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Mary Bissell

Female 1631 - 1689  (58 years)


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  • Name Mary Bissell 
    Born 1631  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Birth England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Sep 1689  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Palisado Cemetery
    Died 11 Sep 1689  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate Nov 1689  Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Reference Number 5937 
    Siblings 5 Siblings 
    +1. Thomas Bissell ,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1689
    Abigail Moore,   b. 14 Feb 1639/40, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  m. 11 Oct 1655  
     2. John Bissell ,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1693
     3. Joyce Bissell
     4. Samuel Bissell ,   d. 17 May 1697
    Abigail Holcombe,   b. 6 Jan 1638/39, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  m. 11 Jun 1658  
    +5. Nathaniel Bissell ,   b. 24 Sep 1640, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1713/14  (Age 73 years)
    Mindwell Moore,   b. 10 Apr 1643, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1682 (Age 39 years)  m. 25 Sep 1662  
     
    Person ID I5937  FelsingFam
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 

    Father John Bissell,   b. 1591, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1677  (Age 86 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Unknown Unknown,   d. 21 May 1641 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1957  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jacob Drake,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Aug 1689, Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 12 Apr 1649  [1
    Last Modified 28 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2018  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1631 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Sep 1689 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Sep 1689 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Nov 1689 - Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • from findagrave.com:

      Birth: 1631, England
      Death: Sep. 11, 1689
      Windsor
      Hartford County
      Connecticut, USA

      Mary Bissell, undoubtedly the eldest dau. of John Bissell, Sr. and his unnamed first wife, b. circa 1631 in England. She d. testate at Windsor, Conn. Sept. 11, 1689, her age at death not stated in any record known to the memorialist.

      On Apr. 12, 1649 at Windsor, Conn., Mary m. Sgt. Jacob Drake, s. of John Drake and Elizabeth Rogers, b. circa 1624 in England. He d. testate at Windsor Aug. 6, 1689, his age at death also not stated in any record known to the memorialist. They had no children and both Mary and her husband left wills by which they distributed property to their respective siblings or their sibling's children.

      Mary's father, in his Sept. 25, 1673, bequeathed "to my daughter Mary, the wife of Jacob Drake, £10." This was followed by a provision for legacies of "20 shillings a peice to each of my grand children naturally descending from my foure sons and two daughters." Although only two daus. are specifically named in their father's will, Mary and Joyce, Mary (Bissell) Drake would have no known children.

      Mary's estate, abstracted by Manwaring citing Hartford Probate District vol. V, p. 26, follows:

      • Mrs. Mary Drake, wife of Jacob Drake, will dated Sept. 8, 1689.
      • The last Will & Testament of Mary Drake, wife of Jacob Drake Jr. [sic Sr.], Decd.:
      • I give, after my Just debts are paid, the rest of that Hundred Pounds which my loveing Husband gave me by Will, I give one half to my Brothers Samuel Bissell and Nathaniel Bissell, the other half to Samuel Pinney, my brother-in-law, & to my Kinsman Nathaniel Gaylord.
      • And for my apparell, I give equally to my sister Joyce Pinney and my kinswoman Abigail Gaylord.
      • That share of Estate which is due of my Mother Drake I give one half to Thomas Dibble and the other half to Sarah Hutchins, my Maid.
      • My Brother Samuel Bissell and Nathaniel Gaylord Each to pay to Mary Trumble 10 Shillings.....MARY DRAKE.
      Witness:
      Thomas Elsworth
      Dorothy X Colt.

      • Court Record, Page 6--Nov. 11, 1689: Will Approved.
      • Page 8--Dec. 12, 1689: This Court appoint Samuel Bissell, Nathaniel Bissell, Samuel Pinney & Nathaniel Gaylord Administrators with Will annexed.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      John Bissell (1591 - 1677)

      Spouse:
      Jacob Drake (1624 - 1689)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Palisado Cemetery
      Windsor
      Hartford County
      Connecticut, USA

      Created by: Don Blauvelt
      Record added: Apr 24, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 51556098

  • Sources 
    1. [S470] The History and Genealogies of Ancient Windsor Connecticut 1635-1891, Henry R Stiles.

    2. [S291] A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records, Charles Manwaring, (Name: R.S. Peck & Co, Printers; Location: Hartford, Connecticut; Date: 1604;), P440 V5.