John Hussey Sr., son of Captain Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler (Batchelder).
Born 29 Feb 1635 Lynn Essex Ma, died Aug 1707 New Castle De, 72 years. Occupation: Quaker preacher
John Hussey was baptized “the last day of ye last mo: Ao 1635” (most likely to be 28 Feb 1635 due to the change from Julian to Gregorian calendar) in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts, the son of Christopher Hussey and Theodate Bachiler. John married Rebecca Perkins 2 September 1659. Rebecca was the daughter of Isaac Perkins and Susannah —. The Husseys were Quakers.
They moved to Hampton, Norfolk, Massachusetts (now Rockingham County, New Hampshire). John was a Quaker preacher. He owned Nonesuch plantation, was a yeoman(farmer) and a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1696. There, the Husseys were fined in 1663 and 1664 for not attending church meetings and in 1668 for working on a fast day (these were Puritan observances, not Quaker). In 1670, John was again fined for not attending meetings and for “using reproachful speeches against Mr. Cotton and his doctrine”. John was appointed a Representative in 1692 but refused to take the oath of office (taking oaths being against Quaker tenets) and was refused the office.
In 1671, John’s father gave his Nantucket lands to John and his brother Stephen but John later sold his interest in the island to Stephen. In 1688, the family moved to Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware, where John “was a preacher to the Quakers”. In 1696, he served as a Representative, being being required to make an oath in his new home. John was appointed a member of the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1696 (Quakers there were not required to take an oath of office.) John’s will was dated 8 May 1707
Son, Christopher; son, Jededeah; dau. Rebecca, wife of Samuel Collins; dau. Mary, wife of Moses Swett; dau. Ann, wife of James Stanyon; dau. Susannah, widow of Richard Otis; dau., Bathshabo, wife of Thomas Babb; dau. Charity, wife of Garit Garitson; dau. Content, wife of Henry Land; son, John Hussy. Exc. son, John Hussy
Married 2 Sep 1657 (49 years married) to:
Rebecca Perkins, daughter of Isaac Perkins and Susanna Wise.
Born 1642 Hampton Rockingham NH, died before 1707 Hampton Rockingham NH, at most 65 years
John and Rebecca moved to Newcastle, Newcastle, Delaware, in 1692. While in Hampton, they lived in the part of town which is now Seabrook, N.H. Noyes, Libby, Davis, "Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire," (1939), p. 364; Sanborn and Sanborn, "Vital Records of Hampton, New Hampshire, to the End of the Year 1900," (1992), pp. 74 and 556 (marriage of John to Rebecca); Anderson, Robert Charles, "The Great Migration Begins," (1995), v. 2, p. 1050, for the fact that John was baptised on "the last day of the last month," ( 29 Feb 1635(/6?) ). Anderson points out that the day of the month depends on the interpretation of the double-date, since 1636 was a leap year. The exact language of Hampton's vital records cited by Anderson are, "John. the sonne of Christophr Hussey & Theodata his wife was baptized at Lin, on the last day of ye last mo: Ao 1635."
1. John Hussey Jr.
Born 18 Jan 1676 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 12 Apr 1733 New Castle Delaware, 57 years
New Castle County, Del. Wills, 1682-1800
Yeoman; Wife, Anne Hussey; sons, John Hussey, Stephen Hussey, Nathan Hussey and Christopher Hussey; Christopher Hussey, dec'd.; dau., Mary, wife of Henderson Housstown; dau., Anne Hussey, Theodate Hussey, Content Hussey. Exc. wife, Ann Hussey; son, John Hussey. Trustees, brother, Garret Garretson, and friend, John Richardson.
2. Theodate Hussey
Born 12 Jun 1660 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 1707 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, 46 or 47 years
Some say birth April 12, 1660 May be because of Julian/;Gregorian issues
3. Rebecca Hussey
Born 10 Mar 1662 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
4. Mary Hussey
Born 8 Nov 1667 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
5. Ann Hussey
Born 14 May 1669 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
6. Huldah Hussey
Born 16 Jun 1670 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 2 May 1701, 30 years
Huldah WEARE b: 16 Jan 1700/01 in Hampton, N.H.
Daniel WEARE b: 12 SEP 1693 in Hampton, N.H.
John WEARE b: 12 NOV 1696 in Hampton, N.H.
Peter WEARE b: 16 Jan 1694/95 in Hampton, N.H.
7. Christopher Hussey
Born 17 Oct 1670 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
8. Bathsheba (Bathshuah) Hussey
Born 21 Sep 1671 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
9. Hope Hussey
Born 19 Mar 1674 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 28 Mar 1674 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, under 1 year old
10. Hope Hussey
Born 22 Feb 1677
11. Jedidiah Hussey
Born 6 Feb 1677 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, died 9 Dec 1734 New Castle, DE, 57 years
12. Patience Hussey
Born 4 Apr 1679 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
13. Charity Hussey
Born 4 Aug 1681
14. Unknown daughter Hussey
Born 23 Sep 1682
15. Content Hussey
Born 27 Oct 1685 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire
16. Susannah Hussey
Born 7 Sep 1667 Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire