Bernard Capen

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Bernard Capen, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), was born about 1562.1 He died at Dorchester, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, 8 November 1638.1

Bernard married Joan Purchase, daughter of Oliver Purchase, at Dorchester, Dorset, England, 31 May 1596.1,2


Joan Purchase b. abt. 1578, d. 23 Mar 1653
  • 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).