647. Documentation for Martha Bunker
(01 Nov 1656 to 21 Nov 1744)
mother of Pricilla Puella Hussey
(10 Oct 1677 to 23 Sep 1748)


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Martha Bunker was born in Massachusetts in 1656.(1) Martha was a daughter of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey.(2) Martha married Stephen Hussey on 08 October 1676 at Nantucket, Massachusetts.(3)

Stephen was born in Lynn, Massachusetts on 08 June 1632
.(4) He was a seaman like his father.(5) For a while before he married, Stephen owned land and lived in Barbados in the West Indies.(6) He probably used it as a base for his ship.

In 1708 when the Friends Society (Quakers) was established on the island, Stephen was active in its formation and operations
.(7) He built three separate houses in Nantucket for himself and his family.(8) Stephen Hussey died at age eighty-eight on 02 April 1718.(9) Martha Bunker Hussey died 21 November 1744.(10)

Stephen Hussey and Martha Bunker were the parents of eight children:

1. Puella Hussey was born 10 October 1677.(11) She married Shubael Gorham on Nantucket in May of 1695.(12) Shubael was a son of Capt. John Gorham and Desire Howland.(13)

2. Abigail Hussey was born 22 December 1679.(14) She married Thomas Howes on 05 April 1700.(15) He drowned very shortly afterwards.(16) Abigail then married Joseph Marshall.(17) Abigail died 26 April 1763.(18)

3. Sylvanus Hussey was born 13 May 1682.(19) He first married Abial Brown on 07 February 1711/12.(20) She was a daughter of John Brown and Rachel Gardner.(21) She died in 1722.(22) He married second, Hepzibah Starbuck on 08 November 1723.(23) Hepzibah was a daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck and Dinah Coffin.(24) She was born 08 November 1700.(25) Sylvanus Hussey died in Nantucket on 02 October 1760.(26) Hepzibah died 31 December 1764.(27)


4. Bachelor Hussey was born on 18 February 1685.(28) On 11 October 1704, he married Abigail Halle.(29)

5. Daniel Hussey was born 20 October 1687.(30)

6. Mary Hussey was born 24 March 1689.(31) On 16 June 1707, she married Jonathan Worth.(32) Jonathan was a son of John Worth and Miriam Gardner.(33) Jonathan died on 26 September 1719.(34) Mary then married Ebenezer Barnard on 24 May 1722.(35) Mary died 01 August 1771.(36)

7. George Hussey was born on 21 June 1694.(37) He married Elizabeth Starbuck on 12 November 1717.(38) Elizabeth was a daughter of Nathaniel Starbuck Junior and Dinah Coffin.(39) She was born on 27 November 1698.(40) She died on 09 February 1770.(41) George died in July of 1782.(42)

8. Theodate Hussey was born 15 September 1700.(43) She married James Johnson on 26 September 1726.(44) She died 25 September 1744.(45)


Children (Hussey):
i. Puella, born 10 October 1677
ii.
Abigail, born 22 December 1679
iii.
Sylvanus, born 13 May 1682
iv.
Bachelor, born 18 February 1685
v.
Daniel, born 20 October 1687
vi.
Mary, born 24 March 1689
vii.
George, born 21 June 1694
viii.
Theodate, born 15 September 1700


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
MARTHA BUNKER and her daughter PRICILLA PUELLA HUSSEY

1) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 152, Bunker, Martha, w. Stephen Hussey (s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate), d. George and Jane Godfrey, _____, 1656, P.R. 38.


2) NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 148, Bunker, Martha and Stephen Hussey, Oct. 8, 1676. Intention not recorded. [Martha, d. George and Jane Godfrey, and Stephen Hussey, s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate (Bechelder), P.R. 38.].


3) NVR to 1850, Deaths, Hussey, Martha, w. Stephen (s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate), d. George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, 21st, 9 mo. 1744, P.R. 38. [wid. Stephen, a. 87 y. 10 m., P.R. 63].

4) NVR to 1850, Births, page 183, Hussey, Puella, d. Stephen, Oct. 10, 1677. [w. Shubael Gorham (s. Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)), d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 10th, 10 mo., P.R. 38].

5) NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 555, Gorham, Shubael, b. Yarmouth, s. Capt. John of Plymouth (b. England, s. Ralph of Benefield, Northhampshire, Eng.) and Desire (d. John Howland of the Mayflower and Elizabeth (Tilley)), and Puella Hussey, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), May _____, 1695, Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

6) The will of Stephen Hussey, “17th, 5th month [August 17], 1716, names his wife, Martha Hussey, and a daughter, Puella Gorham.


REFERENCES


(1) Nantucket Vital Records to 1850, Births, page 152, Bunker, Martha, w. Stephen Hussey (s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate), d. George and Jane Godfrey, _____, 1656, P.R. 38.

(2) Ibid; NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 148, Bunker, Martha and Stephen Hussey, Oct. 8, 1676. Intention not recorded. [Martha, d. George and Jane Godfrey, and Stephen Hussey, s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate (Bechelder), P.R. 38.].

(3) Ibid.

(4)
The History of Nantucket, County, Island, and Town including Genealogies of First Settlers by Alexander Starbuck, Charles F. Tuttle Company, publishers, Rutland, Vermont, page 779.

(5)
Ibid.

(6)
Ibid.

(7)
Ibid.

(8)
Ibid.

(9)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 373, Hussey, Stephen, 2d, 2 mo. 1718. [h. Martha (d. George Bunker and Jane), s. Capt. Christopher (s. John of England) and Theodate (Bachelder), P.R. 38.].

(10)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, Hussey, Martha, w. Stephen (s. Capt. Christopher and Theodate), d. George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, 21st, 9 mo. 1744, P.R. 38. [wid. Stephen, a. 87 y. 10 m., P.R. 63.].

(11)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 183, Hussey, Puella, d. Stephen, Oct. 10, 1677. [w. Shubael Gorham (s. Capt. John of Barnstable and Desire (Howland)), d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 10th, 10 mo., P.R. 38.].

(12)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 555, Gorham, Shubael, b. Yarmouth, s. Capt. John of Plymouth (b. England, s. Ralph of Benefield, Northhampshire, Eng.) and Desire (d. John Howland of the Mayflower and Elizabeth (Tilley)), and Puella Hussey, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), May _____, 1695, Intention not recorded. P.R. 38.

(13)
Ibid.

(14)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 158, Hussey, Abigaill [dup. Abigail], d. Stephen and Martha, Dec. 22, 16[blot]9 [dup. 1679]. [Abigail, w. Thomas Howes, second w. Joseph Marshall (s. James), d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 22d, 12 mo. 1679, P.R. 38.].

(15)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 60, Hussey, Abigaile [dup. Abigail] and Thomas Howse, Apr. 5, 1700. Intention not recorded. [Abigail, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Thomas Howes, P.R. 38.].

(16)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 357, Howes, Thomas [dup. Howse] of Yarmouth, “drowned between Nantucket & y Maine,” 1st 6 mo. 1700. [Howes, h. Abigail (d. Stephen Hussey and Martha), “drowned whilst coming across the sound,” P.R. 38.].

(17)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 314, Marshall, Joseph, h. Mary or Mercy of Boston (d. Clement Short and Thankful Monte or Munt), h. Abigail (wid. Thomas Howes, d. Stephen Hussey and Martha), s. James (“from Scotland”) and Ruth Hawkins, 14th, 4 mo. 1672 [in Boston], P.R. 38.

(18)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 439, Marshall, Abigail, second w. Joseph (s. James), wid. Thomas Howes, d. Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), 26th, 4 mo. 1763, P.R. 38.

(19)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 187, Hussey, Silvanus, s. Stephen, May 13, 1682. [h. Abial (d. John Browne and Rachel), h. Hephzibah (d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr.), s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 13th, 5 mo., P.R. 38.].

(20)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 80, Hussey, Silvanus and Abial Brown, 7th, 12 mo. 1711-12. Intention not recorded. [Silvanus, s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Abial Browne, d. John and Rachel (Gardner), P.R. 38.].

(21)
Ibid.

(22)
NVR to 1850, Hussey, Abial, first w. Silvanus (s. Stephen), d. John Brown and Rachel (Gardner), _____, 5 mo. 1722, P.R. 38. [Abigail, P.R. 63.].

