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John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

Posted: 26 Jul 2003 2:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 27 Jul 2003 6:50AM GMT
Surnames: Bean, Edwards, Lissen
Could someone tell me please??? Who were the wives of John Bean of Exeter, and did the one said to have come over here with him really do so??? There are names of Margaret (some have Edwards???) and Hannah Lissen- the sawmill owner's daughter.... How does a POW get the privelege of having his wife come over with him??? Did he have children before he became a POW in Scotland, and they followed with the mother???? And, if she died on the ship as some stories say, then who took care of the children (if there were any) while he was "being sold" and whatnot???
... just curious???? They're are soooo many stories out there, it is really hard to sort it out, and I thought if I was wondering these things, perhaps someone else was, as well... so, now, if someone does know the real deal, we'll all know!!! Right???
Thank you.

Re: John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

Posted: 26 Mar 2012 10:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
These are very good questions and nearly a decade later there are no answers. Odd. If these questions have been resolved elsewhere, please post links. Thanks - Brian Bean

Re: John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

Posted: 23 Jun 2012 5:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
My understanding in doing research is that he married Hannah Lissen after arriving in New Hampshire. He was endentured to her father, Nicholas Lissen. They had 3 children and she died in childbirth with the 3rd child in 1659. He married Margaret(last name unknown). She was an orphan and sent over on the same ship as John at 9 y/o and was endentured until 1660 at age 19. She married John and they had 9 children between 1661 and 1680. Hope this helps.
Barbara

Re: John BEAN of Exeter; Wives Margaret EDWARDS? & Hannah LISSEN?

Posted: 8 Jul 2013 2:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
John MacBean (1634-1718) of the Scottish Highlands, who was a prisoner of war during the Battle of Worcester of the English Civil War. He and more than 200 other prisoners in 1651 were put on the ship "The Sarah and John", which docked in Boston 24 Feb. 1652 - (other sources report it was "Mary and John"). John's last name was changed on the ship from "MacBean" to "Bean", and he was sold as an indentured servant in Boston to a Nicholas Lissen of Exeter, New Hampshire, who may have also been of Scottish descent. When John married his master's daughter, Hannah Lissen (1635-1659), he gained freedom from servitude. They had one child, Mary Bean (1655-1743), who married Joel Judkins.

Their granddaughter Mary married her second cousin, David Bean (mentioned below). Hannah died young, and John then married another of Nicolas's indentured servants, Margaret (an orphan of unknown Scottish or Irish origin). Below is a brief history of Margaret: Margaret was an orphan when, at age 12, she was sent to America as an indentured servant, last name is uncertain. Apparently, she became indentured to Nicholas Lissen (as did John Bean, her husband), and after the death of his first wife, the daughter of Nicholas Lissen, she married him [thus her last name is often reported as Lissen.] >Enfield-Bryant Genealogy

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