The Bessants of Wincanton.

 

The Bessant family of Wincanton were land-owners and business proprietors and as such left several Wills between them. See Bessant Wills.

 

First Generation

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1. BESSANT.

 

Children:

         2        i.        Robert (1750-1817)

         3        ii.       John (1755-1813)

                  iii.      Joseph.

 

                  iv.      William.

 

         4        v.       Mary

 

 

 

Second Generation

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2. Robert BESSANT was born in 1750. Robert died in 1817, he was 67 and was buried on 27 January 1817 in St Peter & St Paul, Wincanton. Occupation: Inn Keeper.

 

Robert married Mary. Mary was born in 1740 and she died in Wincanton on 2 December 1822, she was 82 years old and was buried on 18 Dec 1822 in St Peter & St Paul, Wincanton.

 

They had one child:

         5        i.        daughter

 

3. John BESSANT was born in 1755. John died in Cheriton nr Wincanton in 1813, he was 58 years old and was buried on 28 May 1813 in Wincanton.

 

John married Jane.

 

 

                  i.        John had a child, Joshua, whose mother was Mary Drake.

 

 

4. Mary BESSANT.

 

Mary married ROGERS.

 

They had one child:

                  i.        Edward.

 

 

 

 

Third Generation

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5.  A daughter BESSANT.

 

A daughter married Abraham LOVELOCK. Abraham was born in 1768. Abraham died in Wincanton in 1794, he was 26 years old and was buried on 20 Nov 1794 in Wincanton.

 

They had the following children:

         6        i.        Elizabeth

                  ii.       Ann was born in 1792 in Wincanton and died in Wincanton on 14 Jan 1793, she was 1 year old.

 

 

 

 

Fourth Generation

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6. Elizabeth LOVELOCK.

 

On 7 Jan 1813 Elizabeth married George LAPHAM, in Charlton Musgrove.  George was born in 1787 in Charlton Musgrove and was buried on 8 July 1833 in Wincanton.

 

They had the following children:

                  i.        George was baptized in Wincanton on 17 Feb 1815.

 

                  ii.       Frances Ann was baptized in Wincanton on 11 Jun 1817.

 

                  iii.      Robert was baptized in Wincanton on 29 Nov 1820.

 

                  iv.      Edwin was baptized in Wincanton on 7 Dec 1823.

 

                  v.       Elizabeth was baptized in Wincanton on 10 Oct 1826.

 

                  vi.      Clara was baptized in Wincanton on 29 Jun 1832.

 

 

 

 

Index

 

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         Jane    spouse of 3

         Mary (1740 - 1822)   spouse of 2

BESSANT

         UNNAMED  1

         daughter        5

         John (1755 - 1813)    3

         Joseph child of 1

         Mary  4

         Robert (1750 - 1817)  2

         William         child of 1

DRAKE

         Joshua child of 3

LAPHAM

         Clara (1832 - ) child of 6

         Edwin (1823 - )        child of 6

         Elizabeth (1826 - )     child of 6

         Frances Ann (1817 - ) child of 6

         George (1787 - )       spouse of 6

         George (1815 - )       child of 6

         Robert (1820 - )        child of 6

LOVELOCK

         Abraham (1768 - 1794)        spouse of 5

         Ann (1792 - 1793)     child of 5

         Elizabeth       6

ROGERS

         UNNAMED  spouse of 4

         Edward         child of 4