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  1. John Bezer: Birth: ABT 1641 in Wiltshire, England.

  2. Edward Bezer: Birth: ABT 1643 in Wiltshire, England. Death: ABT 1688

  3. Frances Bezer: Birth: ABT 1645 in Marlborough,England.

  4. Elizabeth Bezer: Birth: 21 Apr 1646 in Marlborough, Wiltshire, England.

  5. WILLIAM Bezer: Birth: ABT 1650 in Devizes, Wiltshire, , England. Death: ABT 1683 in Chichester,Chester,PA


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a. Note:   Rootsweb WorldConnect Lyn Smith The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 1-39, 1650-1900s Listed in: Volume XXXII Page number: 283-296 IN 1660 he was among a number of Friends taken, some from their religious meetings, others from their habitations and employments, and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance committed to Fisherton prison.
  Ancestry.com http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/ViewStory.aspx?tid=3951217&pid=-1487031821&did=57c6e317-a1ff-4a47-9d02-df0e2e855c16&src=search 1. EDWARD1 BEZER was born in of Bishops Canning, Wiltshire England (Source: Article in Pa. Gen Mag re John Bezer, Comm.), and died September 08, 1664 in 8.7.1664 (Source: chart by L. M. Irwin in Salem Co. HS gives this exact date; yr. 1664 given in Beezer gen. by Hannum in PA St. Lib.; 1664 in book Lawmaking & Legislators in Pa.; Sept. 8, 1664 per Pa Gen. Mag.). He married (1) JEAN (LAWRENCE) BEZER (MN). He married (2)?. EDWARD BEZER , 1ST WIFE November 21, 1631 in Alderton, Wiltshire, Engl. (Source: recorded in parish register per John Bezer article in Pa. Gen. Mag.). Notes for EDWARD BEZER: From Beezer geneology by Hannum in PA St. Lib. - Father of three brothers who emigrated to America. He is mentioned by Rease in "History and Suffering of People Called Quakers." He was among those who, in January 1660, "were also taken, some from their religious meetings, others from their Habitations and Employments, and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance (were) committed to Prison"; in Wiltshire, was Edward Bezer of Strett. From article "John Bezer A Commissioner of William Penn" in Pa. Gen. Mag.: From a presentment in 1660, his address is listed as Street, Wilts. He is termed "mason, of Marlborough" in his will dated 3 Sept. 1664 and probated in London 9 Nov. 1664 (P.C.C. Bruce 116). His death occurred 8 7th mo (Sept.) 1664. Will: to wife Jane (Jean) L10 and "all household goods except that feather Bed and bedstead whereon I now lay with one bolster, two pillows, one paire of sheets, one paire of blanketts, one white rugge which I give to my Executor." Abstract: "to daughter-in-law Elizabeth Sloper L10 of the money due from William Paradise for the house bought of me; to daughter-in-law Mary Lawrence L10 of the same money; to the two children of William Paradise by Rebecca hs first wife 20 shillings(?) each; to sonn Edward Bezer three score and tenne poinds and that part of the house now in my possession after the decease of my wife; to daughter ffrances Bezer L30; to daughter Elizabeth Bezer that part of the house now in possession of Daniel Smith and L5 and the yearly rent of said house to be improved by th executor to the best advantage until she is twenty years of age; to sonne William L5, the house now in possssion of Samuell Alexander, the rent to be improved to best advantage until he is twenty-one years of age; to John Bezer, my sonne all my money, goods, and chattels herein not exprest, who I make my sole Executor. Overseers Thomas Lawrence, William Hitchcock, Thomas Crabb; Witnesses, Isaac Cole and Ruth (X) Alexander. More About EDWARD BEZER: Will Dated: September 03, 1664 (Source: Pa. Gen. Mag. "John Bezer") Arrived: Abt. 1683, Bethel Twp., Delaware Co., PA (Source: Beezer gen. by Hannum loc. PA St. Lib.) Of: Street?Stret?, nr. Marlborough, Wilts., Engl. (Source: Beezer gen. by Hannum loc. PA St. Lib.) Will Proved: November 09, 1664, Probated in London (Source: Pa. Gen. Mag."John Bezer")
