Francis Bushnell

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Francis Bushnell, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born at Thatcham, Berkshire, England, about 1580.1,2,3,4 He died at Connecticut, before 13 October 1646, when his will was proved.1,2,3,4

Francis married (1) Ferris Quennell, daughter of Henry Quennell and Beatrice Carter, at Horsham, Sussex, England, 13 May 1605;2,3,4,5 he married (2) Joanne Kinward at Horsham, 2 June 1629.2,3,4

Francis Bushnell, "the elder" was one of a group of emigrants who came over from England in 1639 and signed, on "this first day of June," during the passage, a document known as the Guilford Covenant. This was an agreement relative to common welfare and that the company should settle together near the present town of New Haven.1,2,6,4

Family 1

Ferris Quennell b. 17 Apr 1587, d. 9 Mar 1628
  • Edmund Bushnell1,3,4,2 b. 27 Apr 1606, d. 28 Mar 1636
  • Francis Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 8 Jan 1608/9, d. 9 Dec 1681
  • Lieutenant William Bushnell+1,2,3,4 b. 3 Feb 1610/11, d. 12 Nov 1683
  • Stephen Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 31 Jan 1612/13, d. bef. 12 Mar 1624/25
  • John Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 23 Apr 1615, d. 5 Aug 1667
  • Thomas Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 31 Aug 1617, d. bef. 16 Sep 1617
  • Mary Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 25 Dec 1618, d. bef. 16 Sep 1628
  • Rebecca Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 15 Apr 1621, d. before 1646-02-11 and 1647-00
  • Richard Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 20 Apr 1623, d. bef. 17 Jul 1660
  • Sarah Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 26 Nov 1625
  • Elizabeth Bushnell1,2,3,4 b. 5 Mar 1627/28, d. bef. 10 Mar 1628

Family 2

Joanne Kinward d. 1631


  1. [S24] Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the Ancestry of Mary Beman (Gates) Dawes: Volume II: Gates and Allied Families (Chicago: R. R. Donnelley & Sons, 1931), 2:163-172, further cited as Ferris, Dawes-Gates II.
  2. [S1013] Mary Walton Ferris, Dawes-Gates Ancestral Lines: A Memorial Volume Containing the American Ancestry of Rufus R. Dawes: Volume I: Dawes and Allied Families (Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Wisconsin Cuneo Press, 1943), 1:745-746, further cited as Ferris, Dawes-Gates: Vol I.
  3. [S116] Herbert F. Seversmith, "Francis Bushnell of Horsham, Sussex, and Guilford," The American Genealogist 16 (Jul 1941): 45-49, further cited as Seversmith, "Francis Bushnell."
  4. [S25] Herbert F. Seversmith, "Corrections and Additions to the Connections of Francis Bushnell," The American Genealogist 17 (July 1942): 31-32, further cited as Seversmith, "Corrections to Francis Bushnell."
  5. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 259, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  6. [S116] Seversmith, "Francis Bushnell," 45.
This person was last edited on17 Dec 2017