Sally Gorham
Abigail Gorham   (31 Mar 1699 - 28 Jun 1778)
Lydia Gorham   (14 May 1701 - 01 Mar 1763)
Hannah Gorham   (28 Jul 1703 - 16 Aug 1751)
Theodate Gorham   (18 Jul 1705 - 06 Apr 1787)
Desire Gorham   (26 Sep 1710 - 05 Nov 1801)
Ruth Gorham   (07 May 1713)
Shubael Gorham (M)
b. 21 Oct 1677, d. 1750, #6896
Shubael Gorham was born on 21 October 1677; Written as “21-Oct., 1667.” He was the son of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland. Shubael Gorham married Puella Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1695. Shubael Gorham died in 1750 at Barnstable.

Abigail Hussey (F)
b. 22 Oct 1679, d. 26 Apr 1763, #2352
Abigail Hussey was born on 22 October 1679. She was the daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Abigail Hussey married Thomas Howes in 1700. Abigail Hussey married Joseph Marshall, son of James Marshall and Ruth Hawkins, after 8 July 1710; Wid. of Thos. Howes. Abigail Hussey died on 26 April 1763 at age 83. Her married name was Marshall. Her married name was Howes.
Child of Abigail Hussey and Thomas Howes:
Thomas Howes Jr.   (1701 or 1702 - 1738)
Child of Abigail Hussey and Joseph Marshall:
Joseph Marshall   (08 Feb 1720 - 08 Apr 1802)
Thomas Howes (M)
d. 01 Jun 1700, #17297
Thomas Howes was born; of Cape Cod. He married Abigail Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1700. Thomas Howes died on 1 June 1700.
Joseph Marshall (M)
d. 1748, #11604
Joseph Marshall was the son of James Marshall and Ruth Hawkins. Joseph Marshall married Mercy Short, daughter of Clement Short and Thankful ?, circa 1694. Joseph Marshall married Abigail Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, after 8 July 1710; Wid. of Thos. Howes. Joseph Marshall died in 1748.

Sylvanus Hussey (M)
b. 13 May 1682, d. 19 Feb 1767, #7335
Sylvanus Hussey was born on 13 May 1682; Written as “May 13-1682.” He was the son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Sylvanus Hussey married Abial Brown, daughter of John Brown and Rachael Gardner, in 1711 or 1712; His 1st wife. Sylvanus Hussey married Hepsabeth Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jun. and Dinah Coffin, in 1723; His 2nd wife. Sylvanus Hussey died on 19 February 1767 at age 84.
Children of Sylvanus Hussey and Abial Brown:
Daniel Hussey   ( - 01 Jun 1750)
Jonathan Hussey
Obed Hussey   ( - 16 Jan 1790)
Seth Hussey   ( - 1756)
Rachael Hussey   (05 Feb 1715 - 09 Nov 1796)
Children of Sylvanus Hussey and Hepsabeth Starbuck:
Christopher Hussey   (1724 - 28 Jun 1785)
William Hussey   (1725 - 26 Feb 1805)
Batchelder Hussey   (1728 - 12 Apr 1805)
Nathaniel Hussey   (1730 - 12 Jun 1769)
Hepsabeth Hussey   (24 Mar 1732 - 16 Jul 1813)
Sylvanus Hussey Jun.   (20 Nov 1734 - 1795)
George Hussey   (1738 - 22 Sep 1804)
Joseph Hussey   (1740 - 1799)
Abial Brown (F)
d. 1722, #7334
Abial Brown was the daughter of John Brown and Rachael Gardner. Abial Brown married Sylvanus Hussey, son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1711 or 1712; His 1st wife. Abial Brown was buried in 1722 at RI; “She was buried in R.I.” She died in 1722; “She was buried in R.I.” Her married name was Hussey.
Hepsabeth Starbuck (F)
b. 09 Aug 1700, d. 31 Dec 1764, #11932
Hepsabeth Starbuck was born on 9 August 1700. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jun. and Dinah Coffin. Hepsabeth Starbuck married Sylvanus Hussey, son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1723; His 2nd wife. Hepsabeth Starbuck died on 31 December 1764 at age 64. Her married name was Hussey.

Batchelder Hussey (M)
b. 18 Feb 1684, #4879
Batchelder Hussey was born on 18 February 1684. He was the son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Batchelder Hussey married Abigail Hall, daughter of John Hall, in 1704.
Children of Batchelder Hussey and Abigail Hall:
Moses Hussey   ( - 24 Sep 1785)
Hepsabeth Hussey   ( - 1760)
Christopher Hussey   (18 Jun 1706)
Mary Hussey   (1707 - 02 Mar 1758)
Jedida Hussey   (1708 - 06 Aug 1759)
John Hussey   (08 Aug 1710)
Stephen Hussey   (14 Aug 1713)
Huldah Hussey   (08 Dec 1715 - 03 Apr 1798)
Ebenezer Hussey   (07 Dec 1717 - 14 Mar 1798)
Paul Hussey   (12 Apr 1720)
Sylvanus Hussey   (1722)
Abigail Hall1 (F)
b. 24 Feb 1680, #4880
Abigail Hall was born on 24 February 1680; of Boston. She was the daughter of John Hall. Abigail Hall married Batchelder Hussey, son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1704. Her married name was Hussey.

Daniel Hussey (M)
b. 20 Oct 1687, #25829
Daniel Hussey died; D. young in the West Indies. He was born on 20 October 1687. He was the son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker.

Mary Hussey (F)
b. 1689, d. 08 Jan 1771, #1453
Mary Hussey was born in 1689. She was the daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Mary Hussey married Jonathan Worth, son of John Worth and Miriam Gardner, in 1707. Mary Hussey married Eben. Barnard, son of Nathaniel Barnard and Mary Barnard, in 1722; Wid. of J. Worth. Mary Hussey died on 8 January 1771. Her married name was Worth. Her married name was Barnard.
Children of Mary Hussey and Jonathan Worth:
John Worth   (15 Feb 1713 - 1803)
Christopher Worth   (24 Sep 1716 - 28 Dec 1804)
Miriam Worth   (02 Jan 1718)
Jonathan Worth Jun.   (1719)
Children of Mary Hussey and Eben. Barnard:
Stephen Barnard   (05 Aug 1723 - 05 Feb 1813)
William Barnard   (1724 - 11 Jul 1771)
Jemima Barnard   (1726 - 19 Jul 1758)
Lydia Barnard   (1730 - 07 May 1800)
Jonathan Worth (M)
b. 31 Oct 1685, d. 26 Jul 1719, #1454
Jonathan Worth was born on 31 October 1685; “Oct. 31 1685.” He was the son of John Worth and Miriam Gardner. Jonathan Worth married Mary Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1707. Jonathan Worth died on 26 July 1719 at age 33. (Mary was the widow of Jonathan.)
Eben. Barnard (M)
d. 04 May 1767, #1452
Eben. Barnard was the son of Nathaniel Barnard and Mary Barnard. Eben. Barnard married Mary Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1722; Wid. Of J. Worth. Eben. Barnard died on 4 May 1767.
Children of Eben. Barnard and Mary Hussey:
Stephen Barnard   (05 Aug 1723 - 05 Feb 1813)
William Barnard   (1724 - 11 Jul 1771)
Jemima Barnard   (1726 - 19 Jul 1758)
Lydia Barnard   (1730 - 07 May 1800)

George Hussey (M)
b. 1694, d. 21 May 1782, #89
George Hussey married Elisabeth Starbuck, daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jun. and Dinah Coffin. George Hussey was born in 1694. He was the son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. George Hussey died on 21 May 1782.
Children of George Hussey and Elisabeth Starbuck:
Rebecca Hussey
Thomas Hussey
George Hussey
Seth Hussey
Christopher Hussey   (18 Jun 1718 - 07 Feb 1721)
Deborah Hussey   (11 Aug 1721 - 09 Feb 1785)
Reuben Hussey   (17 May 1723)
Lydia Hussey   (04 May 1725)
Dinah Hussey   (1727 - 20 Sep 1763)
Ruth Hussey   (02 Dec 1729 - 19 Jan 1827)
Elisabeth Hussey   (1731 - 13 Jun 1805)
Martha Hussey   (19 May 1733 - 09 Feb 1799)
Jethro Hussey   (1738 - 11 Feb 1808)
Paul Hussey   (1741 - 1793)
Elisabeth Starbuck (F)
b. 27 Sep 1698, d. 26 Feb 1770, #90
Elisabeth Starbuck married George Hussey, son of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Elisabeth Starbuck was born on 27 September 1698. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Jun. and Dinah Coffin. Elisabeth Starbuck died on 26 February 1770 at age 71. Her married name was Hussey.