(23)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 80, Hussey, Silvanus, s. Stephen dec’d and Martha of N., and Hephzibah Starbuck, d. Nath[ani]el and Dinah of N., 8th, 9 mo., “called November,” 1723, in N., C.R. 4. [Silvanus, s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Hephzibah Starbuck (second w.), d. Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P.R. 38.].

(24)
Ibid.

(25)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 500, Starbuck, Hephzibah, d. Nath[anie]ll Jr. [dup. omits Jr.], Nov. 8, 1700. [ch. Nathaniel and Dinah, C.R. 4. Hepsabeth, second w. Silvanus Hussey (s. Stephen and Martha), d. Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), 8th, 11 mo., P.R. 38.].

(26)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 372, Hussey, Silvanus, h. Hepzibah, 10th, 2 mo. 1767, C.R. 4. [h. Abial (Browne), h. Hephzibah (Starbuck), s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 19th, 2 mo., P.R. 38. 10th, 2 mo., P.R. 63.]. His will was probated 06 March 1767.

(27)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 365, Hussey, Hepzibah [dup. Hephzibah], w. Silvanus, [dup. d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah] 31st, 12 mo. 1764, C.R. 4. [w. Silvanus (s. Stephen and Martha), d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P.R. 38. Hepsibeth, P.R. 63.].

(28)
NVR to 1850, Hussey, Batchlour, s. Stephen, Feb. 18, 1684-5. [Bachelor, h. Abigail (d. John Hall and Abigail of Piscataqua), s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 18th, 2 mo. 1684, P.R. 38.].

(29)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 62, Hussey, Batchelor [dup. Bachelder] and Abigail Halle [dup. Hale of Pescatania], Oct. 11, 1704. Intention not recorded. [Bachelor , s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Abigail Hall, d. John and Abigail of Piscataque, “moved with a part of his family of sons to Winter Harbor or Biddeford in the district of Maine and settled at Fletchers neck in 1737,” P.R. 28.].

(30)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 164, Hussey, Daniell, s. Stephen, Oct. 20, 1687. [Daniel, s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 20th, 10 mo., P.R. 38.].

(31)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 177, Hussey, Mary, d. Stephen, Mar. 24, 1689-90. [w. Jonathan Worth (s. John and Miriam), w. Ebenezer Barnard (s. Nathaniel and Mary), d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 24th, 3 mo. 1689, P.R. 38.].

(32)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 73, Hussey, Mary and Jonathan Worth, 16th, 4 mo. 1707. Intention not recorded. [Mary, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Jonathan Worth, s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), Apr. 26, P.R. 38.].

(33)
Ibid.

(34)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 614, Worth, Jonathan, 26th, 7 mo. 1719. [h. Mary (Hussey), s. John and Miriam (Gardner) (first w.), P.R. 38.].

(35)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 61, Barnard, Ebenezer and Mary Worth, 24th, 3 mo. 1722. Intention not recorded. [Ebenezar, s. Nathaniel and Mary (Barnard), and Mary Worth, wid. Jonathan, d. Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), P.R. 38.].

(36)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 44, Barnard, Mary, w. Ebenezer, 8th, 1 mo. 1771, C.R. 4. [w. Ebenezar (s. Nathaniel and Mary), formerly w. Jonathan Worth, d. Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker) [dup. 4th, 1 mo.], P.R. 38. Wid. Ebenezer, 4th, 1 mo., a. 80 y. 6 m., P.R. 63.].

(37)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 170, Hussey, George, s. Stephen, June 21, 1694. [h. Elizabeth (d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah), s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 21st, 6 mo., P.R. 38.].

(38)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 68, Hussey, George and Elizabeth Starbuck, both of N., 12th, 9 mo. 1717, in N., C.R. 4. [George, s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), and Elizabeth Starbuck, d. Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P.R. 38.].

(39)
Ibid.

(40)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 497, Hussey, Elizabeth, d. Nath[anie]ll Jr. [dup. omits Jr.], Nov. 27, 1698. [ch. Nathaniel and Dinah, C.R. 4. W. George Hussey (s. Stephen and Martha), d. Nathaniel Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), P.R. 38.].

(41)
NVR to 1850, Hussey, Eliza[beth], w. George, [dup. d. Nathaniel Starbuck and Dinah] 9th, 2 mo. 1770, C.R. 4. [w. George (s. Stephen), d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah (Coffin), 26th [dup. 9th], 2 mo., P.R. 38. 25th, 2 mo., P.R. 63.].

