Joan Purchase

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ChartsAncestors of Wilford Ervie Billings
Joan Purchase, daughter of Oliver Purchase, was born about 1578.1 She died at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, 23 March 1653, age 75.1

Joan married Bernard Capen, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Dorchester, Dorset, England, 31 May 1596.1,2


Bernard Capen b. abt. 1562, d. 8 Nov 1638
  • James Capen1 b. say 1598
  • Ruth Capen1 b. 7 Aug 1600
  • Susanna Capen1 b. 11 Aug 1602
  • Dorothy Capen1 b. say 1608
  • Elizabeth Capen1 b. say 1610
  • John Capen1 b. 26 Jan 1612
  • Honor Capen+1 b. say 1616, d. 1 Dec 1680
This person was last edited on1 Oct 2019


  1. [S2281] Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England 1620-1633, Volumes I–III, 3 vols. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995), 1:309-11 (Bernard Capen), further cited as Anderson, GMB.
  2. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1:275, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).