Augustine Bearse

Male 1618 - 1686  (68 years)


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  • Name Augustine Bearse  [1, 2
    Born 1618  South Hampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Died 1686  , , Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I278  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 25 May 2014 

    Family Mary Little Dove Hyanno,   b. Abt 1625, Cummaquid Villiage, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1660, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 7 Aug 1639  Matachee Villege, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Mary Bearse,   b. 1640
     2. Martha Bearse,   b. 6 May 1642, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Priscilla Bearse,   b. 10 Mar 1644, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1712, Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     4. Sarah Bearse,   b. 28 Mar 1646, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1712, Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     5. Abigail Bearse,   b. 18 Dec 1647, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1670  (Age 22 years)
     6. Hannah Bearse,   b. 16 Nov 1649, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Joseph Bearse,   b. 25 Jan 1651, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1728, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     8. Hester Bearse,   b. 2 Oct 1653, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Lydia Bearse,   b. 30 Sep 1655, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Rebecca Bearse,   b. 26 Sep 1657, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     11. James Bearse,   b. 31 Jul 1660, Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Oct 1728, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
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  • Notes 
    • In the spring of 1638, the ship Confidence, two hundred tons out of
      London, England, arrived at Plymouth Massachusetts on April 24, 1638. On
      board was the only prisoner allotted to Barnstable, namely, Augustine Be
      Arc h, who was 20 years old. The ship manifest records him as Augustine
      Bearse, the name he chose to use. Due to a minor infraction of English
      law, he was deported to the Colonies as an English Prisoner. Before
      coming to America, Austin belonged to a family of Continental Gypsies who
      had migrated to England. It is said because of this, no decent Puritan
      gi rl would have anything to do with him. It was only natural,
      therefore, that Austin should mingle with the Indians, more so than the
      other white settlers would.

      1638: The little band of Rev. Lothrops Puritans had been temporarily
      living at Scituate and were determined to seek out the land at
      Mattacheese. Different Indian Tribes held the land in and around this
      area, each having its Sachem, by whom the community was ruled.
      Iyanough's Tribe held the land south and midway of the bay and sound.

      1639 Aug. 21: This is the recorded date that Rev. Lothrop's first group
      left Scituate for Mattacheese, the Indian word for the area now known as
      Barnstable. The new settlement was incorporated on September 3, 1969.
      Austin appears on a list of its first settlers and able to bear arms.

      1640: In the first land division, Austin received a home plot, twelve
      acres in all of, "rocky land." In time he owned more land including
      thirty acres at Indian Pond. The road from his home to Hyannis is still
      called, Bearse's Way.

      1643 April 29: Austin became one of the very first signers in the Rev.
      Lothrops new church at Barnstable. This church, with its rituals, had a
      strong influence on him, particularly to that of baptism. When his son
      Joseph was born, it being a Sunday, Austin carried him, newly born to
      church, a distance of two miles, to be baptized so as not to wait another
      week. People at this time believed that if a person died not being
      baptized they would be lost to God, and that it was the duty of the
      parent to present their children for the earliest possible baptism.

      Apparently Mr Austin Bearse was a farmer as no records indicate
      otherwise. His name is vacant from all court proceeding that speak well
      for his repute

      The above is taken from GenCircle.com (Author: Richard Clark -
      clarkrm@lak eland.ws)

      His Sources:

      1. Title: North Sea Coast People
      Author: Bloodgood & Peterson
      Page: Many pages
      Text: QUAY I


      2. Title: Quarterly Publication of the National Socie
      of Mayflower Descendants
      Publication: Plymouth, Massachuset ts
      Media: Book
      Page: Vol 18, p. 198

      3. Title: A descriptive list drawn from recor ds of
      the early Colonies, Towns, Churches, Court s,
      and many vital records
      Author: Charles Henry Pope
      Publication: Originally Published: Boston, Ma 1900
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 42

      4: Title: Genealogical Notes
      Author: Amos Otis
      Publication: Genealogical Publishing C o.
      Media: Book
      Page: Vol. I, p. 7, 35, 52-54,55, 59, 33 2,
      451 - Vol. II, p. 132, 149,1 90

      5. Title: Colonial list of emigrants from Engla nd to
      New England 1620 - 1640
      Author: C.E. Banks
      Publication: Genealogical Pub. C o.
      Page: p. 197
      Text: QUAY 3

      6. Title: English Records those who sailed from 1607 - 1660
      Author: P. W. Coldham
      Media: Book
      Page: p. 195, 196

      7. Title: Indian Notes and Monographs
      Author: F. Spect
      Page: #44, p. 118 - 131
      Text: Quay 3


      8. Title: Mayflower Descendants
      Author: Society of Mayflower Descendants
      Publication: Quarterly
      Media: Magazine
      Text: Quay 3

      9. Title: New England Historical and Genealogical Register
      Publication: Boston N.E.G.H. Society, 101 Newbury St, Boston, Ma
      Media: Book
      Page: 2:65 - 55, 347

      10 Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700:
      Author: C. Torry
      Publication: CD Folio by the New England Historic & Genealogy
      Soc iety
      Media: Book
      Text: Augustine Bearse

  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Austin Bearse (Pin #678111) family group record (Reliability: 1), 2 Oct 2005.

    2. [S85] New England, James Savage, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1998.), Gen 929.1 Sa Vil. 1., Vol. 1: Page 149. (Reliability: 3), 30 Jun 2007.

    3. [S22] Compact Disc #66, (Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, n.d.), Austin Bearse (Pin #678111) and 2 Oct 2005 family group rec ord (Reliability: 1), 2 Oct 2005.