(42)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 364, Hussey, George, h. Elizabeth (d. Nathaniel Starbuck Jr. and Dinah), s. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 7th, 6 mo. 1782, P.R. 38. [George Sr., P.R. 63. June 21, “old,” P.R. 64.].

(43)
NVR to 1850, Births, page 189, Hussey, Theodata, d. Step[he]n, Sept. 15, 1700. [Theodate, w. James Johnson, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), 15th, 9 mo., P.R. 38.].

(44)
NVR to 1850, Marriages, page 81, Hussey, Theodata and James Johnson, Sept. 26, 1726. Intention not recorded. [Theodate, d. Stephen and Martha (Bunker), P.R. 38.].

(45)
NVR to 1850, Deaths, page 386, Johnson, Theodate, w. James, d. Stephen Hussey and Martha (Bunker), 25th, 9 mo. 1744, a. 44 y. 10 d., P.R. 38.


APPENDIX A

Will of Stephen Hussey


Stephen Hussey wrote his will “17th, 5th month [August 17], 1716.  It read as follows:
The Last Will and Testatment of Stephen Hussey of the Island Of Nantucket in the providence of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Yeoman, is as followeth: The great and weighty Concern Incumbent upon all mankind is the Consideration of their future Estate to be Considered in the first place and in the second place to Endevor to leave what they Cannot Carry with them so to be disposed of as to avoid Contests and Janglings In order to which I have made many wills heretofore which I do hereby declare to be all Null and Void and that this and no other is my last will and Testament. And first I will that all my Just debts be well and truly paid within Some Convenient time after my decease by my Executors hereafter Named. Item:  I give and bequeath unto my well beloved wife Martha Hussey all my land and Stock and housing on the Island of Nantucket for and during her natural life.  I do also give her my sd. wife a Negro woman named Sarah and all my household goods for ever for her to dispose of them according to her own discretion. Item:  I give and devise unto my Son George Hussey and to his heirs and assigns for ever all my housing on the Island of Nantucket after his mother’s decease Excepting that I will my son Silvanus Shall have the use of half of the warehouse as often as he hath occasion thereof. Item:  I will that after my wifes’ decease all my stock of Cattle and Sheep on the Island of Nantucket be Divided among my Three Sons according to the land or privilege they have on sd. Island. Item:  I give unto my Son Silvanus a Negro boy named Mark. Item:  I give unto my Daughter Theodata a Negro girl Named Dorothy. Item:  I will that my Son Silvanus Hussey do well and truly pay to his Sister Mary Worth the Sum of Seventy pounds Currant Money in this province within one year after my decease and Seven pound More to his Sister Theodata Within one year after She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen Years or Marriage. Item:  I will that my Son Bachelor Hussey do well and truly pay to my Daughter Puella Gorham the Sum of Thirty pounds of like Currant Money within one year of my decease and Twenty pounds of like Money to my Daughter Abigail Howes within one year after my Decease and Seventeen pounds like money to his Sister Theodata within one year after She Shall arrive at the age of Eighteen years or Marriage. Item:  I will that my Son George do well and truly pay unto his Sister Theodata the Sum of Ninety Seven pounds of Like Currant Money of this province the one half thereof within Nine Months after She Shall arrive to the age of Eighteen years or Marriage and the other half within Twelve Months Next Ensuing the Nine Months. I give all my Law Books unto my Son Bachelor Hussey for the use of his Son Stephen Hussey when he Shall arrive to the age of twenty one years. And Lastly I make and ordain my three Sons, Silvanus, Bachelor and George Joynt Executors of this my Last Will and Testament.  In Witness whereof I the sd. Stephen Hussey have hereunto put my hand and Seal the Seventeenth day of the fifth Month in the Second Year of the Reign of George of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King etc. Annoque Domini 1718. Stephen Hussey

Signed Sealed Published Pronounced and declard by the sd. Stephen Hussey as his last will and Testament in the presence of us the Subscribers. Barnabas Gardner William Worth, Justice of the Peace Richard Swain Ruth Gardner Richard Macy

    Stephen Hussey died “2nd, 2nd month [April], 1718, in the 88th year of his age,” according to “History of Nantucket.”  He was
buried in Friends Burial Ground, Nantucket Island...