Theodate Hussey (F)
b. 1700, d. 23 Sep 1744, #25830
Theodate Hussey was born in 1700. She was the daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker. Theodate Hussey married James Johnson in 1726. Theodate Hussey died on 23 September 1744. Her married name was Johnson.
Children of Theodate Hussey and James Johnson:
James Johnson
Seth Johnson   ( - 03 Sep 1759)
Sylvanus Johnson   (12 May 1729)
Eunice Johnson   (19 Aug 1731)
Mary Johnson   (30 Apr 1734 - 26 Feb 1761)
James Johnson (M)
#25831
James Johnson married Theodate Hussey, daughter of Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker, in 1726.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).


Hussey,
Stephen, Nantucket, probably eldest son of Christopher, so grandson of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, born in Engand, married 8 October 1676, Martha, daughter of George Bunker, had Puella, if the record is good, born 10 October 1677; Abigail, 22 December 1679; Silvanus, 13 May 1682; Bachiler, 18 February 1685; Daniel, 20 October 1687; Mary, 24 March 1690; George, 21 June 1694; and Theodate, 15 September 1700. He had good estate and died 2 April 1718; and his widow Martha died 21 November 1744, aged near 88.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. 2, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


Hussey,a Wiltshire and Somersetshire name.
Stephen (1, Capt. Christopher Hussey), Nantucket, married there 8 October 1676 Martha Bunker (George). Before leaving Hampton he was in Court, April 1668, for disturbing the congregation on the Lord’s Day and reviling Mr. Cotton, in April 1669 and April 1670 for not freq. pub. ordinance; in April 1673 failed to appear in Court. He died at Nantucket 2 April 1718 (will made 1716); widow died 21 November 1744. Children: Puella, born 10 October 1677, married May 1695 Shubael Gorham, 10 children. Abigail, born 22 December 1679, married 5 April 1700 Thomas Howes who was soon drowned, 1 son; 2d Joseph Marshall, 1 son Joseph who wrote the family history as he had known it and heard it, naming Dorking as the English home. She died 26 April 1763. Sylvanus, born 13 May 1682, died 10 February 1767, married 1st 7 February 1711-2 Abial Brown, 2d 8 November 1723 Hepzibah Starbuck (Nathaniel, jr.) Children 5 + 8. Batchelder, born 18 February 1685, married 11 October 1704 Abigail Hall; lived at Nantucket and Biddeford, 11 children, a number married in Dover. Daniel, born 20 October 1687. Mary, born 24 March 1689-90, married 1st 16 June 1707 Jonathan Worth, 2d 24 May 1722 Ebenezer Barnard. Children 4 + 5. George, born 21 June 1694, died 7 June 1782, married 12 November 1717 Elizabeth Starbuck (Nathaniel, jr.), 14 children. Theodate, born 15 September 1700, died 25 November 1744, married 26 September 1726 James Johnson, 4 children.

Source:  Noyes, Sybil, Libby, Charles Thornton, and Davis, Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Portland, Maine:  The Southward Press, 1928.


Hussey.
3—Stephen.

Hampton, N.H, Nantucket, Mass.
He was born at Lynn, Mass., being the second child born at that place, and the first baptized, his grandfather, Stephen Batchelder, performing the ceremony.
He was for a time at Barbadoes, West Indies, and married late in life, for those times.
1671, 10, 23. He and his brother John received the deed of Nantucket lands, etc., already noted, and perhaps about this time he came to Nantucket to live.
1686, 1, 18. Received deed from Jeptha, Indian Sachem, of a tract on Nantucket, giving him therefor a valuable quantity of goods. Witnesses, John and Stephen Swain.
1694, 6, 4. Bought of his brother, John Hussey of Hampton, all the latter’s interest in Nantucket lands, etc., which their father had deeded them. Consideration, £55. Witnesses, Benjamin Swett, James Shangan, Christopher Hussey.
1715, 9, 10. Deeds to son Batchelor, for love and affection, etc., “one full, complete quarter of that share of land, which I bought of my father Christopher, containing one full, complete twenty-fifth of the island of Nantucket.”
1716, 7, 17. Will, proved 1718, 5, 13. Executors, sons Silvanus, Batchelor, George. Witnesses, Barnabas Gardner, Richard Swain, Richard Macy, Ruth Gardner. He calls himself yeoman, and says:  “The great and weighty concern incumbent upon all mankind is the consideration of their future estate to be considered in the first place, and in the second place to endeavor to leave what they cannot carry with them, so to be disposed of as to avoid contests and janglings, in order to which I have made many wills heretofore, which I do hereby declare to be null and void, and that this and no other is my last will and testament.” To his wife Martha, all land, stock and housing on Nantucket during her life, and to her absolutely the household goods and negro woman “Sarah.” To son George all housing on Nantucket after decease of mother, except that Silvanus shall have use of one-half the warehouse. After wife’s decease the cattle and sheep are to be divided to three sons, according as they have land or privilieges on the island. To son Silvanus, negro boy “Mark.” To daughter Theodate, negro girl “Dorothy.” Son Silvanus to give sister Mary Worth, £30; sister Abigail howes £20; and sister Theodate, £17, when 18 or married. Son George to pay Theodate, £97; one-half within nine months of the time she is 18 or married, and other half within twelve months next ensuing the nine months.
He was buried in the Friends Burial Ground, Nantucket; he having joined that society, being one of seven persons who formed the first Monthly Meeting of Friends, at Nantucket.

