Batchelder Hussey

Batchelder Hussey[1, 2]

Male 1685 - 1761

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  • Name  Batchelder Hussey 
    Born  18 Feb 1685  Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1761  Biddeford, York, ME, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I6492  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 

    Father  Stephen Hussey,   b. 8 Jun 1632, Lynn, Essex, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1718, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Martha Bunker,   b. 1 Nov 1656, Newbuyrport, Essex, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1744, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Oct 1676  Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2217  Group Sheet

    Family  Abigail Hall,   b. 24 Apr 1679-24 Apr 1680, Piscataqua, Rockingham, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751, Biddeford, York, ME, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  11 Oct 1704  Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Hussey,   b. 9 Feb 1707-9 Feb 1708, Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1758, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Jedidah Hussey,   b. 27 Sep 1708, Hampton, Rockingham, NH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1759, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Hussey,   b. 6 Oct 1710, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Stephen Hussey,   b. 14 Oct 1713, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1770
     5. Huldah Hussey,   b. 8 Dec 1715, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1798, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Ebenezer Hussey,   b. 7 Feb 1717-7 Feb 1718,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Paul Hussey,   b. 12 Jun 1720, Nantucket, Nantucket, MA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1803, Biddeford, York, ME, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Silvanus Hussey,   b. 11 May 1722,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  6 Nov 2006 
    Family ID  F2215  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Bacchelor, or Batchelder, and Abigail had eleven children. Noyes/Libby/Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), p. 365.

      DEATH: Died before 9 July 1761, probate date of his will. I am having problems with the generally accpted death date (1737) of Batchelder Hussey.
      Points to consider:
      1.) If he died in 1737, although intestate, why did it take so long to settle his estate? Not finalized until July 1761 -- that's 24 years !!!
      2.) According to "Maine Wills, 1640-1760" as stored on Genealogy.com, a Batchelor Hussey was an appraiser in the probate of the will of Mathew Libbey - "Inventory returned 11 July 1740 . . . by Abraham Townsend, Batchelor Hussey and Humphrey Scammon, appraisers." If this is our Batchelor Hussey, he was alive in 1740.
      3.) In 1746 Batchelor Hussey was again an appraiser in the probate of the will of Benjamin Haley -- MA & ME Families, Vol II, of Winter Harbor, p 100.
      4.) There is another Batchelor Hussey living at the same time, son of Silvanus and Hephzibah Starbuck Hussey; b. 1728/29, d.1805. But he was born, apparently lived all his life, and died in Nantucket Co., MA. The probates listed above all took place in Biddeford, York Co., ME. He would also have been too young to have been the appraiser for the probates, would have been only 11 years old in 1740.
      5.) From "Saco and Biddeford, York County, Maine: Town History", we learn that Pendleton Fletcher sold land "on the Neck" to Batchelor Hussey (described as a descendant of Christopher Hussey of Dorking, England) in 1737. The next year, 1738, Batchelor built a house on the land, which is "now" occupied by his grandson, Christopher.

      DEATH: Children named in settlement of Batchelder's estate (he left no will):
      John Hussey, described as eldest son, b. 1710, deceased
      Stephen Hussey, living
      Ebenezer Hussey, living
      Paul Hussey, living
      Sylvanus Hussey, living
      Mary Hussey Swain, deceased
      Jedidah Hussey Coffin, deceased
      Huldah Hussey Barney, living, wife of Benjamin Barney

      Not Named:
      Abigail Hall Hussey, wife, died 1751.
      Christopher, b. 1706, d. 1773
      Moses, b. 1725

      TO DO: Recheck sources listing Christopher and Moses as sons of Batchelder.

  • Sources 
    1. [S216] Saco and Biddeford, York County, Maine: Town History (Reliability: 3).
      Pendleton Fletcher, "being nearly past labor," conveyed his property to his sons, 1746; their names were, John, Joseph, Brian, Pendleton, Seth, and Samuel . His son Pendleton died on the Neck, 17 April, 1807, in the one hundredth year of his age. Mr. Fletcher sold of the Neck, of Wood island, &c. for 1400, lawful, to Batchelor Hussey of Sherburne, Nantucket, 1737 . Mr. Hussey was of the society of Friends; he was a descendant of Christopher Hussey, who came to New England from the town of Dorking, near London, 1634, and settled at Lynn, Mass. Christopher married Theodata, daughter of Rev. Stephen Batchelor, and left two sons, Stephen and John, the former of whom lived at Nantucket, where he died 1718, aged eigbty eight. Batchelor Hussey, the year after his purchase, 1738, built the house on Fletcher 's Neck, now occupied by his grandson, friend Christopher .

    2. [S228] Will of Batchelder Hussey (Reliability: 3).

      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

      From message posted on GenForum Hussey Family Genealogy Forum by John Hussey 9 Feb 2004 http://genforum.genealogy.com/hussey/messages/988.html