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James Bere

  • Born: 1595, Gravesend, Kent, England
  • Marriage: Hester 929
  • Died: Bef 1635

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information.
James Bere, of Gravesend, second son of John and Mary Bere, was a mariner, and not living in 1635. His widow, Hester, died in 1635, when his two sons, Anthony and James, accompanied their uncle, Richard, to New England. James was some time of Watertown, MA.; removed to Fairfield, CT., where thirteen parcels of land are recorded to "James Beere" from 1659 to 1684. He died in Fairfield in 1694, where, and at Stratford, descendants are still found. The number of his descendants, mostly in Connecticut, is comparatively small, among whom is the late Hon. Seth P. Beers, of Litchfield, CT. The name occurs variously in the early records, both in Massachusetts and Connecticut, as Bere, Beere, Beare, and Beeres. It finally became Beers, and continues thus.

~The English Ancestry of the Beers Family, pp. 85-86 929

James married Hester. 929


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