Source:  Austin, John Osborne, One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, Salem, MA, 1893, pgs. 147-8.


    Stephen Hussey wrote his will “17th, 5th month [August 17], 1716.  It read as follows:
The Last Will and Testatment of Stephen Hussey of the Island Of Nantucket in the providence of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, is as followeth:
The great and weighty Concern Incumbent upon all mankind is the Consideration of their future Estate to be Considered in the first place and in the second place to Endevor to leave what they Cannot Carry with them so to be disposed of as to avoid Contests and Janglings In order to which I have made many wills heretofore which I do hereby declare to be all Null and Void and that this and no other is my last will and Testament.
And first I will that all my Just debts be well and tuly paid within Some Convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter Named.
Item:  I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Martha Hussey all my land and Stock and housing on the Island of Nantucket for and during her natural life.  I do also give her my sd. wife a Negro woman named Sarah and all my household goods for ever for her to dispose of them according to her own discretion.
Item:  I give and devise unto my Son George Hussey and to his heirs and assigns for ever all my housing on the Island of Nantucket after his mother’s decease Excepting that I will my son Silvanus Shall have the use of half of the warehouse as often as he hath occasion thereof.
Item:  I will that after my wifes’ decease all my stock of Cattle and Sheep on the Island of Nantucket be Divided among my Three Sons according to the land or privilege they have on sd. Island.
Item:  I give unto my Son Silvanus a Negro boy named Mark.
Item:  I give unto my Daughter Theodata a Negro girl Named Dorothy.
Item:  I will that my Son Silvanus Hussey do well and truly pay to his Sister Mary Worth the Sum of Seventy pounds Currant Money in this province within one year after my decease and Seven pound More to his Sister Theodata Within one year after She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen Years or Marriage.
Item:  I will that my Son Bachelor Hussey do well and truly pay to my Daughter Puella Gorham the Sum of Thirty pounds of like Currant Money within one year of my decease and Twenty pounds of like Money to my Daughter Abigail Howes within one year after my Decease and Seventeen pounds like money to his Sister Theodata within one year after She Shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years or Marriage.
Item:  I will that my Son George do well and truly pay unto his Sister Theodata the Sum of Ninety Seven pounds of Like Currant Money of this province the one half thereof within Nine Months after She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or Marriage and the other half within Twelve Months Next Ensuing the Nine Months.
I give all my Law Books unto my Son Bachelor Hussey for the use of his Son Stephen Hussey when he Shall arrive to the age of twenty one years.
And Lastly I make and ordain my three Sons, Silvanus, Bachelor and George Joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I the sd. Stephen Hussey have hereunto put my hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of the fifth Month in the Second Year of the Reign of George of Great Brittain, France and Ireland, King etc. Annoque Domini 1718.
Stephen Hussey

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declard by the sd. Stephen Hussey as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers.
Barnabas Gardner William Worth, Justice of the Peace
Richard Swain Ruth Gardner
Richard Macy

    Stephen Hussey died “2nd, 2nd month [April], 1718, in the 88th year of his age,” according to “History of Nantucket.”  He was buried in Friends Burial Ground, Nantucket Island...

