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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 Ancestry.com Our Family Ancestors Author: Thomas Maxwell Potts, 1895 Part 1. Chapter XX. The Bezer Family. p 127. 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
  http://rea-williams.com/getperson.php?personID=I26023&tree=tree1 Lawerence, b abt 1611 Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire, England
  http://www.pennock.ws/surnames/fam/fam05505.html Lawrence
  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,…..”


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