  Ancestry.com Our Family Ancestors Author: Thomas Maxwell Potts, 1895 Part 1. Chapter XX. The Bezer Family. p 125. The Bezer Family Children of Edward (?) and Jean Bezer I John bezer, d 1684; m Susanna II William Bezer d abt 1683; m Sarah Coole III Edward Bezer, (330), d 1688; m Ann Fry, (331) IV Frances Bezer, m. Edward Brown, 1 mo 25, 1667, and seems to have remained in England. V Elizabeth Bezer, of Marlborough, who married John Mason, of Painswick, Gloucestershire, 5 mo 9, 1682, may also have been a daughter.
  Ancestry.com Our Family Ancestors Author: Thomas Maxwell Potts, 1895 Part 1. Chapter XX. The Bezer Family. p 125. The Bezer Family The trans-atlantic home of the Bezer family was in central Wilshire, England. Our branch of that family were early converted to the faith of George Fox, and suffered severely on account of the persecution against the Friends and other dissenters, which raged at that time. EDWARD BEZER, Sr., is supposed to have been the head of this family and father of the emigrants to Pennsylvania. He is mentioned in Besse's Sufferings of Friends. Among those, who in January, 1660, "were also taken, some from their religious Meetings, others from their Habitations and Employments, and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance [were] committed to Prison, "* in Wiltshire, was Edward Bezer of Street. He died in 1664 and was buried at Marlborough, 7 mo. 8, 1664+ Jean Bezer, mother of the emigrants, and supposed wife of Edward Bezer, Sr., after the decease of her first husband, married Thomas Lawrence, of Marlborough, [p 126] 4 mo, 18, 1671.* Thomas Lawrence was "an eminent tradesman" of Marlborough, and early became a Friend. In Besse's Sufferings of Friends, Volume 2, Chapter II, page 37, it is stated that he "had employed the Poor of that Town many Years, and had laid out much Money in improving the publick Work-house there: Upon his becoming a Quaker, and publickly professing their Principles, and entertaining some of their Preachers, the bigotted Magistrates, and Rulers of the Place, turned him out of his Business [in 1657] of employing the Poor, and would not allow him any Part of what he had expended on their Account." In January, 1660, he was committed to prison on account of adhering to his religious princples (sic). He probably died before 1684. Jean Lawrence was living and well in 1684, and seems then to have been a widow a second time, as William Coole, of Devizes, Wilshire, in writing to his sister Sarah bezer, widow of William Bezer, deceased, under date of 5 mo. 13, 1684, says "Thy mother-in-law, Jean Lawrence, was well lately & Remembers her love to thee being a widdow also." *See Besse's Sufferings of Friends, Vol. 2, Chapter II, page 40 + * See Wilstshire Friends Monthly Meeting records.
  Ancestry.com Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837 about Edward Beaser Name: Edward Beaser Marriage Date: 21 Nov 1631 Parish: Alderton Spouse: Mary Osborne
  Ancestry.com The Bezer Family Chapter XX The Bezer Family p 125. “The trans-atlantic home of the Bezer family was in central Wilshire, England. Our branch of that family were early converted to the faith of George Fox, and suffered severely on account of the persecution against the Friends and other dissenters, which raged at that time. Edward Bezer, sr., is supposed to have been head of this family and father of the emigrants to Pennsylvania. He is mentioned in Besse’s Sufferings of Friends. Among those, who in January, 1660, “were also taken some from their religious Meetings, others from their Habitations and and Employments, and for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance (were) committed to Prison,: in Wiltshire, was Edward Bezer of Strect. He died in 1664 and was buried at Marlborough, 7 mo. 8, 1664. Jean Bezer, mother of the emigrants, and supposed wife of Edward Bezer, Sr., after the decease of her first husband, married Thomas Lawrence, of Marborough,…..”
  ancestry.com England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837 about Edward Bezer Name: Edward Bezer Event Type: Burial Death Date: abt 1664 Burial Date: 8 Sep 1664 Burial Place: England Meeting: Quarterly Meeting of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Piece Description: Piece 0680: Quarterly Meeting of Gloucestershire and Wiltshire (1648-1772)


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