    ...Jean Balmer, Hussey researcher of San Diego, California, was instrumental in locating (Batchelor Hussey's) probate, File No. 9969, in the office of York County Register of Probate, Alfred, Maine:
“At a Court of Probate held at York for ye County of York the Ninth Day of July A.D. 1761.
The annexed Report of a Division of ye real Estate of Batchelor Hufsey late of Biddeford in Said County deceased Intestate being presented to me the Subscriber Judge of the Probates under Bath for my Approbacion.
I do hereby approve and allow of this Same So far as it relates to the Estate of Said Deceased lying within the County of York aforesaid and do also take into the Said Division on the apprized Value of a certain piece of Land formerly be+longing to Said Deceased lying in Sherborne in the County of Nantucket which the Said Batchelor gave by Deed of Gift to his Daughter Huldah, and sons apprized by a Committee under Oath at the Sum of Sixteen pounds lawful money as appears by a Certificate of the Same under ye hand of Abishai Folger Esq. a Justice of ye peace of Said County.
And I do hereby order and Decree that ye Several Tracts of Land and Buildings thereon together with the Salt marsh and Thatch beds lying in the County of York and being the estate of the Said Batchelor as mentioned in the said report be Set off  afsigned to Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey and Sylvanus Hufsey Surviving Sons of ye Said Intestate to them their Heirs  Afsigns in equal Shares and in Severalty forever
Provided that the Said Stephen Ebenezer Paul Sylvanus their Heirs Executors or administrators pay or cause to be paid unto ye other Heirs of the Said Deceased or to their legal Representation the Several Sums of Money to them respectively by this my
Decree ordered and afsigned thussly
To the Heirs or legal Representatives of John Hufsey Deceased eldest Son of the Said Intestate one hundred pounds twelve shillings lawful money.
To the heirs or legal Representatives of Mary Swain deceased one of ye daughters of Said Intestate Fifty pounds six Shillings.
To the heirs or legal Representatives of Jedidah Coffin deceased who was a daughter of Said Intestate Fifty pounds Six Shillings.
and to Huldah Barney the wife of Benjamin Barney a Daughter of Said Intestate the Sum of Thirty four pounds Six Shillings which being added to ye apprifed value of ye Land given to her by Said Intestate as aforesaid makes the Shares of all the said Heirs to be equal except the Heirs of the Eldest Son who have two shares or a double Portion afsigned to them
and I so further order that the Said Stephen Ebenezer Paul and Sylvanus give Bonds with Sufficient Securities to pay the Several Sums above mentioned to the respective Heirs or their Representatives to whom the Same is due as aforesaid within Six Months with the Lawful Interest for the Same commencing the twenty ninth Day of December last being the Date of the Said Report.
Jeremiah Moulton, Judge
Recorded Lib. 11, Fol[i]o 150       Simon Frost, Registrar”

    About a year and a half later the estate was partititioned among the heirs:

Warrant to Divide
“By Virtue of a Commifsion of presept from the Honorable Jeremiah Moulton Esq. Judge of the Probate of Wills and for granting Letters of Administration on the Estates of Perfons Deceased having Goods Chattels Notes or Credits In the Said County Appointing Authorizing and Impowring us the Subfscribers to make a Just and Equal Devifion of the Real Estate of Batchelor Hufsey late of Biddeford De+ceafed to  amongst the children and Heirs of the Said Intestate or Such as Shall Legally represent them.
In Purfuance Whereof We have maturely Confidered the Circumftances of the Said Estate and we Proceed as Follows
Imprimis:  We sett off to Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey  Sylvanus
Hufsey Eighty Acres of Land and the Dwelling Houfes together with the one half of the Island Commonly Called Wood Island and Ten Acres of Thatch Beds lying in the Town of Biddeford Purchafed of Pendleton Fletcher Gentleman Deceafed and Twelve acres of Salt Marsh Lying in Arundel being the whole of the Real Estate of Said Batchelor Hufsey Deceafed to be Eqully Divided between them their Heirs or Afigns in Quantity and Quality they Paying the Several Sums Due to the respective Heirs Hereafter mentioned.
2. We Order and appoint the aforesaid Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey and Sylvanus Hufsey to pay to the Heirs of John Hufsey Deceafed who was Eldest Son of the Said Deceafed the Sum of Ninety Seven Pounds and Nine pence.
3. We Order the Said Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey and Sylvanus Hufsey to Pay to the Heirs of Mary Swain Deceafed one of the Daughters of the Said Batchelor Hufsey Deceafed the Sum of Forty Eight Pounds Six Shillings and foure pence half penny.
4. We Order the Said Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey and Sylvanus Hufsey to Pay to the Heirs of Jedidah Coffin Deceafed one of the Daughters of the Said
Batchelor Hufsey Deceafed the Sum of Forty Eight Pounds Ten Shillings and foure pence half penny.
5. We Order the Said Stephen Hufsey Ebenezer Hufsey Paul Hufsey and Sylvanus Hufsey to pay to Huldah Barney the wife of Benjamin Barney one of the Daughters of the Said Batchelor Hufsey as aforesaid the Sum of Forty Eight Pounds Ten Shillings and foure pence half penny.
The Several Portions as they are by these presents ordered and alloted by Virtue of the Authority Given to us we order the Respective parties as their Just and Equal portions of the Real Estate of The Said Batchelor Hufsey Deceafed.
In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our Hands and Seals at Biddeford this Twenty Ninth Day of December being the fourth Year of his Majesty’s Reign Anno Domini 1763.
Dishw[or]th Jordan
Jere[mia]h Hill
E. Co— Hill
Recorded Lib. 11, Fol[i]o 150   Simon Frost, Reg[istra]r”...

    ...In (Sylvanus Hussey's) will probated March 6, 1767 he named his sons William Hussey and Christopher Hussey his executors. Witnesses to the will were Matthew Barnard and Jethro Folger, Jr.
To his sons Obed Hussey, Jonathan Hussey, Christopher Hussey, William Hussey, Bachelor Hussey, Nathaniel Hussey, Sylvanus Hussey, Jr., George Hussey and Joseph Hussey he left to each “the house they each lived in.” The house of Jonathan Hussey located in Dartmouth, Massachusetts was combined with a farm there.  He left three additional houses to William Hussey under the terms of the will.
To his grandsons Stephen Hussey and Daniel Hussey, sons of the deceased Daniel Hussey, he left a “dwelling house to be equally theirs.”  He also directed that the home occupied by the widow of Daniel Hussey, his brother, “be settled amongst her children as the Judge of Probate may direct.”  He thus gave away 13 houses in all, specifying that the old homestead he occupied at the time of his death go to his youngest child, Joseph Hussey.
According to “One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families” to different children he gave shares in Old or Middle Wharf, North Wharf, lands, creatures, trading stock of goods, book debts, notes, bonds, mortgages, lands in Dartmouth and Martha’s Vineyard, new storehouse, tryhouse on the beach, share in the ropewalk lately built, new brig now building at Scituate and residue of interests in vessels and shipping.”
To daughters, Rachel Hussey Coleman and Hepzibah Hussey Coleman, he left “a riding chaise equally, and to each of them one cow’s commons, and 200 pounds; and all household goods, except what was reserved for son, Joseph.”
To his son William Hussey he left his wearing apparel.  To his daughter-in-law Sarah Jenkins Hussey he left 200 pounds “for bringing up her children.”  To his grandsons Benjamin Hussey and Obed Hussey, Jr. he left “50 pounds apiece.”  To his granddaughters Elizabeth Hussey Coffin and Eunice Hussey Worth he left 20 pounds each.  To his grandson, Stephen Hussey he gave “six cow’s commons and 200 pounds.”
To his son George Hussey, in addition to the homestead, he gave also “the shop south of the house, one-half share in North Wharf, one-half share in Old or Middle Wharf, one-half of a lot at Pawkamo; and to him, with six brothers, all real estate and creatures not otherwise disposed of; to him, with four brothers, trading stock of goods, money, book debts, bonds and notes; to him, with three brothers and testator’s grandson, Seth Jenkins Hussey, “land at Martha’s Vineyard and Dartmouth, and land to the eastward,” and to him, with three brothers, all residue of shipping interest; and also to him, with three brothers, all interest in ropewalk and mortgage deeds.  To “kinsman”, Joseph Marshall, son of Joseph Marshall, a silver tankard [large cup with hinged lid], silver porringer [porridge dish], household goods and 20 pounds.
Thirteen children were born to Sylvanus Hussey, five by his first wife and eight by the second, according to “Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire.”  A fourteenth child was mentioned “One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families.”  Rita Marie Ring identified the fourteenth child as Joseph Hussey.

Source:  Hussey Millennium Manuscript, courtesy of the Gowen Research Foundation, www.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium.htm, 2001. (Containing more information than cited here.)


Footnotes
[1] 1630, according to the Barney record. The Hussey Manuscript records it as 8th 6 mo 1632. The latter date is thought to be the more likely though some sources give the date as late as the 1640’s.
[2] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[3] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “C. R. 4—church record, Society of Friends.”
[5] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 64—private record, from a copy of notes from the diaries of Mrs. Kezia Fanning in the possession of Alexander Starbuck of Waltham.”


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